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First Basic Strand Purchase

khanzy

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Thank you Amanda, I think that the silver overtones definitely have a "South Sea" luster and look to them other than the obvious size difference!
The way that I interpret the "older & bigger rule" personally is not so much in terms of the luxury and price associated with larger pearls but more as the settings in which they would work well. I think younger people generally don't have as much opportunity to attend as many fancy occasions where this look might be suitable, perhaps for financial or just lifestyle reasons.
 

Amanda

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With your skin and hair tones, you'd also look lovely in south sea gold pearls, or naturally golden Akoyas, I think (I AM the voice of pearl temptation!). Those colours wouldn't suit me at all, sadly, although I think they are beautiful in themselves.

As an example of how delicate can work, this is one of my sisters - she's not tiny, although she's smaller than I am, 5 ft 4, British size 8 (I think that's an American size 4, but I'm not absolutely certain about that) wearing a very small and delicate pearl pendant.

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khanzy

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I love pendants! That is a great look on your sister.
Golden akoyas are definitely on my wish list. I am wondering if gold-peach freshwater metallics might be similar.
 

Amanda

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Can't help but think that this thread is now mis-titled; nothing "basic" about those lovely freshadamas!
 

khanzy

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Agreed, perhaps "classic" would be a more suitable adjective. The necklace is on its way and I and giddy with anticipation!
 

khanzy

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Freshadamas have arrived!

Freshadamas have arrived!

16" 7.5-8.0mm silver overtone Freshadamas from PP *swoons*

They match the 7.5-8.5mm silver overtone Freshadama earrings I ordered previously. The earrings are rounder and more lustrous. Some pearls are a bit off-round nearer to the clasp, the most obvious being right next to the clasp, but I am so happy with them it doesn't matter. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied.
Photos taken under indoor lighting and then indirect light outdoors. I might post some neck shots in "Show us your pearls"; I am quite happy with the length, for me it is in between a choker and princess, and I love the way it drapes.

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Amanda

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Those are absolutely lovely pearls, I hope you get a lot of pleasure from wearing them.
 

BAS

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Absolutely lovely. Wear them in good health! What a classic look you will wear throughout your lifetime!
 

LitGeek

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They are just gorgeous and I am sure you will reach for them often! Enjoy!
 

GemGeek

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You have taken terrific photographs! Lovely pearls that will last a lifetime. Enjoy! :)
 

Kathleen Conway

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Paradise indeed!

Paradise indeed!

I'm late to this thread but wanted to say, what a gorgeous choice! FWIW this size is what, reading pages of opinions, I hoped you'd get. I'm sure you will enjoy their beauty for years to come.
 

khanzy

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Thanks everyone for the kind comments! I wouldn't have been able get these wonderful pearls without the excellent advice from this thread as well as all of the information I learned from the PG forum. I really appreciate this community and you have made me a pearl-lover for life.
Cheers!
KZY
 
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