For us, acquisition of La Catalina was a repeat of our good timing with Te Poe Pipi O Te Kuki Airani. It is a special pearl, and Valeria101 echoes our thoughts that a maritime theme is lurking there somewhere. But let's remove this discussion to a new thread under 'Other Pearls' called 'Haliotus (Abalone) General'.
Looking forward to valuable input!
Re design for new poe pipi necklace: Some wriggle room remains (look forward to sketch!) but the aim is a classic, timeless look that will be highly dependent upon execution, as suggested previously in this thread. Use of diamonds will be minimal for accent. From our standpoint, we really want to feature the pearls, and we are confident this is the jeweler's intent as well.