From all the information I gleamed from this forum, I placed an order with PearlParadise and it arrived today.
I purchased an 18' freshadama strand and dangle earrings, 7-8 mm. Unfortunately I haven't seen them in true light yet since it was dusk when the package arrived. From what I have seen they look very nice and am anxious to see them in sunlight and according to the weather, we may get some on Friday. Ugh! (We have many gray days in the winter in mid Michigan.)
Here are my questions....when I held up the strand it seems kind of crooked, will the strand straighten out when wearing?
Also, I have decided the dangle earrings are just not my style and will exchange them for simple pearl studs. In sending them back, I am hoping it will be easy to match size and color for the strand I am keeping. Recommendations for keeping them the same size, 7-8mm?
Since this is my first 'nice' pearl necklace, I went with the recommendations that the 7-8mm was a good, all around size for everyday wear and also when dressing up. In seeing the pearls, I think I would love the next larger size, but the price seems to really jump. Do many of the pearl lovers have the 8-9mm size?
I had also thought about the freshadama set to also have the matching bracelet. Many threads thought bracelets were too fragile to be worn daily, and also wondered if the quality was the same in the set as opposed to a la carte?
Thanks in advance for all my questions. I really appreciate all the help.