Lisa, those earrings look lovely on you! And Bweaves, the Tahitians look great both on that olive green colour and with that neckline.
I recently fell off Ban Island (hehe) and bought some big Tahitian peacock studs. The pearls are about 12.5mm and wonderfully colourful and lustrous for such big pearls. Pictured in one shot with 9.5mm green Tahitian studs for scale.
The fall off Ban Island is perilous & expensive for me! Yes, Jeg, I could use a rescue boat as long at it comes with money to spend. Otherwise, I need to stay on the island for a while. The roof we put on the house is a vinyl roof with a 50 yr guarantee. It will be the last roof I will have to deal with, expensive but worth it. So for now, no spending for me. Sigh!! But I welcome all to come visit me with show & tells!!
BW, you look smashing in your T's & they look wonderful with that neckline!
Oh, this page is just delicious!
Thanks 86C! The ocean isn’t a big draw for me, but pearl company is. One of these days...when real life resumes. And the pearl funds are replenished... I’ll get to meet people.
My pearl wheelie is just a super, old black leather computer bag on wheels. Non-descript, beat-up, overhead luggage, but it’s on wheels and I love it. Except, when it has pearls and tools in it, it’s heavy. In the olden days it’d fit under the seat, but no more.
Thanks Lisa. When I was younger, I felt like 16 - 20" long pearls either had to be under an open collared shirt or a deep neckline. In other words, the pearls had to be on skin, and the neckline should not touch the pearls. I don't know why, but I felt a crew neck with a short length of pearls looked wrong. Actually, I think it's because I would see Queen Elizabeth with her 3 strand necklace and one of the strands would be caught on her neckline and it would bug the crap out of me.
As long as the pearls lay nicely on the neckline, it doesn't bother me. But I don't like it when the pearls can't decide if they're in or out.
Beautiful pearls, Everyone. Thank you so much for the eye candy. Jeg- I adore that tutti-frutti Kojima pendant. I still remember heading over to the Kojima table at the Ruckus intending to purchase it, and meeting it hanging around your neck while on my way.
I had a pickup at my jeweler today, so I got decked out in pearls. The mixed South Sea and Tahitian strands were purchased last year from Kojima at Pearls by the Bay. The freshwater pendant is from Pearl Paradise, and the Tahitian pendant and stud earrings are from Kamoka.
I remember that neckline rule too! Plus, how about ‘pearls over a turtleneck look wrong’? I think my feelings changed when pearls became less of an accessory and more a visual-goddess-preoccupation thing. Like, Pearls Are the Show for me now, not part of the costume. If I had the $$$, I’d be decked out like Dowager Queen Mae (Teck).
Well, actually if I had that kind of $$$, I’d get a facelift and then deck myself like her, and Swan About. I’m pretty shallow, sigh...