Monday, July 4, 2011

Pearl Necklaces Aren't Like Grandma's Anymore

I love working with pearls, particularly freshwater pearls. They come in many shapes, and their imperfections add to their charm. They can be dyed just about any color, and the scope of their use in jewelry design is vast!  Keishi pearls are my favorite...they're so beautiful, and uncommon. Freshwater pearls also come  shaped as coins, branches, diamonds, rectangles, squares. Either alone, or combined with beautiful crystal or gemstone briolettes, pearl necklaces today are far from the traditional pearl necklaces of generations past. Freshwater pearls are also relatively inexpensive, so you can have a variety of shapes and colors to work with.








9 comments:

  1. I love these necklaces! The others were great, too!

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  2. I love pearls too! I just don't know much about them! Ex kinds, shapes, colors ect. I didn't know FW came so different in till I read this! Lol I've always wanted black pearls for as long as I can remember! Maybe one day!

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  3. There is so much variety in freshwater pearls...it's so much fun to experiment with different designs!

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  4. Beautiful necklaces. Never knew much about the FW pearls until reading this-from the different sapes to the colors. :>D

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  5. Pearls are always so pretty :) Loving these pics!

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