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Back To The Orient! March 2015 Gem Show: DAY 3

Posted by Kevin Canning on 3/4/2015 to General

Komatsu Faceted Pearls

To start the day we went back to Komatsu to see what sort of room we had to negotiate for a single large faceted Tahitian drop pearl. After a little back and forth we did finally negotiate a price within reason and chose a lovely 13mm drop for an excited customer. After speaking with the guys that run Komatsu it was very clear they were proud of what they were doing and I now consider myself a big fan. If I could only convince them to lower their prices a bit I'd love to make them a regular item.

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Double Strand of Metallic Pearls

I planned to wait until the last day to look for freshwater metallic strands but spotted a couple of multi-color strands with a very unusual combination of color and luster. These are the type of pearls that seem to not only reflect light but give off their own inner warm glow.

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Rope of Big Bold Drops

If you read my post from day 2 you saw the 18" strand of super vivid drop pearls I posted and read about a long rope version that was also on display. Not surprisingly I had a couple of request for pictures of the rope and I thought it only fair to share the photos with everybody. If this strand doesn't perk you up please check your pulse, you just might be dead.

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Big Ripples Covered in Orient

I actually saw these strands on the first day but the price was almost double what I've paid in the past for similar quality(as I predicted they might), so at the time we didn't commit. By day 3 they were still available and without a buyer the prices started to come down within reason. They have a beautiful silver/lavender body color that is covered in rainbow orient, ranging in size from 12-16mm these strands make a big statement!

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White Metallic Pairs

I had a few good customers who have been patiently waiting for large 11-12mm metallic white pairs for earrings and luckily we were able to match out a couple of great pairs without too much fuss.

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Candy Colored Ripples & Drops

We found some absolutely delicious ripple and drop pearls with a color that defies description. Depending on the light and angle of view, these pearls range from cool ocean blues and dark greens to deep purples and golds. Put a metallic luster on top of that gorgeous color and I think we have some awesome pearls for a future special.

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Reader Comments

Date 3/5/2015
I love those purple colored ripples.
Date 3/5/2015
Pat Ohara
I love your blog The photos are inspirational Thanks
Date 3/5/2015
Love the large white metallic pearl earrings ....I want a pair too : ))
Date 3/5/2015
Those candy colored rippled and drops are da bomb!
Date 3/5/2015
Another day of stunning photographs Kevin & Alana ... THANKS! Are the candy colored ripples and drops bead nucleated?
Date 3/8/2015
Date 3/8/2015
I love the white metallics.
Date 3/8/2015
I love the white metallics.
Date 3/22/2015
The large 11-12mm metallic white pearls are positively celestial. Just gorgeous! I almost wish I needed new earrings.
Date 3/31/2015
Tom enger
I bought some pearls from you for my wife on our 33rd anniversary and she loved them. If you ever have a unique pearl set, send me a picture of them. I don't know anything about pearls, and really don't want to, but I do like seeing my wife happy so send me something I can put a story to. Thanks again for helping me out last January. Tom
Date 3/31/2015
Jane Renn
These pearls are beautiful!
Date 3/31/2015
Thelna L Martin
I Love my 10- 11 mm pearls I get a lot of compliments all the time asking where DiD I purchase them my husband call the company to make sure all pearls were legit and they are absolutely gorgeous couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift. I will always buy my pearls here. 💜
Date 3/31/2015
Need earrings
Date 3/31/2015
Gorgeous! All of them! And you take the best photos.
Date 3/31/2015
lupesolomai puipuifatu
can I have a the large size of a black and white pearl, please my country i have never ever seen a pearl thats why i really wanted, and also give me a good and a affordable prize, thanks I appreaciated
Date 4/1/2015
Cindy Brooks
Wow. all of these are gorgeous!
Date 4/1/2015
Cindy Brooks
Wow. all of these are gorgeous!
Date 4/1/2015
Patricia Lawson
Love these beautiful and unusual pearls.
Date 4/2/2015
X. Code
Komatsu faceted pearls look beautiful.
Date 4/2/2015
love pearls
Date 4/2/2015
Debra Steiger
Hello, I was surprised, I do like the double metallic. I guess I'm old fashion though, still like them to be round. Thank you Blessings
Date 4/8/2015
Leah Whitrock
This blog is simply amazing. Thank you for posting.
Date 8/17/2015
the shapes, colors, luster and metallics are incredibly exquisite. So enjoyed reading your blogs and emails.
Date 10/5/2015
Thank you for sharing the pearls from your last buying trip..........they are exquisite.............I lived in Japan when I was very young .......and raised to appreciate pearls at a very young age......and to this day, (62) ...........I love pearls above any other gem. They are warm and full of life and I could never have enough of them. The pearl world has grown so much since I was first introduced to them and have really enjoyed being educated more about pearls and looking at what is available out there..........thanks again, your collection is just breath taking.......
Date 5/19/2018
You are the best ride on

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