funky_pearl, "the kids" (group of 5 cousins) had buckets and buckets in the garage of their diamonds One day my husband poured them around the base of the new lamp post outside LOL. It was fun searching though, unless you stayed too far after dusk/sunset, when the hordes of mosquitos descended! All our visitors were treated to a day climbing the lighthouse, watching for dolphins, seafood dinner, and ... always took a diamond or 3 home from that gift shop. Fun times.
madsciencechik, i love antique pearls also, and have no clue what kind those are. i tried candling them but don't really know what i was looking at/for, lol.
cathykeshi, we love cape may too! it sounds like you guys are much better at combing the beach for treasures then i am, i never get more then a small hand full!
They still have the baroque akoyas in stock, though only the smaller sized ones are left.
I don't know how much they were discounted during the april sale last year, but I guess if there are general site-wide discounts (like v-day sale), this could still be a decent deal?
They say no two snowflakes are alike, and the same is the case with baroque white akoya pearls. You can have a strand that is as unique as you with classic white pearls in organic, freeform baroque shapes. Baroque is increasingly the new round and that has never been more the case than with...
I love my white baroque akoyas ... 2 strands, separate, but of a length to nest nicely ... wear them often, alone or nested, or connected as a long rope. But, Newberry, that simple linked wire wrap with the drop ... just divine!
Purranha several years ago I went on my usual spring trip to PP and Jeremy put in front of me a little bag of white metallic drops that was scheduled to be an April special. I picked out two for earrings. He then put a pearl on a chain down in front of me. My jaw dropped my had grabbed and I said I want this one. I wanted the blossom setting on the earrings and have a custom made bale with the same setting for the pendent. Wore it like that for years. When I heard about the big baroque akoyas I took the drop with me to see how metallic pearls and akoyas looked together. The tin cup was created. Long story....and you probably only wanted to know that the pearl is over 12mm wide and 16mm long
My beautiful drop before changing to the blossom bale
Jeremy's cell phone desk picture before it was sent to me