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  1. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » Mar 2, 2009
    Again I would like to thank Andrey and Ali for creating this forum for us![​IMG]

    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![​IMG]
     
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  2. Skippy123
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    by Brown.Eyed.Girl » Mar 2, 2009
    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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    by Cleopatra » Mar 2, 2009
    Yay!! How fun! Thanks admins!

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

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    14K white gold clasp

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    by Elmorton » Mar 2, 2009
    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. [​IMG]
     
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    by Elmorton » Mar 2, 2009
    Would help if I attached!!

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    by Elmorton » Mar 2, 2009
    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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    by Skippy123 » Mar 2, 2009
    Wow, all these pearls are fabulous, love them Browneyedgirl, Cleopatra and Elmorton[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    by Hudson_Hawk » Mar 2, 2009
    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:)
     
    


    


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    by Elmorton » Mar 2, 2009
    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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    by Elmorton » Mar 2, 2009
    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!!!
     
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    Wow, those are awesome, I love baroques![​IMG]




    I loved reading the storys behind the pearls too[​IMG]
     
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    by Hudson_Hawk » Mar 2, 2009
    Okay, here are mine. First, 10mm grey pearls, Christmas present from FI.

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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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    by Hudson_Hawk » Mar 2, 2009
    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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    by Hudson_Hawk » Mar 2, 2009
    another shot of the necklaces

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    by Hudson_Hawk » Mar 2, 2009
    vintage white strand from ebay. These need to be worn so they warm/luster up a bit.

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