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TheGarnetGirl

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Hello beautiful people(:

I hope everyone is doing well & taking good care of themselves during this really really friggin' odd time we're living in!

I know for me, my love and hobby of jewelry & gems has kept me a float emotionally and given me something to focus on when things can get tough or seem to be difficult & designing pieces have brought me great joy!

I love how my Frankenstein Necklace turned out & as a PSer I thought that not sharing it with you all would be a sin, I'm sure of it! :naughty: I realized though that I've been purchasing so many antique pieces which I haven't posted & while I want to share them with everyone and create a thread for each and every one, it'd be much easier to have one spot to post all of my antique purchases, vintage included. I hope you all find that looking at them brings a little joy to your lives!

First up:
My Frankenstein Necklace ♥

I found this adorable pin on eBay, which originally held a 2mm opal with 12 teensy seed pearls. It's antique & 10k yellow gold which displays a lovely crescent moon and a flower.
I fell in love with the small piece & had grand plans of dressing up my black face mask until.....

I ALSO found this antique yg and platinum stick pin which held a stunning .33ct old cut diamond that is approx. 4.5mm in diameter also on eBay, submitted my best offer & got her for a great price! The facets are so well defined for a small diamond & the pastel rainbows she throws are gorg! I also had antique dreams of putting her on my scarves & jackets until I found both pieces in my hand and I naturally just put the diamond over the opal and caught a glimpse of the great beauty that could be! I know some frown against taking apart lovely antique pieces, which I am one of those people but I believe that it's ok if you do them justice and the result is even more beautiful ♥

I grabbed a 14k YG chain from my jewelry box and it was off to the races...well to the post office! Haha

I had to have someone with a laser complete the delicate splicing of both antique pieces, so as to not harm those sweet little pearls or the lead solder on the back which was commonly used in antique pieces.

The result feels like it was a complete piece all along & that someone simply came and put the pin on a chain ♥

She's 17" but I'm thinking about putting 2-3 more inches back on the chain so I can look down and oogle her myself. Right now if I tried to hold it and peer down it's impossible.

Either way I'm so in love :love:

Pictures of the sweet antique pin!
IMG_20200822_190231512.jpg
IMG_20200822_190104395.jpg
The tools of creation!
IMG_20200827_144054582.jpg
The sweetest diamond stick pin ♥
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Test driving the crescent pin!
IMG_20200823_162705712_HDR.jpg
When my decision was made...
IMG_20200827_144532078.jpg

Now for the completed Frankenstein Piece ♥

IMG_20200917_173121827.jpg
My kitten Blue says hello (:
IMG_20200917_170748254.jpg IMG_20200917_170737333_HDR.jpg IMG_20200917_170731134_HDR.jpg IMG_20200917_170716556_HDR.jpg
IMG_20200917_165835462.jpg
 

Christinak

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jun 2, 2016
Messages
147
Hello beautiful people(:

I hope everyone is doing well & taking good care of themselves during this really really friggin' odd time we're living in!

I know for me, my love and hobby of jewelry & gems has kept me a float emotionally and given me something to focus on when things can get tough or seem to be difficult & designing pieces have brought me great joy!

I love how my Frankenstein Necklace turned out & as a PSer I thought that not sharing it with you all would be a sin, I'm sure of it! :naughty: I realized though that I've been purchasing so many antique pieces which I haven't posted & while I want to share them with everyone and create a thread for each and every one, it'd be much easier to have one spot to post all of my antique purchases, vintage included. I hope you all find that looking at them brings a little joy to your lives!

First up:
My Frankenstein Necklace ♥

I found this adorable pin on eBay, which originally held a 2mm opal with 12 teensy seed pearls. It's antique & 10k yellow gold which displays a lovely crescent moon and a flower.
I fell in love with the small piece & had grand plans of dressing up my black face mask until.....

I ALSO found this antique yg and platinum stick pin which held a stunning .33ct old cut diamond that is approx. 4.5mm in diameter also on eBay, submitted my best offer & got her for a great price! The facets are so well defined for a small diamond & the pastel rainbows she throws are gorg! I also had antique dreams of putting her on my scarves & jackets until I found both pieces in my hand and I naturally just put the diamond over the opal and caught a glimpse of the great beauty that could be! I know some frown against taking apart lovely antique pieces, which I am one of those people but I believe that it's ok if you do them justice and the result is even more beautiful ♥

I grabbed a 14k YG chain from my jewelry box and it was off to the races...well to the post office! Haha

I had to have someone with a laser complete the delicate splicing of both antique pieces, so as to not harm those sweet little pearls or the lead solder on the back which was commonly used in antique pieces.

The result feels like it was a complete piece all along & that someone simply came and put the pin on a chain ♥

She's 17" but I'm thinking about putting 2-3 more inches back on the chain so I can look down and oogle her myself. Right now if I tried to hold it and peer down it's impossible.

Either way I'm so in love :love:

Pictures of the sweet antique pin!
IMG_20200822_190231512.jpg
IMG_20200822_190104395.jpg
The tools of creation!
IMG_20200827_144054582.jpg
The sweetest diamond stick pin ♥
IMG_20200826_161926158.jpg
Test driving the crescent pin!
IMG_20200823_162705712_HDR.jpg
When my decision was made...
IMG_20200827_144532078.jpg

Now for the completed Frankenstein Piece ♥

IMG_20200917_173121827.jpg
My kitten Blue says hello (:
IMG_20200917_170748254.jpg IMG_20200917_170737333_HDR.jpg IMG_20200917_170731134_HDR.jpg IMG_20200917_170716556_HDR.jpg
IMG_20200917_165835462.jpg
Stunning conversion and stunning woman! Absolutely fantastic
 

lissyflo

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 23, 2016
Messages
1,149
She's 17" but I'm thinking about putting 2-3 more inches back on the chain so I can look down and oogle her myself. Right now if I tried to hold it and peer down it's impossible.
It turned out beautifully! And it would be a definite yes for me on adding chain length so that you can enjoy it yourself too!
 

stracci2000

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 26, 2007
Messages
4,414
Gorgeous and a great idea!
:kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
 

stracci2000

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 26, 2007
Messages
4,414
Hello beautiful people(:

I hope everyone is doing well & taking good care of themselves during this really really friggin' odd time we're living in!

I know for me, my love and hobby of jewelry & gems has kept me a float emotionally and given me something to focus on when things can get tough or seem to be difficult & designing pieces have brought me great joy!

I love how my Frankenstein Necklace turned out & as a PSer I thought that not sharing it with you all would be a sin, I'm sure of it! :naughty: I realized though that I've been purchasing so many antique pieces which I haven't posted & while I want to share them with everyone and create a thread for each and every one, it'd be much easier to have one spot to post all of my antique purchases, vintage included. I hope you all find that looking at them brings a little joy to your lives!

First up:
My Frankenstein Necklace ♥

I found this adorable pin on eBay, which originally held a 2mm opal with 12 teensy seed pearls. It's antique & 10k yellow gold which displays a lovely crescent moon and a flower.
I fell in love with the small piece & had grand plans of dressing up my black face mask until.....

I ALSO found this antique yg and platinum stick pin which held a stunning .33ct old cut diamond that is approx. 4.5mm in diameter also on eBay, submitted my best offer & got her for a great price! The facets are so well defined for a small diamond & the pastel rainbows she throws are gorg! I also had antique dreams of putting her on my scarves & jackets until I found both pieces in my hand and I naturally just put the diamond over the opal and caught a glimpse of the great beauty that could be! I know some frown against taking apart lovely antique pieces, which I am one of those people but I believe that it's ok if you do them justice and the result is even more beautiful ♥

I grabbed a 14k YG chain from my jewelry box and it was off to the races...well to the post office! Haha

I had to have someone with a laser complete the delicate splicing of both antique pieces, so as to not harm those sweet little pearls or the lead solder on the back which was commonly used in antique pieces.

The result feels like it was a complete piece all along & that someone simply came and put the pin on a chain ♥

She's 17" but I'm thinking about putting 2-3 more inches back on the chain so I can look down and oogle her myself. Right now if I tried to hold it and peer down it's impossible.

Either way I'm so in love :love:

Pictures of the sweet antique pin!
IMG_20200822_190231512.jpg
IMG_20200822_190104395.jpg
The tools of creation!
IMG_20200827_144054582.jpg
The sweetest diamond stick pin ♥
IMG_20200826_161926158.jpg
Test driving the crescent pin!
IMG_20200823_162705712_HDR.jpg
When my decision was made...
IMG_20200827_144532078.jpg

Now for the completed Frankenstein Piece ♥

IMG_20200917_173121827.jpg
My kitten Blue says hello (:
IMG_20200917_170748254.jpg IMG_20200917_170737333_HDR.jpg IMG_20200917_170731134_HDR.jpg IMG_20200917_170716556_HDR.jpg
IMG_20200917_165835462.jpg
It looks great!
The stick pin was a lucky find! And I love the jewelry casket, too!
 

TheGarnetGirl

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 13, 2018
Messages
1,446
Thank you, you beautiful ladies!!!

Next up is another eBay find (lol this will become a theme you will find in this thread!) There's so many great deals to be had on there when it comes to vintage and antique pieces!

But since I purchased my first antique old mine cut repousse locket I became even more obsessed with antique lockets & I found this classic one!

It's 10k rosey yellow gold with another little OMC and the clasp mechanism is tight and works beautifully. It looks like someone saw its potential and had great taste and put it on a yg rosary chain. When I purchased it the man said that it was "rock crystal" so I assumed it was glass but in one photo I saw a bit of blue and thought, "oh I hope to be as lucky"! & What do you know, when I received it I could immediately tell it was rainbow moonstone! So the entire piece is right up my alley!

To make it even more special, I purchased a refill of solid perfume from my favorite artisan and carefully cleaned out and sanitized the pan in the locket and set the solid perfume inside which is a scent that smells of vervaine, lavender, valerian root, rose, & wood. It's just an overall lovely piece that makes me smile everytime I set my eyes on it!

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(Ignore the rg ruby key necklace- its new but isn't it fab?)
 
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