Hong Kong March 2016 - The Call Of The East [Day 2]

Peacock Tahitian Pearl Necklaces

I 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.

rows of Tahitian pearls
peacock colored Tahitian pearls
closeup of peacock Tahitian pearls
a single strand of Tahitian pearls
a rope of Tahitian pearls
dark green Tahitian pearl necklaces
Tahitian pearl necklace

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.

freshwater Edison pearls
close up of different colored Edison pearls
Edison pearls grouped by color
purple Edison pearls
white metallic Edison pearl
a single purple Edison pearl
matched pair of deep purple Edison pearls

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.

white metallic pearls on a tray
true metallic freshwater pearls
picking metallic pearl pairs for earrings
metallic pearls on close up
handful of white metallic pearls
pairs of metallic pearls
matched metallic pearl for earrings
close up of the metallic pearl pairs
white metallic pearl strands
ropes of white metallic pearls
close up of the freshwater white metallic pearls
metallic pearls with rare colors
rare colored metallic pearls
metallic pearls in different colors
multi-colored metallic pearl collection
close up of the multicolored metallic pearls
freshwater metallic pearls in different colors

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.

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