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What are the pearl essentials?

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swimmer

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So in my past dozen trips to China I''ve gotten pearls for all of my friends and relatives, but only have one pair of studs and a graduated 16in necklace with the center 14mm to smallest 9mm at the clasp.

Now what are the staples? I was thinking about getting something long like Coati''s?

I always get funky baroque necklaces for my mom and MIL and will take pictures for you when next I''m home, but for now, I''m wondering about what to get myself. I have connections so can get them for solid prices, but am unsure of what to purchase. Everything goes with black pants right?
 

rainwood

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For me, the pearl essentials are a choker, a longer necklace that''s either a single strand, a double strand or a single doubled over to make two strands, and a pair of stud earrings. After that, it''s time to experiment with color and maybe branch out into a bracelet or a ring, pendants or experiment with size of the pearls to fill in any gaps in your pearl wardrobe. Although I should talk. I seem to concentrate mostly on necklaces and have only ventured into color (a silvery gray) once!
 

oobiecoo

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Definitely a white set of studs, necklace and bracelet. I think a rope is a good idea as well. After that, I''d get a colored(maybe baroque or other interestingly shaped) necklace or other piece in a tone that flatters your skin.
 

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I want something long. It''s probably the third on the "essential" list for me, after my 8 mm studs and necklace.
 

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I actually think I''d wear a 30" strand more than the traditional 18". I have both and wear them rarely. But I''d like a better quality 30" strand.
 

jjjul

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I love the ones that lay right above your collar bone...So sexy!!
 

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Here''s my list in "tiers"
1) an 18'''' strand, pearl studs, and a bracelet
2) a double strand choker or long strand that can be doubled/tripled, pearl dangle earrings
3) a single large pendant, pearl ring
 

swimmer

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Great thoughts ladies, thanks!

mmmm, color. so much to think about, they are so versatile.

Thank you!
 
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