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    I'm a lurker, been reading all your posts. Thanks so much for all the information!

    I collect Pearl earrings, my favorites are anything that dangles. I've been browsing the online pearl stores a lot and have found that 90% of decorated earrings come in Akoya and not FWCP. I really like all the different Akoya pearl earring designs. Just wondering why don't they come in FWCP? I'm thinking that with all-nacre would be better for the earrings over the long-haul, right?

    My ulterior motive is that since I collect earrings, i could buy more if they came in FWCP too. . .

    No v-day pearl gifts for me - - hubby is in Paris for biz.
    He did say I should go buy what I wanted... but it takes all the romance out of it. I guess I should be used to it, but we've only been married for 7 years. Will I be buying my own presents from now on? Any suggestions on how to hint to him that I like pearls and need some necklaces?

    Reiah
    Last edited by Reiah; 02-22-2008, 06:33 PM.
    Reiah
    Saving moola for Silver Tahitians, and more earrings!

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    Ah - another earring gal! I would imagine that since the findings don't care what pearl gets glued to them, you could always call and ask to substitute CFWP (I have never tried this myself, so I could be wrong...) Or go the Lowly Beader route and make up your own

    My husband almost never buys my gift on his own. He generally waits for me to rave about something and then tells me to go ahead and buy it for (insert occasion here.) For Christmas, I told him he would pretty much be safe in buying me *anything* from DruzyDesign. Sigh - you'd think he knows me well enough by now to have gone for pearls but instead I got a pretty pair of emerald earrings. They are quite nice, but still: sweetie? pearls? At least I got the exotics for Valentines Day...

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    • #3
      how to hint to him that I like pearls and need some necklaces?
      guys can be very slow to pick up on what Women perceive as very obvious hints. Just print off some items you like and strategically leave around the house, he's bound to get that hint.


      As for the earrings, if you see an Akoya design that you'd like to have in FW just ask. Almost all retailers will swap them out for you as it doesn't take more then a few minutes.
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      • #4
        Boo - beading, I would love to start that as a hobby. Maybe when my little ones get older. I have a 2 yr old and a 3 month old and they keep me busy. I can only live vicariously through you guys through pearl-guide to see the wonderful accessories you've made.

        Kevin- that's a great idea to ask sellers to substitute. But is the reason that most stores do use Akoyas because Akoyas are shinier? I read in another post that FWCP luster is diffused luster. I'm not sure what that means. Is there any photo with both that I can see the difference? Or are cameras not able to capture the difference?
        Reiah
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        • #5
          Lets try this photo again. Which one is the certified Hanadama and which is the gem quality freshwater known as Freshadama?
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          • #6
            Wow, I cannot tell the difference. My problem is that PP and TPO and PoJ don't offer too many earring designs other than studs and dangles. But other online retailers don't advertise their FWCP's quality and I'm a little weary. For example, I really like the many Akoya earrings offered by Premium Pearl or PearlsOnly. I'll call and ask if they would be willing to substitute the Akoyas to FWCP.

            Reiah
            Reiah
            Saving moola for Silver Tahitians, and more earrings!

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            • #7
              Reiah - You might want to check out PearlOasis. They have a diverse selection of dangle earrings (I am a dangle lover, too!) and I have been perfectly satisfied with my purchases from there - plus there is a 30 day return policy.

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              • #8
                Can I just piggy-back a earring question - well, you can't stop me anyways . As you guys probably know my ears aren't pierced and I don't intend to get them pierced at all. I love the look of dangles, and boo so kindly made me a pair of Akoyas that absolutely cannot put down. I see tons of dangle earrings on the vendors' websites - the question is, is it possible to get them converted to say screwbacks? The frenchwires just don't seem to look the same.
                Aspiring ninja. Go Storm Shadow!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Raisondetre View Post
                  Can I just piggy-back a earring question - well, you can't stop me anyways . As you guys probably know my ears aren't pierced and I don't intend to get them pierced at all. I love the look of dangles, and boo so kindly made me a pair of Akoyas that absolutely cannot put down. I see tons of dangle earrings on the vendors' websites - the question is, is it possible to get them converted to say screwbacks? The frenchwires just don't seem to look the same.
                  I'm sure if you ask most would do them for you with screw backs. I got my ears pierced because the clip ons and screw ons HURT though. Mind you, so did having my ears pierced lol.
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                  • #10
                    Reiah the only thing I would add is check out the customer reviews of Premium Pearl on this forum there are mixed reviews - so buyer beware...

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                    • #11
                      I haven't had much problem with screwbacks - quite comfortable actually. Clipons are the killer but the ones boo made for me are perfect. I don't typically wear earrings for more than a couple hours anyways. If they made dangles with screwbacks I'd be in heaven.
                      Aspiring ninja. Go Storm Shadow!

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                      • #12
                        I could hunt for screw backs for you
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                        • #13
                          PandaExpress-
                          Thanks for the tip on reading other threads -- I am now better educated about those 2 websites and will remain skeptical.

                          I have accumulated most of my pearl earrings from Macy's one day sales. LoL. I've checked pearl oasis and american pearl too. So I'll let everyone knows what i end up with.
                          bed time...
                          Reiah
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                          • #14
                            FireMountain has screwbacks in sterling silver:

                            http://www.firemountaingems.com/deta...p?PN=H201924FN

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