Okay, it's time for me to post my purchases before I make another installment on the pearl tour.
First stop Tahiti, and I picked up a green tahitian pearl pendant.
Then, being a set-girl, I had to have earrings. These are greenish with a slight peacock. The pendant and earrings have more color than I can photograph. I might need to take a photo in the morning light.
Ah, New Zealand, land of the Eyris Blue Pearl and my new best friend, Roger Beattie. Actually, I purchased each of these in a different jewelry store at retail - two stores in Akaroa and one in Christchurch.
The first was the pendant. A gem-grade Eyris Blue Pearl. This was also on the green side. Set in rose gold, it really pops. Then after a short walk, I found the earrings, hand-made in heavy 18k gold.
Notice the elegant paper towel background. Use what works, I always say!
One earring is greener and one is blu-er. Er?! They are B grade and you can see the surface stuff that earns them that grade. But what color!
Then I was completely baaaad and bought the ring. There was only one and I snatched it before anyone else could get it. The gals in our group were serious shoppers, so I had to act fast.
This one is a B grade and it has some of the conchiolin markings of the Mystiques, which can only be A grade. The nice thing is that I can see it. I rarely get to look in a mirror to see my earrings and necklace, so I love rings.
I have to post part two, because I want to put more than one photo. So read on...