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    Hi ladies,

    Another newbie here. I did receive my GSS today. I love them. Mine were 24kt in color and they are beautiful. I am also happy with the size of the pearls. 10-13.7mm. Hopefully I can include some photos later.

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    Parrot Lady, I have a strand of gssp and noticed the colors underneath do make the gold appear lighter or darker. Mine are lighter and look very champagne against white but look more golden against black.

    PD those are some really golden pearls! Beautiful!!! And the mamogram pearls... OMGosh! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Too bad you have to remove jewelry bc the technician would have had a hoot!!!

    Cathy, I saw JP's instagram pic and loved your pearls then. Yep, I still love them!

    Bcm21mk, would love to see your new pearls!!!

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    Cathy, I didn't know those were your pearls JP was working on. Beautiful strand.
    BCM21MK Can't wait to see your new strand too.

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    Bcm21mk, I look forward to seeing your photos!

    amti, I plan to remove them AFTER I've entered the exam room. Everyone needs a good chuckle now and then, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKeshi View Post
    I too find GSS exceedingly tricky. I tried on strand after strand, finding nothing suited my coloring very well, until I tried a mixed GSS & WSS strand and fell in love. Finally Walter took the issue out of my hands with the Harvest strand lol. I still find that mix works best for me, though I pine for the darkest golds. For Christmas Walter got me the strand below, from Pearl Paradise. We chose it online, together, with the help of countless photos of strands, from the amazingly patient Erin We settled on this one for the overtones and orient, although it was slightly lighter ... somewhere between 14 - 18k on the metals scale. I don't think the karat descriptions are very accurate either, but now that it is set in wirewrapped 14K gold links, I'd say it's pretty close! (Wire wrapped and set to perfection by our own JerseyPearl with my THANKS!). These change color in every light and every photo, but this photo by JP is to what my eye sees most of the time:

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    Cathy, these are stunning. I also have the same problem as you- I don't like myself in goldens unless they have other colors mixed in and I also covet the deepest goldens. This reworking is genius because it breaks up the eye and gives you the same relief as if you had different colored pearls in it. I had seen this on JP's Instagram and thought it was lovely as well. I do have one strand of goldens from PP that is a unique lemon gold color with silver overtone, that does look good against my skin. otherwise, I just returned a "24K" strand from PP because I didn't like it against my skin tone. Congrats on this stunning necklace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKeshi View Post
    I too find GSS exceedingly tricky. I tried on strand after strand, finding nothing suited my coloring very well, until I tried a mixed GSS & WSS strand and fell in love. Finally Walter took the issue out of my hands with the Harvest strand lol. I still find that mix works best for me, though I pine for the darkest golds. For Christmas Walter got me the strand below, from Pearl Paradise. We chose it online, together, with the help of countless photos of strands, from the amazingly patient Erin We settled on this one for the overtones and orient, although it was slightly lighter ... somewhere between 14 - 18k on the metals scale. I don't think the karat descriptions are very accurate either, but now that it is set in wirewrapped 14K gold links, I'd say it's pretty close! (Wire wrapped and set to perfection by our own JerseyPearl with my THANKS!). These change color in every light and every photo, but this photo by JP is to what my eye sees most of the time:

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    Oh these are magnificent! Maybe this is how I should approach Goldens, with something that is a little longer and has a bit of metal worked in. Like you I struggle with them because of my coloring.

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    Thanks all ... with apologies to Parrot Lady for taking her thread ... ! I do think a bit of creativity can make a certain color work when it might not usually work ... whether it be a complimentary color pearl or gem or metal mixed in somehow, or even the length ... a rope may work fine, where right up at the neck might now, or vice versa! There's a golden for everyone 2thdktr that lemon color golden sounds gorgeous!

    It was SO much fun meeting and "playing pearls" with JerseyPearl ... she is a delight and her workmanship is impeccable. I was grinning and giggling for DAYS! JP, just remember, while THE WALTER harvest strand is my dearest work of art, it was your wire wrapped golden creation he decided to save from the food truck LOL. Not me, just the goldens That's Walter all right
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    Here we are -- the neck shot.

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    The pearls are lovely. I hope you enjoy them. Honestly I love the GSS. I don't worry about skin tone. Attitude perhaps? :-)

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    Whoa! Those are huge and gold! Love them with navy, it's perfect.

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    Parrot Lady, what a lovely strand of GSS and you wear them well!

    Goodness, the mammogram pearls are a hoot!

    CathyKeshi, fab new goldens, excited to see these in person!
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    Parrot Lady, your GSS are big and beautiful-- no need to wait for winter to wear them!

    Do your parrots leave your pearls alone or do they want to nibble at them? A parrot that climbed on my hand at a pet shop wanted to nibble at everything-- my purse handles, my eyeglasses, you name it.

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    Pearl Dreams, my little cockatiel fancies himself as a jewelry appraiser, I think. He loves jewelry and can't keep his beak off. The larger parrots don't notice jewelry at all, thankfully. Their beaks would make short work of anything.

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    Parrot Lady, those are really nice gssps!!! I bet they make you feel like a queen wearing them!

    PD, you're a hoot! lol!! I wouldn't be surprised if she asked to take a picture of them.

    Cathy, that's so cute about Walter. He's really a gem!

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