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    Perpetual Pearl Student Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert lisa c's Avatar
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    Stretch, because clasps are getting difficult.
    On the itherhand, if I do clasps I could put them together again for a necklace....
    (aaaaannnd, after a few more years of agonizing, she dies with her pearls unstrung , heeheehee, not really, but I’d better get a move on!)

    This May call for more pearls....

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    Those tahitians looks great lisa c. They would be great as a bracelet or two. How long is the strand now? Be warned however, I have tried to make more bracelets recently, but their number is dwindling and the ropes keeps increasing both in number and in lenght. Best to hide the scissors... More pearls is surtainely an option, I have ordered more bracelets (unstrung) myself. Hopefully they stay bracelets. But the power of the scissors are strong...
    Those earrings are interesting, what are they?
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    Hi Charlotta, you crack me up with the warnings about lack of bracelets, lol.
    17”, plus I have another 3 pearls to add which would be a total of 18.5” unknotted.

    I got the earrings second hand from loupe troop or diamond bistro, so not sure, but the thinking is cultured akoya and dyed cultured akoya. They have fabulous backs, very secure,Name:  118F69E2-2D03-4491-AF72-5A04B102507E.jpg
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    Eventually I’d like to flip the arrangement, and replace the dyed akoya with Tahitians. The dark pearls on the bottom just seems to get lost in the shadows down there. They’re kind of small pearls so maybe replacing them with Ts isn’t a good plan, but idk, one can hope? I think the only way it’s possible is teardrop shape or keishi, or maybe it’s a pipe dream. What the heck, right?

    They’re not bad for dyed, but when put next to real Tahitians you can tell.
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    they’re nice, but the Tahitian has a quality of light, like dancing.
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    Lisa, I'd go ahead and make that stretch bracelet so you can enjoy them! You know you can always change it in the future to something else.

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    Eolian, that rope is stunning! One of my favourites.
    Pretty Tahitians, Lisa. Look forward to seeing what you do with them.
    Pearlie Sue, beautiful pearls! I agree that the silvery tones would be lovely on your skin tone. Iím fair and pink-toned, too, and silvers always work better on me than the pinks.

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    I know, I know, I know, you’re right! it’s a wonder I ever got married I have so much trouble committing.

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    I’m sorry to do a blanket wow to everyone’s pearls and a blanket thank you for all your comments. I am too far behind. I’ve been busy with caregiving responsibilities. I did have something very special arrive this week, though! “Bubbles!” A strand of fancy colored Tahitian bubbles from Kojima.

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    With a short extender-
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    You look great, and I think you’re great, and I think probably everyone loves you and not a harsh thought will cross anyone’s mind. It’s all good, and virtual hugs, you’re beloved.

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    Lol! My "Boo" is my brother, Chesley. Here does have a great smile though and I can confirm he's just as good natured as the grin suggests. We were at a Rufus Wainwright concert, one of the last really fun things we did before lockdown! Now I'm seeing how much my neck needed some pearls, though...

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    Here are my earrings. I'll wear them on Monday and take better pictures. I believe that they're an old converted antique white gold and diamond watch, that was cut and had 9mm pearls added to make them into earrings. I'm conflicted, because I don't know the type or quality of the pearls, but I can definitely tell they aren't top quality. I'm very tempted to have them replaced by AAA akoya pearls, now that I'm learning now about pearls. But when I was photographing them I did notice that in strong light I could sort of see my reflection and tell that I had an orange sweater on, so maybe they aren't that bad. I'm still very ignorant about pearls, but I'm learning. Believe it or not, this is my only peice of pearl jewelry after I gave all my cheap freshwater pearls to various students over the years.

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    I'm sold! I let PP know I wanted the silvery ones. I can't wait, and what lucky timing that they have a sale going on right now!

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    Great choice, Pearlie Sue! They are beautiful pearls and you will surely enjoy wearing them for years to come.

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    Gorgeous strand, jeg! Hugs!!!

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    Lisa c, those earrings looks great and I like that finding. 18,5inches, knotting and a clasp, would probably be around 20 inches or so depending on your clasp and how big the knots are. I find that knots really don't add that much on bigger pearls like these tahitians. It is a nice lenght but probably not long enough to see them all the time. But as bracelets you could.
    Jeg, your new bubbles strand is amazing. I hope that whomever you had to care for is better.
    Pearlie Sue, those earrings are gorgeous. You could exchange the pearls if you wanted to. Tahitians would look great with those diamonds as well, or small south sea pearls. What are the pearls size? About 8mm? Then you do whatever you wanted. Great quality akoyas as well of course. You must post a photo of your new strand when it arrives.

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    Lisa C, very pretty T’s amd look forward to see what you ended up doing with it!

    Pearliesue, great choice and I’m sure you’re going to be very happy with your purchase!

    Jeg, those bubbles are red carpet material! Wow gorgeous pearls!!

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    Thank you all for the compliments on my T rope!

    Lisa C, the ropes and bracelets are absolutely the way to go! You can admire your pearls all day like this! Of course, one can get...ahemm,,.quite distracted but at least you are always flying on a pearl high...:-) I love the bracelets with the orbit claps, it is easy to connect them into a necklace and generally I find them quite easy to open/close. Let us know how your bracelet project goes!

    Jeg, Jeg, Jeg!!!! Those bubbles are otherworldly!!! You have the dreamiest pearls! I can just imagine these sitting next to the Sea Glass and your tahitian ombre necklaces...wow...

    Pearlie Sue, the silver toned freshadama necklace that you chose looks very beautiful, I am sure you will be very happy with it!

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