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My pearl love started as a young girl, around 8 years old. Honora pearls take me back to when I was a girl and I would imagine myself someday having beautiful pearls like my aunt had. She had a cedar chest where she kept her precious treasures (in their boxes) and would take me in and show me all her beautiful pieces of jewelry (each box had a new surprise). Her pearls were a beautiful white color with a touch of rainbow glow when the light came in through the window. They reminded me of dressing up in swishy dresses, high heels and lipstick, and smelling pretty.
Years later a handsome young Army man penpal sent me a pearl ring (my first pearls and still special) from where he was stationed overseas and I was a Sr. High school girl. It is still beautiful, a black and white bypass ring with a sz 5ish band. I'm still wishing for a Honora ring with 1 black and 1 white pearl as I fell in love with the simple black and white combo then.
Several years later my young Navy husband-to-be sent me a beautiful pendant necklace, a glowing white pearl suspended from a beautiful wishbone, with matching Mikimoto stud earrings (an engagement present, he shipped out for overseas right after he proposed). They are still as beautiful as the day I opened the box.
I have always been drawn to pearls and appreciate the beautiful selection Honora has brought to us via QVC. I have some beautiful pieces. I think my favorites are the 7mm pearl drop earrings on the 14k gold wire (I have several colors) and the gold bead and white pearl strand I received as a gift. Currently my newest pearl love is for your keshi strands.
Thank you Honora, Joel and Ralph! Your pearls make me happy (as well as my friends who receive them from me). I hope you remain at QVC for many years to come. : )
I worked in a fine jewelry store for a few years in the mid 1990s. That is where I bought my first strand of pearls. Through the years, they have always been my favorite piece because they make me look good. They are so soft looking that they reflect that softness back on me, and add a classic touch that never goes out of style.
I also inherited a couple of pearl rings and a longer strand from my mother whom I had hired to work in that same store after she lost my dad. It was the first job she had ever held. Brings back memories.
Something that brings my joy is bringing out the pearl necklace that my grandmother ordered me last year several weeks before she passed away. She always said "Go ahead and order that and it will be the last gift I ever give you." The last gift she did give me with the pearl and Swaroski crystal necklace in white. I smile and think of her everytime I pull that necklace out to wear it.
My favorite Honora purchase is a black, grey, and white baroque pearl necklace (20 inch). The pearls are beautiful and classic. I wear them dressy with a suit or casual with a t-shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. Honora fits all aspects of my life. I always feel extra special when I wear Honora!
I wore my Great grandmother's pearls for my wedding, as did my Grandmother and my Mother. I passed them on to my neice to wear for her wedding next summer. So far all who have worn these pearls for their wedding have had long and happy marriages.
The first pearl I was ever given when I was little and I got to pick a pearl from the shell . It brings back childhood memories every time I wear it.
Pearls remind me of my mom; a real lady with class and style. She lived on a tight budget but taught me to buy the best. I have 3 pair of pearls that are more than jewelry; they are the spirit of love that live on in my life from those that I have lost and love.
Mom bought me my first pair of white pearls (she actually pretended that she bought them for her). She was trying to make me a girly girl.
Mom left a beautiful set of Honora pearls...our gift to her several years before she passed to my daughter and I wil present them to her on a special day.
And, to my surprise, my son could not wait for me to open his Christmas gift 3 days before Christmas last....it was a pair of long teal Honora pearls. He had no clue that I love Honora or pearls.
Lastly, pearls remind me of sitting next to my mom in church; all dressed up with her pearls and Channel perfume that I can still smell when I close my eyes.
Thanks Joel....and Ralph; that was my dad's name. CM
Last edited on 12/3/2012
This has been a rough year for us, jobs lost, moved two times, illnesses...sometimes it's easy to get alittle depressed. BUT..when I get all dressed up and put on my Honora Pearls I feel like a million dollars. That's my Joy of the pearl!!!
The most memorable pearl I was given was the pearl necklace and earrings my husband gave me as a wedding gift. They are still beautiful and in style after 30 years of marriage and since I wore them on our wedding day they hold so many memories of our special day! At the time it was a big splurge for him as we were on a tight budget but they are a heirloom that will be passed on to future generations of our family. I like to think that each pearl holds a special memory and has room for many more.
I love pearls, they go with anything !! And I love giving them for gifts !! My first purchase from the q was a honora leather bracelet with the two rows of pearls I purchased all of the colors that was available ! Still wear them and that was over 6 years ago !!
The most memorable pearl I received was given to me by my high-school sweetheart. At the time, I was new to pearls and didn't understand the special care that was required to maintain the pearl. Because of my ignorance at the time, I washed dishes with the ring on and ruined the pearl. I replaced the pearl and still enjoy my beautiful ring to this day.
Whenever I wear my Honora Pearls I feel as though it's a special holiday, filled with joy, memories of family gatherings and celebration. They always bring a smile to my face and make me feel special. "Joy to the Pearl " is the PERFECT description for the warmth and glow that comes from within when wearing my Honora pearls!! That's why I wear them just about daily. Thank you so much, Joel, for making this all possible for me!
I love Honora pearls and have have many sets: long, short, silver clasps, gold clasps, as well as many earrings. I like to plan outfits around them because wearing them makes me feel so good-they bring light and an organic feel to every outfit! One of my favorite necklaces is the large keshi black necklace, which I wore day and night that first summer I got the necklace. The pearls now droop down, instead of being spread out when I first got them. It is one of my favorite necklaces, and I would love to buy the white (at $200), but I don't want them to droop. Does anyone (Joel????) know how to refresh them so I can wear them again? If not, I love them so much I will continue to wear it hanging down, but absolutely LOVED the original petal keshi's that went all different ways when I first got it. Everything else I have ordered is perfect!!! I love Honora!!!!!!!!
The pearls are so beautiful and make anything I am wearing look fantastic. I love all of my Honora purchases. I would love to be able to purchase the jackets as a separate purchase to expand the looks with my current collection of Honora button earrings. The quality of the Honora pearls is exquisite, and wearing them and receiving compliments every time, makes me feel great. Thank you for such wonderful and beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and earrings!
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