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

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.

faceted pearls
a single faceted pearl
Tahitian faceted pearl
Komatsu faceted Tahitian pearl

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.

double strands of metallic pearls
multi-colored strands of metallic pearlspearls with different colors and metallic luster

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.

rope of big drop pearls with intense colors
vivid colored drop pearls
a strand of big, colorful drop pearls

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!

big ripple pearls
ripple pearls with intense orient
big ripple pearls with rainbow orient
close up of the big ripple pearls
colorful ripple pearls
multi-colored ripple pearls
strands of big ripple pearls
ropes of big ripple pearlsexamining the ripple pearls
intensely oriented ripple pearls

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.

white metallic pearls
close up of the white metallic pearls
matched pairs of metallic pearls

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.

candy colored pearls
colorful ripple pearls
matched pairs of metallic pearls
ripple pearl drops with wonderful colors
colored ripple drop pearl pairs
pairs of ripple pearls
matched pairs of intensely colored pearls
small metallic ripple pearls
vivid, metallic ripple pearls
drop pearls with vivid colors

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