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    perlas
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    I was wondering, given a chance to buy klonks, what would you choose?

    Grade AA - White FW Strand Off-Round, a bit potatoey
    Size: 13.5mm-16.5mm
    (Looks round when worn)


    ---OR---

    Grade AA - White FW Strand Round to Off-Round
    Size: 12.5mm-15.5mm

    Price is the same.
    Thanks!

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    Casey.R
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    I think I would base it on which looked best. Do you have pictures? Are they from the same vendor and of the same quality?

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    perlas
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    Hi Casey,

    Unfortunately, I don't have a picture. I haven't bought anything yet and didn't bring a camera when I saw them. Quality is the same. Both strands belong to the same hank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perlas View Post
    I was wondering, given a chance to buy klonks, what would you choose?

    Grade AA - White FW Strand Off-Round, a bit potatoey
    Size: 13.5mm-16.5mm
    (Looks round when worn)


    ---OR---

    Grade AA - White FW Strand Round to Off-Round
    Size: 12.5mm-15.5mm

    Price is the same.
    Thanks!
    Um...I would prefer the round option. In FW wouldn't it be more valuable?
    Wishlist: 13mm GSSP earrings

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    boo
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    If the first strand really does look round when worn, I would be tempted to go with that one. If you're going to klonk, klonk big

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    Casey.R
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    That makes sense. maybe you should go for the first.

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    From the queen of excess... can you get both?
    Cathy

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    I think in klonks bigger is better. Klonks are hard to find. Grab them when you see them. People are a bit more forgiving on shape when they are so large. It is hard to be round when they are huge.
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    Thanks for all the help, everyone!

    Cathy,
    If I have excess funds, I'd get both!

    Caitlin,
    I saw the Klonks Sunday night and I went back to buy the 13.5mm-16.5mm just now and it's gone! The 12.5mm-15.5mm is still there but the seller is suddenly asking for a higher price so I declined.

    Anyway, bought one from another seller. It's not as good but it's cheaper and it's still big anyway with good luster so I went for it. 12.5mm-16.5mm (actually, only one pearl is 16.5mm).
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    Up close. I placed my 11mm SSP studs beside the necklace.
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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Nerida's Avatar
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    Hi - I think your klonks are pretty cool. They made me whip mine off from around my neck - mine look very similar, bought in China, largest pearl 14.8, most around 13.5.... I love mine, and they have the most amazing orient for inexpensive pearls. Won't post photos, coz they truly look nearly identical. Did you buy yours from a local seller?? Do we ever talk prices on the forum?? Sorry if that's bad form, not sure of the rules... Thanks, and I hope you love wearing yours!

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    Oh verry niiice!! you'll enjoy them I'm sure!!
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    I think in klonks bigger is better. Klonks are hard to find. Grab them when you see them. People are a bit more forgiving on shape when they are so large. It is hard to be round when they are huge.
    Oh I didn't know that. What qualifies as klonkhood - more than 12mm?
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    Hi Perlas
    The one you got is great! Very excellent klonk! Be sure to string it on something non-stretchy (silk is very stretchy, espcially with klonks........)

    Hi Airdancer
    Small pearls clink -medium pearls clank and large pearls klonk. 12mm + or - is a klonker.
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    I don't think I've ever encountered FW klonks. Are they very rare? Are they also pure nacre or are they nucleated?