Note: Post removed, but will return!

I mistakenly published a post on a reader's pearls before it was complete. The subject of the post, Carolyn, is sending me a better photo.

Some of you will have this post in your readers now; it will reappear in early April, with the new photo.

And since I've popped by to say that,  here is a freeform Tahitian baroque stretch bracelet for a remarkable price, from Pearl Paradise:


7 comments

LauraH said...

Feel free to pop by any time 😊 Now I'm off to check out that bracelet.

Frugal Scholar said...

At least I got to say hello.

Leslie Milligan said...

Your mistake is my new bracelet. It's on its way to my house.
Thank you!

Duchesse said...

Leslie Milligan: Given that a single Tahitian baroque like those is often at least $75, that is a great buy, if they look lustrous in person. (If not the 30 day full refund policy is available.)

s. said...

I just bought 3 of those bracelets!! I think they'd look fabulous worn stacked... but I worry a bit since I seem to recall my late mother stating that pearls scratch easily. Any thoughts on whether or not they'd be destroyed were I to wear them several times/ week, all together?

I figured that when I grew tired of wearing them this way, I'd also have enough to have a necklace made.

Thank you for the heads up. Fingers crossed. In any case you said: 30 day return policy!

Duchesse said...

s.: Damn, woman! That is utterly "you'! Pearls will not abrade other pearls. A best friend's father, a jeweller in Honolulu, always said, "The only thing that should touch pearls is other pearls." They will be scratched from metal- such as wearing with chains against them, or by storing them in a way that the clasp rubs on the pearls. (But it is more likely pearls will be damaged by chemicals like perfume or makeup.)

Because those bracelets are strung on elastic thread, you should restring with new elastic every year, especially if you wear them a lot. Very simple job (no knotting) and you could even diy- look up "stretch bracelets."

If you would be so kind, send a wrist shot... yum!



s. said...

Thank you, my dear. As always, you are truly generous ~ and, dare I say, kind? ~ with your knowledge and enabling... ehhhr, I mean, encouragement :) . Of course I would be thrilled to send you a wrist shot! They will be awaiting me when I head to Florida, late next week. xox