Clearly, the charcoal background is doing nothing to show the luster of the Macy's pearls. And Macy's will not be able to send additional photos. I'd recommend calling Pearl Paradise, as they may have items not on their website~this is almost always the case. Your budget will go further at PP, too! They are able to take more photos for you. Yes, it's my impression there can be more blemishes on golden SS. Go for pearls with high luster; it will make any little blems less noticeable. Good luck with your shopping and let us see what you decide on!
Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert
Marina del Rey, CA
Moderate blemishing is common for all pearls, not just South Sea pearls. But there are far fewer South Sea pearls produced than freshwater, for example, so finding perfect pieces are much more difficult. The two Macy strands do show moderate (lower strands) to heavy (upper strand) blemishing.
Regarding the strand you mentioned on our site, there is an alternate view tab that does show a close up, but only one, unfortunately.
If you get in touch with the vendors, they will try to meet your desires. Even if this one is sold, you could use it as a way to describe what you want. Good luck!
I went to a pearl show and tried on a couple of golden SS strands. I did not buy anything, but I took a few pictures.
I found that I can not wear some of very intense golden colors. But this one seems OK on my skin tone.
The chain is a 14 k gold necklace of my own. How do you describe the color of this SS pearl?
The white one is my fresh water, the golden one is in size 9-12mm?