For my anniversary I asked for purple howlite turquoise. I don't know this purple is natural turquoise or if they dyed them. Whatever the case I love them. I thought about adding other stones, but I decided against it. I didn't want them tainted with other stones, plus even though opera or rope length is the style now, I'm much more of a choker length girl.
I told my husband I wanted pink pearls. For my birthday back in september he made these. Its HUGE. The pearls are 12 mm and 6 mm. 12 is quite large! They are very pretty but very light pink. I was hoping for a little brighter, I guess that can wait for another birthday.
We like to order from pearlwear.com, kind of a goofy site, but we've had good results.