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    Default Akoya Pearls With 14K Opal Clasp

    Hi!

    This will eventually go in the Lowly Beaders I suppose, but for today I wanted to brag about something I haven't shown you all before. I bought this 2 months ago on eBay. The BIN was very low ($120.) I love opals and they are my daughter's birthstone. (She turns 8 next weekend!) At first I thought about trading out the opal for a gem quality Lightening Ridge, but now I think with white akoyas this one is just fine. Each strand had 25 opals, with one missing from the broken strand. I am extremely petite- I wear a size 4.5 ring- so I think I will shorten it and add gemstone beads or smaller seed pearls near the clasp. You can see the pearl to be removed as it has a large gash from the gold setting. 2 spacer bars.

    Happy hunting!

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    What a lovely find! I think opals and pearls are always a great combo. That clasp is perfect on a bracelet, too pretty to hide on the back of the neck. Maybe this is a project that you and your daughter can work on together...maybe use the leftover pearls for a little necklace or bracelet for her to wear. Looking forward to reading future posts about this project!
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    Nice! Remaking it sounds like a good project. I really want to see the "wrist shot"!
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    That's very pretty. I love opals and pearls together, and that's a very pretty clasp.

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    Very pretty! I was eyeing that bracelet and then one day it sold! Congrats!

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    Very pretty bracelet !! Do post photos of your 'redo' !

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