I am a bit hesitant to post here because my pictures still need work, and so many here take such fabulous pictures of their beautiful pearls. I did purchase daylight bulbs but still don't have a perfect set up to photograph jewelry. My husband's tripod is not working out as well as I had hoped. I guess I just need to keep experimenting. At any rate here is my Indonesian pearl and sapphire necklace. I finally finished it after starting it months ago.
The central pearl has a very nice moderately intense golden yellow color that appears somewhat washed out in the photos. The other four are more yellow that in the pictures but are definitely paler than the central pearl.
There are over 280 yellow, golden, cognac, and orange/rose sapphire briolettes. The seven larger ones over the central pearl are over six and one half carats total weight, flawless, and untreated. The others that comprise the chain are smaller, some are not treated and flawless, but some,especially those toward the back of the chain have inclusions. I am sure that many of the smaller ones are at least heated.
The central pearl is finished with a 22k handmade small bead with a small pale yellow, transparent diamond bead, above is another similar diamond bead and 22 and 18k gold beads. The diamonds total about one half carat. 14, 18, 20, and 22k beads and spacers are used as well as an 18k handmade (not by me--I wish!!) clasp.
The 12.5 mm central pearl has a beautiful luster, and with the exception of the ringing, has no additional flaws that are visible without some magnification. The other pearls have some small visible flaws and range from 9.5 to slightly over 10 mm.
Sorry, I tend to be very detailed in my descriptions--but here are the pictures.
Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful pearls and creations. I have learned so much!