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Discussion in 'Pearls' started by Lorelei, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. lucida818
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    by lucida818 » Jun 23, 2019
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    Thanks for liking my ring :dance::twirl:

    Here’s another to share, 13mm rich gold SS in18k
     
  2. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 24, 2019
    OMG i think my eyeballs just fell out of their sockets
    B E A U T I F U L :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
     
  3. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 24, 2019
    these are just little dyed earings from my Mall jewler but they are hugely sentimental to be
    my MIL died a few weeks before my birthday and my elderly FIL went out and brought these for my birthday
    green is my favorite colour
    he was Irish
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    and this is just a little ring i brought when i was on holiday
    i need to get it enlarged half a size and now would be a good time to replace the pearl maybe to match my really fun dyed pink pearl neckless
    this little ring has had a banged up ring and has been lost more than once, even having neen retrieved from the rubbish bin 20190507_163827.jpg
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  4. Pearlescence
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    by Pearlescence » Jun 25, 2019
    But then you have to ask...why do gold lip oysters have gold lips. It isn't as if they are trying to attract a mate or anything..?
    I asked a couple of very brainy scientists (one a reproductive biologist) and they did not have an answer for why any molluscs should have developed colour. They could not think of any biological advantages. No-one is going to see the colours
     
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  5. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Jun 25, 2019
    nature must have been having a good day and had extra in the looks dept to give out :D
     
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  6. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jun 27, 2019
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    My new 10mm south sea pearls. What do you think? They were less than 200, so of course they’re not top AAA quality, especially with surface blemishes. :think: I may make them into dangles with diamonds.
     
  7. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jun 27, 2019
    So gorgeous! I could stare at them all day!:love:
     
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  8. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jun 27, 2019
    Thank you! How about pairing them with these components?

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    Here is the inspiration pic:
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    Or is it too blingy?
     
  9. mdi
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    by mdi » Jul 8, 2019
    Happened to be at the Victoria, BC Birks store a couple weeks ago with my grandma. They were having a summer sale with a bunch of pieces 30%-70% off.

    Guess who found the only item that was 80% off? This cool, v. modern double ring just happened to be a size 8! I'm thinking it was probably a bit too out there for the geriatric crowd of southern Vancouver Island -- but hey, with the exchange rate, I got a deal!

    Sterling and four freshwater pearls. IMG_20190708_112702.jpg
     
  10. MissStepcut
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    by MissStepcut » Jul 9, 2019
    1AB9539A-518A-47D8-9B54-BFF1FDB56B70.jpeg The lighting favored my Akoyas today I think
     
    


    


  11. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jul 11, 2019
    Earthy color Tahitians hanging out under a bathroom skylight.

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  12. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jul 13, 2019
    Big Tahitians. :)

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    Luster- I can see my blonde curly/crazy hair in each pearl.

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  13. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Jul 13, 2019
    Mmmmmm! So yummy!!:love:
     
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  14. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jul 13, 2019
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    I used the pearls as an excuse to visit Joe Escobar Diamonds. The cups are attached in the back, creating an “invisible” look.
     
  15. lucida818
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    by lucida818 » Jul 14, 2019
    Absolutely delicious :lickout:
    I am also in the market looking for 12.5-13mm pair of exactly this color :)
     
    


    


  16. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jul 14, 2019
    Thank you! These were from pearlsdirect on Etsy. However, I am a humble newbie who knows little. :oops:
     
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  17. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jul 21, 2019
    @strawrose - Gorgeous earrings. I love the silvery shimmer of your pearls. So beautiful.

    Here are pics of a small (9-10mm) strand of Tahitians. These were loose earring pearls I bought from Wen on Etsy and strung into a necklace.

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  18. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jul 21, 2019
    Thank you!

    Those are quite lovely. I should go check Wen out.
     
  19. Rubymal
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    by Rubymal » Jul 22, 2019
    I ordered a custom bracelet from Pearl Paradise and could not have been more happy with it. I requested pearls that were more on the blue side.

    Here is a photo of what it looked like under normal, indoor natural light.
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    It's true color showed a lot more vibrantly outside.
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    The change is drastic! No filter nor corrections. I'm super happy with my first pearl bracelet :)
     
  20. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Jul 23, 2019
    Those are definitely blue and so gorgeous!:love:
     
  21. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jul 23, 2019
    Super gorgeous!
     
  22. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 6, 2019
    I bought these two Honora Pearl necklaces from a vintage shop recently, paid $45 for both. They remind me a bit of rosary beads, the links are sterling. Excuse my dry hands (steroids).

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  23. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Aug 7, 2019
    @StephanieLynn -Very pretty! You can add a pendant or hang a broach to the top strand when you want a different look. Pearls are so versatile.
     
  24. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 7, 2019
    Thanks, these are my first pearls! It's funny you mention hanging a brooch from them because that's why I bought them, I found these really pretty art nouveau amethyst brooch and thought it would make a great pendant!
     
  25. Gloria27
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    by Gloria27 » Aug 11, 2019
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    My new 7.5mm FWP from Pearlescence :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
     
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  26. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Aug 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM
    This is large 11-14mm and very inexpensive Tahitian strand from Wen on Etsy. I call it my "drama" strand because the pearls are dark. This will be a fun strand I can wear and not worry about.

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