OK, I'm way behind on this thread but now I'm caught up--love all the pearls I've missed!
I ordered a mini-strand of 5 "Robert Wan" Tahitians from druzydesign on eBay, and wow these are gorgeous. Some surface imperfections and the middle pearl has a growth ring just 1/4 way around, but they are otherwise so smooth and glow. Put them with some large purple crystal rondelles with blue flash in the same design as my first ever jewelry piece. Wish I could afford a full strand of these
Paired with my cherry peacock Tahitian 8.5 mm studs: