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Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by LorettaB, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 19, 2019
    Sigh.....I did it again....having paid out three rings I had on layaway that are now out for re-sizing, I happened to look in a tray of "meh" rings at my local pawnshop and THIS was staring me in the face. It was like a diamond settled among a pile of coal. So, I put it on layaway and it'll come home with me in October. Just when I think I'm done.....I'm not done. I'll never be done. They don't call me a "frequent flyer" there....they call me a "frequent buyer!" IMG_2442.jpg IMG_2441.jpg
     
    


    


  2. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Aug 19, 2019
    Fabulous!
    Woman, are you teasing us?
    We need details!
     
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  3. Tartansparkles
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    by Tartansparkles » Aug 19, 2019
    What a fantastic find and gorgeous colour :love:
     
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  4. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 19, 2019
    It pains me to say this..... I have few details! The young lady who put it on layaway didn't even know the stone!! I started naming off green stones and got an "I don't know." Sweet as she could be but she really didn't know. I am hoping for and strongly suspect it's an emerald. This is south Mississippi, where someone doesn't mind pawning or selling a nice piece of jewelry so they can take the cash to the casino. (Just speculation on my part but still.....) Other than that God "gifted me with a size 8 finger and the young lady put it on her finger so I could take the picture so I am guessing a 6 1/2 or 7 at the most is the size now. But don't you worry.....I am going to be saving my pennies and digging in my car seats to pay this one out. AND my birthday is at the end of September! If you want to know the price, it was 900.00 and they gave me a good discount. The diamonds alone are worth that. They are absolutely beautiful. Stay tuned, sweet friend....details WILL be forthcoming as soon as I can get my hands on it when it's mine!!
     
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  5. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 19, 2019
    I NEED an intervention! But really...there is was and it was like a light was shining down on it and I think I even heard angels singing!!! LOL!!
     
  6. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 19, 2019
    They should have had this at the OTHER end of the counter.....where the good stuff is. Seriously..it was in a tray with pretty jewelry, but not really nice and unique fine jewelry. (I tell people that collecting jewelry is the perfect hobby.....because it doesn't take up a lot of space! HA!!)
     
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  7. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 19, 2019
    Wow what a ring, love that green! Yeah pawn shops are dangerous, I definitely avoid them unless I have cash in hand!
     
  8. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Aug 19, 2019
    Haha, I went in with NO cash the other day! I had to run to the ATM to pay for the bee pin.
     
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  9. LisaRN
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    by LisaRN » Aug 19, 2019
    How exciting! Such a beautiful find.
     
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  10. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Aug 20, 2019
    Might be a Garnet, even better than emerald in my book.
    It’s lovely, I can see how it called out your name! It knew it needed a proper home and thankfully you came along.
    I call my estate / pre loved / unloved acquisitions my “charity work”, I am saving them from life in a cabinet or worse, melted down / broken up and instead giving them a loving home.
     
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  11. missy
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    by missy » Aug 20, 2019
    @LorettaB your ring is Greenlicious! LOVE. I would be green with envy:mrgreen2: if I wasn't so happy for you. Great find.:love:
    Haha frequent buyer. At least you are helping the economy right? :lol-2:
     
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  12. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 20, 2019
    Stunning! Congratulations and please never stop!
     
  13. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 20, 2019
    Garnet works for me too!! Whatever it's going to turn out to be, it's a really nice ring. I have one or two rings that were clearly custom pieces and I wonder what the story is behind them.....actually, I wonder what the story is behind all my pawn shop finds.
     
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  14. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 20, 2019
    I am! The funny thing is....I have no daughters. Maybe there will be granddaughters one of these days!!
     
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    Thank you! I don't think I could stop if I tried!!
     
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    by LorettaB » Aug 20, 2019
    Thank you! I have amethysts and sapphires....this is my first green stone.
     
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    They miss me when I don't make a frequent appearance!!! LOL!!!
     
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    by LorettaB » Aug 20, 2019
    I almost always have something on layaway at this shop. They know me when they see me and act like I'm a good customer. Sometimes my ATM card groans a little, but that's ok, it'll get over it.
     
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  19. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 20, 2019
    That's gorgeous!! I'm the same way at my local second hand store.
     
  20. LorettaB
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    It's not a bad hobby to have!
     
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  21. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 20, 2019
    Just expensive!
     
  22. LorettaB
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    Most hobbies are expensive! LOL!!
     
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    by Starfacet » Aug 20, 2019
    IDK. I used to make my own greeting cards and that was much cheaper! :mrgreen2:
     
  24. LorettaB
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    I wish I was that talented! Since I am not, jewelry it is!!
     
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  25. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Aug 20, 2019
    Well there's nothing like the thrill of the hunt as far as vintage jewelry goes, as far as I'm concerned!
     
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  26. Yelena
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    by Yelena » Aug 21, 2019
    Such beautiful contrast and that colour is amazing :P2. Good thing there are no pawn shops near me or I would be in trouble. I agree that jewellery is a great hobby because it doesn’t take up much space - that’s what I tell myself anyway ;)2
     
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  27. KristyDarling
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    by KristyDarling » Aug 21, 2019
    This is beautiful!! What a find!
     
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  28. LorettaB
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    by LorettaB » Aug 23, 2019
    I am leaning toward a green tourmaline...maybe????
     

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