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Recent content by Bonsava

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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Goodness, BWeaves, you have some of the loveliest ropes. Today for church I wanted to wear my vintage golden akoyas from Pacific Pearl, but then wasn’t sure I quite liked how the length looked with my blouse. Then inspiration struck! One extender clipped to the ends of the orbit clasp later, I...
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    Share your Pearl Paradise Private Launch Purchases!

    After a period of absence from the forum I return with...multicolored Vietnamese Akoya! And just for fun, since the sale was to help launch new packaging - the necklace as it arrived vs. in the box my last PP Blue Akoya arrived in: This was one of six strands available - and a kind I’ve...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Beautiful necklaces 86Corvettegirl - I, too, longed after the light waterfall, but ultimately restrained myself. Glad to see it ended up with a PGer so we can still see it from time to time! Last night I went out to a very casual dinner at a local hole-in-the-wall with family. Light, informal...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Beautiful strand BWeaves! I always think I am unsure about baroque Tahitians, then I see that, or Charlotta's double, or...(etc. etc.) Got a clearer picture of the Akoyas, which though it makes the goldens look more white, you can get an idea of the luster on them. These are the first round...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    So much loveliness. I can't decide what's nicer, to look through day by day or to see three pages at once (as I did today)! I'm slightly swooning over suchi's shell cameo, and PD, I understand why that is one of your favorite strands. It is gorgeous. I just got a new thing - specifically, a...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Hmm, think you might have meant that comment for Charlotta rather than me, BWeaves - haven’t taken the stringing plunge yet, though it is looking more and more like a matter of time. I was lying awake last night looking at loose pearls and figuring out the financial feasibility of creating a few...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Lovely little chain, Charlotta! I love light blue stones, with pearls or alone. I bet you'll find that one pretty versatile as well! PD, those are some more dreamy Tahitians - so lustrous. You could almost use those to check your reflection in a pinch from the look of those photographs. I'd be...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    I think this post is a bit of a cheat post. I bought a few things from the Smithsonian Store recently, including this necklace and these earrings, and was under the impression this necklace was rose quartz, aventurine, and freshwater pearls. Upon receiving it, however, I began thinking the...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Ask and ye shall receive.... Just for fun and to see how it would look, I added my sixteen-inch AAA white freshwater necklace (Pearl Paradise) and both of the ‘fauxinees’ I mentioned (lavender freshwaters from Pearl Paradise, ‘imperial lace’ from the Zales days). Then I added my pearl tassel...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    PD, yes, I believe that’s their size. Thanks! Charlotta, I’ve also noticed a lot of pearls - especially Tahitians - feeling ‘soft’/silky to the touch. Beautiful earrings - I think they’d wear really well with your stunning Tahitian tin cups! BWeaves, if that photo doesn’t capture their beauty...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Love the sharp luster and soft shapes of those baroques, Frost Me! BWeaves, that Tahitian keshi is tdf! It was an intensely hot, muggy day of activity here (sorting items to be donated to charity in the morning, and my first-ever D&D game with friends is in about an hour, if the WiFi will stay...
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    Show Us Your Pearls In Action!!!

    Lurking on Pearl Guide has introduced me to the Good pearl companies (Pearl Paradise, Kojima etc.), but before I found PG, my idea of a nice place to buy jewelry was the mall, and those chains were where I started buying pearls. I wince at most of those purchases now, but there are two major...
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