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    Hello there,

    Forum newbie here... so how did I end up here?

    I was happily wearing my small 2mm cluster pearl earrings (which I owned since I was 7) when a colleague at work approached me in the wash room, genuinely showed concern and asked why was I wearing my daughter's pearls. She thought I got robbed or something worse! Great way to realize that, uhm, yeah, maybe I need something a little more age-appropriate.

    My mom believes that pearls are appropriate for both day and night (maybe some Hollywood star during her time said that, not sure), so I did my research in that direction. A few browsing here and there, and voila! I found myself in these pages! Love the photos and the input of the community, very inspiring!

    After what feels like a lifetime of reading and practice (I even joined my friends at the jewelry fair, which we affectionately call "a pearl diving expedition"), I eventually purchased my first adult pearl earrings, 12.3 mm GSSP studs from Jewelmer. And threw in the mother and child pendant I have been lusting for 2 years. Hope you all like my first offering!

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    I am still getting used to the size, which I feel is a little too "awards night glam". Thoughts?

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    Well done and absolutely wonderful choice. Very nice that you started with the best.

    Welcome to the forum and great you decided not to be a lurker but to play pearls with us.

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    They look wonderful, and not too large at all!

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    I think they look wonderful !! Definitely works for day or night ! And that pendant is gorgeous ! You started right at the top !!

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    That pendant is gorgeous. And echoing the rest. You are kicking off your collection with an absolute bang

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    Congratulations on your purchase. You got a lovely set.

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    Thanks for the welcome and the kind words, much appreciated. I am still doubting my choice of size, but your comments made me feel a lot better about this.

    This morning, some colleagues asked if I had dinner plans later since they think I'm dolled up. (Ans. None!) Uhm, I am wearing a white shirt, classic cut jeans, and flats. With no make-up on. These pearls must be working their magic.

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    "Pearls are always appropriate" was told by Jackie Kennedy

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    Dynamite first dive into "adult" pearls! They look marvelous on you!

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    Beautiful! Not too big, at all. Though I don't think there is anything wrong with tiny pearls either - they are my favorites.
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    Good choice! They look wonderful on you. I would wear those with jeans and T-shirts and fancy dresses, both.

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    Gorgeous pearls...and welcome! It's so nice to hear how you "arrived"!
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    That's a gorgeous set!

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    Very nice. The pendant was very unusual and I love the mother and child look in pearls. I hope your concerned friend loves your new pearls.

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    Welcome. I'm a relatively newbie to this site and pearls, too, and everyone has been very welcoming and helpful.

    You started what may become a semi-obsession with a beautiful set of earrings and a beautiful necklace. Congratulations.

    However, blow off your coworker. She didn't know what she was talking about. If you like something (pearls or a pile of dirt), it's no one's place to comment like she did.

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