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  • #61
    POP… short for Plenty of Pearls

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    • #62
      Marianne, you are in rare form today! Love it!
      Caitlin

      How to hand-knot pearls without a tool

      My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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      • #63
        That is so nice of you, Pearl Dreams! And well said, Marianne- one can never get enough pearls.
        Valentines Day Sale on PP! I can't wait to receive my silver overtone POP 7.5-8.5mm Freshadama necklace, finally~~ I am very very excited. I have almost completed my "first basic strand purchase" (after taking a multi detour, ha ha, so not technically first anymore).

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        • #64
          I think, if I were you, I too would go for the silver freshadamas. Both silver and rose suit your skin, but the silvery overtones are a little bit more "ooomph!" against your skin than the rose overtones, I reckon. They are both really lovely on you, though, so either would be a great strand to choose.

          I don't buy the older & bigger = must-wear-large-pearls rule. I'm mid 30s, and 5 ft 7, and I sometimes wear small pearls. I like them, or they go with what I'm wearing, or I just feel like wearing them. All perfectly valid reasons, I reckon.

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          • #65
            Thank you Amanda, I think that the silver overtones definitely have a "South Sea" luster and look to them other than the obvious size difference!
            The way that I interpret the "older & bigger rule" personally is not so much in terms of the luxury and price associated with larger pearls but more as the settings in which they would work well. I think younger people generally don't have as much opportunity to attend as many fancy occasions where this look might be suitable, perhaps for financial or just lifestyle reasons.

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            • #66
              Really, there are no rules! Please don't buy into that old fashioned idea. I feel it's what each woman is comfortable with and fits her personal style and budget. Thankfully, large pearls are now available on even a modest budget.
              Pattye


              PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

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              SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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              • #67
                With your skin and hair tones, you'd also look lovely in south sea gold pearls, or naturally golden Akoyas, I think (I AM the voice of pearl temptation!). Those colours wouldn't suit me at all, sadly, although I think they are beautiful in themselves.

                As an example of how delicate can work, this is one of my sisters - she's not tiny, although she's smaller than I am, 5 ft 4, British size 8 (I think that's an American size 4, but I'm not absolutely certain about that) wearing a very small and delicate pearl pendant.

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                • #68
                  I love pendants! That is a great look on your sister.
                  Golden akoyas are definitely on my wish list. I am wondering if gold-peach freshwater metallics might be similar.

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                  • #69
                    Can't help but think that this thread is now mis-titled; nothing "basic" about those lovely freshadamas!

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                    • #70
                      Agreed, perhaps "classic" would be a more suitable adjective. The necklace is on its way and I and giddy with anticipation!

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                      • #71
                        Freshadamas have arrived!

                        16" 7.5-8.0mm silver overtone Freshadamas from PP *swoons*

                        They match the 7.5-8.5mm silver overtone Freshadama earrings I ordered previously. The earrings are rounder and more lustrous. Some pearls are a bit off-round nearer to the clasp, the most obvious being right next to the clasp, but I am so happy with them it doesn't matter. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied.
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                        • #72
                          Congratulations! How perfect for you, wear often and enjoy!
                          Pattye


                          PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

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                          SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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                          • #73
                            Those are absolutely lovely pearls, I hope you get a lot of pleasure from wearing them.

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                            • #74
                              Absolutely lovely. Wear them in good health! What a classic look you will wear throughout your lifetime!

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                              • #75
                                They are just gorgeous and I am sure you will reach for them often! Enjoy!

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