Peacock Tahitian Pearl NecklacesI started (and later finished) the day trying to track down a handful of special Tahitian pearl strands. There's no shortage as you can see in the first photo, but most are either grossly over priced or too spotted for my standards. That said, with a little luck and a tip from a friend we did ultimately succeed and pick some beautiful strands with green body colors and the ever popular peacock overtones.
Bead Nucleated Freshwater "Edison" Pearls
These are a pearl I love to hunt down. I mean who wouldn't love finding a large natural purple or crisp white pearl with metallic luster? But to be honest I'm a little disappointed at the selection and pricing of loose Edison pearls this show. I had hoped to return home with a large selection of various sizes and colors, but after over going through several thousand pearls, I ended up with only a very small handful.
Metallic Freshwater Pearls
To finish the day I sat down with a favorite supplier, to select metallic(true metallic) freshwater pearls. I started by matching incredible white metallic earring pairs ranging from 8 to 10mm and some beautiful eye round 9-10mm white metallic strands.
While busy matching, one of the bosses dropped an incredible multi-color metallic pearl strand in front of me. The saturated colors, round shapes and incredible metallic luster were like nothing we've seen yet. A little too pricey for me to pull the trigger(still considering it though), but I actually feel it was reasonable for what it was -- one of the rarest strands of pearls on the planet.
That's all I have for day 2. Day 3 we had meetings that kept us from the show, but we'll be back for one last day tomorrow. If you enjoyed these photos, leave a comment below and let us know.