Gorgeous Aycee! How could a girl not like those?
Gorgeous Aycee! How could a girl not like those?
Alain, I know exactly how you feel. My husband is Japanese and it can be hard for me to tell. Sometimes it seems like slight variations of a perfectly straight face. But I am getting better at it.
The pearls look lovely on her and seem to pick out more gold tones in her skin. Lovely...
Originally Posted by Aycee
Last edited by salem; 05-14-2007 at 03:11 PM.
Those look stunning on your wife! I am certain she will get lots of compliments when wearing them! Congratulations on your great choice--
so many pearls, so little time
What a difference it makes seeing the pearls on skin and in daylight.
Susan is right - it is so much nicer to see them "in the wild." Those look very pretty on her, Alain. They were a good choice for her coloring - I love the mix of colors.
I agree. that color is perfect against her skin.
Glad to hear she liked them!
Boo: You are SO RIGHT! I ordered the white Mother's Day special too. I have a niece graduating in a matter of weeks and I thought, hey, she'd like these. I got mine on the temporary unknotted strands so I could put them together any way I wanted. But when you said they were graduated which wasn't in the ad, my heart skipped a beat! Graduated pearls! I've wanted a strand of good graduated pearls since I was, well, let's just say, for a long time. The mirror is unbelieveable. I've never seen orient before, so I can't swear to it, but I think I do see some. And beautiful flashes of pink. If this is AA quality, I can't begin to imagine was Freshadamas are. Needless to say, Kim is probably going to get cash for graduation. She can have the pearls when I'm gone! LOL
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I got the Mother's Day special too - What a steal! The freshwaters are really great. I have a strand of Mikomotos that I'm trying to preserve by not wearing daily, and the freshwaters are a really fun substitute. Thanks Jeremy!
It's too bad I couldn't partake in the big freshwaters, but these will do for now.
I just wanted to thank everyone for the nice comments about the freeform pearls I bought for my wife.
I'm still not really sure if she likes them but since she put them on to go to work today I assume she does
I'm also real happy you folks like my pictures and if I can help anyone just let me know.
I also got 2 of the Mother's Day Special strands and they are really nice but are being dwarfed by the freeform.
I'm afraid I'm bitten by the pearl bug and I need to own them ALL now
I've already started the Akoya piggy bank if those are to become available.
I nearly didn't post these at all, as:
My photography sucks
The pearls are much nicer than my photos suggest
My neck isn't that pink!
....but I did because they are actually quite, quite fabulous (a silver lavender with gold overtones) and because I wanted yet another opportunity to nag Jeremy for the matching earrings, which he must surely appreciate by now are not a want, but a necessity.
Susan, I'm glad you did post the photos - the pearls look wonderful! I know what you mean about the earrings. I was very stressed about not having some for the baroque FWs. I wear earrings every day, necklaces most days and bracelets on occassion. I did finally pick up on the fact that my kasumis worked nicely, but first made myself a pair with some small lavender/gold nuggets that I have been hoarding for a while. They were okay, but I didn't like the size disparity - they were definitely overwhelmed by the necklace.
Earrings are definitely an important "icing on the cake" so to speak. But they are extraordinarily difficult to match in a free form baroque style. I have seen one company that is starting a line with this - Grace Pearl out of Zhuji. They are matching pairs of the baroques and fireballs, all bead-nuked, but amazing pairs. They can do it because they produce tons of the stuff (literally).
What we have done with some success is choose a couple of pearls from a pre-matched strand that go together well enough to create a pair of dangles. This makes the necklace a bit shorter, but it is much easier to then add a couple of pearls. The match will not be as perfect as one would like, but it goes together well.
Originally Posted by jshepherd
Yes, I've had that done with my pink freshwaters and GSS baroques as well. Perfect!
Great experience today with the untreated FW strand PP code FWN000-236 (http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1371). This was among a number of strands I noticed in the offer showing a discrepancy in the description (no doubt due to the incredible rush at PP in getting the offering out), in this case Multi-color on the general page and 'lavender' on the detail page. On receipt the Appraisal Certificate also says 'lavendar.'
I chose the strand for its subtle rather than obvious color range and crossed fingers, given the attractive price. It is indeed a multi-color, and I just spent lunch oogling my wife as the necklace betrayed a million different personalities in the light upon movement. Talk about a versatile piece—and spectacular!
I remember that strand! Looking at it again now, I'm not surprised at your excitement....the colours are so subtle, pale pastel, and I see some silvery blue...sounds wonderful! Can't wait to receive mine....