- Apr 3, 2004
WoW!!, beautiful collection Mrs. B ...
@mrs-b Thank you! I do love the sapphire ring so much, and was incredibly pleased when it made JOTW Here is the thread:@diamondhoarder - firstly, can I just say - I LOVE your sapphire 3 stone!! Is there a thread on it anywhere? I'd love to read more about it! As for my bangles - they're not nearly as fitted as they look. The extra space is hanging underneath my wrist in the photo, and they also look way more fitted in the photo because there's 5 of them. If you saw me wearing just one, you'd see they each have a bunch of space, but it's the same as when you wear multiple rings and they get tighter on your finger; wearing 5 bangles fits way tighter than just the one. If, however, you really did want them fitted, have you thought of having them made with an opening hinge? They can be made almost invisibly, so that would perhaps work. Worth talking to a jeweler about it, at least. Oval shape also sits more fitted; are yours round or oval? Just a second suggestion.
Hi @pearaffair!11mm golden South Sea pearls hanging from bezel-set diamonds - 2 x .97 stones, one BGD Signature and one JA True Hearts.
^^ if I read correctly, these were made by DK?
Love all the pics and details on everything. But I’m also verrrrry curious what these three or four planned rings might be? You mentioned possibly adding to the collection one day? Ooo la la!
You’re inspiring me to add info to my own thread one day, based upon how I like to wear things together.
And yes, absolutely I would love ear pics of your white pearl studs, but only when you get a moment
Absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with the heart necklace for your dog. How long is it? Do you have a photo of it on? What a wonderful memorial piece. PS What kind of dog was he?I'm still hoping to get 3 or 4 more rings over the next couple of years but, for now, this is it, folks!
Thanks for letting me share.
That made me smile mrs-b, thank you too!@EllenS1 - your collection in spires me, too! You're adding some delightful pieces in a careful, thoughtful way, and I love where you're heading with it all! And thank you for your kind words.
Thank you so much, @ac117! I think your new ring is UTTER bling goals! I've always said, if I could go back and do it all again, I'd have a ruby with diamond cluster as my e-ring. Sadly, that ship has sailed, but when I see rings like your gorgeous new ruby, it does start the cogs turning again! And you know what they say...never say never!
Hi @diamondhoarder - and good morning! So - confession re my bangles - I mostly take them off when I'm working on my computer. This is a baaaaaad thing, as, knowing me, it means it's only a matter of time till I leave them behind and lose them. Having the profile flattened has helped a lot, but I still find that it's easier to take them off and leave them on the desk when I work, so they don't bang. I also actually prefer a little space in my bangles, as I like them to sit across the back of my hand (just below the wrist) at the same height as a sleeve cuff would sit. I do wear them all the time; in fact - just thinking about it - they would be the pieces of jewelry I wear the most of everything I own. I really do love them, and I wear them in the same way some women wear make up - ie I never leave the house without at least one of them!
I am now going to ogle your sapphire ring thread!
Those gold BGD earrings... I LOVE. Love love love. Even more now that I know the pearls can be added for extra goodness or not added if the situation doesn’t call for Extra! When you get bored I would love to see a pic of the floral motif on the back, and also, can you tell me- if I snoop around will I find a pic of your spinel? The spinel ring you sold was gorgeous, so I can’t wait to see the 2.0 version! And I think I remember Gloria Floria so I’ll go snoop for that as well.Hi @pearaffair!
The diamond studs were made by BGD, but DKJ made the pearl drops. They're detachable, so I can still just wear the diamond studs, but I tend to always wear them together, as I just love the look of them! The studs are beautiful, tho, and they have a lovely floral motif on the back. They're 10 x 10mm, and nice and chunky. They give out a great business vibe when worn alone; substantial, without being flashy. And they're BEAUTIFUL diamonds.
My next, and last, few rings will depend on which direction I decide to go. I'd like to remake my Gloria Floria with a slightly larger center, and I also want to remake my gypsy ring with a larger (sapphire) center. I'm planning to reset my 3 stone into a cluster (that's gonna be a BIG ring - 5.7ctw and 17.5mm in diameter), and I want to set my big purple-grey spinel into a three stone. That's my guess for everything at this point, but we'll see how it plays out.
And do add to your thread! The evolution of people's taste here on PS is one of the joys of this site!
Omg, dream bling party!! I went out with two PSers before and it was so lovely and the wait staff at the restaurant definitely wanted to join our blingy table! <3 We didn’t have champagne or cupcakes though... so thanks (yet again!) for the inspiration!Thank you, @ccuheartnurse - you're very welcome. I've been meaning to do this for a while, but wanted to get to a natural stopping point first. And then I realized there WAS no natural stopping point. So then I just took the photos and called it a day!
@RunningwithScissors - what a lovely comment - thank you so much! The older I get, the more 'clean' my pieces become. Less frills and furbelows, and an ever growing desire to let the pieces speak for themselves without tizz. My one concession is the warmth of yellow gold, which speaks to a softness in my heart belied by the stripped-back nature of many of my pieces. So there's a paradox there - only small, but significant.
@stonehunter20 - I'm still working on wearing rings on one finger on each hand! Rings on TEN fingers?? NEVER!
@Girlfriday17 - in October 2018 I had a PS get-together at my house. We had gourmet cupcakes and champagne cocktails and 2 wonderful jewelers (David Klass and Jonathan Weingarten) came and did a giveaway and shared their pieces with us. The wonderful people at Whiteflash sent a gift certificate as well. So basically - done that! And it was AWESOME!
Thank you for your kind words. I've received so much enjoyment from jewelry over the years, it's a pleasure to share it here with fellow jewelry lovers!
You so make me laugh!!Omg, dream bling party!! I went out with two PSers before and it was so lovely and the wait staff at the restaurant definitely wanted to join our blingy table! <3 We didn’t have champagne or cupcakes though... so thanks (yet again!) for the inspiration!
Hmm and maybe we need a bling expert in attendance, too! Anyone heard of gemxclub? They do (did) cool outings for bling lovers and experts!
Sorry, this got way off topic.
Thank you for the compliments on my sapphire ring I'm a size 5 finger. The sapphire has quite a good spread for the 1.66 carat weight (7.37mm x 6.53mm) which was a huge bonus when trying to get good finger coverage. Over the years of looking at sapphires I noticed that some of them hide a lot of weight below the girdle, face face up small/ are expensive as a result. Then there are plenty that are too shallow and windowy through the table. Being a picky PS'er who obsesses about cut quality really helped in my sapphire search (although it made it take a lot longer than most people would have the patience for )@diamondhoarder - I spent some very enjoyable time yesterday in your sapphire 3-stone thread! What a glorious ring! Can I ask you what size your finger is? Seriously, all rings should be so beautiful! I'm about to re-make my gypsy ring with a sapphire center, and I'm really looking forward to it; those blues are truly celestial!
I hear what you're saying about conversions - once you introduce patterns and stones in the band, you're kind of committed, aren't you? Ovals might end up being your benchmark going forward, and I'm betting you have more bangles in your future! Because you know what they say - while there's breath, there's...jewelry!
Thank you, @derbygal! I'm thinking of doing a one sided wrap of pear and marquise diamonds to go above it, and a ruby and diamond band to go beneath it! I'd also like to do a snowflake pair of earrings to finish the set.I've always wanted a Christmas ring. I love yours!
This stone gives me heart palpitations!!! I love purple grey (and even some grey/purple) spinels. I can’t wait to see this set.