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    Default Little ruckus with Cees

    Cees is spending some time in Europe. Because I also asked him to find me a green ssp during March Hong Kong gem show, I went to Netherlands last week to pick it up. I also had my golden Orient pearls drilled by him.
    He showed me trays of stunning strands, trays of the most beautiful loose pearls available. And gemstones... I was like a small child staring at those eye candies. I had to behave thoug, I could not allow myself to bring everything home with me because I've decided that the biggest sum of my savings would be spent for my summer holiday.
    I learned quite a lot from Cees about perliculture. He showed me exotic-colored Vietnamese akoya pearls. One that caught my attention was a single peach-colored akoya, actually it has a yellow body color with a very strong pink overtone.
    To cut the story short, here's what I purchased from Cees...

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    Orient pearls, basically they are inception pearls with fwp as the nucleus inserted in Pinctada maxima oyster.
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    It was very difficult to decide amongst many strands of Tahitian pearls. After a lot of ruminating, I decided this one was the friendliest with my wallet.

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    That was my little ruckus and my small loot. I thank Cees for his hospitality and kindness.
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    What fun! I love the pearls that you selected. It is so fun to shop in person, isn't it?

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    Yes, Red.
    It's much more fun to shop in person. But at the same time I felt overwhelmed by what Cees put on the table....it was like he took out all that was in his vault LOL

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    What a treat for you, Pareltje! You've chosen absolute beauties!! Looking forward to seeing them made up.
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    I'm rotating your beautiful Tahitian photo-- I love the colors!

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    Thanks Pattye, I'm still looking for a bail for the loose pearl. I already have a clasp for the strand.
    Thanks, Pearl Dream... I changed my phone and now my pic is upside down LOL

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    Wow, what beautiful choices! The coloration on the loose Tahitian is fantastic. What size are the various pearls? What do you plan to do with the loose pearls?

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    Ohh, lovely loot you got! That green ssp is really unique. I don't know if I've seen many that color! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    Your new pearls are gorgeous!!!

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    Absolutely stunning pearls ! I've been to a Cees little Ruckus ! Those Gold Inception pearls are amazing !! Really Amazing ! And that Tahitian drop ... omg... I'm in love ! You are a lucky duck !!! Well done!!
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    Thank you KaySD, amti, Mariane and Katbran for your compliments. I feel indeed lucky to have found that Tahitian drop, it really screamed to me, "pick me up, take me home".
    KaySD the strand is graduated 8-10mm, the drop Tahitian is 11-12mm, the greenish ssp a little over 12mm. The orient pearls are about 10mm, I don't have a caliper.
    amti, the greenish ssp will go in a pearl cage since I've left it undrilled, I'm still looking for the perfect findings for the other loose pearls.

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    So much gorgeousness! I LOVE your Tahitian strand. More photos please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanippy View Post
    So much gorgeousness! I LOVE your Tahitian strand. More photos please!
    Gooorgeous, I second for more photos please!
    "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too."-Vincent Van Gogh

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    Sanippy and Abi, here they are... In different lighting. Name:  DSC_0471.jpg
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    Sorry the last one is blur. But I wanted to show that the colors pop against a dark background.

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    Oh my god they are incredible

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