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What are your Pearl Holy Grails?

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  1. misskittycat
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    by misskittycat » Jun 17, 2013
    I have ticked a couple of pearly holy grails this year - but still have a nice list of desires to play with.

    A long strand of Baroque Tahitians, at least 50in

    A plain pair of large white south sea hook earrings, maybe like these ones: http://www.kailisjewellery.com.au/en/product/9/trumpet-earrings-small but a bit bigger or maybe these: http://www.paspaley.com/eboutique/dolce-earrings.html

    A pair of Tahitian drops for my diamond earrings

    A large strand of south sea pearls (12-15mm), baroque but smooth

    And am developing a taste for golden south seas even though I hate wearing yellow!!

    Am I mad? Do I have a pearl addiction? What's on your Holy Grail List??
     
    


    


  2. 4Ranch Girl
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    by 4Ranch Girl » Jun 17, 2013
    For the last few years I have checked off all of my must haves from my list. My list started with golden ss strand, a peacock tahitian strand and next was a white ss strand and last but not least was the perfect white drop. I am content and I don't need any more pearls after over 40 strands but I am sure I won't be able to help myself when I see one I don't have. :mrgreen:
     
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    by pearlsngems » Jun 17, 2013
    Much as I love pearls (and own many) I don't have a Holy Grail or even a want list. At any given moment I am generally contented with my pearl collection.

    Instead, I tend to buy when something new, different and unanticipated grabs my eye (like the color shifting drops, or the metallic whites.) So I have to always be saving my money for the next strand.
     
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    by mrs taylor » Jun 17, 2013
    Great thread!

    I've ticked off a few myself but there are plenty more.
    My holy grail is probably a 50 inch Tahitian baroque rope.
    I also yearn for a strand of wonderful metallics.
    I *need* Tahtitian drop necklaces, perhaps next year?
    I also want to replace some of my damaged ropes and get a really nice 8.9-9 inch freshadama 50 incher.
    I would love love love love love a real strand of Japanese Kasumi's. That is not likely to happen in this lifetime.
    Ditto on some amazing light colored South Sea pearls. Golden, but not really saturated.

    There are so many, but quite a few are within reach if I have patience. The Tahitian rope, South Sea strand and the Kasumi's are not.
     
    


    


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    by Agneau » Jun 17, 2013
    I am just starting with pearls... But blue akoyas are my holy grail. Earrings and a solitaire pendant and maybe even a strand (not sure if I'm ready for a strand necklace). Ohhhh man. I would love them so much.
     
  6. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Jun 17, 2013
    More Kamokas. I have several pieces, but I lust after more. :))
     
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    I suspect I'm better off remaining in the dark on this one....
     
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    by LitGeek » Jun 17, 2013
    What a fun question. I have just started my pearl collection, so I have a very long wish list! I am hoping to cross off my first wish list item soon, which is a tahitian baroque strand :twirl:

    My Holy Grail would be one of Josh's (Kamoka) tahitian strands :naughty:

    I would also love:
    more Kamoka pieces
    strand & earrings from Kojima Pearl
    strand & earrings from Catherine Cardellini Pearls
    golden baroque South Sea strand & earrings
    white baroque South Sea strand & earrings
    black akoya rope & earrings
    lavender Freshadama rope & earrings
    Hanadama Natural White strand to go w/my studs
     
  9. baby monster
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    by baby monster » Jun 17, 2013
    So interesting to read all of the lists. Mine's rather short.

    I'd like to have Nancy Pelosi's pearls. Not just the famous multicolor strand, but the white and the golden SS ones.

    Some of Mikimoto's more unusual designs like the multicolor tincup and lariat necklaces.

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    by misskittycat » Jun 17, 2013
    4Ranch Girl! I love your collection! So great that you have ticked so many things off your list!

    pearlsngems, I think that would be a dangerous situation for me! Much safer if I have a list....

    mrs taylor, your list sounds like mine - long and comprehensive!

    Agneau, I think I am going to have to investigate blue Akoyas now!

    Fly Girl - you are horrible for sending me to Google on that one. Now THIS is going on my HG list: http://buy.kamokapearls.com/products/pearl-harvest-rope

    LitGeek - great list!!

    baby monster - I want Nancy's pearls too... I wonder if she would share?
     
    


    


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    by jenncent » Jun 17, 2013
    hmmm, there are still 2 biggies on my list! A long Tahitian baroque rope an a 25"-30" 12mm approx golden SS necklace. Both with some sort of earrings to go with. :)
     
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    by bluebirrrd » Jun 18, 2013
    Here, here! I have just one Kamoka and two Sea of Cortez, but my holy grail would be a full strand of Kamokas and a bracelet of SoC, NS grade. Oh, swoon and ;(
     
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    by JaneSmith » Jun 19, 2013
    Well, that pearl harvest strand of kamokas just made the list.
    I'd also like:
    A long rope of baroque Tahitians.
    A long rope of white metallics.
    A strand of blue akoyas.
    A triple strand of metallic multicoloureds.
    A strand of baroque goldens.
    A tin cup of AAA goldens.
    A beautiful large drop pendant and earrings.
    A gigantic white SS pearl for a haloed brooch.
    A gorgeous rainbowy Sea of Cortez pearl.
    A big bright pink conch pearl.
    A melo pearl.
    A natural pearl.
    A paua pearl necklace, like this:


    That should do the trick. ;-)

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    by icekid » Jun 20, 2013
    Would die for a sea of cortez strand... alas I own none thus far, but I will :appl:
     
    


    


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    by Pattye » Jun 21, 2013
    Icekid, Did you know there are only around 100 strands (full necklaces) of Sea of Cortez pearls in the world, they are so rare? :love: :love: :love:

    Re:Kamoka Pearls Harvest Strand, I've seen this in person, and it is oh so magnificent! :love: :love: :love:

    Truly great pearls on everyone's lists!
     
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    by 4Ranch Girl » Jun 21, 2013
    FYI two of the hundred strands are owned by two posters on this forum. (it is not me)
     
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    by mrs taylor » Jun 21, 2013

    ACK! Are there photos?! I must see!
     
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    by Pattye » Jun 21, 2013
    Well OK, I confess to having 2 S of C strands plus a set of mabes equally gorgeous, and yes, as 4Ranch girl said, there are one or two other forum members who own strands. I will have to take some new photos.
     
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    Pattye, yes, pictures please!!!
     
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    by 4Ranch Girl » Jun 21, 2013
    Oh Pattye :wavey: I am so glad you fessed up. :naughty: I was not going to out you except to say.... isn't one of your strands a rope that I saw? By the way your strand is TDF every thing you could want in a Sea of Cortez strand. :mrgreen:
     
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    by icekid » Jun 21, 2013
    I sincerely doubt I will ever be lucky enough to have a sea of cortez strand.. ;( but a pair of fabulous earrings is definitely on my short list.
     
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    by misskittycat » Jun 22, 2013
    Oh my goodness Pattye!! Please show us your SoC strands!!
     
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    by LitGeek » Jun 22, 2013
    Pattye you are one lucky lady! Looking forward to drooling over your photos :wavey:
     
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    by alice87 » Jun 22, 2013
    Oh, Pattye, please show us your strands! Could you show mabe too?
     
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    Thank you Everyone~your wish is my command, pics over on "show me your pearls."
     
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    by NacreLover » Jun 22, 2013
    Pattye, I have some photos of them and another pendant of yours, a abalone, it's huge and beautiful. Can I post it here?
     
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    Of course, NL, thank you so much, that would be lovely of you!
     
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    by misskittycat » Jun 22, 2013
    Stunning Pattye!! I am totally in love with your strands. They are heavenly!

    Now I have become obsessed with Sea of Cortez pearls. I am watching a pair on ebay for another earring project but I am bummed that they are fully drilled. The earring design I have would require them to be just half drilled and, well, there is no going back from fully drilled, now is there?

    I have emailed the seller to ask them if they ever get non-drilled SoC pearls in stock. Fingers crossed!!

    This is the design I am thinking of:

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    OK Pattye, I am adding your the photos of your pearls I took at the Ruckus to I thought I would share.
     

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