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whitby_2773

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at the moment, i''m having my engagement ring re-set with larger side stones, i''m having a gold band remade from my original wedding band, james meyer is making me a new platinum wedding band, and we''re talking about having a ring of my mother''s reset for our 25th anniversary in september....

BUT!

i''ve been waiting. and waiting. and looking at all your new beautiful rings....

and i decided i needed INSTANT GRATIFICATION!

so i bid on this little ring as something to pass the time. i umm''d and ahh''d about which forum to put this in, since it does have pearls in it, but decided that the sapphires were predominant, and that this was the place for rings. so here we are...

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whitby_2773

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wow packrat!! i didnt realize it - but - yes! they are! i''m june and he''s september! wow! ~ doubly special now!

thanks!
 

Kelli

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I absolutely love that! My birthstones is ruby and my fiance''e is pearl. I''ve wondered so many times about having a ring like that made. Now I know it can be done! Please post handshots when you get it!
 

Diamond*Dana

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Very pretty, and I love that it has both you and your DH''s birthstones!
 

LaraOnline

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Wow! That is really incredibly pretty!
 

FrekeChild

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Oooooo!!!! Very pretty!!! Do you have any idea on the age of it?
 

JuliaV

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Such a pretty ring!

Blue Sapphire is my second favorite stone. I''m so jealous that is is your birthstone,
j/k, I am just not really fond of mine, ruby.
 

Catmom

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It''s very pretty!
 

monarch64

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Whitby, what a gorgeous diversion!!! I love that you didn''t even realize those were you and your husband''s birthstones--what a stroke of luck!
 

makemepretty

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That is a very special, beautiful ring. Enjoy your distraction, I''d like a little distraction like that myself. ;-)
 

whitby_2773

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thanks Kelli, Diamond*Dana, LaraOnline, FrekeChild, diamondrnglover, geckodani, JuliaV, gaby06, Catmom, monarch64, Porridge, princessplease, makemepretty and SanDiegoLady (this is an excellent way of learning all the names of you ladies on Pricescope! whew!)

i will definitely post handshots of all of them when i get ANYthing! i have 2 things coming from online vendors and 4 more rings currently away with jewelers - being either made from scratch, or tweaked. but in my actual HAND? nothing! sending me mental! the next few weeks should see a flood of things tho - YAY!

FrekeChild - they listed the age as 1930, and that''s how it looks to me. pearls + gems were a common design combo back then, so it fits with what i expected. i have a broken bangle that was my mother''s that has rubies and pearls (there ya go, Kelli - rubies and pearls!)

i really like the texture of it - the way the pearls protrude more than the sapphires, giving it an ''in-out-in-out-in-etcetc'' look in profile. and the heavy gold setting, to me, is like looking at the pearls protruding through the opening of clams - like they''re just emerging from their beds!

SanDiegoLady - come to NY and i''ll happily share :D i couldnt believe i hadn''t noticed they were our birthstones till packrat mentioned it!

for anyone who is interested, there is actually one other small story behind this ring...

i''m writing a series of childrens stories for young teens. the books are based on color - each book addressing one color from red, blue, yellow and green. when i finished the red book, which was the first book, my husband bought me a small ring with a heart - shaped from princess cut rubies - with diamonds around it. since the red in the first book represented the blood of the king in the book (and his noble heart), a red heart ring was perfect.

i am now working on book 2 and should finish it in the next few months. it''s the blue book and is all set underwater. so my husband has been planning on getting me ''a blue ring''. but, like the first ring where we managed to work in a heart as extra symbolism, this blue ring has pearls, too - extra symbolism for this second story which is set underwater.

i am spoiled beyond belief. i know it. :)

and here''s one more photo - from the dealer''s online site

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FrekeChild

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I really can''t wait to see it whitby! I''m fascinated by this idea of gemstones and sapphires...And I''m diggin'' the antique vintage thing right now because of naughty people who put ideas in my head. I hope you get it soon.

Do you have an ETA?
 

MMT

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Very pretty, sounds like it was meant to be since it''s both your birthstones
 

gemgirl

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whitby your new ring is lovely, sweet and very romantic! and hey, never feel guilty about a little diversion. After the last six or seven months with our economy and all the bad news, a little diversion is good for the soul and can make us smile
 

whitby_2773

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FrekeChild, MMT, Tuckins1 and gemgirl - thank you for your lovely comments!

FrekeChild - i have a number of antique pieces - not a whole lot, but a few - which i love dearly and which give me much pleasure. i used to *only* wear antique pieces, but as i got older, my range grew - *ahem!* - ''wider''! :D gems and pearls are used so often in old jewelry - i just love the combination! the seller i bought it from (Dover Jewelry, i think it was) only ships tuesday - thursday, so i''m not expecting to have it before friday next week. why is everything so sloooooooow?!?! (i can''t wait to see it either, Tuckins1!)

MMT, i''m sure it was meant to be! and - to be honest - it was such a good price, even if it *wasn''t*, it really didn''t make a lot of difference!

and gemgirl - i''m with you on the economy - what a mess it all is right now! but i''m pretty sure i''ll feel better about it....wearing my new ring :)

have a great weekend, ladies!
 

Rhea

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Nice ring. Doubly special since it''s your birthstones.
 

ckrickett

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wow that ring is really really unique.
I love it
 

LuckyTexan

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That''s beautiful! If we did that it would be peridot and sapphire... I just can''t see that being pretty! LOL!

Congrats on all the other stuff... can''t wait to see it too!
 

Skippy123

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Beautiful!!!!!!!!!
 

mayachel

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This is such an unusual ring. Very pretty pairing of the pearls and sapphires. I can''t wait to see it on your hand!
 
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