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  • Iridescent White South Sea Pearl

    I just purchased this beauty from Agustus Collection's eBay store. A 14mm round white South Sea pearl with pink iridescent overtones.

    Sven showed us his recent purchases in his "Can't Stop Drooling" thread.

    https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7150

    These pearls have been showing up on eBay over the past few days, but I was focused on the goldens. Yesterday I spotted this metallic whte pearl and it was all over. I'm in love! Edi answered my inquiry about the color with:

    "The body color is a silvery white and the overtone is iridescent pinkish silvery white. Any shading and coloration you see in the photos are reflections from back-ground, light and camera. This is one of the nicest pearls we found in years. The color and iridescence is magnificent."

    Here are a couple of vendor photos. Edi will half-drill the pearl for me on Monday, and then it will be winging its way to me. I'd appreciate any thoughts you experts may have on setting this pretty. A pendant would be easy enough, but I'd like to see if it could be made into a wonderful ring.Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    Good choice and the pearl is beautiful.

    DK
    Treat every life situation like a dog: if you can't play with it, eat it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away

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    • #3
      Wow, what a gorgeous pearl! Lovely however you wish to have it set, looking forward to more photos!
      Pattye


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      • #4
        Thoughts? Jealous...

        - Karin

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        • #5
          Drooling here. The color is devine. Enjoy your new beauty.

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          • #6
            Thank you, all. I have been admiring imanit's rings in this thread https://www.pearl-guide.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6632 . I'm not seeing any stock ring settings for 14 mm pearls. When the pearl arrives I'll have a discussion with my local jeweler. I'm sure there are Stuller settings that he can adapt, probably some more easily than others. This would be the less expensive route. There is always the more pricey custom route, which is probably worth it for this pearl.

            Settings with lots of diamonds are gorgeous, but probably not so much my style. I'd have to upgrade the rest of me and my wardrobe to be worthy! Right now, I have my eye on an X-O ring. There is a Stuller version, and I'm also showing a custom colored stone version by T Lee, a designer that is local to me.
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            • #7
              That is a lovely pearl and you're a lucky girl!

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              • #8
                What a great looking pearl! Wonderful photos!

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                • #9
                  Gorgeous pearl! In that size, it's hard to find with such beautiful iridescence, you're lucky to have it!
                  Indonesian South Sea Pearls and more...
                  http://www.etsy.com/shop/IndoSeaPearls

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                  • #10
                    Such a stunning pearl! Congratulations, Red!
                    Amrita
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                    • #11
                      It's Here, and It's Amazing!!!

                      The big silvery pinkish South Sea pearl arrived by Fed Ex on Wednesday morning, only two days after leaving Bali.

                      Wow!!! This is a gorgeous pearl. I am so very pleased. In real life the pearl is a silvery white and the pink iridescence is very, very obvious. I've already shown it to three jewelers, and I am considering options to set it. I'm planning on a big, beautiful ring. This pearl is worthy of a designer setting, and I will probably go that route.

                      The first photo shows the 14 mm pearl next to four pairs of earrings from Pearl Paradise. Clockwise from the left: 7.5-8mm exotic freshwater with pink overtones, 8-8.5mm blue akoyas, 7-7.5mm white akoya with silver overtones AAA quality, and 7-8mm metallic white freshwater freshadama quality. The metallic whites are the best match. The second photo shows the big pretty pearl in my hand. Yes, I am wearing a blue sweater today.

                      Thank you for your lovely comments. I am a very lucky lady to have such a pretty pearl.
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                      • #12
                        Red, It's just amazing, and will be fab with the earrings! Looking forward to seeing the ring style, of course. So happy for you!
                        Pattye


                        PatriciaSaabDesigns.etsy.com

                        facebook.com/PatriciaSaabDesigns

                        SO MANY PEARLS, SO LITTLE TIME----

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                        • #13
                          I luurrrrvvvve that pearl! I was bidding on a couple of his pearls but life interfered and I forgot to keep up with them. Oh well... now I wish I'd paid more attention lol
                          https://www.instagram.com/pearlzaustralia/?hl=en
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                          • #14
                            The picture with all of the earrings it is great to see all the different types of pearls displayed.

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                            • #15
                              Thank you Pattye, Katbran, and Newberry. Newberry, I remember the advice to buy the best when it comes to pearls, and I am now trying to follow it. Believe me, I have a lot of pearls that I don't even bother photographing, much less posting on a pearl forum!

                              Anyhow, I made a visit to Sarah at Kojima Pearls just over a year ago, and I picked up this amazing silver to dark grey graduated monster baroque pearl from her. This beauty has a rainbow iridescence that is gorgeous in person, but is difficult to see in pictures. I took it to Minneapolis designer Stephen Vincent Design and said, does this pearl inspire you? Of course, it did. He came up with this nifty pendant with a bezeled moonstone top and drippy rose gold tentacles. I wear this piece a lot, and I'm thinking the new silvery, pinky SS round might look good as a companion ring piece in rose gold.
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