I reduced the exposure just a little to see if it helped me see the knots better. It's a toss-up between Ivory and Shell for me, but I'm still concerned that Shell may seem too pink against skin, pinker than the pearls.
Pattye, you are the one seeing them in person. Try laying the mini strands one at a time over your forearm and seeing how they look against skin.
They were from a pearl seller who was able to look around and find them for this project! Truthfully I, myself, do not know exactly where they came from, just that it took about 10 months to find them, and they were purchased in Kobe, Japan.
There are 50 pearls, with the final length 18.75 inches.
These Akoya have natural high luster, just the customary treatment with pinking, no coating or artificial finish.
The Orbit is a great clasp choice imo; wearing it on the side the strand becomes a bit more casual. Worn with the clasp center front would allow a pendant to be added. We decided to knot with SHELL.
Pearl Dreams, always a pleasure to see your glowing pearls!
Thank you so much, Andrew, for sharing this extraordinary strand! And for following along, Pearl Dreams, Parrot Lady, Marianne, Charlotta, Paraltja, Katbran, Multichrome, Lilpearl, Loopysheep, Jgg, Cricket bug, La Corsetiere, 86 Corvette Girl, Gemandpearlover, BWeaves, lary 007, Lisa c, MSC, Octavia's Mom, SydK, Orient, Red, Seoulite, Happy Huku and Jesskat (+ anyone else I missed)!