Wow! Thanks Akoya,
Those are adorable, but definitely out of my budget! Interesting use of the beautiful shells!
so many pearls, so little time
Is that your company?
I went over there and couldn't find a single pearl--even the two items that came up in the search were fake pearls. and both cost hundreds of dollars.
I give you and linked website a poor review and think you need to back-off with the advertising.
wished to have a company like that.No it is not my company.I am just a poor jewelry designer trying to express my anxieties,fantasies,and beauty through my work. I brought the clutches to the thread just to share with the rest the notion that there are other pearl perspectives.
Why so much nugging about the clutch prices. I saw some breathtaking pieces from the this site's vendors that run up to thousands of dollars. Why, you think that the work of a mother-of-pearl clutch should cost less? Anyway i think the clutches are FABULOUS.I have to admitt though that are too steep for my pocketbook.
Those are beautiful! I get net-a-porter emails myself, and totally missed that. I do think branding has something to do with the high price tag, along with the rarity of the clutch (how many clutches like that have we all seen? very few sadly..), but looking at the workmanship and materials, the price does seem to be fairly on target.
I particularly like the white mop clutch- it looks like one single piece of mop, with rough-cut Amythest at the top. Sheer Elegance...
OK, I now understand your motive. Thanks.
I got an abalone card case at the gem show in Tucson this past February-- and an abalone covered pen. The card case was $15.00. I'll put up a picture when I find it-
I must admit I went into sticker shock with those clutch prices!!!
I don't blame you! I'd love to say that I have as great of an evening purse collection as I do shoes and pearls, but shoes are relatively inexpensive, and pearls I get at cost. Clutches are pie in the sky for me- I tend to schlep around the same ol purse everywhere I go... It's sad.
I am sorry I totally forgot to stop at the guy's booth that had the MoP items at the 2009 g&la. I walked right by it too.
But take heart, both the clutches are still for sale at half price, $655 and $8oo something. Good deal!
Oops, it looks like they were taken off the site.
Hi - Love the abalone card case and the shell purses. The card case is more in the range I'd like to pay. Thanks for looking into this...
Johanna Lolax, GIA Pearls Diplomate
President and Founder
Tender Beauty Pearls