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Cerulean

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I went to VCA in Tokyo, and I promised myself then and there that ONE DAY the two butterflies necklace would be mine. I was so tempted, but just couldn't swing it. I think my next big promotion at work, this baby will be mine...I'd also love to see the pink sapphire version one day IRL. I've tried the turquoise too, but the pave is sooooo feminine and pretty and I'd just...live in it.

Sharing pictures for fun. Didn't want to take it off

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The ring is also charming, but I don't think I'd wear it much.

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m-2-b

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The pave two butterflies style looks fab on you, @Cerulean ! Another plus is that it shouldn't be to hard to find in stock once you are ready to eventually purchase!
 

Cerulean

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The pave two butterflies style looks fab on you, @Cerulean ! Another plus is that it shouldn't be to hard to find in stock once you are ready to eventually purchase!

That’s really good to know - I am always worried their stock is fleeting.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I went to VCA in Tokyo, and I promised myself then and there that ONE DAY the two butterflies necklace would be mine. I was so tempted, but just couldn't swing it. I think my next big promotion at work, this baby will be mine...I'd also love to see the pink sapphire version one day IRL. I've tried the turquoise too, but the pave is sooooo feminine and pretty and I'd just...live in it.

Sharing pictures for fun. Didn't want to take it off

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The ring is also charming, but I don't think I'd wear it much.

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I LOVE the butterfly combined with Frivole earrings! So pretty!
 

Pomelo

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I went to VCA in Tokyo, and I promised myself then and there that ONE DAY the two butterflies necklace would be mine. I was so tempted, but just couldn't swing it. I think my next big promotion at work, this baby will be mine...I'd also love to see the pink sapphire version one day IRL. I've tried the turquoise too, but the pave is sooooo feminine and pretty and I'd just...live in it.

Sharing pictures for fun. Didn't want to take it off

IMG_1789.jpg

The ring is also charming, but I don't think I'd wear it much.

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Ooh I’m loving the flora and fauna vibe with your Frivoles! The pave version looks incredibly wearable too!!
 

RunningwithScissors

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I went to VCA in Tokyo, and I promised myself then and there that ONE DAY the two butterflies necklace would be mine. I was so tempted, but just couldn't swing it. I think my next big promotion at work, this baby will be mine...I'd also love to see the pink sapphire version one day IRL. I've tried the turquoise too, but the pave is sooooo feminine and pretty and I'd just...live in it.

Sharing pictures for fun. Didn't want to take it off

IMG_1789.jpg

The ring is also charming, but I don't think I'd wear it much.

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These both look gorgeous on you!

(And your manicure is lovely! You could be a hand model!)
 

Ibrakeforpossums

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That ring on you! OMG! Buy it and wear it always.
 

sweets4dsweet

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Hello! My husband surprised me with these MOP Alhambra earrings for my bday. I've wanted them for over a year but I'm not sure I like how it looks on me. I have very high piercing holes. The hinge is visible and the post is probably too short because it faces up instead of vertical. Do you think adjustments can be made to make it hang lower and lengthen the post?

I've also recently started eying the Bvlgari Divas Dream instead. Would you prefer the Alhambra or the Divas Dream? DD happens to be $1k less expensive too.





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sweets4dsweet

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Hello! My husband surprised me with these MOP Alhambra earrings for my bday. I've wanted them for over a year but I'm not sure I like how it looks on me. I have very high piercing holes. The hinge is visible and the post is probably too short because it faces up instead of vertical. Do you think adjustments can be made to make it hang lower and lengthen the post?

I've also recently started eying the Bvlgari Divas Dream instead. Would you prefer the Alhambra or the Divas Dream? DD happens to be $1k less expensive too.
After exploring the forum, I found my answer regarding adjustments from the ever helpful Yssie. My piercing to lobe measures 11cm on one ear and 10cm on the other. I will talk to VCA services about clearance and report back. This forum is so informative!
 

sweets4dsweet

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Apologies for the multiple posts but you can probably tell that I'm having second thoughts about my new earrings.

I've tried another pair of WMOP Alhambra on at a boutique and I remembered that the body looked white and it was glowy even indoors. There were other items I wanted more at the time so I let those go.

Fast forward a year, this pair was ordered online and the overtone looks beige/gray to me. I even questioned if it was GMOP when I first opened the box. The white paper it is sitting on reflects white onto it and makes it look whiter than it really is. I've looked at it indoors, outdoors, in multiple lighting situations over the past 24 hours. It typically looks like the blurrier picture (more beige). Is this body color normal for other WMOP owners? Also, one earring surface is pitted/bumpy while the other is satiny with smooth grain. Should the earring face textures match better? It's hard because I don't live near a boutique and I can't see and pick the pair I like in person. Thanks for your thoughts!
 

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Pomelo

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Apologies for the multiple posts but you can probably tell that I'm having second thoughts about my new earrings.

I've tried another pair of WMOP Alhambra on at a boutique and I remembered that the body looked white and it was glowy even indoors. There were other items I wanted more at the time so I let those go.

Fast forward a year, this pair was ordered online and the overtone looks beige/gray to me. I even questioned if it was GMOP when I first opened the box. The white paper it is sitting on reflects white onto it and makes it look whiter than it really is. I've looked at it indoors, outdoors, in multiple lighting situations over the past 24 hours. It typically looks like the blurrier picture (more beige). Is this body color normal for other WMOP owners? Also, one earring surface is pitted/bumpy while the other is satiny with smooth grain. Should the earring face textures match better? It's hard because I don't live near a boutique and I can't see and pick the pair I like in person. Thanks for your thoughts!

Hi there! I think it’s difficult to capture the look of MOP as it depends so much on the lighting conditions but I will admit that it feels like if you have this many reservations about your pair, it might be worth getting them exchanged. Even if you don’t live near a boutique, VCA (hopefully!) should have good returns policies. Maybe even buy two pairs and choose your favourite!

The only WMOP piece I own is my Magic 4-motifs. They can sometimes look grey (esp in direct lighting) but are usually fairly bright. You’ll notice in one of my pics that the various motifs are golden/white/grey depending on the orientation.

Regarding the texture, some motifs are satiny and some are bumpy. I don’t mind the natural variation and in any case, I think from a “social distance”, very very few people will notice :)

ETA: regarding your prior post about the visible hinge, this is also my biggest issue with the Vintage sized studs! I’m not sure whether hinge adjustments will solve the issue, but I do know that a Magic sized motif doesn’t have a visible hinge on me, so if I were to buy a pair of larger studs (I own the Sweet onyx already), I would personally opt for the Magic (the top motif of the Magic 4-motif is the same size as a Magic stud motif).

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sweets4dsweet

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Thank you, Pomelo! I love the magic 4-motifs on you :kiss2: You have a very eclectic style!

I received a response from VCA--they told me it's too hard to advise on adjustments virtually and that I should go to a boutique.

I can see what you mean about how the motifs look different under different lighting conditions. Maybe it's not the color, just how it looks/feels to me. I'm going to return them and maybe try the magic size next time I'm in a city with a boutique. I never considered the magic size but it looks really good on you! Thanks for hearing me out!
 

m-2-b

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I haven't seen any single magic sized earrings in several years at any of the boutiques. I heard they aren't even taking orders for any magic earrings currently. I am fortunate to have purchased the magic pave WG earrings pre-pandemic--it is more of a special occasion piece for me.

I do have the shorter magic MOP necklace in WG. It is a beautiful pearly white irridescent color. It has some natural variation in the texture as well.
 
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