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Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

ckrickett

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I always try and get myself a Christmas gift, and this year was no exception (last years was my BBA strand)

I wanted an edison pendant, and Hisano has been helping me out. Its a simple little pendant I will wear on a long gold chain. She sent me some pictures of the ones with nice intense colors.

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glamour lighting
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natural lighting

At first I was drawn to Number one, that pearl is EXTREMELY special. But I thought it would be more suited to a ring, rather then a pendant (my own opinion) so I decided to go with something more dumpling shaped (I believe its still available, Id love a PSer to get it, its gorgeous! I just don't wear pearl rings and it would be a waste just sitting in my safe)

I was originally drawn to numbers 5 and 6 but after seeing natural light I really loved number 2. I also fell in love with 2's plump little bottom!

So I am getting him with the woven setting in YG. (pictured is WG)
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I put off my Christmas gift until now because I have been so busy with work!
I just ordered him so it maybe awhile until I get him, no matter! Something to look forward too!
 

ennui

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Excellent choice! I think #2 is the perfect pendant pearl. :appl:
 

Frost Me

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Hi Ckrickett, no.2 was my pick for you, love it! I love the finding too!
 

D2B

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Looks really good - it will be fantastic in a long pendant.

Please post the pictures when it is complete.

:wavey:
 

D2B

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Can you please let us know the mm size??? As per my previous thread I am also on the hunt for a large pearl ( edison seems like the best choice) for a pendant on a long chain.

good luck - can't wait to see it - the pearl is stunning
 

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Love this...I also love #6...but really any of these are wonderful options. I also love that mounting...I've used it for several fat bottomed drop Tahitians. It really looks great on a chain.
 

ckrickett

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D2B|1454227274|3984536 said:
Can you please let us know the mm size??? As per my previous thread I am also on the hunt for a large pearl ( edison seems like the best choice) for a pendant on a long chain.

good luck - can't wait to see it - the pearl is stunning
this particular pearl is around 15-16mm the others are around 14-15mm
 

ckrickett

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Pirard|1454264293|3984690 said:
Love this...I also love #6...but really any of these are wonderful options. I also love that mounting...I've used it for several fat bottomed drop Tahitians. It really looks great on a chain.
I was really torn between 2 and 6. I really loved the colors of 6 (like a rainbow) but I loved the peachy colors of 2 and 2s fat little shape.
 

yingh

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You cannot go wrong with any of them, all so lovely!

Promise you will share the pendant when completed!
 

ckrickett

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Just got a glamour shot! I should get it by the end of the week. I love it! :love: :love: :love:

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D2B

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Cant wait to see the real life shot for colour and perspective - it really looks fantastic - the gold looks great
 

Tucs

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Gorgeous, ckrickett! Happy belated Christmas to you!
 

ckrickett

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I got it, and its so pretty! Here are a few pics!

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baby nurse

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Ckrickett, your new pendant turned out beautifully! I especially love the shape and luster on it, just awesome :love:
 

Tucs

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Very nice, and I love that bail on it, simple yet bold.
 

D2B

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Ohh my - so beautiful - love the colours :love:
How was the colour of the pearl described? curious to see how PP describes it and how it looks iykwim in photos.
It is stunning.
 

ckrickett

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D2B|1455706456|3991992 said:
Ohh my - so beautiful - love the colours :love:
How was the colour of the pearl described? curious to see how PP describes it and how it looks iykwim in photos.
It is stunning.
Eep, just saw this, sorry it took so long to respond.

When I contacted PP about the pendant all I asked for was larger then 14MM and intense interesting colors and great luster. Those are the ones Hisano pulled out.
 

Frost Me

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I love this pearl and the yellow finding, how long is the chain you wearing with the black shirt in this thread?
 

Siameseroo

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Beautiful pearl and I love that pendant setting! It looks so much nicer in your photos compared to the stock photos.
 

ckrickett

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Frost Me|1458012720|4005441 said:
I love this pearl and the yellow finding, how long is the chain you wearing with the black shirt in this thread?
its 26 inches I believe, but I want to get a 30 or 36 inch one for it.
I really like LONG pendants!
 

Frost Me

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ckrickett|1458055117|4005622 said:
Frost Me|1458012720|4005441 said:
I love this pearl and the yellow finding, how long is the chain you wearing with the black shirt in this thread?
its 26 inches I believe, but I want to get a 30 or 36 inch one for it.
I really like LONG pendants!
Thanks for responding ckrickett I love 36" too!
 

cmd2014

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So inquiring minds want to know: where do you find super long chains? The longest I have seen at jewelry stores here is 22 inches.
 

BWeaves

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My only concern with the really long pendants, is when I sit down at a table, I bend over slightly and they swing forward and the pendant bangs into the table.
 

ckrickett

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cmd2014|1458097313|4005956 said:
So inquiring minds want to know: where do you find super long chains? The longest I have seen at jewelry stores here is 22 inches.
If you want really cheap ones I find them on amazon. Other times I make them myself or have my jeweler whip one up.
 

ckrickett

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BWeaves|1458134025|4006078 said:
My only concern with the really long pendants, is when I sit down at a table, I bend over slightly and they swing forward and the pendant bangs into the table.
I used to have this problem, but I wear pendants so frequently I trained myself to hold them against me while I sit, although sometimes I do forget
 

katbran

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I love it ! I love a long chain with a big pearl ! But I hear you with the comments on the drawbacks. But when you are used to it you do make allowances for the length. And...when I walk in the house...all long necklaces come OFF straight away. That way I won't forget and snap them on a drawer handle! Well done...looks fabulous!!
 

cmd2014

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I recently snapped a long multi-chain necklace by snagging it on a knob on my desk (center keyboard drawer has a knob....grrrrr!), so I think if I go this route I will need to look for an inexpensive one just in case. My multi strand was a Christmas gift and I did it the first time I wore it. So unhappy with myself! (I ended up buying a replacement and don't wear it to work anymore).
 

Frost Me

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I thought I would first purchase a non 14Kt chain to see if I would liked wearing a big pearl long, and I do. I found for 24" cable chain Sterling Silver but it's yellow gold in color , not sure if it has a vermeil overlay on it or not. It's by KARIZIA made in Italy, at TJMaxx. A 30" or 36" I haven't found yet. I feel sterling would be strong. I never get comments on my Tahitian drop strand, EVER. Recently I have received many comments on the round blue Tahitian on the long chain. :think:
 
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