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    Default Valentine's Day 2011 - what do you want to get...or give?

    I dropped by PP the other day and happened to run into GemGeek (it was so nice to meet you in person!).

    A little background...our house was burglarized and they basically took everything I had ever purchased for my wife except for one or two pieces and took the wedding jewelry too. There is someone out there with an amazing collection - boo

    Thus my absence from the boards because it has obviously been a painful experience.

    Anyway, I'm slowly rebuilding from almost scratch. The appointment was originally just to lengthen a blue akoya my wife has (she wore blue akoya's in her wedding - just breath taking!) but then I realized Valentine's Day was just around the corner and I needed to get something for her.

    And as ALWAYS happens - Jeremy knows my weakness for pearls + my fondness for my wife - and always brings out something amazing. So I went a little nuts.

    That said...what do you want to give or get for Valentine's Day 2011?
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    Pearl Journalist Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert GemGeek's Avatar
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    It was fun helping pick out pearls!
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    Sorry to hear about someone breaking in, that is awful!

    Now I will answer your question - but with the warning that I am not an expert so I don't know anything.

    In my dream world... I would get (over the next few Valentines Days)... 9 mm AAA Akoya studs with rose overtones and super luster - slightly creamy ones as opposed to bright white... a graduated Freshadama necklace going from 6.5 mm to 9.5 mm in a silvery white with pink overtones (I don't even know if that design is offered but I love graduate strands and I am dreaming here)... a 6.5 - 7 mm exotic FWP with more of the lavender and silver pearls than usual but some gold and pink... a natural blue baroque cultured Akoya strand (not sure what size would be best) ... and the tahitian pearl in 14k white gold with wire wrap on Pattye's website...

    That is everything on my list that is remotely reasonable to request for Valentines day - the rest is on my Christmas/birthday combined gift list. That is where I get into the full strand of baroque tahitians...and I could keep going.

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    Welcome back Pandaexpress. You have not posted for a looooong time.
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    pandaexpress, how terribly distressing for you both! The sense of violation, the loss of feeling secure in one's own home, the fear it could happen again, are the worst parts of a burglary (been there.)

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    Sounds to me, both you and your wife have the greatest gift of all.... each other

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    Pandaexpress,

    So very very sorry to hear of your horrible experience. Dave, that is such a sweet thing to say, and so true. Unfortunately, this type theft has happened to several of our pearly friends here.

    One of my DIL's has a birthday just before Valentine's Day, so she will be getting something pearly, and she is always appreciative and looks gorgeous in whatever I come up with.

    007, thank you for loving my Tahitian pearl solitaire!

    I might just treat myself to a little chocolate------yum-----
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    I want one of those boys that are for the girls with the pearls. ;-)
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    Kauai Anne,

    Your idea is waaaaay better than mine! LOL LOL Me too!
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    Me, too! - well, maybe. Do you have any low-maintenance models?

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    **Bump** for the curiosity of it all but make it 2018.

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    We just exchange cards! (But I take a long time picking the right card. )

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    I could really use a 8TB external HD right about now
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    Cards and a nice dinner. Maybe a little chocolate for us both.

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    Your geek is showing....but oh how do I appreciate it! 8TB would keep me happy for quite awhile.

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