Hello my friends!
I 've been admiring everyone's pearls on this forums for a while and guess it's time for me to share my collection. I bought the first pair of earrings (silver overtone 6-6.5mm Akoya) from the Pearl Outlet a few months ago, and was so impressed that I have amassed quite a collection since. The first picture below is TPO pair mentioned. They are really like mirrors. They started to feel small on me (now I know why people say we would love bigger pearls as time goes by) but there's no way I am going to part with them. They are so beautiful and shines very bright. The next pair is 7-7.5mm copper metallic from Pearl Paradise. They are incredible and have little lights dancing inside of them, currently my favorite studs.
Next is a 8-8.5mm metallic copper lavender earring from Pearl Paradise (the other earring just came back from PP for regluing and I didn't have time to take pictures of both). They are also so lustrous. Though they do not shine like the 7-7.5, they have glow from inside that is extremely attractive.
10mm Tahitian studs from Ebay. Nice dark body color with some hint of purple. I don't wear large studs so I converted them into these, using the earwires from Caheret from Ebay, and the daisy spacers from her store as well. I bent the post of the studs to make a loop, and my poor skill shows in the earrings. But nevermind, , I love them a lot.
7.5-8mm Freshadamas studs from Pearl Paradise. They are my everyday earrings. I can't believe freshwater pearls can be so beautiful. They have a silver-rose overtone though I was unable to capture that in my picture. I usually have very particular requests and PP friends have never disappointed me.
Baroque golden south sea from Pearl Paradise again. Very nice and special. The shape and design makes the earrings look like fresh pears, yummy
8mm tahitian pearl dangles from Pearlotica.com. Buying from Jerry at Pearlotica was a great experience for me. He was super helpful with the selection of the pearls and they turned out to be really really beautiful. I ordered from him twice (next one is coming soon) and every time he expedited the shipping to me, 2 days coming from Hawaii is wow! Can't expect for more.
7.5-8mm freshadama dangles from PP. They are truly classic and beautiful. I was not able to capture the luster and color in this picture. They have a silver rose overtone and the shine is quite similar to Akoyas. Love them
Last but not least, white south sea pearl dangles from Ebay. I love them so much. I feel like a princess when I wear them , though they are for fancy occasions, which I do not have at the moments .
Now I know what stress can do to the wallet, and I can say with certainty that I am a pearl addict now. I hope you enjoy the pictures. And a big thank to all of you who have educated me a lot on this forum about pearls, . Sorry the files are of big size and I don't know how to resize them, so it may be quite slow to show.