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    Default New Fashion & Style Forum

    We've decided to start a new forum here on Pearl-guide.com that will focus on pure style and fashion. I'd love to see forum members posting here telling us merchants what styles they would like to see more of and what styles they think need to be put back in the box.

    Since this is a new forum, I'll encourage all members to post their ideas about what information they would like to see covered.

    Personally I always watch the red carpet and fashion magazines to see what celebs are wearing pearls and I'll be sure to post any interesting finds I come across.

    As always your input and posts are greatly appreciated
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    HI:

    Cool thread/idea.

    I love open link chains, bracelets--with neat geo shapes (especially sleek ovals) with pearls in odd or even numbers.....women of all ages can wear this type of jewellery and looks great dressed up or down, in layers or single...

    As previously mentioned I like high carat golds and pearls; small pearls on bangles (hammered or plain gold); or in hoop earrings or large pearls in rings; funky and elegant....

    cheers--Sharon

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    Awesome! I'm glad to see this new section on the pearl-guide. Pearls are the on-trend fashion accessory of today and it will be wonderful to get consumers' feedback on what they want to wear.

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    That was my thinking when starting this section, why not let the consumers and collectors tell us what they like instead of us telling them what they should like.

    I also wanted to get some discussions going on pure fashion and not the form VS. function debate that seems to come up so often.

    Pearls are many things to many people, to me they are fashion, to Zeidi they are collectibles. There's no sense arguing about apples and oranges.
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    Default Styles in pearl-jewellery

    It is nice to hear that You (sellers) are interested what we as customers do like. I am quite conservative and really do like necklaces the old-fashioned way as well as necklaces in combination of metal-staves (gold, silver, platinum) and pearls.

    What I would like to see more of are necklaces in several rows at different length-niveaus that go in bows with perhaps a larger baroque pearl at the centre. I do not know what the style is called but one can see it here in Europe quite often with small gem-stones like almandins or garnets. The whole necklace has a "dainty" almost floral look and would be nice together with evening-wear, I think.

    Hope this will lead to interesting and beautiful pearl-jewellery.

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    Hey Jerin,

    I'm not exactly sure if I can picture the style you are talking about, but if you can find a picture by all means start a new thread for us and maybe one of the sellers here will take some notes
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    Default Check out these pearl styles: Priceless Imperfection

    Found this site looking for current-looking pearls; I don't know Zara Scoville, but really like her work.

    http://www.pricelessimperfection.com/

    Difficult to find pearl jewellery that is well made but not formal. What do you think of this?
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    hey Kathleen,

    Very organic bohemian looking jewelry, its definitely not suited for mass consumption but very interesting pieces. I think I would need to see the pieces on a model to make up mind though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathleen Conway
    Difficult to find pearl jewellery that is well made but not formal.
    Right that

    I am not sure the pieces (or just the images?) on the website are as very exciting as the concept behind them. But with no hope to see any up-close... what ca I say... The wire work on some (e.g, the Ni'hau necklace) reminds me of old fashioned barbed wire: do you think it is supposed to? That would really be a statement... of something... but of what ? Afraid to take that idea further.

    This could also be a matter of personal style and preference: ifor example, it so happens that my favorite pearl composition in the style (i.e. leisurely, 'irreverent' mix, with a story and an idea behind to enjoy along with the pearls) is not too far: THIS. A designer to watch too, IMO. [To whom it may concern: sorry to speaking my mind a tad too loud]

    More established ones? Paola Ferro and Donatella Pellini have some very exciting pearls... There should be many, many more, with such a versatile material.


    PS. Now that I am thinking... Guild.COM may hold a couple of useful addresses for casual pearls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathleen Conway
    Difficult to find pearl jewellery that is well made but not formal. What do you think of this?
    I also wanted to add that in my experience, the combination of sterling silver with baroques, stick pearls, coin pearls, rice pearls, etc., while inviting in price, can sometimes result in a low-end looking piece. The materials used are as important as how well a piece is put together (i.e. the wiring, etc).

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    I think this is the carved shell,
    But the other picture looked like a pearl cut in half.

    I cut a few freshwater pearls in half because I wanted to see how they looked like inside when they were dyed, if the dye went all the way through, if they had beads inside and so forth.
    Most dyed freshwater pearls look like the carved pearl with a diamond inside, but once you cut it in half, all the layers become brittle and the whole thing falls apart layer after layer...

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    So I just came across these pieces on www.jewellerynetasia.com on a thread titled "Multi-functional Jewellery: a New Day Twist". I love when a piece is multifunctional and these are some beautiful examples of multifunctional jewelry. What do you think?
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    This must have been such a time consuming piece to create You have to appriciate that attention to detail. (The creator is J?rg Heinz)




    http://www.jewellerynetasia.com/en/I...Day_Twist.html

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    [QUOTE=JBazar;75372]What do you think?



    Erotic art?
    Nora

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    Too funny, Nora!

    Can't believe I didn't see that myself...

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    [QUOTE=Nora;75385]
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    What do you think?



    Erotic art?
    Or eyeball?? LOL
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