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 exceptions: my Tahitian necklace from Macy’s, and this, a silver-and-freshwater drop station/tin cup-style sautoir from Zales which is possibly the necklace I wear most often. Long, doubled, alone, layered - it’s highly versatile.
On a notebook on my desk:
Two ways I wore it to work this week: first doubled and layered with a topaz pendant my mother gave me for Christmas
And then long layered with a tiny drop pearl chain and pearl tassel pendant: