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Posted: 3/16/2012 6:33:52 AM
My wife is going to be graduating from nursing school in May. As a gift I would like to get her a pearl necklace and a set of ear rings. I've read the basics, but there seems to be a range of sizes and lengths. I've found plenty of 6-10mm pearl necklaces, what is a desired size? Is bigger better? Also, Would you rather have a tapered set or a strand that is made up of all the same size pearls? Finally, my wife is about 5'8"/120lbs would a 16 or 18" set be more desirable? I'll probably stick with bluenile.com as I was really pleased with the diamond I received from them for her wedding ring.

I'm looking for recommendations for a really special gift she can enjoy the rest of her life. Thanks!
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Mikimoto Pearls...

Tapered, sixteen. Matching e-rings. Do it.
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What did I miss?
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Posted: 3/16/2012 7:32:09 AM
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Originally Posted By Jerad:
What did I miss?


Seriously?
ETA- no disrespect intended. My wife kept asking me what I was laughing about, and I asked her. Now, I've been trying to give my wife a pearl necklace since before we were married. All I've managed to get her to accept is a set of earrings. My wife's opinion is that a regular strand, no taper, is the way to go.



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Posted: 3/16/2012 7:33:13 AM
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Gthirteen acting their age.
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Posted: 3/16/2012 7:40:40 AM
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Originally Posted By Jerad:
What did I miss?


Gthirteen acting their age.


Women's forum and all. This is still arfcom. Deal with it.
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I'm giving out free pearl necklaces
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Originally Posted By Gthirteen:
Originally Posted By ecgRN:
Originally Posted By Jerad:
What did I miss?


Gthirteen acting their age.


Women's forum and all. This is still arfcom. Deal with it.

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I'm giving out free pearl necklaces

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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Any more sexual innuendo will result in locks or warnings. "it's arfcom" is not an excuse. Please behave like adults.


Will double entendres get a lock?

To OP, has she ever mentioned she wanted pearls? Seems a little old fashioned. All I know is that the good ones are easily damaged.
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Originally Posted By ecgRN:
Mikimoto Pearls...

Tapered, sixteen. Matching e-rings. Do it.


I could do that but she also needs a new(ish) car, so I need to keep it <$1000.00

I'm thinking about this set in 16 or 18.
18" Freshwater 7-7.5mm pearls

and these ear rings
7mm Pearl Earrings


Originally Posted By gopeterson:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Any more sexual innuendo will result in locks or warnings. "it's arfcom" is not an excuse. Please behave like adults.


Will double entendres get a lock?

To OP, has she ever mentioned she wanted pearls? Seems a little old fashioned. All I know is that the good ones are easily damaged.


No she hasn't but I've always viewed them as classy and elegant not old fashioned. Is that really what everyone thinks about pearls
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Posted: 3/16/2012 8:50:10 AM
Originally Posted By Jerad:
Originally Posted By ecgRN:
Mikimoto Pearls...

Tapered, sixteen. Matching e-rings. Do it.


I could do that but she also needs a new(ish) car, so I need to keep it <$1000.00

I'm thinking about this set in 16 or 18.
18" Freshwater 7-7.5mm pearls

and these ear rings
7mm Pearl Earrings


Originally Posted By gopeterson:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Any more sexual innuendo will result in locks or warnings. "it's arfcom" is not an excuse. Please behave like adults.


Will double entendres get a lock?

To OP, has she ever mentioned she wanted pearls? Seems a little old fashioned. All I know is that the good ones are easily damaged.


No she hasn't but I've always viewed them as classy and elegant not old fashioned. Is that really what everyone thinks about pearls


My fashion sense is nil. But I really have not noticed many women wearing pearls lately. Could you discretely bounce it off one of her close friends
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Posted: 3/16/2012 9:14:29 AM
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Ignore everything I said. My wife tells me that pearls are not out of style. They are "classic". Of course she knows zippo about important things like which round for zombies so we are even.
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Posted: 3/16/2012 2:44:50 PM
The length I like is around 18 or smaller. The size of the pearl depends on what kind of pearl you are getting but around 7mm would be my choice. Whether its tapered or not is kind of a personal choice. If she is really dainty and doesn't like large jewelry then I would get it tapered.
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Posted: 3/16/2012 3:12:37 PM
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I've never been into pearls myself but I'm sure there is a population of women out there that still like them. I'd rather eat the oyster.
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Posted: 3/16/2012 10:12:05 PM
I love my pearl necklace.

Get an idea of what shade she likes. I don't like the bright white, I like the off white.

I wore my mom's on my wedding day. There were darker than off white, and my grandma's were almost brown.
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Posted: 3/18/2012 9:44:34 PM
got my GF a 18" strand of 8mm baroque style pearls (can't for the life of me recall if they're tihitian or akoya they are saltwater though) for Christmas. she likes them pretty well.

they're not top of the line, but they're still pretty nice.
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Posted: 3/21/2012 12:10:36 AM
Originally Posted By Jerad:
Originally Posted By ecgRN:
Mikimoto Pearls...

Tapered, sixteen. Matching e-rings. Do it.


I could do that but she also needs a new(ish) car, so I need to keep it <$1000.00

I'm thinking about this set in 16 or 18.
18" Freshwater 7-7.5mm pearls

and these ear rings
7mm Pearl Earrings


Originally Posted By gopeterson:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Any more sexual innuendo will result in locks or warnings. "it's arfcom" is not an excuse. Please behave like adults.


Will double entendres get a lock?

To OP, has she ever mentioned she wanted pearls? Seems a little old fashioned. All I know is that the good ones are easily damaged.


No she hasn't but I've always viewed them as classy and elegant not old fashioned. Is that really what everyone thinks about pearls


you're right. pearls are timeless. you can dress them up or down. I would take that set you picked any day! I think she will love them! i personally wouldnt want the tapered, and im small so id go with the smaller chain too.
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Posted: 3/21/2012 6:48:22 AM
I think I've settled on this necklace 7mm Akoya pearls, 18" strand with matching e-rings.


Would you want a white, ivory, or rose overtone?


18" 7mm pearl necklace
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Posted: 3/21/2012 7:17:54 AM
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Posted: 3/21/2012 7:21:10 AM
White. But you have seen my bad advice above.
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