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Show me your Pearls!

Lorelei

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Again I would like to thank Andrey and Ali for creating this forum for us!


And as the title says...

Show me your pearls!  Details would be much appreciated too!

I would start us off but I don't have anything much to show, so I am looking forward to all the lovely pearl candy belonging to some of our PS ladies!
 

Skippy123

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Brown.Eyed.Girl

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Skippy I love yours - I need to check out pearlparadise!

Here are mine. Unfortunately I really don't know anything about them. The pearl strand was originally my grandma's, who gave it to my mom, who gave it to me. A year or so ago the string snapped so I had them restrung and the clasp replaced - I haven't worn them much so the string is still a bit stiff.

The ring I got at a local jewelry store in my hometown a few years ago.

The studs were my mom's and she gave them to me years ago (both sets).

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Brown.Eyed.Girl

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Clasp

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Ring

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Handshot

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White pearl studs

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Black pearl studs

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Cleopatra

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Yay!! How fun! Thanks admins!

Here are my pearls - 16" strand of AAA 9mm white pearls!

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Elmorton

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Yessss! I am loving the new addition!! AND the beautiful pearls posted by skippy and BEG!

Here''s my pearls that I''ve shown in the wedding thread - first up, my add-a-pearl necklace. It was started by my godparents when I was baptized and slowly grew over the years, until just a few inches were needed right before my wedding. As a little girl, I wanted the necklace very small and delicate, so I kinda regret that now, but I love how it grew with me - and my mom always brought them out during special occasions in my life, so I have photos in them throughout my childhood/young adulthood. A couple of the pearls in the necklace were brought back from my grandfather when he served in WWII - but I don''t know which ones, sadly.
 

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Wedding earrings (every time I see these, I think of my mom buying them - she wanted took me in to finish the above necklace literally two days after I got engaged, and the earrings were my engagement gift from her - she was so excited/happy):

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Skippy123

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Wow, all these pearls are fabulous, love them Browneyedgirl, Cleopatra and Elmorton
 

Hudson_Hawk

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I've often wondered if people ever finished add-a-pearl necklaces. I've considered getting one for my niece, but I figure the cost will be less if I just buy her one when she graduates...I'm happy to see that people DO in fact finish them and get joy out of wearing them:)
 

Elmorton

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And these are my baroques... there's a bit of a story here. My mom found an e-bay seller who was selling pearls for insanely low prices, and she bought a ton of them as fun jewelery. I fell in love with this set so Mom just gave them to me, since she had purchased some other similar pieces. I know literally nothing about pearls, but I think they're "real" (they're very heavy and some of them have flaws, and they feel like baroques that I've seen in stores). Anyway, regardless of quality/authenticity, I love wearing these because of how they feel on (and I love the chunky style compared to my other pearls).

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Elmorton

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Date: 3/2/2009 7:19:19 PM
Author: Hudson_Hawk
I''ve often wondered if people ever finished add-a-pearl necklaces. I''ve considered getting one for my niece, but I figure the cost will be less if I just buy her one when she graduates...I''m happy to see that people DO in fact finish them and get joy out of wearing them:)
You''re definitely right about that - the cost is considerably more when you''re buying pearls by the inch and then having them restrung each time. The jeweler who sold my godparents the necklace/where my mom bought the inches of pearls to add always puts pearls on a pretty significant sale during June, so every couple of years, Mom would buy the pearls then. But even with the timing, it wasn''t really cost effective.
 

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WoW! I love those!!! I think they''re also called potato pearls. LOVE THEM!!!
 

Skippy123

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Date: 3/2/2009 7:26:25 PM
Author: Elmorton
And these are my baroques... there's a bit of a story here. My mom found an e-bay seller who was selling pearls for insanely low prices, and she bought a ton of them as fun jewelery. I fell in love with this set so Mom just gave them to me, since she had purchased some other similar pieces. I know literally nothing about pearls, but I think they're 'real' (they're very heavy and some of them have flaws, and they feel like baroques that I've seen in stores). Anyway, regardless of quality/authenticity, I love wearing these because of how they feel on (and I love the chunky style compared to my other pearls).

Wow, those are awesome, I love baroques!




I loved reading the storys behind the pearls too
 

Hudson_Hawk

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Okay, here are mine. First, 10mm grey pearls, Christmas present from FI.

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Hudson_Hawk

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white

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Hudson_Hawk

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peach

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Hudson_Hawk

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pinky-purple

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Hudson_Hawk

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white pendant

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Hudson_Hawk

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I love this pendant. It was an ebay special. It''s a baroque pearl with white gold accents and little diamond chips.

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Hudson_Hawk

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peach pearl tin cup necklace

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2 small grey strands. One is slightly longer than the other so I double them to make a 2-strand look.

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Hudson_Hawk

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another shot of the necklaces

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small white strand

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Hudson_Hawk

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vintage white strand from ebay. These need to be worn so they warm/luster up a bit.

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