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cmd2014

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So things have been slow. I suspect many of us have curtailed spending what with falling exchange rates (for us non-Americans), global economic uncertainty, local economic uncertainty, and maybe we all just finally spent ourselves out. Either that or we've all moved on to other (non-pearl) obsessions. In any case, I thought it would be fun to start a way to show off things that we have that we've probably posted before...but you can never have too much eye candy, right?

So I'll start:

My AP silver/grey Tahitians (I love this strand, but it doesn't photograph as beautifully as it should)



Oooh, a blast from the past! My two Tahitian strands from the PP 2014 August 'Loot 2" sale! The top strand is a blue-green body colour, peacock overtone 18 inch strand (it was a little short in this picture and I have since had it lengthened so now it nests nicely with the other strand if I want it to), and the bottom strand is a green body colour, peacock overtone 20 inch strand (my first Tahitian strand). Both range from 10-12 mm I believe (but the bottom strand is a bit bigger as it is more drop shaped).



Here's my multicolour strand from that same sale. It will also nest fairly well with the 20 inch strand (although I have to confess that I am boring and conservative in my jewelry choices and tend to wear them all as single strands).

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cmd2014

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More pictures from the past! This time is my AP triple high grade freshwater pearls. This strand makes me feel like I'm an extra in Downton Abbey! Paired with my freshwater pearl earrings from DH (2014 Christmas present).



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And some random metallic white drop earring pictures (PP):




Oooh, and who could forget my 'ironic' pearls? (PP large metallics paired with a small metallic rope, doubled - worn to an infamous Christmas party of DH's, where I was asked totally straight faced by a hipster whether I was wearing them 'ironically'. Needless to say, I drank heavily after that to cope):

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cmd2014

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More Tahitians:

My Pure Pearls mulicolour strand. Possible one of the most worn strands I own:





I also wear these earrings regularly (my American diamond huggies with American Pearl Tahitian drops)



You know what's funny...those of you who remember me will probably remember the traumatic hair cut of 2014 where my way past shoulder length hair was accidentally cut into a chin length bob...and while I was quite upset at the time, in looking back at my pictures I'm thinking how cute it actually was, and even more...how much better it showed off the pearls! Hmmmm....

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cmd2014

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And my Birks pearl rope. I need to wear this one more (this is reminding me how much I liked it).



The forbidden pendant and Spudnik (from a small shop discovered while waiting for my iphone battery to be changed). I had some explaining to do when I got home!!! (DH rather rhetorically asked "who ELSE goes to the apple store and comes home with pearls???") um, me. I need to remind myself to wear these more.

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cmd2014

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Aaaand, what I've been wearing most recently:

PP WSS strand and earrings (I loooooove these. People stare when I wear them).



This is not a great neck shot, but it's the one I have here at work:



And my Tahitian stud earrings:

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cmd2014

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Ok, so there is more (because I'm *this* close to becoming a hoarder), but I'd love to see everyone else's eye candy too. C'mon. You guys know you want to!!! You all have beautiful collections for us to drool over! Let's put them all in one place!!!
 

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I'll play!!! Ill break this up into different posts!

First

Pendants and Adopted Children

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Next Up

Strands


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ckrickett

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Tin Cups and Bar Necklaces

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ckrickett

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Rings, Earrings, Bracelets and misc



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cmd2014

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Suddenly I'm feeling the need for a big pendant! I love your mabe ring too. You bought that direct from Douglas, right?
 

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cmd2014|1467753018|4051758 said:
Suddenly I'm feeling the need for a big pendant! I love your mabe ring too. You bought that direct from Douglas, right?
Yes, it wasn't listed on his site. I want to contact him and get a matching set of earrings soon!
 

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Also CMD I always love gazing at your amazing collection
 

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You have a collection to post too, my pearl friend!

I found a particularly good picture of my silver-blue Tahitians. They aren't quite this way in most lights. They're smaller than my other strands but the color pops out on them.

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ckrickett|1467765432|4051813 said:
cmd2014|1467753018|4051758 said:
Suddenly I'm feeling the need for a big pendant! I love your mabe ring too. You bought that direct from Douglas, right?
Yes, it wasn't listed on his site. I want to contact him and get a matching set of earrings soon!
Earrings would be fantastic! I love the chunky band paired with the more delicate bezel...and those colors!

I wish I had your creativity. I love how your harvest strand and bracelet combo turned out. Today was a nice reminder of some pieces I had forgotten (yours and mine). I hope other people want to join in!
 

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Wow gorgeous collections ladies!

Cmd - I absolutely love your Pure Pearls multicolour Tahitians (they look a stunning blue green to me) and the American Pearl Tahitian drops. The colours are spectacular. Are your Huggies also from AP?

Ckrickett - wow your Tahitian harvest strand is a work of art. Do you have a thread on it?

It's winter here so no daylight after work unfortunately but I'll try to post some photos on the weekend! :wavey:
 

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Siameseroo|1467794115|4051969 said:
Wow gorgeous collections ladies!

Cmd - I absolutely love your Pure Pearls multicolour Tahitians (they look a stunning blue green to me) and the American Pearl Tahitian drops. The colours are spectacular. Are your Huggies also from AP?

Ckrickett - wow your Tahitian harvest strand is a work of art. Do you have a thread on it?

It's winter here so no daylight after work unfortunately but I'll try to post some photos on the weekend! :wavey:
Yes, my huggies are from American Diamond (a subsidiary of American Pearl). When you go to the American Pearl website there is a tab for American Diamonds that will take you into the site. If you are thinking of getting some, my recommendation would be to upgrade the diamond quality. I didn't notice that option when I bought mine, and on close inspection one of the very bottom diamonds has a visible inclusion that kind of bothers me (you can't see it when it's on, but in my mind I know it's there). In hindsight, I wish I had paid the small upcharge for better quality melee.

If you want to buy the pearl drops to go on the huggies, the way to do this is on the WSS Kate earrings page. You can buy the pearls and their (different) huggies (styled to match the Kate earrings more closely) or just the pearls themselves. The pearls come in WSS, a whole bunch of Tahitian colours, and freshwaters (under the customization tab) and you can get them with either yellow or white gold findings. The huggies come in yellow and white gold (14 or 18K) as well as platinum I think.
 

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Thanks cmd! Huggies with drops are on my wish list and yours are lovely. Thanks for the tip on the diamonds too.
 

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Oh my goodness, what fabulous collections you both have! CMD your Tahitians are incredible, and ckrickett you know how I love all of those gorgeous pendants of yours!

I'll dig through my collection and see what I can post - my etsy shop is basically dead but I think I can't post stuff that I made myself bcs I'm technically trade? I'll see what I have that I can post here, though.
 

cmd2014

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I love your collection BN. I aspire to be as considered in my purchases as you are with yours. I love how you think ahead and buy double or coordinating strands. I always talk myself out of this and regret it later. Those baroque white Akoyas look perfect on you, as do the blues and your tiny Vietnamese strands too. I love Pkkinew's rehomed items on you as well. The GSS/WSS strand just glows on you, as does the Tahitian and white strand. And those Golay strands!!! Holy cow!
 

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cmd2014|1468183642|4054071 said:
I love your collection BN. I aspire to be as considered in my purchases as you are with yours. I love how you think ahead and buy double or coordinating strands. I always talk myself out of this and regret it later. Those baroque white Akoyas look perfect on you, as do the blues and your tiny Vietnamese strands too. I love Pkkinew's rehomed items on you as well. The GSS/WSS strand just glows on you, as does the Tahitian and white strand. And those Golay strands!!! Holy cow!
Aww, thanks cmd! I can say the same things about your purchases : )
 
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