Show me you Pearl rings - cocktail

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  1. I am having a hard time visualizing a nice young-ish cocktail ring with a large pearl. I like bling, so please prove me wrong and show me something stunning!
     
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    Here is mine!
     
  3. I just picked mine up today, it's white gold with a 9.6mm gray pearl, it's amazing. I will post photos tomorrow!
     
  4. I honestly don't know the measurement here offhand. I'm guessing about 9-10mm by looking at it. It's in white gold with diamond "bows".

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  5. Thanks guys. Very pretty! Lily25 your pearl is BIG! Gnome - I really like your idea...very sweet.

    I have been contemplating getting a pearl ring but I worry about them looking old. Both of yours are very modern but in different ways. I would love to see some very the top styles if anyone has any. I really like art deco styles, but don't know where to start. Are there any good sites that specialize in pearls.
     
  6. absolutely beautiful, all of these!
     
  7. Art deco will definitely look "old", and to be honest if it is really from the 20's-30's it will have some kind of damage on the surface. Better try to find the pearl alone from a pearl dealer and have it set at a local jeweler, and you can show him the kind of design you want.

    There is beautiful one on auction at Cristie's
    http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5138736
     

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  8. Thanks for your input Lily25. Actually I already have the loose pearls and I need ideas to take to my jeweller. I wanted something more elaborate/cocktail, fun, a bit over the top.....it is hard with pearls. They seem so hard to wear. I just checked out your blog and you wear yours beautifully!
     
  9. Thank you so much!

    Google your heart out, and search auctions (Cristie's has a few great pieces, I always check these out!) to find art deco designs, print the ones you like best and take your pearls to the jeweler!
    Pearls are easy to wear imho.

    Good luck with everything, and don't forget to post when your ring is ready!
     
  10. Ok here is my ring...

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  11. I love these pearl rings, how do they set them does anyone know ? Do they drill into them ? Thanks !
     
  12. They are half drilled, and then placed onto a post, fixed with some kind of jewelry epoxy.
     
  13. I love all the rings. Good luck with the ring shopping water_daisy:tup:

    I have a question for those of you with big pearl rings. Hope it is okey that i post it in this thread.:wondering
    I do not own a big solitaire pearl ring, only small pearls on the pearl items i own. I am not very careful when I wear rings, so how durable are they, will they be damaged easily? And will the scratches be very visible when looking at the ring? TIA
     
  14. I got this from the internet, I think it's useful to all of us..
    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Proper Care and Cleaning Will Keep Your Pearls Beautiful![/FONT] fox-lane.com/cgi-bin/image/images/spacer.gif [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Storing Pearls Safely.....
    Remember, pearls are a relatively soft gem, and they should be protected from objects which can scratch them. Proper storage and care will keep them lustrous and beautiful. Keep your pearls in a soft cloth bag or pouch. If you don’t have a bag or pouch, wrap them in a soft cloth. Don’t just toss them into a jewelry box. If you toss them in a box or drawer with other jewelry, and they are unprotected, they may be scratched or marred by metal edges, prongs, or harder stones in your other jewelry. Do not store pearls in an airtight environment, such as a plastic bag, or in an excessively dry place. Pearls need moisture, and exposure to humidity is good for them. If they become dehydrated, they can become brittle and crack.

    [/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Protecting Your Pearls.....
    Put on your pearls after you put on make-up, perfume, hair spray, or other cosmetics. These substances can harm the surface of the pearl and cause spots or disintegration.

    Do not expose pearls to vinegar, ammonia or chlorine! These substances are deadly to pearls and can actually eat holes in them and dissolve them. Be especially careful when wearing a pearl ring. It’s not the right jewelry for house cleaning, since many household cleaners contain ammonia. Do not wear pearls in a swimming pool or hot tub that contains chlorine.
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    **Protect pearls from flames or extreme heat. They can burn or become discolored.

    **Perspiration can damage pearls, so do not wear them while engaged in hard work or heavy exercise.

    **Avoid wearing pearls with very rough fabrics which might scratch them.

    If your pearls are set, such as in rings or earrings, check the settings periodically. If settings are loose, have a jeweler repair them.

    If your pearls are strung, they will need to be restrung periodically. If you wear them very frequently, restringing once a year is recommended. They should be strung with knots separating the pearls to prevent them from rubbing against each other. Knots also help prevent the loss of pearls if the strand should break. Silk or nylon are recommended for stringing.
    [/FONT] [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings...
    Your cultured pearl stud earrings were made by gluing a 14k gold post into the hole of a half-drilled pearl. Occasionally a pearl will loosen and come off the post due to changes in temperature and humidity. If this occurs, use super glue to repair your earring. Squeeze a small amount of glue onto a piece of paper. dip the back end of the post in the glue and reinsert into the pearl. Let the earring set up for 1-2 hours before wearing again.
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Cleaning Your Pearls....
    After wearing, gently wipe pearls off with a hot damp towel. This cleaning will remove body oils and perspiration, which can change the color of pearls. It will also remove any traces of cosmetics which may have gotten on the pearls. If there is a spot of dirt which can’t be rubbed off, use your fingernail. Do not use toothbrushes, scouring pads, or any abrasive material to clean pearls.

    Periodic washing is recommended. Pearls can be washed in water with a mild soap such as Ivory. (Do NOT use detergent or any cleaning solution!) Use a soft cloth or a very soft brush to clean the knots in the string. After washing and rinsing, lay the pearls flat in a damp dish towel to dry. (Do not hang wet pearls - the string will stretch.) The pearls will be dry when the towel is dry. Do not wear pearls if the string is still wet. It may stretch and can attract dirt.
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]DO NOT CLEAN PEARLS WITH
    -commercial jewelry cleaners
    -an ultrasonic cleaner
    -steam
    -detergents
    -bleaches
    -powdered cleansers
    -baking soda
    -ammonia based cleansers
    -toothbrushes
    -scouring pads or abrasives
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  15. Great information, thanks lily25:smile: