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Catmom

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She's beautiful!
 

Mcgregor

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Diamonds and pearls.......it doesn’t get any better than that. And this piece I’d absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!
 

RunningwithScissors

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Oh my goodness - this is awesome! Yaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!! Beautiful and romantic piece! Keep us posted as you clean her, and what outfits you pair her with. I could see her adorning both dressy and casual clothes. And of course we want to know the story of how you found her.

And I have to say that I love her name. I think you and I probably had the same stomping ground as children. I know exactly where that house is! I even did a photoshoot of a model there in the garden a few years ago for paintings. (I also love Dumbarton Oaks - how about you?)
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Whoa--sweet!!!!!

cheers--Sharon
 

PreRaphaelite

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Oh my goodness - this is awesome! Yaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!! Beautiful and romantic piece! Keep us posted as you clean her, and what outfits you pair her with. I could see her adorning both dressy and casual clothes. And of course we want to know the story of how you found her.

And I have to say that I love her name. I think you and I probably had the same stomping ground as children. I know exactly where that house is! I even did a photoshoot of a model there in the garden a few years ago for paintings. (I also love Dumbarton Oaks - how about you?)
Yep! So maybe we were neighbors once? I love the whole area, but since I’m from Tenleytown I’m biased! I briefly considered naming her after Evalyn Walsh McLean but she had such unhappy times I decided to stick with Marjorie! McLean Gardens was still an actual walled garden/estate when I was a kid.

I think Marjorie will be an everyday bling for me, for two reasons. First, wow I’m in love, and never want to be without her for a minute, and second, my everyday tops are white bodices. Some people like t-shirts, I like corset covers. So she works perfectly with them. I just have to find something to string her upon.

Several people have asked where she came from, and the answer is online auction (not eBay) which is the same site where I found Buttercup and a few other pieces which no one has seen yet.... heh heh heh. Muhuwhahahahaha.
 

RunningwithScissors

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Yep! So maybe we were neighbors once? I love the whole area, but since I’m from Tenleytown I’m biased! I briefly considered naming her after Evalyn Walsh McLean but she had such unhappy times I decided to stick with Marjorie! McLean Gardens was still an actual walled garden/estate when I was a kid.

I think Marjorie will be an everyday bling for me, for two reasons. First, wow I’m in love, and never want to be without her for a minute, and second, my everyday tops are white bodices. Some people like t-shirts, I like corset covers. So she works perfectly with them. I just have to find something to string her upon.

Several people have asked where she came from, and the answer is online auction (not eBay) which is the same site where I found Buttercup and a few other pieces which no one has seen yet.... heh heh heh. Muhuwhahahahaha.
Small world! I lived in various spots in DC, MD and VA growing up. I miss that whole area from Annapolis, MD down to Lexington, VA. The smell of old bricks and boxwoods is deep in my soul!

I'd bet your new jewels will look great with corset cover bodice tops. And do show us your other new treasures when you are ready!
 

PreRaphaelite

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Funky junk, which turned out to be three different types of glue, before:
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Clean of all glue (there were even some globs on the stone, yuck):
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After, with pearls re-glued as best I could:
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Side shot! Showing the old chip repair (I think):
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And the whole gang hanging out together while I wash my hands:
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Naturally, I’m not satisfied with the new glue job I did, but since she will have to be unmounted to be graded in the future, I’ll have the pearls reglued by a professional at that time. In the interim, I’ll just wear her and enjoy every moment!
 
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Rfisher

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Funky junk, which turned out to be three different types of glue, before:
BA3C187F-AB9C-4CAD-AD91-3DFEA1E63EC9.jpeg

Clean of all glue (there were even some globs on the stone, yuck):
0E3C7322-FE85-434F-B628-3646651A94CC.jpeg


After, with pearls re-glued as best I could:
638BAB22-4B5E-4EA1-ABE5-CBDDDE94DEA7.jpeg

Side shot! Showing the old chip repair (I think):
6B5101EA-41B8-456C-8A86-2D00A64D115C.jpeg


And the whole gang hanging out together while I wash my hands:
4CAB44CD-A5E1-4F2A-8226-23E6C52A12FB.jpeg

Naturally, I’m not satisfied with the new glue job I did, but since she will have to be unmounted to be graded in the future, I’ll have the pearls reglued by a professional at that time. In the interim, I’ll just wear her and enjoy every moment!
Pretty cool!
At least there was no neck crud to deal with a’la @JPie belcher chain she dealt with :lol: :sick:
 

Begonia

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Look at her muffin top!!! Oh my...so lovely. Wish we could her story, from beginning to when you got her.
 

PreRaphaelite

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Look at her muffin top!!! Oh my...so lovely. Wish we could her story, from beginning to when you got her.
Thanks! I wish her (Pearl? Coral? Turquoise? Who knows?) original strand was still intact. I’m struggling to find the right thing to string her with. Google images aren’t helping at all.
 

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Thanks! I wish her (Pearl? Coral? Turquoise? Who knows?) original strand was still intact. I’m struggling to find the right thing to string her with. Google images aren’t helping at all.
Absolutely fabulous find, and that OEC is just gorgeous!

How about hanging Marjorie from an icy white jade necklace, perhaps something like this? but more colorless than white.
 

Lykame

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This is just glorious. That diamond is something else. The whole piece is just lucky to have been rescued by you.

How did you get the glue off without ruining the pearls?! What new glue did you use?

It must have been so satisfying to clean. Not sure how you clean it once the pearls are all back on?
 

collier

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Small world! I lived in various spots in DC, MD and VA growing up. I miss that whole area from Annapolis, MD down to Lexington, VA. The smell of old bricks and boxwoods is deep in my soul!

I'd bet your new jewels will look great with corset cover bodice tops. And do show us your other new treasures when you are ready!
Yes! Please show us your treasures and if you aren't afraid of competition, do share the online auction site.

On a sidenote, RunningwithSissors, Lexington is a very specific reference. I bet the dogwoods and redbuds have been in bloom for sometime in the rolling hills below House Mountain.
 

Austina

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:kiss2: Wow, the perfect combination.
 

PreRaphaelite

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But I must say, it’s been lovely to have pearls on, again. I haven’t had them in a long time. I need to get some decent respectable budget-level pearls STAT!
 

Lykame

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I tried shortening it but it still didn’t look right. So I cut the wire down to make a wrap bracelet. 81F2652F-51CF-480D-85FF-B2B913E2B2E6.jpeg F4973EC0-9390-41B3-92A2-B2B5D9E9965A.jpeg
This will have to do until I can try what you said @Lykame because housework awaits.
It is stunning! Interesting the colour difference between the strand and your clasp. However it does look lovely on a pearl chain.
 

RunningwithScissors

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@collier :wavey:

I bet they are! (oh House Mountain! so beautiful!)

And the waters flowing over the rocks at Goshen are probably as peaceful and lovely as ever.

What decade where you there? Mid '90's for me. So many interesting folks there at the time!

*Sigh*
 
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collier

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Early aughts, when I had the pleasure to get to know some of the dearest and smartest people. I can almost smell the sweet mountain air. Sorry for the thread jack OP. I quite agree that the combination of pearls and diamonds is very fitting for you, classic, elegant and refined.
 

RunningwithScissors

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@collier -- Have you read Hold Still, Sally Mann's memoir? It brings back such a rush of Lex memories. No place else quite like Rockbridge County.

(Sorry, I promise I won't hijack this thread anymore!)
 
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