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jeg

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What a thoughtful treat for your cousin’s daughter, Cathy. That necklace would be such a fantastic memory, and knowing you, the thought that went into each charm and how to hide it would’ve been over the top.:giggle: I grew up with all these charms being readily available. I have a bracelet my parents started for me when I was around 5-6, then a bracelet from all my adult travels, and then a couple that are all Hawaiian Island charms. It’s not easy to find these charms anymore as the Pandora style has taken over the market.

BWeaves, it’s a very cool pendant, but it would be a stretch for me to call any shark “cute”, I have a healthy fear of them. I unintentionally snorkeled right over one on the Big Island one year and was freaked when I realized what it was.

I asked about some of the natural white baroque Akoya strands on the Takahashi IG page not too long ago. I was shown some at different price points and went with this 9-9.5mm strand. Although considered baroque, it is just a little off round, and has not been processed in any way- no pinking, or even bleaching- all natural color. I’m wearing it with my natural white Akoya studs I purchased from Takahashi during the summer (also not processed), and a keshi bracelet I made.
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SurfnSci

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@jeg Those Takahashi akoyas are breathtaking! Your blue akoya strand is also just amazing. I also need a net pendant after seeing your and Eolians' gorgeous looks last week :) I also love your coral and turquoise necklaces - they go perfectly with your little h earrings!

@eolian pearls Love your Robert Wan keshi and the lovely other paired bracelets! Such a dainty, pretty look.

@BWeaves That is a very cool pendant, and the size is unreal. No PSS with that! Perfect for celebrating your refirement!

Purple/pink SoC ring worn for luck during my exam yesterday (I hope it helped, haha!)

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jeg

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Yes, you do need a net pendant, SurfnSci! You need a reward after all your exams. The color of your SOC is spectacular! Wow, I’ve seen a lot of really pretty ones and that is right up there! :love:
 

jeg

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I can’t even tell you how many times Shark Week was on during my Hawaii trips. Although I’ve seen more sharks on my trips to Florida than Hawaii.

I took this pic earlier in November when the leaves were still on the trees and just never got around to posting it. I thought of it with your new carved pearl, BWeaves. A carved Tahitian pearl on a keshi strand, and a Tahitian keshi and Tahitian pearl strand, both from Kojima. Bracelet of J. Hunter Fiji pearls from PP Ruckus.
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BWeaves

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Oh wow, that's a cool carved pearl, JEG. I think I remember that carved pearl, or one like it. As usual, I probably dithered too long and it was gone. All those strands are gorgeous.
 

jeg

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What was supposed to be a trace of snow earlier this week ended up being a bit of a dumping of heavy wet snow with flurries continuing to cover the ground. I’ve been out on foot not wanting to take my car out, especially in the early morning ice.

Wearing a very special prototype strand of high luster golden SS’s from the PP “golden” Ruckus. The studs are natural white Akoya from Takahashi Pearl.
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Marianne

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What was supposed to be a trace of snow earlier this week ended up being a bit of a dumping of heavy wet snow with flurries continuing to cover the ground. I’ve been out on foot not wanting to take my car out, especially in the early morning ice.

Wearing a very special prototype strand of high luster golden SS’s from the PP “golden” Ruckus. The studs are natural white Akoya from Takahashi Pearl.
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jeg

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I remember when you got that gorgeous strand, jeg.
Haha because I was so ecstatic?!:wink1: I feel so lucky to have it… all the lustrous colors of golden SS produced at the farm. Thank you, Marianne!

Wearing SS Tokki earrings from Kojima. I found the pair of Tokki pearls in Sarah’s workroom and asked to have them set on the fruiting hooks. Really love this pair, they keep SS from being too serious. Worn with a strand of Paspaley SS pearls from Cees.
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BWeaves

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Gorgeous, everyone.

My shark pearl arrived. It's really lovely. Honestly, you can't tell there's a shark on it unless you hold it in your hand and have it pointed out to you. The rest of the carving is a swirling tattoo pattern. Very pretty. The pearl is quite large.

Unfortunately, the lighting is terrible today and I can't seem to get a good photo of it.
 
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jeg

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Lilpearl, I have been wondering if your sparklies would be making an appearance during the holidays.:arms: You have such a glamorous collection- gorgeous!

Looking forward to seeing your new pearl, BWeaves. And glad you like it!

A strand of Rikitea Tahitians from Cees, a Tahitian ring from a Hong Kong show, and a keshi chain I made.
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MotherOfPearlTrumpet

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Oh @jeg thank you! Your pearls and stylings are always such a treat and inspiration for me, I am happy to inspire you back ;-) That new akoya keshi chain is so cute! And I know exactly how dainty it must be to be able to pass through the net pendant hole!

@MotherOfPearlTrumpet I think you will be so happy with Takahashi net possibilities and their very reasonable pricing! I too dreamed of Paspaley net necklace and it seemed an impossible dream and then I found out about Takahashi... They don‘t have a website, you need to contact them on Instagram “Takahashi pearl official“ account, all the communication happens on IG. Yy is the name of their lovely IG sales contact, she is very helpful and always happy to provide more information and pictures!

And since we are talking about the Takahashi nets, here’s picture of mine with a 12mm green T from OceanRhyme. Happy weekend everyone! View attachment 462793
Stunning!!! Love it.
 

Lilpearl

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Thank you Jeg! You’re so sweet and your pearls are always stunning!!😊

BWeaves, I’m dying to see your shark pearl!!
 

TEC

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That strand of Rikitea Tahitians is absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing!
 

BWeaves

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Stunning pearls JEG and Lilpearl.

I'm wearing my little h pendant and tin-cup today. Photo is a bit overexposed.

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And here's Sharky!


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You wouldn't know he was on there if I didn't point him out.

I actually like the back side of the pearl even more. It has a swirling tattoo design. And the bail is reversible, so I could wear either side to the front.

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Even the bottom of the pearl has a nice carving, but it was hard to get a photo of that part. In real life, the carvings are very fine and delicate looking. They look chunky in the photos because they're so blown up.

The photos do not do the pearl justice. It has an incredible "mother of pearl" shifting colors thing going on. The nacre is very thick and you can kinda see INTO the nacre, if you know what I mean.

I also bought an Argentium silver chain from Kamoka go with it, although the bail does fit on my stiff cable necklaces, too. I wasn't sure it would so I bought the chain just in case. It's a really nice chain, so it'll get used either way.
 
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jeg

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Thank you, Lilpearl, TEC, and BWeaves! Welcome to the forum TEC! BWeaves, the shark really does blend into the carvings, and so great that it can be worn in either direction.

Very early all nacre freshwater pearls. (as far as the evolution towards round) Before they were called “exotics” or “metallics”, they were called “fancy colors”. I need to restring these, but that’s for another day.
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