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OK, I'm taking the bait and starting a new thread! I have collected lots of photos of figurative pearl pieces, but most have been beasties, so I'll start off by posting one of my own creations. I found the body parts at Pearl Paradise following a ruckus a couple years back. She is holding a special Kamoka pearl I brought home after my visit to the farm some years before that.
Does anyone know how these jewels were these worn? On a chain around the neck at the 18" level? Or over the bulky clothes, hanging off one of those bulky shoulder chains so the gem hangs around mid chest level? Were these gems worn by men or women? I never see that info. I only ever see closeups of the gem itself, out of context.
MSC: Thank you! Pinned to the huge sleeves. I never would have guessed. And I've seen all these old paintings in tiny photos in books, and never picked up on that. I'll have to pay more attention from now on.