I'm a new member from Australia and this is my first post. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I've been reading and learning here for almost two years! My grateful thanks to you all for the comprehensive information and beautiful photos that help to increase my knowledge.
The November issue of 'Vogue' Australia magazine has a jewellery special featuring pearls - five pages of them in fact. Although the lack of pearl descriptions and the two pages of black & white photography is disappointing, the pearls are FABULOUS. Four pages show Tahitians and white & gold SS from high-end brands such as Chanel, Mauboussin,
David Webb, Bulgari, Chopard, Repossi and Mikimoto. I love that these pieces are shown on a young model wearing denim rather than a formal gown!
There is also a page of exquisite pieces from Australian brands Autore, Kallis, Paspaley and Jan Logan. The Autore designs combining coloured gems and pearls are very creative and evocative of marine life. I had an enjoyable peek into pearl fantasy land for only $7.95!!