Well here it is, last day. The time has passed so quickly, but now the show is closed`and there are no more pearls to be bought by me before the early morning flight and the alarm clock is set. Today was a gentle browsing day. I found some baroque bouldery little pearls which will make great earrings to go with the Spica Vietnamese grey big colour strands
The colours are intense and amazing – so powerful for such tiny little pearls
Then I came across some cutest baby ripples with strong colours at a bargain price. Couldn’t resist
These pearls came from the same stable as the finest Edison pearls – bead nucleated pearls – with strands costing many £kkkk. Felt smug that,because the firm did not manage its second harvest in March (due apparently to local government actions – it’s the same the world over) there were no more of the vibrant deep pinks as per my present to myself. Closest was this deep purple-ish strand – very expensive – but, like most purples, not metallic and the purple was grubbied with a brown cast. All pinks to purples are prone to drop to beige brown.
Finally I had a play with a lot of button-ish metallics. These will be stunning set on rings
Bye-bye Hong Kong for this year. It’s been a wonderful trip with good friends, great food and fabulous pearls.