- May 1, 2009
What? Why not???
Icy - I have a question about that leather / tahitian bracelet. I was looking at them in HK and didn't buy them as I was concerned that the pearls would swing under the wrist and leave the clasp on top. Do you find that to be the case or is it something that just needs to be quite fitted so it doesn't move? I'm really interested in what you think.
They are all beautiful! You have a great eye. Personally, I'd like to see your whole collection in a group shot or in sets...
Just saying, eye candy
I didn't get them as well so I really have no idea. But presumably the pearl would move unless its quite snug? M guessing that it's like necklaces. Always moving even if I've a long "tail" behind... I think it will be an appealing item for younger ladies? And price point is attractive too. Those rubber bracelets with single Tahitian pearl are also quite nice. Did you get them in the end?
Sorry I took so long to respond. For a while this thread was threadjacked and I just left it alone and removed the alerts cos it was so annoying to be notified of non relevant stuff.
Ooooo Icy - I love those !! I saw them on a web site somewhere a couple of weeks ago and thought...'oh yeah..nice enough' But looking at yours !! Well they are Gorgeous !! And a great size as well..how large are they? On the web site they looked small ( not his web site..)
The octos are stunning! So weird (and disappointing) about your thread being deleted on the other forum.
The earrings are awesome!
I 100% stalk your pearls posts @icy_jade
You have SUCH beautiful pearls. The more I've learnt about pearls the more I've come to appreciate certain collections, and to me yours is especially special!! I can see why you'd call it "holy grail" and consider it "finished".
Those baroque akoyas - no closeup here but I've salivated over them any number of times. And of course those multicolours... The wave rope gets me every time
Which do you normally wear together, if any?
Do you ever wrap any of your strands 'round the wrist as bracelets?
Oh. Another question. How often do you restring?
And recently got these octopuses from Galatea USA. They have really great finish and lovely details. For example the inside of the ring has tiny little 'suckers' that aren't visible when worn (but lovely to see when unworn), and they come with little ruby eyes (love! Though I do wonder what sapphire or emerald eyes would look like). And the carved pearls go great as the octopus heads.
@yssie replying to you here so that I don’t hijack the other thread (which anyway think is meant to be diamonds? oops).
Awwww thanks yssie, that’s so nice to hear that you like my collection
re: your question about stacking, not together and for two main reasons:
1. Weak neck - pearl ropes are heavy!! I do feel the weight if I try to wear more than one rope so usually no. The only exception is the two Tahitian baroque peacock strands that I always wear together. Which brings me to the next point...
2. Style - umm I see people who mix and match with aplomb and I do enjoy seeing them do that but my usual style is casual and minimalist so I always feel like OTT when I try to mix different strands/types together. Or maybe I’m just too matchy-matchy.
Re: wrapping the wrist as bracelets, no as they wouldn’t sit well though I have toyed with the idea of re-stringing some strands as bracelets instead of necklaces. But I feel like they will irritate me when I’m typing at work... but will be nice to look at... so maybe? Won’t say never.
Re-string... ummm so far no? The ones on silicon/wires don’t need to be re-strung (different Japaneses vendors all told me that) and the ones on string yes but then I’ve not gotten around to doing so. I have so many strands anyway I can just wear another strand if the string is loose (ok it sounds terrible and it is). Re-stringing has been on my to-do list forever and I should really do it. Maybe after I inventorise my collection (which is currently WIP)...
Can I beg for a 2020 full collection pic? I know pearls go flat when photographed from far away and on-high! But - selfishly - I also know what many of your strands look like from more flattering angles, I'd love to see your full "holy grail collection" of strands and earrings!!
Not all together but earrings and pendants ok cos I have them in trays and they are easy to take out. Not with the strands as they are a pain to take out/keep. I’ll do it this weekend when I have some time.
Ok and to be very honest cos I have so many that it’s embarrassing. Lol.
I'd love to see your full "holy grail collection" of strands and earrings!!
Ok here they are all mixed up in my trays... some CS and diamond stuff as was lazy to sort...
Still love all my giant pendants...
And my absolute favorite earrings. I LOVE all of them. Still sigh over their luster/color/overtones/perfect drop shapes when I see them, or some are just so wearable that they make the cut