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So I bought some new stuff...

icy_jade

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After a long hiatus from pearl buying, I went a little crazy and bought all these between August to October:

1. Tahitian drop strand from the August PP Tahitian sale
2. "Acorn" Galatea carved earrings from September PP Connoisseur sale
3. Blue baroque akoya earrings from September PP Connoisseur sale
4. Sea of Cortez mabe "queen bee" pendant
5. A pair of loose Tahitian drops from Golay Singapore
6. Another pair of smaller loose Tahitian drops from Golay Singapore
7. A pair of loose GSSP drops from Golay Singapore
8. "Wave" multi-colored Tahitian rope from Golay Singapore
9. Tahitian off round rope from the August PP Tahitian sale
10. "Russian doll" pearl from the September PP Connoisseur sale
11. Charm bracelet comprising of 11 loose pearls from the September PP Connoisseur sale
12. Two ripples from the October PP sale
13. Strand of triple blue baroque akoya during the October PP spooky sale
14. A circled Tahitian pendant from a Japanese vendor at the local jewelry fair
15. And I was also very lucky and won a pair of silver Tahitian studs from Golay Singapore from its daily lucky draw during the local jewelry fair...

And then I also finally set the loose pearls that I got from Golay Singapore last year:
16. Cherry Tahitian studs
17. Oval GSSP pendant with rose overtone
18. A pair of GSSP drops
19. A pair of light peacock Tahitian drops

I know, it's a lot and so I think I'm done for a while...

In the next few posts I'll give a bit of background for some of the pearls before posting their glamor shot (if I have them), and other photos. It's a lot to post at one go so bear with me as I try to do this over a few days. Plus I've only just received items 9 to 13 tonight so I need a bit of time to get to know them and take photos. :)
 

icy_jade

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I'll start with the first batch of stuff that I got from PP. I.e.
1. Tahitian drop strand from the August PP Tahitian sale - AAA 8.4 to 12.6 mm, green with peacock overtones, 20 inches
2. "Acorn" Galatea carved earrings from September PP Connoisseur sale - 10 mm
3. Blue baroque akoya earrings from September PP Connoisseur sale - 9-9.5 mm

I posted them before in the various sales threads so here's a quick recap/glamor shots:

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icy_jade

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I replaced the central pearl and added another 4 pearls to increase the length of the strand. Here are some IRL pics together with the earrings:

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Update: argh the photo upload is taking forever and I've had to repeatedly upload 3-4 times for each pic before actually succeeding. So I'll continue with more pics tmr cos it's getting really late over here. I'll be back!
 

movie zombie

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they're all gorgeous but I am smitten with the acorn earrings......!
 

cmd2014

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I'm so excited to see your haul!!! Your necklace is spectacular! I'm so jealous!!! (I know I'm crazy to be as mine are also beautiful from that sale....but yours are so silvery and glowy that it makes me want some too!)
 

Tucs

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Wow, that's quite a bounty! Everything you've posted it's lovely, but I love the strand -- the luster and colours are gorgeous.

Looking forward to the next episode...
 

pkinnew

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icy jade - Great haul! I look forward to seeing all of it! Your Tahitians and acorns are beautiful but those blue earrings - my oh my!
 

Confection10

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icy jade, You have been quite buzy. But I bet it has been worth it. Stunning pearls :clap:
 

bsomlo

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It's good that you've paused so I we can all catch our breaths!
 

Bailey1856

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Lovely pearls! I can't wait to see the rest of them. You have about enough to start a little pearl boutique :)
 

ckrickett

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Those carved Tahitian earrings, i wanted them so bad!!!!


amazing pieces!!!!! Good Job :(
 

Niel

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Christmas time always makes me want pearls. I wonder why, must be the season!

:halo:
 

4Ranch Girl

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Just beautiful pearls, all of them. You sure made up for taking a break buying pearls but you really got some very special ones. Congratulations.
 

YC

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"Some" pearls is an understatement! :think: =)
This sure makes up for your hiatus. Can't wait to see the rest !
 

katbran

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Well who's been a busy little shopper ????!!!!! lol Holy Moly THAT is a serious haul !
Love the necklace, lovely smooth surfaces and that pearl you added is perfect !
Those little acorn earrings...how cute !!
Blue Akoya earrings...such a lovely colour!

Can't wait to see more photos ... you have the absolute most amazing collection of pearls ! :love:
 

icy_jade

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Thank you everyone for your kind comments! It is quite a haul but hey I was on a nearly one year dry spell before that and I'm trying to be good for the rest of this year... :shifty:

Next, 4. Sea of Cortez mabe "queen bee" pendant (12 by 15 mm mabe). I've always been curious about SoC pearls so when I spotted this cute bee I had to have it.

On the website:
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IRL:
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On the neck:
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icy_jade

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cmd2014|1416418211|3786527 said:
Your neck shot is so pretty I had to put it right side up:

Thank you! I've no idea why the pic went turtle on me.
 

icy_jade

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Next I want to feature the loose pearls that I got from Golay Singapore last year and finally set this year:
16. Cherry Tahitian studs - 11-12mm
17. Oval GSSP pendant with rose overtone - 13-14mm (by about 18-19mm I think) set with pave diamonds in 18k YG finding
18. GSSP drops - 10-11mm (by about 12-13mm I think) set using PP's 14k YG dew settings
19. Light peacock Tahitian drops - 12-13mm (by about 17-18mm I think) set as detachable dangles for studs.

Here are some before shots of the loose pearls:

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icy_jade

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The cherry studs have gorgeous color n luster. It looks a tad huge on tho, so I may cap future studs at 11mm.

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The drops were a cheapie buy and again huge on.

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Here's a collection of detachable dangle settings if anyone's keen: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/setting-my-loose-pearls-from-the-sjgf-2013.194496/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/setting-my-loose-pearls-from-the-sjgf-2013.194496/[/URL]

Ok, that's all for today. The pic posting drives me nuts so I'll continue tmr. :sick:
 

Tucs

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Ohhhhh everything is so nice! :appl: :appl: :appl:

That mabe pendant is beautiful, well done. And the Tahitians studs... gorgeous! mirror-like luster!

And the Tahitian drops also look really nice.

Can't wait to see photos of the GSSs in their settings.
 

bsomlo

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Good for "the rest of the year"? You mean, for the next 41 days?!

Love the bee on you!

Keep the pictures coming!
 

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HI:

Cool loot! :appl:

cheers--Sharon
 

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bsomlo|1416517986|3787497 said:
Good for "the rest of the year"? You mean, for the next 41 days?
That's what I was thinking. :D

The next 41 days are when all the sales begin ...
 

pinkjewel

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beautiful pearls :love:
 

icy_jade

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Thanks everyone! I'll post more pics shortly.

bsomlo|1416517986|3787497 said:
Good for "the rest of the year"? You mean, for the next 41 days?!

Umm... Haha... New year, new budget right? :rolleyes:


ennui said:
That's what I was thinking. :D

The next 41 days are when all the sales begin ...

I bought some stuff that are hard to top... So I think I should be able to control myself. I think...
 

LitGeek

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All are absolutely lovely icy_jade! I especially love your bee pendant! :love: :love: :love: And I don't think your T studs look to large at all, they are gorgeous! I am sure the more you wear them the smaller they will seem. Congrats and enjoy all of your lovely new (an old) pearls!
 
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