For the past few months, I've been eyeing everything orange; orange purses, orange clothes, orange accessories, etc. According to Feng Shui, the color orange represents departure, leadership, femininity and fertility, which was the perfect color-theme for the Hawaii trip we had planned with my parents right after the holiday season was over.
We took the Norewegian Cruise Line that departed from Oahu and stopped at Maui, Big Island and Kauai. Since you get to dress up a lot on cruise ships I took a handful of my favorite pearls that would complement orange! My latest addition was of course my orange 18-19 mm Fireball earrings set on 14K yellow gold hooks. Jeremy and I purchased a nice selection of Fireball pairs at the Hong Kong Jewelry show last September. Jeremy stumbled on the same company where he bought the first giant black Edison Pearla at the show in the Spring. The manager of the booth noticed Jeremy talking to one of his biggest clients and decided to give us the highest-level discount from marked on everything we purchased. Naturally I took advantage of it and started opening all the boxes that contained Fireballs. I started hand picking (normally you would need to buy the whole card even if there are pearls with flaws or poor matching) and this pair was one of the cherry picked ones we brought back.
Jeremy has a way of charming the pearl producers in China. They get a real kick out of this big white guy that negotiates in Mandarin. The pair I picked for myself has very warm orange-gold body color with excellent silver overtone. It’s not as metallic as the other pairs that we purchased but the earrings worked great with my orange beach bag with white sundress. Most of the time I paired the earrings with my red coral branch pendant with turquoise flat faceted teardrop beads on 18K yellow gold chain that I made years ago. I loved wearing them during the trip and saw my mom eyeing them the whole entire trip. I think I need to make a pair for her birthday or Mother’s day. Now I can’t wait for the summer.