I was able to give my girlfriend Jeremy's exotics. This was a big test run for me because up to this point I had only given her one piece of jewelry that had a pearl on it (a pearl Freshadama pendant from PP) and your reaction was sorta muted. So I was really nervous she was going to say - ummm...honey I love you and all - but I'm not really into pearls.
So I decided to go crazy and give her a whole bunch of pearls for Valentine's - we'd be able to find out once and for all whether she really liked pearls or was ho hum about them.
I settled on giving her 5 pieces. I was debating whether to give these to her all at once or space them out over time to give me more 'bang' for my buck.
I decided to give them all to her. I arrived early at the restaurant and discussed with the wait staff how I'd like them to bring a set with each dish - 5 dishes - 5 pearl sets - seemed like a plan - the restaurant was very obliging - I really appreciated their help (and gave them a big tip!)
First up - a pair of freshadama earrings that got delivered with our starter. So far so good - she was already wearing the pearl pendant I had gotten her and slipped on the earrings - then went to the bathroom to check them out - she was in there a LONG time.
Well that's a good sign.
Next up - Jeremy's Jan special - 8-9mm gem quality Silver with rose overtune that Kirsten helped me pick out (she also helped me pick out the earrings since I'm so new to pearls).
She put that on to - over the pearl pendant - she was smiling pretty broadly - ok that's a good sign.
Next up was the 7-8mm multi-color exotic - these really took her breath away - I had no idea she was so into non-white pearls - hey this is working out well!
Next up was the 8.5-9.5 multi-color exotic with dessert - she liked these as well since they were so big - she especially likes one of the ones on the strand that looks metallic to her.
Last up on the after dessert menu were the 8-9mm freshadama lavender colored earrings - she really liked these too - she said that color was her favorite (note to self).
On the way home she said all she needed now was a string of black Tahitian pearls - so much for wondering if she likes pearls or not - she has good taste picking those really expensive Tahitian ones huh!
Anyway, you have NO IDEA how relieved I am that she likes her Valentine's day gift - time will time how much she really likes them but so far as of tonight she can't stop staring at them and playing with them in the light. WHEW.
Thanks to everyone at Pearl Paradise who spent endless hours with me to make this one of the best Valentine's ever for my girlfriend and I.
Does anyone else have a Valentine's day story?