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Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by StephanieLynn, May 7, 2019.

  1. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 13, 2019
    hopefully the rain is washing away the pollen
    maybe the ring bounced a bit of rolled a wee way
    do you have special plans for this ring ?
     
  2. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 13, 2019
    @Daisys and Diamonds, I was actually going to sell it but after all this I'd have to ask an exorbitant amount of money to cover the time I've spent on it :lol-2:
     
  3. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 13, 2019
    you have to wear it for at least a week now
    get some conversation mileage out of the dear wee thing
    hopefully it fits ! =)2
     
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  4. tigertales
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    by tigertales » May 13, 2019
    I was walking on the docks at night by my friend's boat and my little gold link bracelet fell off and went right through the gaps in the wood, down deep into the seabed below. It was one of the last things my late mother gave me when I was a young girl.
    The next morning, my boyfriend who had been with me, enlisted the help of a diver friend. He geared up and dove down, searching deep in the sandy ocean floor.
    A few minutes later, up he came, with my gold bracelet glistening in his gloved hand in the sun!
    Happy me!
     
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  5. tigertales
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    by tigertales » May 14, 2019
    We were lucky! Russ took out his keys right away and put a deep mark in the plank near the gap so we would know where to look. It was a straight drop, fortunately. The bracelet was buried right underneath.
    The mark remained in the wood for nearly twenty years...and may still be there for all I know.
    Bannister's Wharf. 1981.
     
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  6. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » May 14, 2019
    Interesting story!
    The chances of you getting that bracelet back were slim.
    We are hoping @StephanieLynn gets her ring back. It's gotta be under that bush somewhere!
     
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  7. tigertales
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    by tigertales » May 14, 2019
    There's GOT to be some fluorescence in one of the diamonds...a cheap blacklight from Amazon, and a root around with it in the dark is bound to turn it up.
     
  8. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 14, 2019
    @tigertales< I'm not sure if you are talking about my ring but unfortunately there are no diamonds in mine, so the blacklight idea won't work.

    We are becoming the new Seattle, the rain just won't quit to metal detecting has been put on the back burner for now until the yard dries out.
     
  9. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 15, 2019
    thats such a lovelly story
    your braclette had an adventure
    its so wounderful it turned up
    when i worked in a garden centre my workmate had recently lost her mum
    she always wore a beautiful gold braclette of her mother's
    one day it must have slipped off her wrist as she put a customer's purchase into their car.
    we turned that nursary upside down looking for her braclete and a few weeks latter we had major renovations and thats wjen it should have turned up but it did
     
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 15, 2019
    if there was a bridge id drive over to your place right now !

    i forgot but years ago when i had just started going out with the OH (we were friends before hand) we had had the most awful cheese kebab (i know ! why would we ?) for dinner and we were going for a walk around oriental parade in wellington and we sat up in a little bit of garden overlooking the harbour to partake in a bit of hanky panky and by the time we got back to the car i realised the earings my sister had given me for Christmas were not on my ears
    lucky we had a torch with us and drove back down there and found them in the grass below the seat
    you win some, you loose some
     
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  11. tigertales
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    by tigertales » May 15, 2019
    You must be near me, dear one! New England is Seattle East as far as I'm concerned now!! Argh!!
     
  12. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 15, 2019
    @tigertales, boy you're not kidding about New England being the new Seattle. I'm in CT, so right in the thick of it :oops2:
     
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    by axelrich » May 23, 2019
    That's a good advice..
     
  14. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 23, 2019
    So far nothing to report. I've tried without success to use the metal detector, it's like it just disappeared.
     
  15. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » May 23, 2019
    Do you think it could be hooked onto part of the bush, down inside? If it's a dense bush, this could be the case.
    You have looked under and around on the ground.
    Maybe it never hit the ground. Just a thought!
     
    


    


  16. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 23, 2019
    We have looked in around and through that bush so many times.....
    I don't have the ring but I do have the story behind it.

    The guy who brought it in to Cheers cleans out houses so I guess he went once and it is this huge million dollar estate with a large safe, supposedly all his at this point.

    Well apparently the relatives from NY got to the house before his second time back, cleaned out the safe apart from a few broken pieces, a man's ring and the ring I bought and also left behind an appraisal for a $35,000 diamond bracelet :-o

    I am superstitious so part of me wonders the original owner just didn't want anyone apart from her relatives to have any of her pieces. Silly right? It keeps me from all out losing my mind over this though :knockout:
     
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  17. Alex T
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    by Alex T » May 23, 2019
    Fabulous story, but weird too, right?!! I have been following your thread & was hoping to see news that you’d found it by now. I am gutted for you, and also feel your determination about not giving up. It will turn up. I have a feeling you’ll find it over the weekend.....
     
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    by StephanieLynn » May 23, 2019
    @Alex T, thank you for your good wishes, here is hoping it turns up but I'm not losing my mind over it anymore. I figure if it's meant to be it will be, maybe that's hocus pocus but it gets me through things like this.
     
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  19. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 23, 2019
    if so disappointed for you
    but it must be there
    maybe it bounced a bit further away?
    its there somewhere ...
     
  20. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 23, 2019
    @Daisys and Diamonds, it's there, it just doesn't want to be found yet.

    We went through this a couple years ago when DH lost his wedding band, we looked everywhere for it and found it under the bed in this tiny little spot. We had looked there countless times but it didn't want to be found until that day.
     
  21. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » May 24, 2019
    phew !
     
  22. Iwanttosparkle
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    by Iwanttosparkle » May 31, 2019
    @StephanieLynn I’ve been following your story and checked back to see if you found it yet. Everytime I see your avatar I admire your ruby eternity. Not to sidetrack this thread, but do you mind me asking where you got it from? I’d like to get an emerald one like that. I was going to message you but I can’t figure out how.
     
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  23. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » May 31, 2019
    Thanks @Iwanttosparkle for your nice compliment on my ruby eternity, I got it on RubyLane not that long ago. Do you mind me asking what size you are for an emerald eternity? I've seen quite a few lately and may be able to point you in a good direction. Also do you care if it's synthetic stones? A lot of these vintage eternities do have lab or synthetic stones.

    Just FYI you can't message directly through PS.
     
  24. Iwanttosparkle
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    by Iwanttosparkle » May 31, 2019
    Hi! I am a size 4.75. I would prefer real emeralds if at all possible. It doesn't have to be vintage. I am looking for channel set, not prongs - not that I'm trying to be picky, but the heart wants what it wants ;)2
     
  25. StephanieLynn
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    by Iwanttosparkle » May 31, 2019
    Oooooooohhhhh, that is nice :love: My finger size is actually 4.5 but I wear 4.75 so that I can stack. 5 would be too big though. But that's definitely the style I'm looking for. Good find!
     

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