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hikerchick

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My Mom turns 60 later this month and my Dad asked me today to help him find her a jewelry gift . . . wish he''d given me more time.

Anyway, the budget is kinda small but you guys are so good at stretching small budgets, I thought I would turn to you. We have $500 give or take a little and I wangt to get her something nice. Here are 2 diamond pendants that I am considering. Pendants or earrings will probably be all that fits in our budget but I am wide open to suggestions. I know $500 doesn''t buy much but I don''t want something too teeny-tiny so give me your opinion. Thanks everyone.

http://www.helzberg.com/hdsim/jsp/catalog.do?product_id=1656900&channelId=-11616&programId=66650
http://www.whiteflash.com/Fine-jewelry/Pendants/Flower-Cluster-Pendant_955.htm
 

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I LOVE the WF pendant!!

Not a fan of the other, but that''s just me....
 

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Date: 2/28/2007 3:04:35 PM
Author: hikerchick
Ellen, do you think the WF pendant in my budget range will be too small? I don''t want it to look too tiny?
What about this one from BN?
http://www.bluenile.com/product_details.asp?oid=6923&catid=12&filter_id=0&nav1=necklace_channel.asp&page=1&col=3&row=5&pos=15&set_shape
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You''re asking the wrong person, lol. I''m not a real size gal to begin with, and I love dainty.

I like the one from BN, but I like the one from WF better, even though I love both hearts and flowers. Since the one from BN is 600.00, if you could swing 50.00 more, you could get the 9.00 mmm cluster from WF, and I think that would be lovely!
 

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Date: 2/28/2007 3:07:15 PM
Author: hikerchick

Gypsy, I thought of that one also . . . and it would be slightly larger than the flower WF one . . .

Also, I wonder why the WF pendants make such a jump from near $500 to above $1000 with no sizes in between?
HC, there''s the 9.00mm for 650.00, am I missing something?
 

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Oh I love spending other people''s money!
These are all lovely choices and would make wonderful gifts for your mother. My preference would be the Whiteflash flower cluster in the 7.5mm or if you can swing it the 9.0mm size. That is such a pretty pendant and those ACA diamonds will be so sparkly she will be dazzled! I don''t think it will be too dainty at all.
 

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Just my two cents: but I LOVE the whiteflash one. I like dainty jewelry anyway, and I think it''s really unique.

The one from Helzberg looks like any old thing you can get for $100 at Zales. Since the journey necklace marketing campaign is so big, I feel like eveyrone has one of those. The WF one is much more unique.
 

hikerchick

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Thanks guys !!!
I also love dainty jewelry and the WF flower pendant would be my first choice but my Dad thinks we need something slightly more substantial, so we are going to look into pearl necklaces. Anyway, thanks again for finiding the great jewelry.
 

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Hikerchick,

I know that you''ve turned the search to pearls, but just in case the BN heart pendant is still in the running, you might want to check out this one, which is on clearance at Solomon Bros.:

http://www.solomonbrothers.com/Search/JewelrySearchDetails.asp?sSKU=91915

Good luck with your search! I''m sure your mom will love whatever you and your dad buy for her -- moms are good that way!
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hikerchick

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OOOHHHH, I really like that one, griff. I will add that to the list of options. Does anyone know if Solomon Brothers is reputable?
 

griffiam

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I heard about Solomon Bros from all of the positive buzz about them here on PS. I haven''t bought anything from them (yet
), but I''ve called a couple of times with questions and have been very, very impressed with the service. In addition to their internet business, they have a B&M store in Atlanta, GA.
 

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Date: 2/28/2007 2:54:49 PM
Author:hikerchick
My Mom turns 60 later this month and my Dad asked me today to help him find her a jewelry gift . . . wish he''d given me more time.

Anyway, the budget is kinda small but you guys are so good at stretching small budgets, I thought I would turn to you. We have $500 give or take a little and I wangt to get her something nice. Here are 2 diamond pendants that I am considering. Pendants or earrings will probably be all that fits in our budget but I am wide open to suggestions. I know $500 doesn''t buy much but I don''t want something too teeny-tiny so give me your opinion. Thanks everyone.

http://www.helzberg.com/hdsim/jsp/catalog.do?product_id=1656900&channelId=-11616&programId=66650
http://www.whiteflash.com/Fine-jewelry/Pendants/Flower-Cluster-Pendant_955.htm
The WF one is lovely.
 
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