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Meet Marjorie, or, Why has PreRaphaelite been so obsessed with pearls lately?

PreRaphaelite

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Named for Marjorie Merriweather Post, whose estate was nearby to my childhood home and is now a museum (https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/museum).

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GIA is closed, so there’s no point in unmounting her for a deep clean yet. OH BUMMER guess I’ll just have to wear her! Poor me! (Not.) The only details I can offer with certainty are that she’s 6.5mm by 6.4mm and the pearls are gorgeous! She is clear as day, no inclusions visible even under 60x, although one tiny edge has what looks to be a repolish (maybe she had a chip?) and is smooth, whereas the rest of the girdle is frosted. In terms of color, she is comparable to Edwina, who was graded as an L, from GIA. I love how how her flashes of light are so feminine!
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I don’t currently have a pearl strand to attach to her, nor any stone torsade, but for now she’s affixed to my great-grandmother’s watch chain.
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They are probably within a decade of each other for date of fabrication anyway! In the future maybe I’ll find some polished pink tourmaline or nephrite beads for her.
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elizat

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Gorgeous!

And I adore Hillwood House. It's beautiful there. I have a book on her jewelry coming my way actually!
 

Begonia

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My goodness! It’s astonishingly beautiful! Can you pan out a bit and show a further shot?

Be careful with soaking? Wouldn’t want the pearls to come off.
 

PreRaphaelite

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Sister, you need a great pearl strand--ASAP!
I need something, that’s for sure! But I haven’t found anything that works well for her. I was thinking maybe a small-diameter double strand of seed pearls.... well, or a double strand of small anything really. Jadeite-ish green frosted Glass, imitation coral, or moonstone beads? 5mm or so? Real opal is not a possibility, sadly. Can I have your thoughts on this, please? Thanks!


 
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Queenie60

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Such a beautiful find. Where do you find these treasures? Cant wait to see what you attach her to. Wow!!!
 

lissyflo

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Oh wow - beautiful and unusual! Love the profile view,

I also love your grandmother’s guard chain. I’m on the hunt for one with similar style links, so I’m very jealous you have one with family history attached!
 

missy

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@PreRaphaelite I am a patient woman. Truly I am. So I ask in the nicest possible way....can we please have more photos of this amazing beauty? Ohhhh emmmm geeeeeee. What a yummy piece she is. I love you Marjorie. :love:
 

PreRaphaelite

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@PreRaphaelite I am a patient woman. Truly I am. So I ask in the nicest possible way....can we please have more photos of this amazing beauty? Ohhhh emmmm geeeeeee. What a yummy piece she is. I love you Marjorie. :love:
Haha missy - thanks so much for you unceasing support of everyone on this forum! I’ll upload more pics as soon as I can today
xo
 

YadaYadaYada

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Whaaa? "I'm not even a big fan of pearls"
Steph, once you place a gorgeous strand of akoyas around your neck, you will never say that again!
Sorry friend if I have extra dough it's diamonds every time!

Although if you have an extra strand lying around you want to send me, I'll gladly try them out!
 
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