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cellentani

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I thought I''d post the rest of my stuff over here instead of SMTR, since it''s not serious jewelry. I had been to this same gem show last year and found a vendor who carried beautiful sterling/cz jewelry, and she was there again with new merchandise. Given that I''ve already blown my jewelry budget the past few weeks, I just wanted to get some delicate, believable (and inexpensive!) pieces. Here''s what I scored (prepare for onslaught of pics):

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cellentani

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Stack of play rings on the left, my diamond baguette bands and ruby band (my one serious purchase at the gem show) on the right.

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mochi

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Lovely find!! Does this person have a website?? Probably not....

Are you having fun with them? I don''t have many stackers but love the different ways they look paired with others..
 

cellentani

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I found all of these bands today. The top two are very much like my baguette bands, but they''re not quite as delicate. I thought they''d be fun since the design does go all the way around, and I can take them when traveling (you know, all those exotic vacations I take
).

I know some PSers would rather have the real thing or nothing (and believe me, I appreciate and respect the purists out there), but I do like having stuff I don''t have to worry about so much, and stuff my girls can play with a little.

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cellentani

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Besides all the typical jewelry, beads, gemstones, etc., there was a vendor who had tools, ionic and US cleaners, and various displays and boxes. I figured I needed an inexpensive way to store all my stuff and keep it fairly accessible.

These trays came in at least 2 different sizes, and I chose these 3 stacking ones:

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blinkydoll

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Fun!
I like your new finds, I have one like the bottom one-- I wear it to the gym

Its good to have some fun rings to play with when you don''t want to wear your good stuff.. BUT still want a lille schparkle


Your ruby band looks nice with your two baguette bands


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cellentani

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For the bottom tray, I chose a flat, velvet insert, but they also had a few other designs.

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cellentani

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I also got a couple neck displays, but they''re really for photographing necklaces rather than storing them.

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blinkydoll

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Do you like to play *jewelry store* with your collection also?

I have some trays and such..... and I may have asked my self to try on ...this or ..that... "oh my how much is this?"
Lol--- I promise I''m not crazy! --I just did this once to freak out the Hubby --tee-hee

I can''t wait for the gem show in May! yay!
 

cellentani

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For storage and accessibility, I chose a T-bar display for my bracelets and necklaces. Some of my 6 1/2-inch bracelets wouldn''t fit though.

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blinkydoll

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Date: 2/20/2009 10:36:36 PM
Author: cellentani
You could also choose from various inserts:
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Could I please try on the bottom row?
thanks



Love your stacky trays
 

cellentani

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And Blinky, here''s my "jewelry store" set up on a shelf in my shoe cabinet. And I almost bought a beautiful jewelry box today at Bailey Banks and Biddle. It was well-crafted and gorgeous, and these are cheap but fun. Sigh.

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cellentani

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And the last one is a glass-top specimen box. Just have play stones in it for now, but someday... Some of you ladies on the CS forum need a few of these!!


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mochi

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You''re such a HOOT!!


Looks like you had a wonderful time.
 

blinkydoll

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Date: 2/20/2009 10:48:23 PM
Author: cellentani
And Blinky, here''s my ''jewelry store'' set up on a shelf in my shoe cabinet. And I almost bought a beautiful jewelry box today at Bailey Banks and Biddle. It was well-crafted and gorgeous, and these are cheap but fun. Sigh.
LOL-- are you open on Saturdays?
 

cellentani

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Hey mochi, nice to see you. I did have fun today - in fact, I was so peeved that I had to go to a Girl Scout function tonight; I just wanted to stay home and play.

blinky - I would be happy to show you anything - just let me know. Can I get you a cup of coffee, or some water? (We''re a fiiiiiine jewelry store...)
 

Burk

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Oh my! You did well for yourself at the Gem Show! I love all the stackers!
 

LaurenThePartier

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Holy moly, Cellantini!!!! I''m loving your fun rings! And that ruby ring is just lovely!

I have a fun CZ/SS shared prong eternity, which actually helped me understand that larger eternities hurt me to wear and a couple of other fun rings.
 

Brown.Eyed.Girl

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Cellentani, can I come play in your jewelry store???


I am green with envy over your stacker collection btw!
 

cellentani

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Thanks Burk, Lauren and BEG - I had such a fun day yesterday, and believe me, I was thinking of you PS friends the whole time I was at the gem show! I wish I could send a little gem show to all you guys.
 

Honey228

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Holy cow cellentani, that jewelry store looks FUN. I want to come play too!

Heh, I wanted to set up a display once, but bf vetoed the idea and looked at me like I was crazy.
 

Clairitek

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What neat finds! The box looks really useful for storing all your pretties! The color of the rubies on your band is lovely!
 

snowflakeluvr

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what a beautiful and delicate collection you have-thanks for sharing! i have a new standing jewelry armoire but seems hard to store things-use it for mostly costume. i also don''t really trust my 3 yr old yet so my few good pieces are hidden in my closet...
 

AmberGretchen

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WOW - looks like you had a super fun time - color me jealous
I love all your new finds - so fun!!

Thank you for sharing your lovely pics
 

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Date: 2/21/2009 8:44:06 AM
Author: cellentani
Thanks Burk, Lauren and BEG - I had such a fun day yesterday, and believe me, I was thinking of you PS friends the whole time I was at the gem show! I wish I could send a little gem show to all you guys.
I think through your photos you gave us a small gem show!


I love your finds!
 
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