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    Carved pearl chain by Lin Cheung - aye or nay?

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    Mmmm..doesn't do much for me unfortunately. I'm gunna go with nay.

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    Aye from me! Quality mother of pearl is gorgeous, and I suspect the photo doesn't do justice. The box looks vintage, but the clasp newer?Chains intrigue me, am wondering just how these links are created?

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    It is a contemporary piece, Pattye. Lin Cheung does a lot of rereading of traditional jewelry and here she reinterprets the pearl necklace and the traditional chain.

    The pearls are carved into the links. Obviously, some of the links have to be cut open and then glued (I guess) back after assembling the chain.

    Personally, I find it interesting but I am not totally sold on it. I wonder if, in hand it will look more like carved pearls and less like mother of pearl.

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    So if I understand, each link is carved from a single pearl? YAY for me. I suspect it would look better in person than a photo. Intriguing ... thanks for sharing Beatriz
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    Oh, clearly I would have learned more if I'd looked up the designer, but I was in a hurry~lol. I will check into her later today. Many hours must have gone into making the chain. I do find that clasp a distraction, and the chain worthy of a more unique clasp.

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    Unique and fun. This is pretty, concept. However a piece definitely for one more dainty than I. Be afraid I'd break it.
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    Nay. It looks like it took a lot of work to make something that looks, dare I say it, inexpensive.

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    That nacre is thick. I wonder how long those were in the water to achieve this?

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    Interesting but no for me, too.

    I also can't figure out how they were carved to be interlocking that way. I've seen wooden chains cut that way, all from one piece of wood, but how would this happen with pearls? Were they cut in half and glued together? Do you see a seam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilliefuzzysocks View Post
    That nacre is thick. I wonder how long those were in the water to achieve this?
    Freshies, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    Interesting but no for me, too.

    I also can't figure out how they were carved to be interlocking that way. I've seen wooden chains cut that way, all from one piece of wood, but how would this happen with pearls? Were they cut in half and glued together? Do you see a seam?
    Cut and glued. You can see a seam or two on the links on the left part of the photo, if you zoom in. And I wouldn't want to be the one making it.

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    I appreciate all the work and the original idea but it's not for me... and definitely that clasp doesn't suit it. Thanks for posting..it's always interesting trying to figure out how something is put together...I come from a long line of Engineers lol

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    The first thing I noticed is that the clasp does not go with the necklace AT ALL! Otherwise, an interesting concept that deserves a one of a kind clasp to go with it.
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    It's definitely a yay for me. It does need a different type of clasp.
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