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blingbunny10

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Just received this little guy last week:


It was represented as a Victorian stick pin conversion dating to the late 1800s with an Old Mine Cut diamond set in the head. I don't know how accurate this is, and would love to hear any thoughts on this. To me, the details on the snake head and the way the diamond is set do look consistent with an antique piece. Victorian or not, I can see that this is going to be one of my favorite pieces!

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stracci2000

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Fabulous! I would totally wear this ring.
You have good taste!
 

missy

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Nice ring! Calling Jimmianne to this thread. Jimmianne...
 

VRBeauty

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I think Grace has a few snake motif pieces in stock right now. Just sayin...
 

blingbunny10

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stracci2000 - Thanks! I was worried it was too big or bold, but I think it works.
missy - Thank you! Ooh you have me curious re: what I don't know about Jimmianne? A fabulous collection of serpent motif jewelry, perhaps? Please share!
 

Jimmianne

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missy|1447765080|3950700 said:
Nice ring! Calling Jimmianne to this thread. Jimmianne...
LOL I'm here! and viewing this thread with great interest.
... :dance: waiting for my ring which was shipped two days ago : )
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Jimmianne

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blingbunny10|1447698515|3950359 said:
Just received this little guy last week:


It was represented as a Victorian stick pin conversion dating to the late 1800s with an Old Mine Cut diamond set in the head. I don't know how accurate this is, and would love to hear any thoughts on this. To me, the details on the snake head and the way the diamond is set do look consistent with an antique piece. Victorian or not, I can see that this is going to be one of my favorite pieces!
love this, bling bunny. hand shots?
 

Jimmianne

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Gorgeous, bbziggy!
 

derbygal

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I love snake jewelry but I have yet to own any pieces. Love seeing all of yours, though! :appl:
 

missy

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Enjoying all the pieces posted so far. I actually do have some snake pieces but no clue where they are. Hmm wonder if my mom has them. If I find them I will post here. Nothing expensive but super cute.

Jimmianne, is that ring here yet?! Cannot wait for you to put that on and share a hand pic here. :appl:
 

Jimmianne

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missy|1447885979|3951488 said:
Enjoying all the pieces posted so far. I actually do have some snake pieces but no clue where they are. Hmm wonder if my mom has them. If I find them I will post here. Nothing expensive but super cute.

Jimmianne, is that ring here yet?! Cannot wait for you to put that on and share a hand pic here. :appl:
It came in the mail today & I'm loving it!

I hope you find your serpents to share : )

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missy

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OMG Jimmianne, I am :love: :love: :love: . This ring looks amazing on you. Meant to be on your hand. I now have a renewed sense of urgency to find my serpent bling LOL. I LOVE this ring. So glad you love it too!


bbziggy your pieces are gorgeous too. All of your bling is amazing. :appl:

blingbunny, what a clever idea to convert your stick pin to a ring. I can see why this is one of your "new" favorite pieces. :love:
 

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Jimmianne|1447924285|3951647 said:
Found this & would have it in a heartbeat, but it's a size 13!
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Haha maybe it could be converted into a choker necklace? :cheeky:
 

Jimmianne

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missy|1447929551|3951653 said:
Jimmianne|1447924285|3951647 said:
Found this & would have it in a heartbeat, but it's a size 13!
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Haha maybe it could be converted into a choker necklace? :cheeky:
LOL you have the best ideas!
 

bbziggy

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Jimmianne your ring looks amazing on you! Great find!! :appl: :appl: And thanks Missy for the compliments!
 

blingbunny10

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Jimmianne|1447890250|3951512 said:
missy|1447885979|3951488 said:
Enjoying all the pieces posted so far. I actually do have some snake pieces but no clue where they are. Hmm wonder if my mom has them. If I find them I will post here. Nothing expensive but super cute.

Jimmianne, is that ring here yet?! Cannot wait for you to put that on and share a hand pic here. :appl:
It came in the mail today & I'm loving it!

I hope you find your serpents to share : )

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Jimmianne, this looks wonderful on you. Meant to be!
 

blingbunny10

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bbziggy - Your pieces are so pretty with the blue enamel! I love that rich blue color. Can you share more details about them?

missy - Thanks! Wasn't my idea to convert, as I bought it already done, but I agree! I'm just getting into antique jewelry, but there are so many wonderful pins conversions on Etsy and Ebay.

I took a couple of hand shots the other day:

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bbziggy

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Thanks blingbunny10! Love your new pictures of your ring!!
My two pieces were bought at different times at the Miami Beach Antique Show. They are both English and Victorian probably form mid to later 1800s. Both high carat gold with dark blue enameling . They both have pearls and either ruby or garnet eyes. The bracelet also has old rose cut diamonds. Both have a memorial hair locket on the back that opens and is covered by a piece of beveled glass. Thanks for asking :)

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Jimmianne

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Nice additions!
You and your jeweler made such a great snake ring. The design is great and the workmanship as well.

Blingbunny,
I am enamoured with your serpent.
I was told by an antique jewelry specialist that my ring has an antique stone, but the setting is probably from the 80's. That's OK, but I do like the authentic antiques.

My souvenir from France in December was this serpent pin. I'm not quite sure what to do with it yet. It's small, but a little too long for a ring. It has a bale, but does not like to hang straight. I've considered mounting it in or on a pendent of some kind.
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bbziggy

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I love your new serpent Jimmianne! Is that a sapphire mounted on his head? Could you make it into a bangle bracelet perhaps? What is the length on it? A necklace could be nice as well :love:
 

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bbziggy|1452116720|3971824 said:
I love your new serpent Jimmianne! Is that a sapphire mounted on his head? Could you make it into a bangle bracelet perhaps? What is the length on it? A necklace could be nice as well :love:
sapphire, yes. and little red-stone eyes.
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thanks for the ideas :clap:
It will be fun to figure out what to do with it and I'll take it to my bench guy to see what he comes up with. [[[another project]]] : )
I think what I thought was a bale for a chain [on the tip of the tail] is actually where a guard chain with pin would have been attached.
Since the mouth is open, it might be cute to make a pendant where the snake is holding a necklace chain in its mouth.
 

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Love all of the pieces in this thread :love: I have rings, brooches & earrings-all from the 1980's & costume jewelry. I don't wear any of that but have been strongly considering setting a red spinel I have into a snake ring & went on a google/pinterest spree looking for idea's.

I had emailed CVB about making the piece, then had second thoughts, but I think I will do a snake ring :appl:
 

Jimmianne

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woofmama, that's exciting. Can't wait to hear your thoughts and see what you come up with.
 
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