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icy_jade

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Here again, my recent strand from Andrew (@molinePDG), the one on the outside, and the circle strand from Cees. Earrings from Andrew.

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I am still undecided about whether to use the "bean" clasp. I have larger strands that are on the same bean clasp design and they've been fine. However, I also a have a bracelet on a bean clasp that opened, and the bracelet came off. Fortunately I felt it!

Your new strand has beautiful luster!
 

katbran

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Beautiful Gold strands ! I think you might be right about the 'bean' . I love the look of it and it's been find on normal size strands. For heavy strands I always use and interlocked clasp of some tiype. The double oval trigger less lobster ( the orbit clasp) is excellent. It's attractive and modern and works with everything... plus its very secure. You can get them on Rio Grande.
 

MakingTheGrade

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I am still undecided about whether to use the "bean" clasp. I have larger strands that are on the same bean clasp design and they've been fine. However, I also a have a bracelet on a bean clasp that opened, and the bracelet came off. Fortunately I felt it!
Oh no! Glad you caught it!
That makes me feel like I will need to restring my ombré when I get it. I would be so worried about the bean clasp falling open!
 

MMtwo

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I just pulled the trigger on these baroque, flawed pearls. Not PS standards, but I liked the chaos, colors, and interesting shapes going on here. Many flaws but I loved them anyhow. They will lengthen the strand a bit for me and my big neck to measure 50cm. Vendor photos.

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Tartansparkles

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I just pulled the trigger on these baroque, flawed pearls. Not PS standards, but I liked the chaos, colors, and interesting shapes going on here. Many flaws but I loved them anyhow. They will lengthen the strand a bit for me and my big neck to measure 50cm. Vendor photos.

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I love those colours. I wish I could wear pearl strands or necklaces but they just look so alien on me. Your strand is gorgeous though.
 

MMtwo

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I love those colours. I wish I could wear pearl strands or necklaces but they just look so alien on me. Your strand is gorgeous though.

Thank you! Do you think the strands seem too shiny or formal when you wear them? One reason I like keshi/ringed/free form pearls and baroque is they look so much more casual. At 55, I am trying not to look like "Aunt Bea" so gravitate to the less formal shapes to prevent old lady syndrome. :)
 

MMtwo

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I think I’d rather like a strand like this
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Are you toying with buying this? I can see this one on you!

@MMtwo,
Have a look at his Instagram page. I some 10x12 mm baroque /drop strands with very nice luster and color.

Pearsngems thank you! I did reach out and he definitely has options for baroque pearls that are obtainable for me in the future....maybe one of the next holidays or whathaveyou hubby will "surprise" me.
 

Tartansparkles

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@MMtwo I think it's partly a formal thing, I haven't quite hit 50 (give me a couple of months :) ) but feel like a granny from the 1980's with a pearl strand (but I don't wear other necklaces either). When I bought my blue akoya baroques they came as a strand and I really tried to wear them round my neck but i.just.couldn't. I love the colours and shapes of your strand though (so much so I googled the supplier but they only seems to have three items on their website).
 

MMtwo

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@MMtwo I think it's partly a formal thing, I haven't quite hit 50 (give me a couple of months :) ) but feel like a granny from the 1980's with a pearl strand (but I don't wear other necklaces either). When I bought my blue akoya baroques they came as a strand and I really tried to wear them round my neck but i.just.couldn't. I love the colours and shapes of your strand though (so much so I googled the supplier but they only seems to have three items on their website).

Try the Etsy site? She has another very pretty ombre on there and I bet would make you one on request too, if you wanted it a more irregular shapes to avoid the stuffy pearl issue. The necklaces are short at 15.75 (well, for my plus-sized frame), but they are happy to customize the length for a very modest upcharge if you need longer.

 

MMtwo

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@MMtwo I think it's partly a formal thing, I haven't quite hit 50 (give me a couple of months :) ) but feel like a granny from the 1980's with a pearl strand (but I don't wear other necklaces either). When I bought my blue akoya baroques they came as a strand and I really tried to wear them round my neck but i.just.couldn't. I love the colours and shapes of your strand though (so much so I googled the supplier but they only seems to have three items on their website).

I have a strand of wonderful blue baroque akoya that I seldom wear because they are so blingy when worn. I have worn them for anniversary dinners and so on, but they "read" as too formal for a workday (for my job, anyhow).
 

pearlsngems

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When it comes to non-round pearls, do you prefer button shapes (i.e. wider than they are long) or oval/drop shapes (longer than they are wide)?

I prefer elongated shapes because I find they place less pressure on my skin than buttons or rounds do. The weight is distributed more and I find them easier to wear, especially if they are on the large side, and thus heavier.
 

MMtwo

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When it comes to non-round pearls, do you prefer button shapes (i.e. wider than they are long) or oval/drop shapes (longer than they are wide)?

I prefer elongated shapes because I find they place less pressure on my skin than buttons or rounds do. The weight is distributed more and I find them easier to wear, especially if they are on the large side, and thus heavier.

I have a strong preference for elongated pearls. I think they are elegant.
 

SparklieBug

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Oh no! Glad you caught it!
That makes me feel like I will need to restring my ombré when I get it. I would be so worried about the bean clasp falling open!

@MakingTheGrade I think that the clasp didn't just pop open. I suspect I must have hit my wrist on something to activate the release. I've been verrrry careful with it ever since!
 

lissyflo

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I just pulled the trigger on these baroque, flawed pearls. Not PS standards, but I liked the chaos, colors, and interesting shapes going on here. Many flaws but I loved them anyhow.

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Lovely! (And I think anything we enjoy wearing is PS worthy - things don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.)
 

MakingTheGrade

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Thank you! Do you think the strands seem too shiny or formal when you wear them? One reason I like keshi/ringed/free form pearls and baroque is they look so much more casual. At 55, I am trying not to look like "Aunt Bea" so gravitate to the less formal shapes to prevent old lady syndrome. :)

Same! I just can’t bring myself to do a classic white strand. Too formal.

I can’t wait to see your new GSS strand!!
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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I just pulled the trigger on these baroque, flawed pearls. Not PS standards, but I liked the chaos, colors, and interesting shapes going on here. Many flaws but I loved them anyhow. They will lengthen the strand a bit for me and my big neck to measure 50cm. Vendor photos.

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I saw this on Etsy and thought it was very attractive. It's quirky and I love the mix of colors shapes. The luster looks very good. Can't wait for your pictures and impression when they arrive.
 

CMN

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@MMtwo loving your ombré strand!

I particularly like how some of the big golden pearls in the front have a hint of silver/white to tie in with the pearls at the back. Looking forward to seeing these on you.
 

SparklieBug

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Beautiful Gold strands ! I think you might be right about the 'bean' . I love the look of it and it's been find on normal size strands. For heavy strands I always use and interlocked clasp of some tiype. The double oval trigger less lobster ( the orbit clasp) is excellent. It's attractive and modern and works with everything... plus its very secure. You can get them on Rio Grande.

Yes, I really like the orbit clasps. They're very versatile and can also easily have pendants or charms, or interconnect with other strands having the same clasps.
 
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