By way of introduction: I have been a lurker on P-G on and off for a while, it has finally enabled me to make my first PP purchases in the last month or so, which I thought I would share since others' pictures have been so helpful to me.
These are the PP freshadama peach studs that are about 8.5 mm along with the GSS drops that are about 10 mm. Both are so lustrous that I think the camera's autofocus is confused by the reflected light, so the focal point is a little bit off of the pearls in these pictures. I think the colors in the pictures are pretty accurate to IRL, although I wasn't able to capture the pinkish overtone in the GSS and the slightly green overtone in the peach freshadamas.
I also recently picked up a few strands from Kojima Pearl. These lavender eggs are incredibly lustrous, even metallic, with strong flashes of blue, and a nice size (about 11 mm long).
These freshwater keshis were dyed a beautiful even dove grey and came in a hank of 4 strands. I had intended to make them into a torsade but they were too shiny to have that close to my face -- far too blingy for Boston, unfortunately. I'm planning on reworking into a two-strand necklace with a longer length. They have incredible multicolor flashes of color that the camera unfortunately washed out, although you can see it a little bit in the pearls that are more in the shadow.
And when I'm in, I'm all in.... I also picked up a strand of peachy-champagne Chinese kasumi from the ebay seller RainbowIslandPearls. These pictures really do the pearls no justice. Crazy multicolor metallic flashes that don't show up well at all.
And they really do look like golden bubbles:
They're about 10 mm - 13 mm with not super-wrinkly skin, more like saran-wrapped, if that makes any sense. There are random patches of super-colorful metallic, but not all over every pearl. I have no idea if I over-paid for these, but they're still beautiful.
Finally, when I got these as a gift seven years ago, I had no idea what they were. I think I even thought they must be fake because they're about 9 mm, but now I'm sure that they're Chinese fwp (off-rounds complete with very very faint rings on a few pearls and a few blemishes or indentations). I re-strung on powerpro with knots in between because they came strung on heavyweight beading wire with a vermeil clasp and I didn't like the drape.
I'm showing those as an example of just how far I've come....