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1972 Cartier Black Opal

missy

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Oh Kristy, that is so sweet of you to say, thank you! Big apologies to everyone here because when we went on vacation to the beach house I decided I didn't want to take the black opal since it is not insured. Though pics by the sea would be pretty and maybe I could capture the real colors of this opal. Maybe I'll bring it if we just go for a weekend next month and take some more photos. I really need to buy a real camera. I just took some more photos (with my phone) in my apt to see if they come out any better. Thanks again Kristy. Hope you enjoy. :wavey:

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missy

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pics continued....the color IRL is much deeper and less pastel but for some reason it looks different in my phone pics...

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last 2 for now...

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minousbijoux

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That is one hecka blingy opal ring, and I must say I love Lightning Ridge black opals! I would create a social life of cocktail parties just so I could wear that ring... :love:
 

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HI:

I said it before and I'll say it again--devine!

cheers--Sharon
 

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minousbijoux|1331599413|3147279 said:
That is one hecka blingy opal ring, and I must say I love Lightning Ridge black opals! I would create a social life of cocktail parties just so I could wear that ring... :love:
Thank you minousbijoux- it really is a great party ring I agree. Though these days I wear it more on special occasions than anywhere else as I am a bit of a klutz and as you know black opal is not a hardy stone. ::)

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HI:

I said it before and I'll say it again--devine!

cheers--Sharon
Thank you again Sharon. :wavey:
 

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That really is stunning!!!!
 

missy

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Thank you Danny and TravelingGal!
 

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PrincessCath|1331676571|3147987 said:
Beautiful stone and proportions. Enjoy! :love:
Thank you PrincessCath.
 

missy

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Updating this thread with new photos taken just a few minutes ago.
No editing done. Taken in different rooms. I have not worn this ring for over 7 months and it takes time to warm it up for the gorgeous colors to really shine but wanted to share it nonetheless. Glad to be back wearing it again.


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Catmom

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Simply breathtaking!
 

Fabulous50

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Updating this thread with new photos taken just a few minutes ago.
No editing done. Taken in different rooms. I have not worn this ring for over 7 months and it takes time to warm it up for the gorgeous colors to really shine but wanted to share it nonetheless. Glad to be back wearing it again.


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Omg its so gorgeous, @missy !!!! Now I want to learn more about opals!
 

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Bron357

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That opal is simply perfect and I love seeing photos of it. I love even more that you are wearing it :appl:
 

lissyflo

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So beautiful, stone and setting.

Out of interest, do you store/treat it in any particular way to protect the opal from drying out etc over the longer term? I adore opals but my jewellery needs to be pretty much like my garden plants - tough and capable of self care for long periods! - so I’m put off by the idea of needing to baby stones like opal and emerald, but I’m not sure how much looking after they really require.
 

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So beautiful, stone and setting.

Out of interest, do you store/treat it in any particular way to protect the opal from drying out etc over the longer term? I adore opals but my jewellery needs to be pretty much like my garden plants - tough and capable of self care for long periods! - so I’m put off by the idea of needing to baby stones like opal and emerald, but I’m not sure how much looking after they really require.
Thanks @lissyflo. I keep it in a plastic ziplock with a moist cotton round. My parents used to give it a water bath every now and then when they owned it but this is how I keep it moist. Yes it is a bit nerve wracking taking good care of it and I am always cognizant of the fact that it could crack or craze etc. but I enjoy it and will enjoy it for as long as I can.
 

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That opal is simply perfect and I love seeing photos of it. I love even more that you are wearing it :appl:
Thank you very much @Bron357. I love looking at it even when I am not wearing it (and often take it out to admire it) but it is wonderful to wear it too.


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Thanks @lissyflo. I keep it in a plastic ziplock with a moist cotton round. My parents used to give it a water bath every now and then when they owned it but this is how I keep it moist.Yes it is a bit nerve wracking taking good care of it and I am always cognizant of the fact that it could crack or craze etc. but I enjoy it and will enjoy it for as long as I can.
Thanks for the info. And absolutely you should wear and enjoy it - it would be a travesty for something so beautiful, and sentimental for you, to be locked away unworn.
 

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Thank you very much @Bron357. I love looking at it even when I am not wearing it (and often take it out to admire it) but it is wonderful to wear it too.


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Simply gorgeous Missy! I could stare at that opal for hours. Your dad must have passed along the jewelry loving gene! It looks beautiful on you sweet Missy.
 

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Updating this thread with new photos taken just a few minutes ago.
No editing done. Taken in different rooms. I have not worn this ring for over 7 months and it takes time to warm it up for the gorgeous colors to really shine but wanted to share it nonetheless. Glad to be back wearing it again.


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I love this ring
And i love it's story
i love that your mom and dad gave it to you so they can see your love for it
 

RunningwithScissors

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I remember seeing you post a photo of this ring awhile back and I though it was so magnificent that the image has stayed with me. Thanks for posting more photos of it! It truly is a ring for the ages! Absolute perfection! The opal looks lovely with your skin tone too. Wear and enjoy!
 
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