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Maison Birks Diamond Swallow

Jambalaya

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Hi, I bought this a while ago. I'd always liked it but thought it was way overpriced. Then I saw it in the Birks sale with 50% off. It's from their Return to Me collection. The myth of the swallow and its loyalty - that it always returns home - reminds me of my mom and the way she loved us. Her home was the most important thing to her, because we were there.

Hope you like the photos! They've come out better than I thought as I'm not usually very good with close-ups.

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Jambalaya

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Neck shots.

The last one is a little out of focus but I was trying to capture some sparkle.

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Fulvia

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Super sweet and lovely! Looks gorgeous on you.

The bit about your mom made me tear up!
 

canuk-gal

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HI"

Great deal! Looks very pretty. Congrats on this and your other loot! :bigsmile:

cheers--Sharon
 

Jambalaya

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Thanks to everyone who replied.

Fulvia, I didn't mean to make you cry!
 

arkieb1

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From the back side with just the metal oddly I see a seal, not a bird.... but either way it's still a beautiful piece!!!
 

Alex T

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Ooh, I love this one too :love: Can you adopt me if Acinom doesn't ever get around to it?? :Up_to_something:

I love what you said about your mum, and I had no idea about the meaning of this bird - it's beautiful.
 

tyty333

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arkieb1|1464070393|4035637 said:
From the back side with just the metal oddly I see a seal, not a bird.... but either way it's still a beautiful piece!!!
Me too...no matter which it is, it still captures the same sentiment!
 

maccers

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Just saw this. It's lovely. And even better is the sentiment behind it. Enjoy.
 

Jambalaya

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Thanks, everyone. Yes, the back view does look like a seal with a ball on his nose! Charleston - yeah, 50% off at Birks is good, and brings the piece down to a reasonable price but not a total bargain, given how stupidly inflated their full retail prices are!
 

Jambalaya

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Alex T|1464116725|4035856 said:
Ooh, I love this one too :love: Can you adopt me if Acinom doesn't ever get around to it?? :Up_to_something:

I love what you said about your mum, and I had no idea about the meaning of this bird - it's beautiful.
I am not adopting you if I'm second choice! Huh!

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azstonie

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This is just lovely and WAY TO GO on the sale price too!!! :appl: :love: :appl: It looks wonderful on you, SCORE!!

Nice bunch of bling you've been posting this month, THANK YOU, and keep that going :lol:
 

Jambalaya

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Thank you so much, azstonie, you've been so sweet! I've worn very little jewelry during my caregiving years, so you kind of put it away and think you'll wear it in the future. Finally this weekend I have some time, so it's all coming out. I think I'm about done now, though. Having said that, I have my eye on a hot-pink tourmaline pear drop pendant, a London blue topaz ring in a yellow gold diamond halo setting, some turquoise egg earring charms which have a yellow gold criss-cross design on them from Jude Frances, and some pear-shape rose quartz drops from Jude Frances, too. And a pair of large pearl earrings from Tahitian pearls. And I do think about Kiki McDonough but try to reign myself in because she's so incredibly expensive.

I think that's all! :lol:

In future I'll try to post anything new I get, instead of never getting round to it on all my old stuff.
 
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