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Re: Beginner's guide to pearls--from one shopper to another

PBAC, That thread is not what it seems. Look elsewhere for information than that thread.
What are you interested in buying. We can assist you.

by NacreLover

August 27th, 2014, 1:22 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Beginner's guide to pearls--from one shopper to another

Replies: 2

Views: 843
Re: HHPMOM.... Took your advise and it worked!

Hhpmom, Why don't you post your strand, then I will post mine.

by NacreLover

August 26th, 2014, 4:27 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: HHPMOM.... Took your advise and it worked!

Replies: 11

Views: 333
Re: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

I bought loose pearls at the ruckus which Hisano was working on. They are on the way back to me hopefully today. (4 pendants) Pearl envelope is empty again for a while so I am glad this mabe fits. I have the big one to spend $$$ next.

by NacreLover

August 25th, 2014, 5:29 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371
Re: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

The prongs are under the gallery of the ring. I will have to have my jeweler adjust the top swirls.

by NacreLover

August 25th, 2014, 5:25 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371
Re: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Ok, I have two mabe rings in 14k gold with white pearls installed in them. I took my round SOC and placed it inside the back of the gallery and it fit. I took some needle nosed plyers and bent the prongs back and installed the SOC. I have had it on all day today. All I can say is WOW! Yes, I drove t...

by NacreLover

August 25th, 2014, 2:45 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371
Re: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Bsomlo, I had to search my ruckus photos for it. I took many of Pattye's pretty things. Druzydesigns did the work I think.

by NacreLover

August 24th, 2014, 11:02 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371

by NacreLover

August 24th, 2014, 10:00 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371
Re: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

One other comment. You may want to hold off on a ring. You will be so mesmerized when you look at this mabe` it may cause a car wreck if worn while driving. I was looking at mine and just a slight shift makes the whole thing change. I can just imagine what it would do if worn everyday on the hand, y...

by NacreLover

August 24th, 2014, 7:00 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371
Re: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

You will want to see it in person before planning a design, as it may be too large when you see it in person. I got two at the ruckus and only one could possibly be made into a ring.

by NacreLover

August 24th, 2014, 6:56 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Suggestions for designing an SoC mabe ring?

Replies: 28

Views: 371
HHPMOM.... Took your advise and it worked!

HHPmom, When we were at PP on Sunday we were chatting while Fly girl was trying to decide on Tahitian strands. We were talking about arrangement and the Tahitian rope you were wearing at the ruckus. You advised me to put all the random MM sized pearls into a bowl and mix them around with my fingerti...

by NacreLover

August 23rd, 2014, 1:44 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: HHPMOM.... Took your advise and it worked!

Replies: 11

Views: 333
Re: Trusted Vendors Sticky?

OK. These were not my experiences so I can't comment. One was told to me by a friend and unless she chooses to disclose it, I will not either. It did make me take note and I will not be doing business with this vendor because of their treatment towards her. Most of us on this forum choose not to sha...

by NacreLover

August 23rd, 2014, 8:32 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Trusted Vendors Sticky?

Replies: 17

Views: 389
Re: Trusted Vendors Sticky?

One comment about this thread. Many of us have purchased from one or more of these vendors. If you get what you are looking for your thoughts about them are positive. How many of you have had to return items to these vendors? I see two on the list that I have heard either won't acknowledge your retu...

by NacreLover

August 22nd, 2014, 4:53 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Trusted Vendors Sticky?

Replies: 17

Views: 389
Re: PP Tahitian pearls on sale!

Yes, 4ranchgirl. I have a photo of you with your hands in the connisours sales box of goodies.

by NacreLover

August 21st, 2014, 6:39 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: PP Tahitian pearls on sale!

Replies: 471

Views: 6722
Re: Pearl drop earrings with diamond ornamentation

Yes. That would work also. My mother left me many pairs of earrings in gemstones/14k set up like this. I never wear them. Its too expensive to have them reset.

by NacreLover

August 21st, 2014, 7:19 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl drop earrings with diamond ornamentation

Replies: 3

Views: 193
Re: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Pattye, Both of these items I've tried are great. As a restringer yourself you know great products when you see them. Are you going to offer any other products we need to try?

by NacreLover

August 21st, 2014, 6:17 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Replies: 66

Views: 1482
Re: Pearl drop earrings with diamond ornamentation

No, I haven't. Just a comment on this type of style you might not have thought about. Sometimes things look good style wise but don't look good when worn. This type of style, leaver back with heavy gem or pearl on the front of the leaver has been around for decades. This design is not balanced and t...

by NacreLover

August 21st, 2014, 5:44 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Pearl drop earrings with diamond ornamentation

Replies: 3

Views: 193
Re: PP Tahitian pearls on sale!

I've been busy and haven't been reading all the threads. I guess I better go to the beginning of this one and drool.

by NacreLover

August 20th, 2014, 10:26 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: PP Tahitian pearls on sale!

Replies: 471

Views: 6722
Re: PP Tahitian pearls on sale!

Frost Me, Love that strand. I love the color of the Tahitians, shape of the pearls too. It looks great against your skin. You scored!

by NacreLover

August 20th, 2014, 10:24 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: PP Tahitian pearls on sale!

Replies: 471

Views: 6722
Re: Graduated Lavender Metallics from PP

Beautiful strand BN. The color looks great on you. Not everyone can pull off wearing lavender. :-( Even if they love it.

by NacreLover

August 20th, 2014, 5:21 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Graduated Lavender Metallics from PP

Replies: 43

Views: 476

by NacreLover

August 19th, 2014, 5:38 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Replies: 66

Views: 1482
Re: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Pattye, I will pull out my camera and put it on Micro and post photos of the needles here today. Individually packaged as I got them from you, Open so they can see how big the hole is and the ends. Didn't know about that feature you mentioned. See you as soon as it gets light here and I get my first...

by NacreLover

August 19th, 2014, 4:32 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Replies: 66

Views: 1482
Re: Big, Big Ruckus news...maybe, fingers crossed it happens

I know, I am excited too and I was there. We were sitting in the back of the room and the two French doors were open next to us. The landscape men at the mansion next door were weed eating and blowing so I missed a lot of the talks since I couldn't hear. My buddy was not feeling well after lunch so ...

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Big, Big Ruckus news...maybe, fingers crossed it happens

Replies: 36

Views: 1048
Re: American Pearl vs blue nile vs pearl paradise

Baylorfan05, Welcome to our forum. For $1500.00 , I would buy bigger AAA pearls from Pearl Paradise and still have money for matching earrings for your wife. http://www.pearlparadise.com/p-610-7465458460-mm-white-akoya-pearl-necklace.aspx They can select them when you call for a perfect match. Altho...

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 7:11 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: American Pearl vs blue nile vs pearl paradise

Replies: 5

Views: 246
Re: Big, Big Ruckus news...maybe, fingers crossed it happens

Whoa! There we are. There are interviews and the ruckus programs to watch. The PP blog says they will be coming next week. Which now could be this week.

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 4:49 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Big, Big Ruckus news...maybe, fingers crossed it happens

Replies: 36

Views: 1048
Re: Starter White Pearl Drop Earring Advice

Great choice, You will get hooked when you see them in person.

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 5:32 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Starter White Pearl Drop Earring Advice

Replies: 21

Views: 367
Re: Tahitian Pearl: Buyer Beware TERRIBLE experience with ve

I don't think you can cancel a CC payment when you have their merchandise. Dispute, yes. Sven (Agustus) is in Bali. There is more than one reason many of us choose to do business with trusted vendors in our own country. Many of us have things on vendors shopping lists when they head out in Sept. Per...

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 5:26 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Tahitian Pearl: Buyer Beware TERRIBLE experience with vendor

Replies: 18

Views: 663
Re: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Thanks for the heads up on the needle wear, I will watch for that. I had been using collapsible needles but was having trouble with them at the end of the strands when you have to go back though the last 3-4 pearls to end. The two strands of wire were coming untwisted and get hung up on the BS insid...

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 3:28 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Replies: 66

Views: 1482
Re: Looking for pearl necklace vendor recommendations

My understanding after having been there is that American Pearl sends in strands that only meet the minimum standards for Hanadama certification, but don't exceed them, and based on their website information, PP only sends in their highest quality strands for certification. But PP clearly identifie...

by NacreLover

August 18th, 2014, 3:13 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Looking for pearl necklace vendor recommendations

Replies: 17

Views: 369
Re: Where do you look for clasps and other findings?

HHPmom. He didn't make the pendants. He made the diamond by the yard chain for my Cherry Pendant Hisano made and the custom bale for the pendant Hisano made. Right now he's modifying it for a specific two tone rope chain I will wear it on. I really like all the services they are able to offer.

by NacreLover

August 17th, 2014, 5:34 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Where do you look for clasps and other findings?

Replies: 16

Views: 292
Re: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Great work Hhpmom. I have been loving Olive with my Tahitians. Single color greens and multi color strands. I bought wine to use with the cherry Tahitians but olive loved them too. At the ruckus I picked up my next order of beaders secret and Pattye had some sample colors so I am testing Oak and Fog...

by NacreLover

August 17th, 2014, 5:07 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Thrilled with new restringing products from Pattye

Replies: 66

Views: 1482