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Vietnamese blue pearls from Cees

lovedogs

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My bracelet and necklace set came today, 1 day early (thank you, fedex gods and goddesses!)


Pics!
Indoor lighting first:
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Outside:
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They are SO blue and lovely. I was scared that they would be too small on me as I am not a small person. However, I'm pleasantly surprised by how they look when worn.

This pic shows the color most accurately (to me)
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And this one is also very accurate (although a touch saturated probably bc my phone case is also blue).
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I am so pleased with them, and working with Cees was incredibly easy
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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the colour is lovelly
really really lovelly
i do like smaller pearls just as much as big ones
love the matching braclete
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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I love this size! And the color. Lovely
 

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Love these on you. The color is gorgeous. Wear in good health and pearlicious joy!
 

Cerulean

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Omg I’m SMITTEN

Is it terribly rude to ask how much they were? If it is - please ignore

I am so tempted! I just love them on you! Not too small at all. They are so bright and cheerful
 

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Omg I’m SMITTEN

Is it terribly rude to ask how much they were? If it is - please ignore

I am so tempted! I just love them on you! Not too small at all. They are so bright and cheerful

Not rude at all!


In total they cost $810.

$640 for 160 total pearls, $110 for clasps, and $55 for FedEx shipping.

I think it's a reasonable price for how lovely the pieces turned out!
 

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Oh they’re beautiful!! The blue stands out on you!! :love: You and Cees did a great job finding true blues :appl:

And you can take them apart and reorder the pearls, if you wanted, too! I’ve restrung my blues a few times - latest is putting all the blues that err violet in the middle and the ones with some green on the ends. If you might want to play with stringing Pattye’s Cyan thread is a fab colour match! :cool2:
 

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Oh they’re beautiful!! The blue stands out on you!! :love: You and Cees did a great job finding true blues :appl:

And you can take them apart and reorder the pearls, if you wanted, too! I’ve restrung my blues a few times - latest is putting all the blues that err violet in the middle and the ones with some green on the ends. If you might want to play with stringing Pattye’s Cyan thread is a fab colour match! :cool2:

I was just thinking about how lovely the cyan would be with these pearls! But I am terrified to restring anything myself haha
 

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Not rude at all!


In total they cost $810.

$640 for 160 total pearls, $110 for clasps, and $55 for FedEx shipping.

I think it's a reasonable price for how lovely the pieces turned out!

That is a great price to me too! They are so so lovely. Good to know he can string them and provide clasps too. Just gorgeous! Enjoy them

Thanks so much for sharing
 

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Love the color and size, can you share what is the mm size?

3.5-4.5mm according to Cees. I was seriously nervous about them being too small, but I really love them IRL. Even my DH, who thinks my jewelry obsession is pretty silly and never noticed new stuff, complimented them yesterday and said they were "really pretty" lol
 

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These are gorgeous! Cees has some lovely things- did you buy via IG?

I emailed him and then DM'd on IG to give him a heads up that I was the one who emailed. We communicated entirely via IG after that (never ended up using email). Paid via paypal invoice.
 

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3.5-4.5mm according to Cees. I was seriously nervous about them being too small, but I really love them IRL. Even my DH, who thinks my jewelry obsession is pretty silly and never noticed new stuff, complimented them yesterday and said they were "really pretty" lol

Same exact size as mine from Cees several years ago!
 

yssie

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They're small pearls but they have IMPACT. Wow.
Love the blue-on-blue do!! :sun:
 

katbran

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I was always partial to large pearls... 9mm was small to me. But this past year I've become very fond of the little things in life and that includes pearls. These fine little strands are so delicate and lovely - this is a beautiful strand and the bracelet is so sweet. Cees is a wonderful guy - I've spent a lot of time with him at the HK shows over the years - he won't steer you wrong .
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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Hi! I’m sorry if I missed this, but what is Cees full Instagram name? I haven’t been able to find him by just searching “Cees pearls” haha
 
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