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KaySD

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Thank you all for your kind words. I?m very pleased with how the piece turned out. I have 2 more drops I can wear with the necklace once I get the proper enhancer fitting. I?m afraid it may be a little fancy to wear to work with suits, but I don?t go anywhere else, lol.

GemGeek, thanks for the compliment, she had great style. I?m not secret royalty, lol, I just have Champagne tastes (on a Chardonnay budget).

CMD and Katbran, the clasp came with the strand when I bought it from PP as part of the Connoisseur sale. It is a 19 mm circle of diamonds with 2 fold-over clasp ends. I ordered one more of the fold-over clasps to use as an enhancer for my Edison drop. PP does not offer the clasp as a regular item, but they can special order it from KGH. KGH offers the circle in 14 mm or 19 mm and the fold-over clasp in 2 sizes. I think my combo is K517-19. The K517 worked well as an enhancer for my Edison because it had a wide flat area on top. The K516 might make a better enhancer for a pearl with a smaller tip.

Close-up of my clasp before re-stringing:
WSS freeform baroque2.jpg

KGH K516-19:
KGH K516-19 (0.14ct 19mm).jpg

KGH K517-14:
KGH K517-14 (0.14ct 14mm).jpg
 

KaySD

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I found some pretty GSSP studs on Etsy (at least that us what the vendor says they are) but the price was pretty terrific so even if they are I am I am not very knowledgable to be able to tell the difference from GSSP and freshwater.

If they are dyed freshwaters they are still pretty.

they are 10mm

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Ckrickett, the color looks lovely on you. If the price was low enough, it doesn't matter if they are FW instead of GSS.
 

Frost Me

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Kay, so stunning, how large is your new Edison?

ckrickett, I need a pair like that, love!!!!!
 

KaySD

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Kay, so stunning, how large is your new Edison?

ckrickett, I need a pair like that, love!!!!!

The Edison is 14.25 x 16.2 mm. Once I bought my first 14-15 mm pearl pendant last year, I have not been able to go below 14 mm for a pendant again.
 

Oh Them Gems

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Welcome to the forum! To answer your question: the pearls are actually 18 1/8" including one side of the ball clasp. Larger pearls fit smaller on the neck, but feel so good!

Thank you!

I'm glad I asked. I've been enjoying wearing my 8.5-9mm "freshadama" "classic white rounds" at 16 inches in length. Your necklace length looks perfect for that size pearl. Good to know.
 

newberry

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Wore my blue strand from many years ago today. You can even see my son taking the picture in the reflection. IMG_0528.jpg
 
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