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orbaya

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I was chatting with Belle and John from WF and they both wanted to see this ring. I was in Las Vegas a few years ago and was at the Rio. Hubby and I were walking through the casino when a sign caught my eye. It read something about winning jewelry so of course I made a beeline right over there! I was expecting the stuff to be junk, but the jewelry was actually very nice...especially coming from a slot machine! It was a .05 cent slot machine so I threw a $5 bill in it and hit "max spin". There were about 5 lines that had to match...what are the odds? It stopped and I just stood there. Hubby said, "you won!" Immediately some casino folks came over and I got to pick what piece I wanted. I had been dying for a 3 stone, so I picked that...all for $5!! I don''t have any specs on it but they stones are very white, clean and sparkly!
I cannot find a single inclusion in any of the stones even under my loop. The only info about the ring is: .60cts, G-H color and SI clarity. Every time I''m back in Vegas I look for the machine, but it''s gone. I thought that PS''rs might enjoy this story so I wanted to share. Here are pics. It is on my size 4.25 finger. Enjoy!

 

orbaya

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More finger shots. The color the of the prongs look funky on the second one...but not in real life!



 

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Flower shots:



 

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Isn''t Vegas great?!?
What a fantasic win!
 

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Date: 1/10/2007 3:50:46 PM
Author:orbaya
I was chatting with Belle and John from WF and they both wanted to see this ring. I was in Las Vegas a few years ago and was at the Rio. Hubby and I were walking through the casino when a sign caught my eye. It read something about winning jewelry so of course I made a beeline right over there! I was expecting the stuff to be junk, but the jewelry was actually very nice...especially coming from a slot machine! It was a .05 cent slot machine so I threw a $5 bill in it and hit 'max spin'. There were about 5 lines that had to match...what are the odds? It stopped and I just stood there. Hubby said, 'you won!' Immediately some casino folks came over and I got to pick what piece I wanted. I had been dying for a 3 stone, so I picked that...all for $5!! I don't have any specs on it but they stones are very white, clean and sparkly!
I cannot find a single inclusion in any of the stones even under my loop. The only info about the ring is: .60cts, G-H color and SI clarity. Every time I'm back in Vegas I look for the machine, but it's gone. I thought that PS'rs might enjoy this story so I wanted to share. Here are pics. It is on my size 4.25 finger. Enjoy!
Too cool. Thanks for putting this up - I was hoping you'd post the pic when we all asked to see it. It was fun having everyone in today's webinar session. You're not going to find another $5 trinket like that unless you double-down maybe.
Did you know that one of our industry's most prominent annual trade shows is held in Vegas? The JCK show is massive, and this year it's expanding: The usual expo and convention facilities at the Venetian will be used, as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center now.
 

Mara

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what an awesome win!!! that would be so much fun to play, hehee. gotta love a $5 stunning 3 stone ring!
 

Dee*Jay

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The happy hubby and I are going to Vegas at the end of this month -- where''d you say that slot machine was again?!
 

lumpkin

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Wow!!! That''s by far the nicest $5 ring I have ever seen in my life! Did you just about die when you won??? How long ago was that?

It''s very, very pretty.
 

Kaleigh

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How fun is that!!!! So awesome!!
 

Maisie

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Some people are soooo lucky!!!!! Well done!


Maisie
 

orbaya

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Date: 1/10/2007 4:24:55 PM
Author: JohnQuixote
Date: 1/10/2007 3:50:46 PM

Author:orbaya

I was chatting with Belle and John from WF and they both wanted to see this ring. I was in Las Vegas a few years ago and was at the Rio. Hubby and I were walking through the casino when a sign caught my eye. It read something about winning jewelry so of course I made a beeline right over there! I was expecting the stuff to be junk, but the jewelry was actually very nice...especially coming from a slot machine! It was a .05 cent slot machine so I threw a $5 bill in it and hit ''max spin''. There were about 5 lines that had to match...what are the odds? It stopped and I just stood there. Hubby said, ''you won!'' Immediately some casino folks came over and I got to pick what piece I wanted. I had been dying for a 3 stone, so I picked that...all for $5!! I don''t have any specs on it but they stones are very white, clean and sparkly!
I cannot find a single inclusion in any of the stones even under my loop. The only info about the ring is: .60cts, G-H color and SI clarity. Every time I''m back in Vegas I look for the machine, but it''s gone. I thought that PS''rs might enjoy this story so I wanted to share. Here are pics. It is on my size 4.25 finger. Enjoy!
Too cool. Thanks for putting this up - I was hoping you''d post the pic when we all asked to see it. It was fun having everyone in today''s webinar session. You''re not going to find another $5 trinket like that unless you double-down maybe.
Did you know that one of our industry''s most prominent annual trade shows is held in Vegas? The JCK show is massive, and this year it''s expanding: The usual expo and convention facilities at the Venetian will be used, as well as the Las Vegas Convention Center now.

I did know that! I''d love to able to attend it someday. Do you need a date?

Yes, I had fun too. The quiz was good and hopefully we''ll do more of that soon!
 

orbaya

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Date: 1/10/2007 5:00:14 PM
Author: Dee*Jay
The happy hubby and I are going to Vegas at the end of this month -- where''d you say that slot machine was again?!
It was at the Rio. I''ve been back 2 other times and it hasn''t been there.
It was a group of 6 machines and the other people playing weren''t too happy that I just waltzed right up there and won. Oh well!
 

orbaya

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Date: 1/10/2007 5:03:31 PM
Author: lumpkin
Wow!!! That''s by far the nicest $5 ring I have ever seen in my life! Did you just about die when you won??? How long ago was that?


It''s very, very pretty.

Thanks. Not bad for $5, eh? I was completely shocked and hubby just kept saying "you won, you won". It''s a great little RHR with a cool story behind it. This was in June 2002.
 

Sundial

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Cool story and you scored a pretty darn nice ring there!!! Can''t beat the price!
 

Shay37

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Woohoo, $5. Orbaya, wear it like you stole it girl!
That is such a great story, and the ring is really pretty. I bet you smile everytime you look at it.

shay
 

kcoursolle

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Wow, congratulations on your win!!! How exciting, what a beautiful ring.
 

yellowsparkles

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Beautiful ring.
We were just watching a show on Las Vegas and they showed the "diamond" slot machine. The show looked like is was made in the 90''s so I bet the machines aren''t there anymore. It said the casino buys the diamonds in quantity from a supplier in NY. That is all it said.

What a blast. Congrats on the win!
 
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