Oooh, congrats! I can hardly wait for neck shots! Wear in health and happiness!!!
And here's my new blue Vietnamese akoyas. 6-7 mm. Thank you, Hisano, for picking these out for me!
I decided to throw on my natural white Hanadama 8 mm akoyas, and my very first pearl necklace of 5-6 mm pinked white akoyas from 1982, just as a comparison. I liked how they nested, so I left them on. I don't really think they go together, but I liked the feel of all the ropes bouncing over my boobs when I walked.
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Look at the color on those blues. I love it. I think I can tell which pearls came from which of the 2 original strands, since one strand was dark and shiny and the other was lighter and not quite as shiny.
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Also, the necklaces didn't nestle in my cleavage like that in real life. The cleavage look was caused by how I held my arms when I was taking the selfies.
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I didn't think it was really fair to have my old akoya strand in there. It comes off looking like a poor 3rd cousin. However, I've grown to appreciate how well matched the pearls are, even if the orient cannot compare to the Hanadamas or the Blues. I don't think I realized at the time what a good strand of pearls I got back in 1982. My parents owned a small Mom and Pop department store, and my mother picked them up for me at a jewelry show. I was disappointed that they were so small, but I've worn them to death and they still look great when they're not sitting next to a strand of Hanadamas.
Jersey Pearl, your blues and aquas are beautiful. I really like both looks. CAUSE BLUE! And the style is just gorgeous.
Are your necklaces heavy?
Are they one strand that you wrapped around your neck 3 times, or did you string them as a triple?
I've decided that I just cannot wear big pearls because they are just too heavy around my neck. So if I ever get Tahitians, they'll have to be a tin cup type necklace, but most tin cups leave me cold. I really like the look with the little stone roundels. And someone here has a "scattered tin cup" that I also like. Asymmetry appeals to me because that way the necklace is never hanging wrong.