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Re: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

I am fair skinned (with dark hair), and Tahitian pearls look so much better on me than white akoya or freshwater pearls. For $1000, I would buy a graduated strand of Tahitians (with the largest center pearls in the 11-13 mm range), with high luster and smooth surfaces. Oval or drop shapes look larg...

by NacreLover

May 25th, 2016, 8:12 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Replies: 39

Views: 472
Re: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Just a thought. Before buying go to several jewelry stores and try on strands. Most women who buy Tahitians start out with 10mm as those are large compared to most akoya pearls grandma would have worn. Have the clerk tell you the Millimeter of the pearls, it should be on the tag or have them measure...

by NacreLover

May 24th, 2016, 2:56 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Replies: 39

Views: 472
Re: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Here they are with some metallic freshwater pearls 8.5mm

by NacreLover

May 24th, 2016, 9:14 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Replies: 39

Views: 472
Re: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Here is a comparison shot with three of her other strands to show the size of these big pearls.

Tahitians 14.9 mm
Middle strand the Edisons 16.1 mm
White south sea 12.5 mm

by NacreLover

May 24th, 2016, 9:08 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Replies: 39

Views: 472
Re: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Am I crazy for thinking about these: https://www.pearlparadise.com/p-5847-giant-114-151-mm-white-semi-baroque-freshwater-pearl-necklace.aspx Yes, This is crazy. They are Wilma Flintstone pearls and will be huge. My friend just got them and they are a perfect strand to add to a collection, but not a...

by NacreLover

May 24th, 2016, 8:52 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New to pearls...what should I get for $1000

Replies: 39

Views: 472
Re: Help Me Evaluate My Inherited Pearls

Alamana, I would look online and search for a local jewelry store in your area who has a GIA gemologist on staff or a independent jewelry store that sells a large selection of good quality pearls with a bench jeweler on staff. More than likely either one can look at your pearls and give you a free e...

by NacreLover

May 19th, 2016, 9:36 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Help Me Evaluate My Inherited Pearls

Replies: 7

Views: 388
Re: Help Me Evaluate My Inherited Pearls

That was it. Welcome to the pearl forum.

by NacreLover

May 18th, 2016, 4:12 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Help Me Evaluate My Inherited Pearls

Replies: 7

Views: 388
Re: Help Me Evaluate My Inherited Pearls

Alamana, Where in the South do you live?

by NacreLover

May 17th, 2016, 8:16 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Help Me Evaluate My Inherited Pearls

Replies: 7

Views: 388
Re: Help Me Find Pearl Earrings Please!

I agree, go to a jewelry store and try on the sizes mentioned if you can find them. Many ladies would not wear pearls that large in the beginning. Larger pearls do have a tendency to tip forward unless stabilizers are put behind the ear. Most ear nuts are not big enough for this job.

by NacreLover

May 13th, 2016, 8:06 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Help Me Find Pearl Earrings Please!

Replies: 20

Views: 426
Re: Where to buy FW Edison?

PP just had a sale on them. Sarah at Kojima pearls has them also. We saw them a few weeks ago when we where there.

by NacreLover

May 12th, 2016, 8:27 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Where to buy FW Edison?

Replies: 3

Views: 264
Re: How Are Pearls Made Naturally

Thanks for visiting the pearls forum Garett. Bweaves is right. Perhaps you should go to PearlGuide and read up. The info is there from pearl experts, those who deal in or collect these special pearls.

by NacreLover

May 9th, 2016, 7:52 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: How Are Pearls Made Naturally

Replies: 3

Views: 241
Re: Rope Pearls

I agree. Depending on the length a Tahitian rope is too heavy for most women. A 12mm rope would look very odd too.

by NacreLover

May 6th, 2016, 10:47 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Rope Pearls

Replies: 21

Views: 565
Re: Beware late night internet shopping!

A photo of that mabe strand shows up on Peggy Noonan's pinterest site. I find no photos of her wearing the Karine Sultan white glass pearls though.

by NacreLover

May 5th, 2016, 12:24 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Beware late night internet shopping!

Replies: 5

Views: 401
Re: Expectations for Freshadama pearls?

Send them back and tell them to show you photos of three strands for you to consider. Select from them. These can't be freshadama pearls.

by NacreLover

May 5th, 2016, 11:47 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Expectations for Freshadama pearls?

Replies: 21

Views: 656
Re: pearl earrings to not only wear with a wedding dress . .

I personally have purchased two pairs of eternal earrings from pearl paradise. I love these settings. Small or very large pearls work with them.

by NacreLover

May 4th, 2016, 2:53 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: pearl earrings to not only wear with a wedding dress . . .

Replies: 17

Views: 580
Re: pearl earrings to not only wear with a wedding dress . .

Stuller.com has pages of huggie and diamond hoop earrrings to choose from. Call around, most bench jewelers deal with Stuller to buy findings and gems. They have catalogs and can bring them in to try on. You can view them like I am right now on the web page. We went downtown to the Jewelry district ...

by NacreLover

May 4th, 2016, 2:44 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: pearl earrings to not only wear with a wedding dress . . .

Replies: 17

Views: 580

by NacreLover

May 4th, 2016, 10:33 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearls on Beyonce's Met Ball dress?

Replies: 1

Views: 452
Re: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Didn't know that, Either way, She does have undrilled metallic pairs at her shop and ready to buy. I don't know the price point you are willing to pay for the pearls, they are not inexpensive but fantastic. Some of the pairs are wrinkled and some are near perfectly smooth. She also has some already ...

by NacreLover

April 28th, 2016, 8:01 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Replies: 30

Views: 1206
Re: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Mochico42 , She does have many incredible colorful metallic pairs,(undrilled) we saw them yesterday. Sarah's are better quality than the pair you received from your vendor. Plus you know they are really Lake Kasumi since she goes there and selects them directly from the farmers. We had a fantastic d...

by NacreLover

April 28th, 2016, 7:45 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Replies: 30

Views: 1206
Re: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Whoo Hoo. Sarah is in and we have an a appointment to see her on 4/27 at 11 am. Can't wait. I have some half drilled Tahitians I would like to be fully drilled and a beautiful Lake Kasumi pearl I would like half drilled and set into a white gold diamond mounting.

by NacreLover

April 25th, 2016, 9:10 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Replies: 30

Views: 1206
Re: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

I too am very happy with the items Sarah has made for me. I do have a few more things I need to take over to her shop soon. 4 ranch girl is coming next week, we may swing by if Sarah is in.

by NacreLover

April 24th, 2016, 12:05 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Replies: 30

Views: 1206
Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

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by NacreLover

April 19th, 2016, 8:46 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Kojima Pearl Company Spring sale.

Replies: 30

Views: 1206
Re: Pastel Multicolor Tahitians from Pearl Paradise

Great BN. The pearls from the blog, you hit pay dirt. Congratualtions. Please bring them to the ruckus. NL

by NacreLover

April 14th, 2016, 7:57 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pastel Multicolor Tahitians from Pearl Paradise

Replies: 24

Views: 575
Re: Show Us Your Mother's Day Pearls

Not shopping for mothers day. We don't celebrate it. I'm saving up and buying something at the ruckus where I see the item in person.

by NacreLover

April 14th, 2016, 6:49 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Show Us Your Mother's Day Pearls

Replies: 129

Views: 3697
Re: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Wow! This list is getting longer every time I look. This is wonderful.

by NacreLover

April 10th, 2016, 7:04 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Replies: 21

Views: 936
Re: Pearl Paradise ruckus

WOW! All these men coming. This is great news. DH will be glad to meet new guys at the Ruckus. All the pearl talk gets a little old after 24 hours and the men not in this business have other things on their mind other than pearls... Bweaves, I am new to CA and live inland from San Francisco... We pu...

by NacreLover

April 8th, 2016, 10:14 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Replies: 21

Views: 936
Re: Pearl Paradise ruckus

I should be going, and probably with my husband too. we are moving and trying to figure out the moving packing closing schedule (still looking for property) its been nightmare BUT I do believe I will be free to go at least I just need to hear from out Real Estate attorney later this week then I wil...

by NacreLover

April 8th, 2016, 6:52 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Replies: 21

Views: 936
Re: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Booked my flights, and the hotel rooms before and after have also been reserved. Correct me if I am wrong, however, I believe it is PG Ruckus and not PP. DK :)) I do believe you are correct.... Glad to see others from this forum will be attending. We love to meet new people and see all your pearls ...

by NacreLover

April 8th, 2016, 6:32 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Replies: 21

Views: 936
Re: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Congratulations! Bweaves. DH and I are going also. I can't wait to meet you in person. Are you driving or flying in?

by NacreLover

April 7th, 2016, 3:32 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Replies: 21

Views: 936
Pearl Paradise ruckus

Is anyone going to LA to the yearly July weekend extravaganza?

by NacreLover

April 7th, 2016, 9:11 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl Paradise ruckus

Replies: 21

Views: 936