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sliced souffle earrings from little h

Discussion in 'Pearls' started by mapo, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. mapo
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  2. bsomlo
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    by bsomlo » Jul 22, 2014
    Um. YES!!!
     
  3. 4Ranch Girl
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    by 4Ranch Girl » Jul 22, 2014
    I have heard that that one is not even the prettiest one. I can't wait to see the others! We will get to see them at the ruckus :naughty:
     
  4. mapo
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    by mapo » Jul 22, 2014
    bsomlo and 4rg, please please get the details and pictures of this collection! :pray:
     
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    by katbran » Jul 23, 2014
    I'd like to know how the Sapphires are mounted in the pearl. Very unusual..I do like it.
     
  6. bsomlo
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    by bsomlo » Jul 23, 2014
    Wouldn't they have to be glued...?
     
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    by pinkjewel » Jul 23, 2014
    very,very cool!!!!! I am so bummed I won't be there to see everything!!!!
     
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    by NacreLover » Jul 23, 2014
    We will be in the vault on Friday morning. I will ask to see these and take a photo for you.
     
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    by LitGeek » Jul 23, 2014
    Oh yes :love: :love: :love: They are gorgeous!!!!
     
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    by ckrickett » Jul 23, 2014
    Those are stunning!!!
     
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    by NacreLover » Aug 3, 2014
    Hisano was having a photoshoot at the mansion when we arrived. The soufflé earrings were there in two styles, Sapphire shown here in Hisano's hand and on 4ranchgirls ear. The earrings at the top of this thread are shown here in the next photos.

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    by NacreLover » Aug 3, 2014
    Also tiny seed pearls.

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    by iLander » Aug 3, 2014
    How interesting! Beautiful and unique. I find the process quite remarkable, and intriguing.
     
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    by NacreLover » Aug 3, 2014
    Jeremy came over on Friday morning and was telling us that there were other versions of the geode soufflé pearls with diamonds and I believe ruby. One version I saw had a ombre look with light to dark gems in them. There are coordinating pendants with small area's cut out and gems spilling out of them. Very cute styles. Here are more to share, sorry they are not as close as I wished on some.

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    by NacreLover » Aug 3, 2014
    The chains were incredible too.

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    by NacreLover » Aug 3, 2014
    After the pearls are cut in half and cleaned out, Hisano polishes the flat surface you see in the front to a mirror finish and the insides are all hand polished with a polishing tool. The gems or pearls are worked on in segments so they dry before the next area is started. As you can see on the earrings with seed pearls, they are labor intensive.
     
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    by ckrickett » Aug 3, 2014
    I am still enamored by these, and I love the ones with the seed pearls!
     
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    by ltlmsmfft » Aug 3, 2014
    I have not made any Little H purchase yet; but, I am pretty sure this will be my first one! I love the earrings with the ruby's!
     
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    by NacreLover » Aug 4, 2014
    You get to choose your soufflé so your pearl is personally yours.

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  21. mapo
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    by mapo » Aug 4, 2014
    NL, thank you for the report and the yummy pictures. I definitely want a pair of earrings in the future. The rubies are calling to me.
     
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    by bsomlo » Aug 4, 2014
    FYI, I believe she said they were red sapphires.
     
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    by LitGeek » Aug 4, 2014
    Lovely photos NacreLover! Thank you for sharing :wavey:
     
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    by Kay » Aug 4, 2014
    I believe rubies and red sapphires are the same thing. There are both corundum. Chromium impurities in corundum yield a red tint. Red corundum is called ruby, and any other color of corundum is referred to as sapphire. (I used to hang out on the colored stones forum, then I discovered the joy of pearls. ;) )
     
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    by bsomlo » Aug 4, 2014
    I did not know this!
     
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    by Fly Girl » Aug 4, 2014
    One possibility is that they are sapphires of some other natural color that have been treated to get the red color. So they would be sold as red sapphires to distinguish them from rubies, which should come from the ground as a red stone. Another possibility is that they are man-made corundum. Man-made sapphires have been around for over a century.

    With a design such as this, you are getting the design and workmanship, and I would be less concerned about the provenance of the tiny little bits of colored gems.
     
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    by NacreLover » Aug 5, 2014
    I wasn't sure if the red ones were really Rubies or were pink sapphires. Two types of sapphires have their own names, Red are Ruby and Orange/pink are Padparadsha.
     
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    by pkinnew » Aug 5, 2014
    Thanks for sharing these new designs with us!
     
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    by Kay » Aug 6, 2014
    I forgot about Pads. It can be hard to make the call between dark pink sapphires and light red rubies. I thought most of Hisano's pieces pieces had pink sapphires, but a couple might have been ruby. It doesn't really matter because they are gorgeous either way. (It's just a question of academic interest, lol.)
     
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    by 4Ranch Girl » Aug 6, 2014
    Jeremy mentioned that they bought ruby while in HongKong for little h.
     

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