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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    I like to at least see a strand on a display bust. I want to be able to see how it hangs, with the center pearl positioned in the center. Seeing a strand laid flat on a table is not as helpful for me.
    I agree with you ladies - 86c and 2thdktv too - a photo or placement on a bust would be VERY helpful in deciding our choices. Reducing returns would make all parties including PP happy.

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    Super suggestions, which I appreciate as a seller also.
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    Question: Would the Edison studs (12-13mm) be heavy? Does anyone here already own a pair?
    "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Just weighed some 11 mm studs, they are 2 grams each. South Sea 12 mm drop is 3 grams. Remembering how much the volume increases with each mm, 13 mm would be noticeably heavier. Ennui, do you know what your ears will tolerate? That weight can vary greatly from person to person, as others here have commented previously.
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    ennui, I had a pair of 14-15mm edison studs, slightly button. They were very heavy. I could wear them, but my ears would ache after a long day. I couldn't wear them for 2 days in a row. After a while I gave them to my sister.

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    Thanks, pattye and Charlotta. That's kind of what I was thinking; I have some 11mm WSS, and they seem heavy by the end of the day.
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    The large backings help a large stud earring stay upright and not drag on the holes as much, but in the end, weight is weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl Dreams View Post
    I like to at least see a strand on a display bust. I want to be able to see how it hangs, with the center pearl positioned in the center. Seeing a strand laid flat on a table is not as helpful for me.
    Totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcm21mk View Post
    I agree with you ladies - 86c and 2thdktv too - a photo or placement on a bust would be VERY helpful in deciding our choices. Reducing returns would make all parties including PP happy.
    That would a great solution!

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    I find that seeing a piece on a real person gives me a sense of scale. Ideally, I'd love to see it on a normal sized person and not a model (mainly because models are often so tiny that what looks huge on them looks much smaller on a more moderately sized person), and under natural light, not ideal light. That really, really helps me know what it is that I am buying. It would probably save money in the end as it would probably reduce a lot of returns (and shipping costs).

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    There are real-size display busts but I don't think many people use them. It's true the small ones don't show scale well.

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    I really do enjoy seeing necklaces on people or a bust too. I hate when pictures are taken on a mirror. The picture gets so cluttered and you can't tell what you're looking at because everything is doubled. I love closeups. I want closeups of everything I buy. It's disappointing to me to get something and not like it because I didn't have enough pictures to have a good idea of the item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWeaves View Post
    I'm tempted by the small round akoyas, but there's only one left, and I wanted a rope.

    But I'm also playing in the Kojima and Kamoka vaults right now, and Ruby Pearl is glaring at me telling me I've spent enough this month.
    -->Sorry I am reading this thread from end to beginning - just found this topic!
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    Can you please explain what "Ruby Pearl" is? thanks
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    Hi Linda: I had to buy a new car last week, and it's color was listed as ruby pearl. It's a metalic, pearly red color, so I've named the car Ruby Pearl. She seriously cut into my pearl budget, if you know what I mean.

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    I'm confused.I thought yesterday's private launch said that today Saturday, they would be offering new steals and deals. The time has long past and I do not see a new launch page for today 2/16. Did I misunderstand?

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