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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Alex's Avatar
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    Default Hanadama Akoya Necklace and Earrings

    These are the pearls that probably started the whole ?pearl thing? off

    they were bought many moons ago as a Christmas present for BV

    I think they are still kind of the senior pearls in the pearl drawer, as they are definitely the oldest and are very shiny !!

    There has been a bit of pushing and shoving in the drawer from time-to-time though, with the arrival of the Kamokas and the Sea of Cortez

    The necklace is 7.5 ? 8.00 are earrings are 8.5 ? 9.0 mm

    Oh, and the flowers are Thalias, for Narcissa
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    What a lovely set of photos. I am so happy you do this- what a pleasure to look at in the AM!
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    My avatar is a Sea of Cortez mabe pearl. One of a pair of Mexican handmade earrings.

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member Alex's Avatar
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    thanks Caitlin - here are a few more, a bit closer up
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    Very cool, Alex! How would you describe the difference in luster between the Hanadama and the metallic freshwaters that you have? I just got my metallic freshwaters from Pearl Paradise and they are very mirror-like and to me seem similar to Akoyas, but I don't have a strand of Akoyas to compare directly.

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    Hi Lulu - now that is a good question !!

    you would be best off asking Jeremy in a PM

    as I understand it, metallic freshwaters (round) are not yet available in whilte, whereas Akoyas are not generally avialable in the colours that you can get in metallic freshwaters

    There are baroque excpetions - here is one from PP - which is staggeringly beautiful
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    This is one of the two or three white metallics Jeremy has had. They are my favorite white pearls. This one is not mine though it is identical except maybe size.
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    You have such artistic talent, Alex. Beautiful photographs!

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    Alex,

    Those are stunning pearls, and your photos do them justice, which is so difficult to accomplish!
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    Alex, That's the truth. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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    Fabulous photos Alex! You really do have a talent for capturing the beauty of the pearls! Just amazing! What camera/settings do you use? I've just got a little 14mgp digital panasonic which is fine for most things but the close ups (even macro) just don't seem to reflect what my eye is seeing in terms of colour.

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    Wow Alex!
    Such beautiful pearls you and BV are blessed to own.

    There is enough fire power in that drawer .... you could have Pearl-War-Three start up in there. Look out - be careful opening that drawer.

    Linda.

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    Love the Hanadamas!

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    Durn you guys, I'm trying really hard NOT to fall in love with Hanadamas, and you are not helping at all!
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    you make others' starter pearls (mine were rice crispies) look soooo bad

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    hey thanks everyone - there's some really nice words there

    Kat - I used to have an Canon Ixus 60 which I absolutely loved, but then deceided to upgrade to a Panasonic TZ7 'cause I wanted more zoom. But I never got on with it, so it just ended up in a drawer (which I think is what happens with cameras if they don't work for you). So finally, I sold that and Blaire helped me look at some others. I have a new toy now (hence my bombarding everyone with pearl picis !). It's a Canon S100, which I am still finding my way around. It's a compact with minimal zoom, but has the full range of manual options, in addition to the standard auto mode. I love it.....
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