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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPearlDudeDC View Post
    Wasting nacre is a matter of opinion I suppose. I was undecided for a long time too, but mostly because faceting on poor quality pearls is yuck and turned me off to the idea. Gem quality crystaline stones are of course carved all the time to a beautiful result and to the credit of the lapidary. To my mind the lapidary/artist simply goes where creativity takes them...whatever the material. I'll also admit 16+mm is a huge temptation !
    I agree with you PPDC: wathever the material, is a question of pure creativity. The lapidary of Komatsu ( I don't remind his name), has worked ten years to create this cut, that in a right artistic way of thinking. And pearls used for that must be perfect, not at all poor quality.

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    This is interesting! I guess when I think "faceted" pearls I think of pearls with beads that have multiple flat sides, but that's not what this is at all. I assume to facet a pearl it has to have very thick nacre?
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    Yes, Battah, pearls used for that must have thick nacre, more, they must be perfectly spherical or regular around an axis. Without that, facets can't be cut right. It's a real challenge to do that!

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    The photos of the really good faceted pearls make me lust after one, but I'd have to see them in person. I think I would be more likely to like a single faceted pearl as a focal point rather than a strand of them, which I'm afraid would just look like a string of beads.

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    These pearls seem truly well used alone on rings or mounted on pendants. I am not sure also that sharp edges of the cut would not be too much fragile to wear these pearls by strands, also bluring so unique light effects of these shapes.
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    I agree that the faceted pearls -- when done well -- make for a beautiful focal. I like the strand as well, but I think that's a look that's harder to pull off.

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    I agree on the best use of these is either as a clasp , Daniels is gorgeous!! Or, as a focal pearl. A whole strand would be too much.

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    I agree...a clasp really is impressive. I am not too into faceted pearls, but there are some nice ones out there.
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    I think the strand would look nice with colored gemstone spacers but I think perhaps smooth rondels since the pearls are faceted

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    Default Speaking of facetted pearls...

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    Speaking of facetted pearls, I would also highly recommand the amazing work of Moscow-based Ilgiz F. (Fazulzyanov). He is known also for his stunning enamel work.
    He recently opened boutique in the center of Paris.
    Great article from Katerina Perez about this russian artist here

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    So interesting, amazing enamel work. I quite enjoy the faceted pearls; i feel they often don't photograph well.
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    OMG, that ring is amazing. I'm afraid that if I saw it life size, it might be disappointing after seeing it blown up to the size of my computer screen.

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    Cumingi thanks for showing us that ring ... the enamelwork almost outshines the pearl ... incredible!
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    Default More faceted pearls

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    Thats another faceted pearl ring from Darrel Alexander (from Alexander's Jewelers, Gilbert, AZ).

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    Wow that first ring is truly remarkable ! The second one is pretty, I like the twist in the shank .. adds interest .

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