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    I recently made a necklace that has SoC pearl, freshwater pearl and quartz crystal. I couldn't think of any colored stone to go with it tho, I was afraid that the gem stone will stand out more than the pearl. Any suggestion?
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    I think your beautiful Sea of Cortez pearl stands perfectly on it's own. If you want to hang it in a circle, you might consider one with a matt finish. Just a thought.

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    The fun thing is ~ you have the skills to change the design when you think of something you like better!
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    It's also great that you are not afraid to try things! Sometimes it takes a bit pf playing around with a new design before I settle on what I like best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marianne View Post
    I think your beautiful Sea of Cortez pearl stands perfectly on it's own. If you want to hang it in a circle, you might consider one with a matt finish. Just a thought.
    I was considering making it just the pearl and the ring, but the pearl was fairly small for my taste (~8.5mm, PSS?) so I had to put something in there. I might try a matte ring next time, thank you for the suggestion <3

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    It's also great that you are not afraid to try things! Sometimes it takes a bit pf playing around with a new design before I settle on what I like best.
    Thanks guys I am planning to try out different types of gem stone with this design soon. Maybe raw amethyst? Raw citrine? A slice of geode? I gotta dig up my old rock collection!

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    How about a watermelon tourmaline slice, top-drilled? (Or even drilled top to bottom.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    How about a watermelon tourmaline slice, top-drilled? (Or even drilled top to bottom.)
    hmm, would the tourmaline attract to much attention to itself? My SoC is not vibrantly colorful and I still want it to be the focal point. I would definitely love watermelon tourmaline with peacock Tahitian tho (I saw a great pair of earrings on Instagram) or with rainbowy edison freshies.

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    I think a raw piece instead of the pearl ... raw pink tourmaline .. the raw nature would cut down on the distraction of a polished stone and give a softer colour ? just a thought And, if the chain was a bit finer you would wire wrap a few small one into it to tie it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nnguye20 View Post
    .. necklace that has SoC pearl, freshwater pearl and quartz crystal.
    Love your pendant!

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    My so far favorite pearl-and-gemstone project is done since yesterday. Douglas McLaurin's Sea of Cortez Mabe and Yvonne Raley's tourmaline trillions are a great match, don't you think?
    I added my diamond bead earring for the fluorescence shots because it has some fun colours.

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    Very graceful earrings, Morella. Setting is exactly balanced with mabe and gem.

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    Gorgeous, Morella! Cortez Pearls are an absolute favorite of mine!
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    Morella, those Sea of Cortez earrings are just gorgeous, and they look wonderful on you ... congratulations! The diamond bead earring looks very interesting too; could we see more of it?
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    Thanks everyone :*