- Sep 10, 2011
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Ooh! Lucky things!NacreLover|1461597044|4023352 said: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.
NacreLover, that pair that I bought and posted photos of is a pair of Japanese kasumi from Sarah at Kojima Pearl. It was a ready-to-ship item that was included in her Mother's Day sale. I think I might ask her to look for a custom pair for me.NacreLover|1461851130|4024573 said: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 day a Kojima and I took many photos of the pearls and also a video of Sarah making beading needles out of lamp wire. We also saw something we had NEVER seen before anywhere, a Giant Clam pearl necklace! Yes, I have photos of Wilma wearing it. If you would like to read the write up and see the video (45 seconds) of Sarah making needles go to the other forum. We are not allowed to post this or the photos here.
Thanks so much for the tip. I'll ask Sarah about the ready-made earrings that you mentioned. She has very kindly agreed to refund me including the shipping charges (which I didn't expect). I paid $300+ for the pair that I am getting a refund for, so I'm hoping to spend somewhere in the $350-$500 range but could be flexible if the right pair of earrings come up. I'm looking for ones with more ripple/wrinkle but with strong and even luster all the way around the pearl.NacreLover|1461852118|4024586 said: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 made into earrings hanging in her cases. Too bad this forum does not have a PM function. Do you have an account at the other forum?
The differences are a bit hard to capture in pictures as they are subtle. My drops are slightly higher luster (they are crazy metallic) and have stronger body colour and overtones. They are also perfectly clean. The studs have gorgeous but slightly less colour and luster, but are still strongly green with intense peacock overtones. They also have a few blemishes that are visible only on close inspection. I would say that the studs are very comparable to my AA+ to AAA strands, while I suspect my drops might be considered gem quality on the PP rating scale. I would highly recommend the studs though, especially at the price point Sarah is offering them at.Tucs|1461987358|4025402 said:Lovely, CMD! How do they compare to your Tahitian drops?