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Catmom

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Just received this one a few days ago, I really love it! I louped the diamond and I do believe it is an an tiny OEC! I can wear it as a pin or necklace as there is a bale on the back! The dimension are 1”x1” and perfect size for wearing as a pendant! A470CB4A-8DF8-4A47-ABDC-A79A0C3458FD.jpeg

Beautiful!
 

Catmom

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Sorry the pictures are so huge. My only antique gold brooch that I wear on a silk cord when I wear it. It has a small mine cut diamond/rubies and opens up to give the message "Everthine."


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That's so cool and the sentiment is very sweet.
 

mrs-b

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My diamond and platinum pin is roughly 2.7ctw and about 2.5" long. The diamonds are E/E, VS-VVS, very well cut.


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It's very beautiful and I wear it on my black cashmere coat. It doesn't show up at ALL in this photo, but in real life, it's a sparkle bomb. Photo included mostly for perspective and proportion.


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These are my rose gold pins - black opal in yellow and rose gold with emerald cabs on the ivy leaves.

A rose gold deco period ribbon pin, with a blue zircon center stone.

Another rose gold beauty - a Gorgeous green tourmaline cut by Richard Wise, a 1/2 ct OEC, and some yellowy-peachy thing - beautifully cut - no idea what it is.

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I love my pins and get a great deal of joy from them.
 

Catmom

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And I forgot my Christmas holly pin - 18kt with ruby berries! This pin is lush - and substantial!


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Love that pin!
 

kgizo

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Gorgeous green tourmaline cut by Richard Wise, a 1/2 ct OEC, and some yellowy-peachy thing

They are all lovely, but this one makes my heart pitter patter ❤️. Did you find this or have it made?
 

mrs-b

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They are all lovely, but this one makes my heart pitter patter ❤️. Did you find this or have it made?

Hi @kgizo -

I had it made. See the cut on that peachy thing? It's a colored gem OEC. Just sublime. I wish I knew what it was! It's definitely a mined gemstone - I just don't know what type.
 

kgizo

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Hi @kgizo -

I had it made. See the cut on that peachy thing? It's a colored gem OEC. Just sublime. I wish I knew what it was! It's definitely a mined gemstone - I just don't know what type.

You did an excellent job. Everything about it is spectacular! The cut, color combo, proportions, richness of the gold ... I could go on and on. Wear it in good health!

I wonder if the peach stone is a zircon. I’ve seen some that color.
 

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@Catmom - did you catch this on Instagram?

 

Catmom

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@Catmom - did you catch this on Instagram?


No I didn't see it but he's cute! Have I never shared my turtle? He's silver and 18kt gold with MOP, Abelone and tsavorites. I think he's pretty cute too. He's currently a pendant but he's next up for a pin conversion.

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MakingTheGrade

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No I didn't see it but he's cute! Have I never shared my turtle? He's silver and 18kt gold with MOP, Abelone and tsavorites. I think he's pretty cute too. He's currently a pendant but he's next up for a pin conversion.

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Oh I love him!
 

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Not mine and I just shared in @Catmom 's thread. Swoon! @Catmom these should be yours. Just saying. :halo:

Also calling @canuk-gal because she is a big fan of T&Co:love:

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All Tiffany and Co.
And I believe 18K gold.
 

Catmom

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Not mine and I just shared in @Catmom 's thread. Swoon! @Catmom these should be yours. Just saying. :halo:

Also calling @canuk-gal because she is a big fan of T&Co:love:

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All Tiffany and Co.
And I believe 18K gold.

GAH, you're killing me here. I do need these but I just emptied the coffers on my other two pieces. WAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who wants to buy these for me?????
 

missy

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GAH, you're killing me here. I do need these but I just emptied the coffers on my other two pieces. WAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who wants to buy these for me?????

Omg! I wish I could buy these for both of us! Off to purchase a lottery ticket. Gotta be in it to win it right? :lol:
 

canuk-gal

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Not mine and I just shared in @Catmom 's thread. Swoon! @Catmom these should be yours. Just saying. :halo:

Also calling @canuk-gal because she is a big fan of T&Co:love:

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All Tiffany and Co.
And I believe 18K gold.

Look at those Dollie's!! Me luvs!

And HOW did you know I was looking at vintage Tiffany brooches yesterday???:tongue:
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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is this the main brooch thread ?
i just bought a brooch
a brand new one !
well a deleted line
have to charge my phone so i can post a pic
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Kust plain old Stirling silver
$100 including postage as its a delated line - also no fancy packing 20211201_201153.jpg brooch Queens - how do i wear this ?
Will it be like my high school uniform kilt pin that left a big hole in my school kilt ) and leave a hole in my chosen garment?
This is a NZ fashion designer Karen Walker
probably one of the few things she makes that would fit (even her rings are so small)
I think the run away girl is her signature symbol
This used to come looking like a miltary medal with a heavy fabric medal
i really wanted that one but its long been deleted, i liked the idea of it going on my long winter black wool coat (i don't wear), im sure the medal version had a nornal brooch attachment thingy

But i dont want to put a hole in my coat
 

Catmom

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Kust plain old Stirling silver
$100 including postage as its a delated line - also no fancy packing 20211201_201153.jpg brooch Queens - how do i wear this ?
Will it be like my high school uniform kilt pin that left a big hole in my school kilt ) and leave a hole in my chosen garment?
This is a NZ fashion designer Karen Walker
probably one of the few things she makes that would fit (even her rings are so small)
I think the run away girl is her signature symbol
This used to come looking like a miltary medal with a heavy fabric medal
i really wanted that one but its long been deleted, i liked the idea of it going on my long winter black wool coat (i don't wear), im sure the medal version had a nornal brooch attachment thingy

But i dont want to put a hole in my coat

Do you have a loosely woven scarf you could put it on?
 

RunningwithScissors

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Kust plain old Stirling silver
$100 including postage as its a delated line - also no fancy packing 20211201_201153.jpg brooch Queens - how do i wear this ?
Will it be like my high school uniform kilt pin that left a big hole in my school kilt ) and leave a hole in my chosen garment?
This is a NZ fashion designer Karen Walker
probably one of the few things she makes that would fit (even her rings are so small)
I think the run away girl is her signature symbol
This used to come looking like a miltary medal with a heavy fabric medal
i really wanted that one but its long been deleted, i liked the idea of it going on my long winter black wool coat (i don't wear), im sure the medal version had a nornal brooch attachment thingy

But i dont want to put a hole in my coat

Very pretty!

I wear brooches and stick pins and I find that if I put them on slightly looser woven fabrics, sweaters for example, (I think you guys call them jumpers) I don't have any problem with holes. The holes close up after removing the pin. I wouldn't put stickpins/brooches on super delicate, tightly woven fabrics like silk. I've personally never had any problem with cottons, linens and wools. But if you are worried, try it out on an inconspicuous area of the clothing item first.

Enjoy!

Edit: I should note that while I haven't had any problems with holes, I have occasionally had tarnish on an older/antique pin transfer to a white shirt. So I'd definitely keep your pin free of tarnish when wearing with a light colored fabric.
 
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Daisys and Diamonds

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Very pretty!

I wear brooches and stick pins and I find that if I put them on slightly looser woven fabrics, sweaters for example, (I think you guys call them jumpers) I don't have any problem with holes. The holes close up after removing the pin. I wouldn't put stickpins/brooches on super delicate, tightly woven fabrics like silk. I've personally never had any problem with cottons, linens and wools. But if you are worried, try it out on an inconspicuous area of the clothing item first.

Enjoy!

Edit: I should note that while I haven't had any problems with holes, I have occasionally had tarnish on an older/antique pin transfer to a white shirt. So I'd definitely keep your pin free of tarnish when wearing with a light colored fabric.

thank you
i will keep this in mind
and good to keep the white shirt vs tarnish thing in mind
Aussies call them jumpers
we call them jerseys
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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tonight, the night of the Queen's funeral and one of the news readers who is about my age has a brooch on
ill try and work out how to do a screen shot on my laptop
 

dk168

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I ordered 2 brooches, one flower/tutti frutti and the other a bow, as a tribute to HM QE II.

DK :))
 

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Are costume pieces allowed please, TIA?

DK :))

Not sure if this has been answered, yes/no for costume pieces please? TIA.

DK :))
 
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