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yssie

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I'm late in getting pictures, but wanted to share my perfect akoya studs from @molinePDG . Andrew, thank you for being a pleasure to work with, finding me beautiful earrings, and teaching me about pearls in the process!

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Tiny earlobes!
Gorgeous eyelashes!
Really stunning and nicely-matched pearls!! And perfectly sized for said earlobes!
Everything about these photos is making me covetous!
 

CircularBrilliant

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Tiny earlobes!
Gorgeous eyelashes!
Really stunning and nicely-matched pearls!! And perfectly sized for said earlobes!
Everything about these photos is making me covetous!

Thank you, @yssie ! I've been reading your pearl posts for a while, and they were a big part of what got me interested in pearls and motivated to reach out to Andrew for help finding a pair of studs :)

The lashes are Lashify -- I am obsessed with the company's products, and doing my lashes is the one primping I still indulge in even though I'm mostly at home now. It's so quick and easy, and makes me feel put together even if I can't be bothered with makeup or putting on grown-up clothes.
 

Cerulean

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

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MakingTheGrade

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

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These look just like the pearls I recently got! They look gorgeous on you. And I totally agree on how beautiful a little imperfection is. I love the colors on them
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

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IMG-3102 (1).jpg annawillwedding-42 (1).jpg

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I think you just showed us some of the happiest photos from all of 2020
 

CircularBrilliant

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

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IMG-3102 (1).jpg annawillwedding-42 (1).jpg

annawillwedding-56.jpg

You look beautiful! I love your dress.
 

MMtwo

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

IMG-3106.jpg



IMG-3102 (1).jpg annawillwedding-42 (1).jpg

annawillwedding-56.jpg

You look beautiful. The pearls are lovely, but you look really radiant. A recent thread had another beautiful, happy bride and I cannot tell you how much happy brides warm the soul in these dark days. Thank you so much for sharing the photos. I do love baroque Akoya pearls too. The earrings have nice, substantial findings.
 

strawrose

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

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IMG-3102 (1).jpg annawillwedding-42 (1).jpg

annawillwedding-56.jpg

Congratulations! You’re so pretty!
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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Well - these don't count as X-mas - but I did buy them in 2020 and wore them over the holidays!

I got my first (and only) pair of baroque Akoyas for my wedding day and matching pendant (which was. freebie) - a light silver with lots of rainbow-y colors - I wanted something a bit "imperfect", since we did after all, a have an imperfect, but beautiful wedding in midst of a pandemic!

IMG-3106.jpg



IMG-3102 (1).jpg annawillwedding-42 (1).jpg

annawillwedding-56.jpg

You look stunning with your pearls on your wedding day. Just gorgeous!
 

Cerulean

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Oh seriously - you guys @MakingTheGrade @Daisys and Diamonds @CircularBrilliant @MMtwo @Lisa Loves Shiny @bling_dream19 are SO sweet! Thank you for your kind words, they seriously warmed my heart - we were so happy to have something to cherish in this strange and difficult year. It was a blessing and many people in the town pitched in to help <3 it wasn't the wedding we planned originally but we had the best day - it even started pouring rain, and with everything else that had "gone wrong" on paper we just rolled with it and had a blast

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And now I have those special pearls to remember it by!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Oh seriously - you guys @MakingTheGrade @Daisys and Diamonds @CircularBrilliant @MMtwo @Lisa Loves Shiny @bling_dream19 are SO sweet! Thank you for your kind words, they seriously warmed my heart - we were so happy to have something to cherish in this strange and difficult year. It was a blessing and many people in the town pitched in to help <3 it wasn't the wedding we planned originally but we had the best day

And now I have those special pearls to remember it by!

Many many happy years from now you will have the best wedding stories to tell

You and Princess Beatrice need to do lunch in 50 years time =)2
 

Snowdrop13

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Well, after 35 days in transit my Pearl Paradise Hanadama studs have finally made it home! I’m very pleased with them, the lustre is great and I can see reflections on the surface. They are a bit more “pink” than I had expected, but they look lovely on the ear. Very difficult to photograph with my iPhone but here’s a pic anyway,

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lissyflo

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Well, after 35 days in transit my Pearl Paradise Hanadama studs have finally made it home! I’m very pleased with them, the lustre is great and I can see reflections on the surface. They are a bit more “pink” than I had expected, but they look lovely on the ear. Very difficult to photograph with my iPhone but here’s a pic anyway,

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They look lovely! Was that shipping time to the U.K. using FedEx or did they ship USPS/ParcelForce? That’s a painful wait whichever way!
 

Snowdrop13

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They look lovely! Was that shipping time to the U.K. using FedEx or did they ship USPS/ParcelForce? That’s a painful wait whichever way!

Thank you, @lissyflo! PP do 2 different international post services, I picked the cheapest as it was essentially free with my Pearl points. That one is via USPS and says it should take 2-3 weeks. The sticking point was in the U.K., they spent about a week in customs then it took ages for Royal Mail to tell me about the customs charge. Anyway, they got here!
 

yssie

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35 days.
OMG.
@Snowdrop13 you’re a saint. I’d have been climbing the walls.
I’m so glad they were worth the wait and that you’re enjoying them!!
They look lovely in that pic - very nicely matched in overtone colour and strength!
We’re going to need many more photos... ::)
 

Snowdrop13

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35 days.
OMG.
@Snowdrop13 you’re a saint. I’d have been climbing the walls.
I’m so glad they were worth the wait and that you’re enjoying them!!
They look lovely in that pic - very nicely matched in overtone colour and strength!
We’re going to need many more photos... ::)
Thank you, @yssie, sadly it’s one of the hazards of buying from overseas and being too penny pinching to pay for FedEx :lol:. Might try to get some earshots later but pearls are so hard to photograph!
 

dk168

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There isn't a thread for 2021 purchases, hence I am posting this in here, my 14-15mm carved Tahitian slider pendant from Wen Pearls arrived today, and I like it:

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Neck shot - just the right size for casual wear with a collared flannel shirt - my winter uniform:

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Group shot of all my pearl slider pendants together - I am not keen on wearing the big soufflé pearl from PP with a collared flannel shirt as it is a bit too big for this type of shirt/collar for my liking:

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DK :))
 

Snowdrop13

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There isn't a thread for 2021 purchases, hence I am posting this in here, my 14-15mm carved Tahitian slider pendant from Wen Pearls arrived today, and I like it:

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Neck shot - just the right size for casual wear with a collared flannel shirt - my winter uniform:

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Group shot of all my pearl slider pendants together - I am not keen on wearing the big soufflé pearl from PP with a collared flannel shirt as it is a bit too big for this type of shirt/collar for my liking:

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DK :))

Love these carved pearls! So intricate and unusual.
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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There isn't a thread for 2021 purchases, hence I am posting this in here, my 14-15mm carved Tahitian slider pendant from Wen Pearls arrived today, and I like it:

20210112_155438.jpg

Neck shot - just the right size for casual wear with a collared flannel shirt - my winter uniform:

20210112_154914.jpg

Group shot of all my pearl slider pendants together - I am not keen on wearing the big soufflé pearl from PP with a collared flannel shirt as it is a bit too big for this type of shirt/collar for my liking:

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DK :))

Oh how pretty! So unique. I like what looks like a dark green/gold/blue color in the Tahitian.
 

eloisegirl

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I ordered a 16" and 18" 8.0-8.5 mm necklace and had a 22" necklace and 8" bracelet made with WG orbit clasps. The necklace has the large orbit clasp and the bracelet has the smaller orbit. I am very pleased with these. I also have 11 leftover blue Akoyas and have plans to add that to a strand of big chonk blue fireballs.
 
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