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    Natural Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert newberry's Avatar
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    Default Golden South Sea Pearls at Pearl Paradise

    My adventure started a couple of weeks ago when Kay mentioned she saw a strand of golden South sea pearls on the Pearl Paradise web site she wanted to see. She asked if I would like to join her at lunch and give my opinion. I'm always game to help anyone choose pearls plus I wanted to see another strand she had chosen during the Tahitian sale. Off I go to be a happy enabler.

    Weeeel so much for being a pearl bystander. Name:  IMG_0503.jpg
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Size:  71.4 KB I was very surprised to see that this strand was so much darker than the strand I already owned ( peeking in on the upper corner ) And how often do you see strands that look equally well on black and white?

    I needed to try it on: Name:  IMG_0485.jpg
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Size:  94.1 KB I took one look at her strand and said if you don't get this strand then I will. So much for my self imposed pearl buying ban. Next came the hard part, calling Pearl Paradise to see if they had another strand of this color and the waiting for the next batch to arrive.

    Kay's strand color was called 24kt. That is what I wanted. When I first saw Kay's strand I thought I recognized the color but was not sure. Yes it was listed as 24kt color golden ss pearls. I LOVED it even if it wasn't really 24kt color because it was pretty color at least to what I remember it should be plus the strand was lots and lots darker than what I already had.
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    My first husbands uncle was a goldsmiths. For our wedding he took a silver dish and plated it in 24kt gold. I have had that dish on my coffee table for 43 years. I see it every day. I packed it up and took it to Pearl Paradise with me in a little bag just to see how close a color Golden South Sea pearls 24kt gold would come to actual 24kt gold. I needed to be in Los Angeles today and thought that I might go by and pick up my new golden south sea strand. Name:  cynde's-golds.jpg
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Size:  103.2 KB This picture was taken on the table in the Pearl Paradise offices with my cell phone. Name:  golden-bowl-and-ss-green-t-earrings.jpg
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    Just had to take a few pictures of the other south sea strands in the Pearl Paradise vault. Name:  IMG_0558.jpg
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Size:  69.6 KB My little pip squeak got to play with the big round beauties.

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    More of the vault goldens Name:  IMG_0561.jpg
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    A size and shape for everyone.

    A close up of the different colors
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    There are some white south sea in the vault if gold is not your colorName:  IMG_0556.jpg
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    What I wore home today Name:  IMG_0564.jpg
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    That colour is crazy! Wow, it looks so luxurious.

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    So beautiful, a whole strand of gold pearls....

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    Loverly

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    beautiful!!

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    Amazing gold pearls. My only disappointment is no September "Connoisseur" sale which I've heard so much about from previous years!

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    Your 24K gold pearls are gorgeous, but I cannot take my eyes of the white tin cup you're also wearing. The gold pearls in the gold dish are amazing.

    I'm also disappointed about no "Connoisseur" sale. I just found PP this year, and I was looking forward to seeing what they had. Oh, well, it gives me more time to save up my money.

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    Thank you so much for sharing these photos and your adventure! The second photo, with the strand around your neck, is glorious.

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    Those 24k gold pearls are just breathtaking.

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    Newberry, you're killing me! The deep golds are really breathtaking.

    I think 24K gold is your colour. They really look good on your skin.

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