Okay. You've waited long enough. First off is a better photo of Sarah Canizzaro's ring. See www.kojimapearl.com for more of Sarah's work. It's lavender with a blue iridescence. You'll notice that I'm giving the sellers credit wherever possible. If you'd seen how slow things were, you would immediately understand.
If you like the big baroque akoyas (9 - 9.5mm), I got a terrific deal from a great NYC guy.
I wasn't planning to make any other big purchases after the ring, but my friends said that the Imperial booth had Eyris pearls on sale. They never sell them directly at the AGTA, but they had some overstock and it was a show special.
Peter Bazar treated me like a queen and let me paw over everything endlessly until I made up my mind. Thank goodness for credit cards! You can see Eyris pearls for sale on their website www.pearls.com by clicking on Eyris or click on the pearl partner link to find a store where you can see them in person. You know how obsessed I am with abalone mabes!
This is not an enhancer, but will be permanently mounted at the center of two strands...
Does this pop, or what?
This one is already sold. It was a valentine's day gift! <sigh>
Part two is coming...