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Boris the Octopus

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  1. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:01 AM
    Was at a toy store today when I saw this octopus and immediately wondered how he will look with rings.

    Something like this...
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    And then a few minutes later (after I wore back my ring) my husband came along and said “the octopus can wear 8 rings at once“. And then offered to buy me the toy so of course the octopus came home with me and...

    Obviously I had to take a pic of it with 8 rings right? :mrgreen2:

    Before...
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    After...
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    Which kind of set me off thinking about my 5 prettiest CS rings...

    And I think these for now...
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    Left to right:
    Upper row: peruvian blue opal, icy jadeite, indicolite tourmaline
    Lower row: ruby, Mexican water opal (which looks rather meh in daylight)
     
    


    


  2. IcePhoenix
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    by IcePhoenix » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:21 AM
    That octopus is one lucky mollusk :lol-2: :lol:
     
  3. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:34 AM
    Tis a well accessorised sea creature! Did he raid treasure in a shipwreck? :D
     
  4. missy
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    by missy » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:35 AM
    Octopuslicious.:love: Never did an Octopus look so pretty.:kiss2:
     
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    by Slick1 » Aug 12, 2019 at 8:19 AM
    :lol: Lmao

    @icy_jade what a delicious collection you have! Color me envious :mrgreen2:
     
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  6. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Aug 12, 2019 at 9:34 AM
    He gets to play in my jewelry box so I guess so? I caught him giving my pearls a side eye... do think he’ll look quite handsome on top of a pile of pearls...

    Wish he did and then shares some of the good stuff to his mama (me!) :P2

    This set me thinking that I can probably find some treasure chest looking box for him to pose with next time...

    It’s a he! No I dunno why. Just feels like a boy haha.

    Thank you! Modest collection compared to many of the old timers here but they make me very happy =)2
     
  7. JackTrick
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    by JackTrick » Aug 12, 2019 at 10:10 AM
    Ha! What a fun way of displaying your rings! And my gosh, that indicolite is beautiful.
     
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    by Arkteia » Aug 12, 2019 at 10:52 AM
    Yes. He can also wear bracelets and beads ;-)
     
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    by voce » Aug 12, 2019 at 1:13 PM
    This thread is so fun and happy! :geek2: Makes me try to imagine your paraiba pendant balanced on his big forehead.
     
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  11. elle_71125
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    by elle_71125 » Aug 12, 2019 at 1:52 PM
    Love this thread. When inspiration strikes, you bring home an octopus. :P2 Besides, he knew you had more treasure at home so it’s only natural he smuggled his way in. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by ForteKitty » Aug 12, 2019 at 2:22 PM
    This made me laugh so hard, I love it!! He's so protective of those rings, just look at that face!
     
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    by alene » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:22 PM
    What a perfect ring holder!
     
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    by prs » Aug 12, 2019 at 10:33 PM
    I think Boris would make a very nice hat. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by Starfacet » Aug 12, 2019 at 10:49 PM
    This is a great thread, and your rings are gorgeous!
     
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  16. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:06 AM
    Thank you! Boris will be happy to help with all future jewelry photography. He’s quite the gem lover.

    Thank you!

    Hmm idea... not that I have a lot of bracelets but worth a try... :twisted2:

    Glad you enjoyed it! I was a bit worried it’s like a silly thread. But if Mr Icyjade also thought of him wearing 8 rings then it’s not too zany right? I did send Mr IJ the pics of Boris with and w/o rings and he thought Boris looked far better with the rings lol.

    Thanks to Mr IJ. Honestly wouldn’t have brought Boris home if he didn’t insist. Now to work on giving my jeweler contact to him haha.

    Super grouchy right?? Such a perfect treasure guardian. Really need to take him with pearls... and a treasure chest... we all need a jewelry spirit animal...

    Beats all those posh ring holders imo! This one makes me smile. :lol-2:

    Ok haha that’s a bit far out for me. I could pose him on my daughter’s doll... don’t think my kids will let me put Boris on their heads... could be slightly traumatic for them o_O

    Thanks! Glad you enjoy it! :kiss2:
     
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    by missy » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:18 AM
    That’s ok. Boys can be pretty :kiss2:
    Love Boris. Handsome fella. :kiss:
     
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    by sarahb » Aug 13, 2019 at 10:34 AM
    WOW! @icy_jade, your collection is stunning!!:love:
     
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    by Mrs_Strizzle » Aug 13, 2019 at 12:08 PM
    Your ring collection is absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen such an intensely colored Peruvian opal. I am in love:love:. Now I have to have one!
     
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    by leslie1956 » Aug 13, 2019 at 3:34 PM
    That octopus is adorable, he makes a perfect ring stand :) Your rings, of course, are gorgeous!
     
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    by prs » Aug 13, 2019 at 6:34 PM
    A ring stand and a hat combined. ;)2

    That way icy can wear all her fabulous rings at once, and still have fingers left for more! :lol-2:
     
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Aug 13, 2019 at 7:08 PM
    gorgouse !
    i didn't have a teddy or dolly - i had Octy
    so i absolutly love this
    lovelly rings too and a lovelly sounding husband too
     
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    by Sungura » Aug 13, 2019 at 11:03 PM
    I’m not surprised that Boris displays your rings so skillfully. I understand that octopus love to collect shiny things. If a ring goes missing, Boris should be first on your list of suspects .
     
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    by Arkteia » Aug 13, 2019 at 11:40 PM
    Cute fella with a refined sense of taste.
     
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    by Arcadian » Aug 14, 2019 at 8:22 AM
    at first I was like :lol: because its so cute

    but then I was like hold up... she got a ring that looks like 2 birds.....:eek2:
    We're requesting more pics please!!!:mrgreen2: And I love your Peruvian Opal btw.
     
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    by ZestfullyBling » Aug 14, 2019 at 8:48 AM
    So fun!! Beautiful collection...love your opal:love:!!!
     
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    by icy_jade » Aug 15, 2019 at 8:28 AM
    Caught the mollusc red handed during a night time raid! o_O
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    Okok just testing out my new “white” 365nm UV Flashlight :mrgreen2::P2:lol:
     
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    by icy_jade » Aug 15, 2019 at 9:05 AM
    A girl would make sense with all the ring wearing but Boris looks kinda fierce if you know what I mean =)2

    Thank you!

    Thank you! It’s a beautiful Caribbean blue indeed

    Thank you!

    Wahahahaha... I think Boris can handle all the rings by himself actually

    Thank you!

    He likes his gems!

    Hahaha thanks! Ok more pics this weekend.

    Thanks!
     
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    by arkieb1 » Aug 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM
    I think every PSer should own an Octopus of their own (for jewellery photo purposes of course) :whistle::whistle::whistle::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    by ChaiK » Aug 15, 2019 at 2:29 PM
    :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
     
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