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    Default Quick Trip to PP for Giant Goldens

    I was fascinated by the PP videos of their recent trip to Hong Kong shot by Brady Murphy. In particular, these giant golden strands had me breathless. See them here at dinner in HK.

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    Here are a few screen captures.

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    I asked Brady for some more photos, and he was happy to oblige.
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    I particularly liked the strand with 29 pearls. I got more photos of this strand alone.
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    It looked like a winner, but I decided I needed to see it in person. I coordinated with newberry on her fall trip to PP, and we made it a mini-ruckus. I got there first and found the goldens were even more stunning person. And big!

    This is the small end pearl. Over 15 mm.

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    And, the big honking center pearl. It is bigger than 18 mm.

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    I decided it was a go, and asked it to be strung up on Beaders Secret in Gold that I had recently purchased from Pattye, and brought with me to LA.
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    KaySD drove up with newberry, and the three of us are here modelling the Tahitian souffles. The ladies getting these stunning strands are very lucky. The surfaces have a crinkled metallic look to me, along with amazing overtones.

    We helped newberry select her beauty.
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    Newberry with her beloved SS ropes and her new Tahitian souffles.
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    On a different note, Pearl Paradise now has a shop dog. Hisano and Jeremy have adopted Happy, an eight week old Corgi puppy. This friendly little guy is a real charmer. Here he is wiggling happily in Jeremy's arms.


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    Gorgeous pearls ladies! Red, your GSSP are beautiful! Love the shapes and overtones, more photos please.

    Newberry, I’m so curious about these Tahitian soufflés! Ditto to the request for photos please!

    And OMG!!! That puppy!!!

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    Additional pearls that came home with me.

    Some baby white Tahitians that I'm thinking of combining with these German cut white moonstone beads that I recently acquired.

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    I selected three more Fiji pearls for a future project.

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    And, a golden drop for a future pendant.

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    Jeremy was wondering about making a double strand of the giant goldens.
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    And, a neck shot of my big goldens.

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    I was in and out of LA in less than 8 hours. It was a quick trip, but a long and completely enjoyable day. lmgarden came by in the afternoon as well. It was great to see the terrific staff at PP, and such a treat to meet the new puppy. It is always wonderful to visit the well-named Pearl Paradise.

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    Lovely Pearls Red! I hope Happy pops up on the live video tomorrow.
    "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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    Wonderful photos and my word, the size of those GSS pearls!!

    My daughter loves corgis-- I'll have to show her the photos of Happy.

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    Thanks for a real treat! That gold necklace is amazing and totally you.

    I also want to see more of Newberry's strand.
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    And I love the photos of all of you. Happy is too cute. Is he really a boy? Again, what an unexpected treat!
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