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elizat

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Same! I've learned I have a soft spot for imperfect stones or pieces. Maybe it's that they have more character or story to them or something. But nice to hear someone else say something similar :)

I agree. Fully with you. I have bought flawed things for the overall look because you won't find it again. I'm going to post one today actually.
 

elizat

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Another ring here. This is one that is the sum of its parts. The center has a fisheye in certain lighting. But the whole thing together- pretty special. My goal is to send this off for a new center eventually to Sako, if he thinks he can do it without disturbing the design. If not, as it is, it's still very wearable and quite comfortable. It's one of the few rings I have that I would wear on my right hand. It's light and airy.

Very deco. Calibre sapphires, single cuts, filigree webbing, decorative gallery and sides, millgrain, the works, in platinum with a tri- wire band.

Imperfect center, for sure, but the whole thing still works. Even if she doesn't get a makeover, I'm happy with her.

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meely

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Another ring here. This is one that is the sum of its parts. The center has a fisheye in certain lighting. But the whole thing together- pretty special. My goal is to send this off for a new center eventually to Sako, if he thinks he can do it without disturbing the design. If not, as it is, it's still very wearable and quite comfortable. It's one of the few rings I have that I would wear on my right hand. It's light and airy.

Very deco. Calibre sapphires, single cuts, filigree webbing, decorative gallery and sides, millgrain, the works, in platinum with a tri- wire band.

Imperfect center, for sure, but the whole thing still works. Even if she doesn't get a makeover, I'm happy with her.

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Love the design, it’s like lace. So intricate but it it looks so comfortable. What a lovely ring!
 

elizat

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I swear it gets better with each post. That diamond sapphire ring is amazing, great finger coverage too.

No pressure or anything to keep it good! :lol: I do wish the center was a little better. But, I fell for the whole thing as the sum of its parts. It's not something I was going to find again- I have never seen anything else similar to it either.

Love the design, it’s like lace. So intricate but it it looks so comfortable. What a lovely ring!

It is, very lace like- or sometimes I see a spider web! Or even a ship's wheel with the sapphires. Whatever it is, I think it's pretty and unique! It sits almost flat on the finger with a curve to hug it, and with it being so light, it's really comfortable.
 

SparklieBug

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@elizat Not asking specifics, just generally—where do you find these beauties?! I have zero occasion to wear anything other than my simple rings, but oh!, I do adore looking at them. So this thread is a happy place to come to. Many thanks for sharing!
 

elizat

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@collier Thanks! It makes me actually wear some of these again too, which is nice!

@SparklieBug it's a mix, really. I prefer to buy at shows in person, so I can see and handle items, and check them over. I usually go twice per year to NYC to do that. I visit my brother at the same time. But, covid.

We have some shows in the state where I live too, but I like the NYC show and it gives me a chance to get away. The Miami show is giant and in March, which I could drive to if I wanted. But, it's soo large and I really dislike Miami as a city (nobody shoot).

Other than that, I do a mix of Etsy, Instagram sellers and Ruby Lane, mostly. I don't like ebay much. It's too chaotic and while you can find good stuff, it's sometimes more work than I want. Sometimes I also ask vendors I work with in the past to keep an eye out for me for whatever item. I am trying to limit buying this year to finish out projects I have in the works that are remaking pieces into conversions to make more wearable (an Edwardian necklace with a floral drop is being turned into dangle earrings and a ring for example, because I don't wear a lot of necklaces), because after that, I have decided I'd like an OEC of 10.5 mm plus ideally.

I wear this stuff as my daily stuff. I wish I really liked a sleek solitaire or studs, etc., because it would be cheaper and easier! Whenever I got bored, I could upgrade and use a credit for the trade in!
 

junebug17

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@elizat, both rings are absolutely gorgeous :kiss2: full of old world charm and intricate details...very, very special!
 

SparklieBug

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@elizat How fun to attend shows! I’ve been to several in our area but they are few and far between in the past few years. The good part about that is that there’s a lot less temptation! LOL!

I also used to love to visit antique stores that carried jewelry, when I lived where that was an option.
 
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