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stracci2000

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And you sure don’t seem to be having any difficulty at all photographing them

Actually, I did!
As my husband the photographer tells me, The object being photographed (a luminous sphere) is 3 dimensional. It has length, width and depth. The human eye can perceive all three.
But the camera can only see 2 dimensions, length and width.
So the pearl will never look in a photo as it does to the human eye.

And my bad cell phone camera isn't helping matters!
 
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After seeing your thread on your new hanadama studs I couldn't help myself & bought a pair of 7.5-8.00mm Hanadama pearl studs in the pink over tone from Pearl Source.I just hope I love them as much as you love yours. I have lots of pearl studs including Akoya's which leave me cold.I am looking for that mirror lustre which is lacking in my Akoya studs I will share pics when they arrive
 

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After seeing your thread on your new hanadama studs I couldn't help myself & bought a pair of 7.5-8.00mm Hanadama pearl studs in the pink over tone from Pearl Source.I just hope I love them as much as you love yours. I have lots of pearl studs including Akoya's which leave me cold.I am looking for that mirror lustre which is lacking in my Akoya studs I will share pics when they arrive

Ohh wow! Really? That's great! They will look so good with your beautiful hair!
I really hope you like them! Did you take advantage of the discount?
 

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Ohh wow! Really? That's great! They will look so good with your beautiful hair!
I really hope you like them! Did you take advantage of the discount?

I didn't see the discount so no, sadly I missed out on it
 

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I didn't see the discount so no, sadly I missed out on it

I guess because I signed up to their email list a few weeks ago, I was notified of a discount.
But still, having researched prices, Pearl Source prices are better than most other vendors!
 

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I picked up the 7-7.5 Hanadama. I was going to match a vintage akoya graduated strand. I took a gamble with the Ivory overtone and it came in just right. I cannot get over how lovely the pearls are. The match is pretty close.


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I picked up the 7-7.5 Hanadama. I was going to match a vintage akoya graduated strand. I took a gamble with the Ivory overtone and it came in just right. I cannot get over how lovely the pearls are. The match is pretty close.


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Yay! I'm so glad you like them! They are gorgeous!
We need ear shots ........please?
 

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Sure...here you go :) Although it is ivory, it "reads" white.

Fabulous!! I'm so glad you like them.
They are gorgeous on you!
 

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Fabulous!! I'm so glad you like them.
They are gorgeous on you!

Oh no, thank you! you let us know about the sale and showed us how lovely they are. These are my first Hanadama earrings. Thank YOU!
 

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Oh no, thank you! you let us know about the sale and showed us how lovely they are. These are my first Hanadama earrings. Thank YOU!

They were my first Hanadamas, too. Of course, I have numerous pairs of pearl studs of all kinds(as I'm sure you do, too), but these are the best. I researched for weeks before making this purchase, and The Pearl Source has the best prices, even without the 20% discount.
 

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They were my first Hanadamas, too. Of course, I have numerous pairs of pearl studs of all kinds(as I'm sure you do, too), but these are the best. I researched for weeks before making this purchase, and The Pearl Source has the best prices, even without the 20% discount.

These are the best quality Akoya I have by far. I could tell the difference beside the vintage Akoya necklace in that picture.

Hubby just asked what I wanted for Christmas, He picked up the caged pearl pendant in yellow gold with the upgraded Akoya. That gives another option for a set. These prices are amazing. I do wonder if the gold cage will damage the Akoya.

 

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These are the best quality Akoya I have by far. I could tell the difference beside the vintage Akoya necklace in that picture.

Hubby just asked what I wanted for Christmas, He picked up the caged pearl pendant in yellow gold with the upgraded Akoya. That gives another option for a set. These prices are amazing. I do wonder if the gold cage will damage the Akoya.


So pretty!
I looked at that necklace the other day. It's a good way to use an undrilled pearl. As you may know, I do silversmithing as a hobby, and I may try to do a cage thing with one of the loose pearls that are rolling around on my workbench!
 

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So pretty!
I looked at that necklace the other day. It's a good way to use an undrilled pearl. As you may know, I do silversmithing as a hobby, and I may try to do a cage thing with one of the loose pearls that are rolling around on my workbench!

What a cool thing to be able to do. Sounds like a great project! I would love to see a thread on it when you're done. That's a dream hobby...making jewelry :). I did take a jewelry making class in high school. We used the lost wax method. It was so much fun.
 

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What a cool thing to be able to do. Sounds like a great project! I would love to see a thread on it when you're done. That's a dream hobby...making jewelry :). I did take a jewelry making class in high school. We used the lost wax method. It was so much fun.

I will start a thread if I do it. It might end up looking like one of those horrible Wish Pearl cages!!!o_O
 

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You never know until you try. It might be a fun challenge!

Looking at this pendant again, I don't think it is loose in there.
It looks like this may be a fully drilled pearl. There looks to be a top portion with the bail attached, and a bottom portion that is separate.
I wish I could see all angles, to get a better understanding of how it is assembled.
 

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Looking at this pendant again, I don't think it is loose in there.
It looks like this may be a fully drilled pearl. There looks to be a top portion with the bail attached, and a bottom portion that is separate.
I wish I could see all angles, to get a better understanding of how it is assembled.

I'll post pics for you when it arrives. That would be good...not rattling around.
 

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IMG_3227.JPG IMG_3228.JPG IMG_3224.JPG Here are my Hanadama pearls.They are lovely & I'm really pleased with my choice of the rose overtone.Next purchase will be the matching necklace
 

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IMG_3227.JPG IMG_3228.JPG IMG_3224.JPG Here are my Hanadama pearls.They are lovely & I'm really pleased with my choice of the rose overtone.Next purchase will be the matching necklace

They are beautiful! :kiss2: I was wondering if you got them yet.
I'm glad you like them!
I'm really bitten by the pearl bug right now. Last night I ordered Tahitian studs from The Pearl Source.
 
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