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2021 Pearl wishlist?

SparklieBug

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Before I put up my sticky notes to not buy pearls I asked myself "what is the last pearl necklace you need to complete your collection? The absolute last one that will keep you content in not buying pearls for at least a whole year?"

:lol-2: From someone who banned herself from another pearl forum last year (due to too many rogue purchases), and is about to ban herself from this forum... I do not believe there is a “last pearl necklace” to keep one content for X time. :eek2::mrgreen2:
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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:lol-2: From someone who banned herself from another pearl forum last year (due to too many rogue purchases), and is about to ban herself from this forum... I do not believe there is a “last pearl necklace” to keep one content for X time. :eek2::mrgreen2:

Yep! I think I might be joining you soon. :) Seeing everyone's beautiful pearls is just too tempting.
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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Umm - can I add one more thing to my list?

I think this is the most beautiful bracelet I have ever seen. Okay, maybe I am being dramatic...but WOW I am smitten with this Kamoka piece....please no one buy it in case I find a spare 1k :lol: :wall:

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That gold flower clasp though! I love how feminine and beautiful this piece is. The lack of symmetry is especially appealing because every pearl stands apart.
 

Cerulean

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Exactly! Ugh I may be lusting for a bit longer - it’s also 7.5inches, and I suspect I need 8 but am not sure how bracelet sizing works!

That gold flower clasp though! I love how feminine and beautiful this piece is. The lack of symmetry is especially appealing because every pearl stands apart.


I love the contrasts and every pearl being a little different. Almost like a charm bracelet but with pearls!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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He's still pretty cute, huh?
He lives in Hanalei, Kauai.
I drooled on all the pearl cases in the jewelry shops when I was there.

I read the 007 books when i was a young teenager before i saw my first movie
Sean was an old man in my eyes and Moore wasn't my cup of tea
Timothy Dalton was just no !

So Pierce was the first actor that looked true to the books to me

He still looks great eye candy
I couldn't beleave it when i saw this picture
 

Pinkmartini87

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Close! It’s actually akoya for the first 10 from the clasp on either side. So the necklace is 19
Tahitians and 20 akoya with the akoyas being a range of white to nature gray!

I really love this ombré strand! Gorgeous but not too flashy. a perfectly balanced timeless and classic piece.

Hoping it’s a lot more budget friendly than the one at Mikimoto’s.
 

MakingTheGrade

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I really love this ombré strand! Gorgeous but not too flashy. a perfectly balanced timeless and classic piece.

Hoping it’s a lot more budget friendly than the one at Mikimoto’s.

Thanks! I’m quite excited about it. Haha and yes it is a lot more budget friendly despite utilizing some top tier pearls. Apparently top grade akoya in 10mm sizes are rare to come by currently due to recent mass oyster deaths in Japan. :(
 

Pinkmartini87

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Thanks! I’m quite excited about it. Haha and yes it is a lot more budget friendly despite utilizing some top tier pearls. Apparently top grade akoya in 10mm sizes are rare to come by currently due to recent mass oyster deaths in Japan. :(

Hope you get it and enjoy it for many years to come!

Poor oysters!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Ombré update, I didn’t quite like either of the 2 prior options but I think we have a winner here. Top/gem grade 10+mm akoya that graduate to 11.6mm Tahitians. Want to guess where the Tahitians end and akoya start?

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This is so beautiful
I think this is the way i would like to wear Tahitians
How did i miss your post ? :mrgreen2:
 

MakingTheGrade

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This is so beautiful
I think this is the way i would like to wear Tahitians
How did i miss your post ? :mrgreen2:

Thanks! Yeah I’ve come to realize I don’t think I’d ever wear a “typical” strand of pearls of one color. Right now the closest to that that I wear is my baby akoya choker.

But then I saw a pic of the ombré mikimoto and got obsessed. The one I liked most was the “Avenir” but it is both not longer in production and way out of my budget.

I think the one the vendor put together is pretty close though!

Here’s the miki inspiration
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Daisys and Diamonds

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Thanks! Yeah I’ve come to realize I don’t think I’d ever wear a “typical” strand of pearls of one color. Right now the closest to that that I wear is my baby akoya choker.

But then I saw a pic of the ombré mikimoto and got obsessed. The one I liked most was the “Avenir” but it is both not longer in production and way out of my budget.

I think the one the vendor put together is pretty close though!

Here’s the miki inspiration
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I think i have that one already saved in my phone just to look at :kiss2:
I also love this one ....
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MMtwo

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@Daisys and Diamonds - I sent your pearls!

I know you will pay it forward but I honestly think you pay it forward every day on this forum. I know so many of us have been treated to your posts in which you compliment our pearls or jewelry and make us feel special. That type of positive energy is so beautiful and we are so lucky on PS to have you.

Never change. :)

Lisa, I love this so much. Daisy will look amazing in them! She is one of my most favorite special people on PS!
 

Rhd3

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I’m excited to see the ombré necklace. It looks beautiful! I have one on my ultimate wish list along with a rainbow rope and Tahitian harvest strand. This year I’d like to get Sea of Cortez dangle earrings that work with my blue baroque Akoya necklace. I don’t have any earrings that I love with it right now. I’m considering having front/back studs made. I have a faux pair I’ve been wearing but think I’d like something more petite (6 mm/12 mm range).

My biggest goal is to learn to string. I have one necklace in desperate need and a few I’d like to rework. I‘m toying with the idea of making a Y necklace and earrings with some peachy/pink metallic pearls I bought but I may settle on something else.
 

yssie

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@Rhd3 I love the look of a long harvest strand :love: Especially the ones with tons of variance in pearl shape and pearl size and pearl colour...
Glorious!! :cool2:

How long do you want yours to be, do you think?
 

Rhd3

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@yssie I waffle between 16 inches and 36 inches. I love love love the look of the longer strands but I think I might get more use out of a choker length. The strands with more variance are a feast for the eyes! I plan on going that route when the day comes.

@MMtwo I love Kamoka everything. Lol. They do have some of the most beautiful harvest strands.
 
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