I think pearls on a woman are so beautiful and amazingly sexy looking forward to the advice on how to buy the right ones ?
Since Mikimoto and Tahitian pearls have become so rare and expensive, akoya pearls have become very popular. When I am selecting a classic strand of round pearls I look for symmetry of the pearls, luster, size and color. If you put the pearls on a sheet of white paper you can see how white the color is. There is a wide range of size (mm) available and the most popular for necklaces is around 7-9 mm but it is a personal preference. Typically people are looking for white pearls but pearls come in many colors and shapes (baroque, seed, coin, etc.)
Hottoddy4, I so agree with you about pearls. They are classy, sexy, professional, stylish, and a clean look. Selecting the right one is very tricky. You have to do a little homework. Natural pearls are very expensive and rare (such as the WELL KNOWN COMPANY: MIKIMOTO…and some sell for $22,000.00), cultured pearls are MOSTLY SOLD and affortable. Natural pearls were grown cultivated in a wild oyster. Cultured pearls are made by implanting a piece of sand in an oyster and waiting for the pearls to grow. The majority of bought pearls are cultured. These look identical to natural pearls, but are man-made. Also pearls have a stylish guide line…such as: Women in their 20’s start with a very short style near their throat consider the Choker (16") and Princess style (18") to optimize their youthful fashion look. Then you have the next bracket:30’s plus age prefer a longer look whick is call the Matinee (22"-24"). Well you have it….hope I could be of service to you. Now you have to make up your decision on just which one.
Ladies, I appreciate you all showing us what you have in your collections, but I believe that this thread has gotten sidetracked. hottoddy4 is asking for advice on how to buy some nice quality pearls. I would also like to know what to look for and what to avoid in buying quality pearls.
I have a gorgeous opera length set of pearls..very pricey..you know the brand from Japan that starts with M but I don’t wear them every day. I adore Heidi Daus’ costume pearls, They are truly beautiful and quality. Heidi just understands pearls and has some in amazing and subtle colors. I agree with you, more women should enjoy the feminine beauty of pearls.
I have the pearls that belonged to my Great-Grandmother. There’re an 18" strand and gorgeous. There are 2 other stands of pearls I own. However, the ones from my Great-Grandmother will always be my favorite. I’ve found you can wear pearls with anything. That thought ocurred to me years ago when Janis Joplin was wearing pearls on the cover of the album she did titled "Pearl". :heart:
HELLO HOTTODDY AND OHOHO :smileyhappy:—–I AGREE W/YOU BOTH! JUST REMEMBER, REAL PEARLS ARE ‘GRITTY/SANDY’ FEEL WHEN RUB AGAINST TEETH! AND OHOHO – ABOUT ‘SPORTS WEAR’ PEARLS-HA HA HA —–I’VE ACTUALLY ‘TORSAD-ED’ (ya spelling ? -whatever ha ha ) teal/peach for MIAMI DOLPHIN team colors—-whether they ‘look good’ ——– :womanembarrassed: lol =) :heart:
That’s what I’ve been enthused about recently. .. Pearls. Different shapes, sizes and shades. They go well with all types of clothing, except athletic? :womanlol:
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01.24.16 7:15 AM