Thanks, Pattye. Both strand are very large pearls & it's somewhat difficult to find 35+ inch strand of really large T's that have good luster & minimal marking. Most ropes tend to be 9-10mm like my ombré rope. David Norman told me that the pearl farmers are not really leaving the oysters in the the water long enough to create the larger pearls & are harvesting early. Most of the harvests are 8-10mm. I'm glad I bought these 2 strands when I did; I would pay a lot more for them if I was trying to buy them now.
Kanaloa is one lucky cephalopod to be living with you and being able to venture out, 86Corvettegirl! We are still under pretty strict lockdown here in Oakland, California...no ramen outings for us, sigh.
BW- Those drop shaped earrings .. such a wonderful shape. It's so hard to find a proper tear drop shaped pair now. I fear that companies have become so good at their culturing that Rounds are taking over . I love drop shapes... I've been looking for a nice big pair of WSS teardrops for ages. That SoC ring..the pearl is beautiful ! Quite iridescent .
86c - Kanaloa is such a statement piece... I love seeing you wear him out for Ramen ! Luna is so adorable !
jeg - Always a wonderful collection of earrings and Keshi pieces - and the Cees Fiji are great - I bought some at the same time from him ! Love the creamy tans and earthy tones.
So many treasures on this thread! Too many to mention them all, but a couple that really stood out for me are Jeg’s outstanding blues with the Monili clasp, which is one of my all-time favourite PG strands (with BN’s mega Golay strand and peacock rikiteas, and a couple of Bezel-set SOC mabe necklaces, plus others I’m sure) and those beautiful pastels, 86C. I don’t think I’ve seen them before - I’m sure I’d remember them.
Cold and dark and damp here (by Sydney standards), so I was somber in black and silver.
Katbran, I do hope that the pearl companies don’t manage to eliminate the drop shapes - those are my favourites! Especially the smooth, fat drops. I know the strand I just posted is round, but it’s an outlier in my small collection. But I have to admit I’ve been on the lookout for colourful blue/green Tahitian drops for earrings for a while now without success.
Thanks, Bcm21mk, Katbran, SydK, BW, & Jeg. It's been really pearly around here, even when staying at home.
Love your T's, SydK. Black & silver is a great combination!
Jeg, I just drool over your colorful Kasumi necklace! Goes perfect with your dress & those earrings are just fabulous!!
Oooh, ladies, thank you all so much for the beautiful pearly posts. You all look wonderful, your pearls look wonderful, and you've kept me company every night when I fall on the sofa to tired to think ... THANK YOU.
JEG. Wow! That Kasumi strand is amazing. I also love the keshi tin cup and the ring as a pendant.
86C: Your ombres are gorgeous. I always love seeing them.
Very hot here now. Yesterday I wore Walter Who on a gold chain. I have interchangeable pendants for this chain that attach at the sides of the pendants. This is the first time I've used the extra curved link that allows me to slip any pendant onto this chain.
Today I wore a new tank dress from Wool&. Yup, wearing wool in Florida in the summer. It feels really good in the air conditioning. I haven't tried walking outside in this dress yet. It's olive, and I love olive and blue akoyas
WOW, BW! You look fabulous in olive!! And the color really sets off your blues! Absolutely a great look. And what can I say about Walter Who.....I just love him & was looking to buy him myself. So glad he found a wonderful home with you. You saved me some money! LOL
I just love pendants, and Walter who is a special one. That’s a great chain, too.
Jeg, love the pink and rainbow pearls with the chartreuse dress.
I’m going for texture today - ripple necklace with a pendant made from my favourite bicoloured pearl from the same strand. The iridescence of the pendant pearl is crazy.