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    Perpetual Pearl Student Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lisa c's Avatar
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    Oh my, what glories! and You all look marvelous.

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    My first picture is what I actually wore. My white SSP necklace with an opal and diamond antique pendant and opal earrings to go with it. It was a stunning combination, if I say so myself! The chain miiiiight not be great for the pearls, but.... so tempting...
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    In my next photo I'm wearing a dyed golden Edison pearl necklace I got from Wendy at Pearlescence. She showed me a picture of this strand next to a natural golden SSP necklace, and it was so close I couldn't even tell them apart. However... I just don't like them on me! It's not the pearls, it's me. Normally I love warm colors, but I just don't think golden pearls suit me, so I'm sadly sending it back. If anyone else wants it, it will soon be up for grabs. The pearls are huge and would be gorgeous, on the right coloring.
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    And thank you for all the sweet compliments! Getting to put on makeup and jewelry and dress up is what gets me out of bed in the mornings, and is one of the best parts of my day. I think y'all will probably understand what I mean when I say that beautiful jewelry might not be a necessity, but it just makes life better.
    ETA: here's another picture of the edison pearls. I turned off my makeup mirror lights in the previous picture to get a more accurate color, and below is with the better lighting. The color is difficult to accurately capture, but they're very pretty in person, just not on me. Maybe because my coloring is so pink? My mom, who has a warmer complexion, looked great in them.
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    Sydk, I'm in love with your ripple pearls! There's something about the baroque pearls that are growing on me. I thought I was a round only kinda girl, but they're winning me over. So fun with the flamingos.

    Jeg, my god, you've got the most incredible collection, and your so dang talented with all the peices you create!

    BWeaves, you look great in those silvery blue akoya pearls. Those are at the top of my wish list.

    And eolian pearls, what a stunning photo! Do you live by the ocean? Not that I'm jealous or anything like that...

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    Pearlie Sue, you look great in your white south sea strand and those opals. Gorgeous opals. Golden south sea pearls can be tricky. Maybe a cream or champagne color might be better? I can wear the darker golden shades easier than the lighter tones, even though I am pale. Cream don't look as good on me, unless I bridge it like with an ombre. You could also try a mixed south sea strand, much easier to wear.

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    Bweaves, your pearls are so beautiful. The keshi combination looks particularly stunning.
    Pearlie Sue, I love your “more is more” approach to dressing up, with killer hair and tactile fabrics and jewels. Adore your SSP look. Agree that the goldens don’t sing on you. Personally, I’ve never found any goldens that work for me.

    I think there’s a slippery slope with pearls - it starts with vintage akoyas or a nice little freshwater strand, then you come pearlguide to learn more and discover that pearls come in other colours, then you get some baroque Tahitians, then you start contemplating blue akoyas, then you want something a bit bigger, so you upsize the Tahitians and think about seriously investing in SSPs... in no time at all, you’re stalking Kojima for baroque strands and dreaming of SoC...

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    Ohhhhh, those opals!!!! Gorgeous.

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    Pearlie Sue gorgeous opals and pearls combination!!! Those vintage pieces are seriously dreamy!!! Opals, diamonds and pearls....whatís not to love? Your whole look is fantastic! Concerning the goldens...sigh...definitely the trickiest ones for the skin...The deep goldens are just so eye-catching but they dont work for me either, much better are the lighter goldens combined with white pearls...and baroque shapes... I have this rope made of goldens I got from Loupetroope that has really funky shapes, I combined it with freshwater keshis and it worked quite well, but I almost never wore it as I always reach for Tahitians anyway so now it is with my Mom and she wears them very often...There are different shades of goldens maybe you will find the ones that work for you. Oh and thank you for the compliment, yes, I live near the sea most of the year, on one of the Eolian islands in Sicily (I am not Italian but ended up there and yes, I am really lucky :-)Name:  12109778-34A2-42A6-921B-5951BC9AEB6F.jpg
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    I did some shopping today (mostly thrift stores, because my philosophy is if you save money on clothes, you have more for jewelry!), and experimented with adding a pin to my SSP necklace. It... sort of worked. It didn't lie very flat though. The pin is an opal and gold antique peice. This was my first "real" piece of jewelry. My mother bought it for me when I was 14 I think, and I was so proud of it! I don't really wear it anymore, but now I'm thinking it might be given new life by being made into a pearl necklace enhancer... maybe with a big drop pearl hanging from the bottom?
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    Charlotta, I think I could pull off a very deep golden color, or a very light champagne one. I think the in between shades might be the problem. But I'm also thinking about just getting a pendant instead. A single golden pearl wouldn't be so overwhelming.

    Sydk, yes, more is more is definitely my aesthetic! I love beautiful, glamorous, shiny things. And your description of the slippery pearl slope made me laugh because it sounds very, very familiar... I too started out with vintage pearls and am now looking for more Tahitians and dreaming of blue akoyas!

    Thank you Bweaves! Eolian pearls, your mixed necklace is fabulous! I'm sure I could pull off a mixed color necklace like that, and I think those baroque shapes are so fun. They make me think of summer.

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    Pearlie Sue: I like the way the crescent hangs on the pearl necklace.

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    I like your south sea and keshi rope eolian pearls, very pretty.
    Pearlie Sue, you are right, that pin would make a great pendant.

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    Itís been just a few days and Iíve missed all these gorgeous jewelry!

    @BW, love all your combinations! Such beautiful pieces and fun layers!!
    @eolian, thatís a lovely ripple necklace!
    @Jeg, your Tahitian pendant with multiple pearl colors is such a summery and gorgeous look!
    @Pearlie Sue, stunning WSS and opal combination! I wouldnít worry too much about the chain, I wear all my pearls layered with chains and I have yet to see any damage on them! The goldens like everyone else said, are very tricky! I find that for my coloring, bright WSS, and deep goldens are best! Champagne pearls on the other hand get lost on me!

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    Thank you Lilpearl, Pearlie Sue and Charlotta!

    Pearlie Sue that opal pin is very beautiful and definitely looks amazing with the pearls! All your combinations are stunning, very eclectic!

    ďHarvestĒ bracelet for me today, when I first fell in love with pearls I really really wanted a harvest strand and it is still on my wishlist, but in the meantime I have this bracelet with pearls from Druzy and Jac and Wen. Itís one of my favorite happy pieces.Name:  8318E3D5-05A5-42CC-ADB6-55FED50622ED.jpg
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    So, I posted these in the wrong thread. I thought I'd repost here. I got my Tahitian studs from Kojima a couple days ago. They are gorgeous! Shiny and lustrous and the colors. THE COLORS.

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    Pistachio on the left and silver blue with lavender halo on the right. I love both pairs, but the silver blue pair sort of lose there color when on my earlobes. I'm so bummed. The pistachio ones become more intense. I do have one blue stud with my Kamoka B/W pair, which are more dark eggplant and silver blue, so I'm sending the silver blue Kojima pair back.

    On the other hand, I did buy another tin-cup from Kojima, so they ended up getting more money out of me. Akoya and South Sea pearls. It will probably arrive sometime next week.

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