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    Default Baroque Akoyas

    Ok everyone, are we ready to post, and boast the purchases?

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    I'm first I think!? Though I'm usually in the market for large pearls I wanted something more delicate this time. Here's what I decided to get after looking for just 10 minutes. Good luster medium orient.
    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1779

    I noticed there are already a few sold already.

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    I bought two, and I am wondering what all the different levels mean..is good better, or worse than medium? I don't know

    I ordered two..greed hit me. It is all I can do not to order more. Mine arehttp://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1733 and http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1751

    But I notice one doesn't say it was sold yet. They must be having a time keeping up with the orders. I DID get the confirmation email for both, so hopefully there is no snafu with multiple orders like last time.

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    Hey, it is 2:26am here, I think it is an hour later for Raisondetre...I hope she satyed awake!
    Last edited by salem; 08-17-2007 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey.R
    I'm first I think!? Though I'm usually in the market for large pearls I wanted something more delicate this time. Here's what I decided to get after looking for just 10 minutes. Good luster medium orient.
    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1779

    I noticed there are already a few sold already.

    I noticed a few had sold already too. I was constantly refreashing my email, and it must have been 10:01 at the latest when I clicked the link. So I am not sure how it could have sold, and been marked as sold so quickly.

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    Oh, god, I bought 3. I was in such a frenzy I didn't notice the ratings at the side, but in my calmer state now I checked them over and didn't do too bad. 2 lightly blemished (one with intense orient) and one that's blemished (though it looked good on the screen so I'll have to see, but I loved the pic). I wanted rounder and wild and I got that. Mine are:

    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1742

    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1767

    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1756

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    aerhina, looks lovely, all the three. The middle one I had considered, but having already bought two..I had to put my credit card down.

    Can't wait to see what the others got.

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    I set my alarm clock but it hadn't arrived by 3am, so I went back to sleep. Thank goodness I jerked awake at 3.30am. Barely blinked and almost all the good ones were gone!

    I love the ones aerinha got - those would have been my choice. But I got these:

    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1778

    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1783

    Or at least I hope I got them.

    Now busy combing through what else I missed. Sad, I know.

    Too bad I missed the larger strands ... can't wait for the rounds. Hope Jeremy's farm isn't too affected by the flood.
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    I was also really greedy, and got 3. One of mine does not say sold on it, but if you try and add it to your cart, it gives a popup saying that it is out of stock. I wanted a little extra length on my necklace, and matching earrings, so I got 2 strands, and then I decided on a second necklace b/c I like the multiple strand look so much.

    My two favorites were already gone by the time I saw them, lol - so whoever grabbed 100 and 135, congrats to you!

    Here are my strands: http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1755 http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1752http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1730

    I asked to have the best pearls of all 3 strands strung together on the 20" necklace, so I am excited to see what it will look like!

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    Hey, glad to see you woke up.. I think I got an adrenaline high and can't sleep now. Plus Iwas waiting to see if Boo was going to chime in. I always love her choices!!




    ************************************************** *********************and there she is...lol we must have crossed posts.

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    Thanks for the support guys. Will need you when the bill comes Crowed a bit too soon as mid this message Kirsten emailed me to say 157 was already claimed by another. I think I've ordered another strand, but will wait to see. The downer is 157 was the roundish one I liked best it had a tealy quality, sigh, that's how it goes. The upshot is if I get my next choice it's clean and not lightly blemished, though it has slight orient and 157 had medium, and it's a larger mm size. At least my intense orient is still mine.

    Do we know who got the silver/aqua one (top left strand on page 1)? I was going to ask if Boo carried off the honors again, but that wasn't one she posted.

    Will post strand 3 if it's actually mine. Stay away Kirsten emails...

    Oh, yeah, did I mention I'm at work right now while I'm doing all this?
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    Meh, #155 was sold out after all. Never mind. I added this:

    http://www.pearlparadise.com/detail.aspx?ID=1769

    Hopefully it's still available.

    I can't imagine the frenzy when the exotic colors come out ...

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    I think maybe it's light, medium, good, intense.

    aerinha, I love the ones you picked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salem
    Hey, glad to see you woke up.. I think I got an adrenaline high and can't sleep now. Plus Iwas waiting to see if Boo was going to chime in. I always love her choices!!

    ************************************************** *********************and there she is...lol we must have crossed posts.
    lol! I am pleased by my choices, but I can't wait to see them in person. The photos always make all the pearls look amazing. There were several strands I saw that looked like they had beautiful colors, but the description said the orient was slight

    I do feel for you and Raisondetre - it was hard enough trying to whip through the detail pages and try to make decisions in the middle of the day - it must be even more of a whirlwind experience when you have to wake up in the middle of the night to do it! I am glad you managed it and ended up with some very nice strands!

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    I found it tough to do quickly too, but fun!
    Yes some of the pearls that said "slight" did look very colorful in the photos.

    Oops just checked, didn't see any.
    Last edited by Casey.R; 08-20-2007 at 06:36 PM.