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  1. Smith1942
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    by Smith1942 » Jan 19, 2014
    Just a quick pic of some of my new jewellery. A bunch of opals, akoya drops, tanzanite bezel drops, and a Tahitian pearl.

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  2. LLJsmom
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    by LLJsmom » Jan 19, 2014
    Gorgeous! Do you wear those opal pieces for the daytime or night? So luxe and casual.
     
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    by Smith1942 » Jan 19, 2014

    Thanks, LLJSmom! I think the double opal drops and matching pendant might be a bit much for daytime - to be honest, I haven't worn them all that much yet as there are a lot of colours they don't go with. I tend to wear them with black or navy to show them off.
     
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    by AprilBaby » Jan 19, 2014
    The tanzenites are beautiful color! Can you get an ear shot?
     
    


    


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    by Laila619 » Jan 19, 2014
    Very nice! They're all beautiful!
     
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    by Smith1942 » Jan 19, 2014
    Thanks everyone! I tried to get ear shots, April, but they all came out blurred. My camera seems to have times where it just blurs everything. I'm not the best photographer. I got one or two other shots, though.

    The best part is that none of them were very expensive. The Tahitian was only $99, the tanzanite 14k drops were $195 reduced from $295 at Blue Nile, the pear opal halos were 245 pounds in the jewellery quarter at home, and the triple opal pendant was 165 pounds in the same place. So I feel as if I got quite a bit for my money. I've ordered a bezel DBTY-style mixed-gemstone 14k bracelet as well, just for a change, which will be here next week. Blue Nile, only $135.

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    by SMC » Jan 19, 2014
    I like the opals. Such a great set. Congrats on all the new acquisitions!
     
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    by Dandi » Jan 19, 2014
    Ahhhh Smith I love seeing threads cone up that are yours, they are always full of delicious bling pictures! Gorgeous, I especially love the oval opal drop earring. Amazing as usual! :love:
     
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    by Smith1942 » Jan 19, 2014
    Thanks, SMC and Dandi! Dandi, my pieces are smaller now as I'm coming to the end of my current bling budget. I'm finding quite a few lovely pieces at lower price points lately. The opal double drops were only just over a hundred pounds, I think. (I got them in May 2013 but posted them here as they match the pendant.) It's nice to know that pretty fine jewellery (as opposed to costume) doesn't always have to cost a lot.

    SMC, you've changed your name!
     
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    by Circe » Jan 19, 2014
    Love them all - bet the tanzanite a go great with your eyes! - but love the halo'd opals most of all!
     
    


    


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    by Niel » Jan 19, 2014
    love the new additions.
     
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    by marcy » Jan 19, 2014
    Very pretty, Smith1942. I love dangle earrings. :wavey:
     
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    by arkieb1 » Jan 19, 2014
    I LOVE the opals!!!!! You must be channelling an inner Aussie (we have lots of Opals here) :lol:
     
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    by Polished » Jan 19, 2014
    I love the opals! I bet they're amazing IRL.
     
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    Circe, I can't believe you said that - these earrings so remind me of you!! A soon as I saw them in England I thought, "Circe will like those!" and so I think I'm going to call them my Circe earrings!

    They're not vintage, I'm sorry to say, but they do have that kind of look!

    I so wish I could show you round the jewellery quarter at home (The Lanes, Brighton)and introduce you to a couple of jewellers I know there. A hundred or so shops in little alleyways, all sparkling with antique jewellery. You'd be in heaven!
     
    


    


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    by Smith1942 » Jan 19, 2014

    Thanks Niel! How's your lovely marquise? Sad to say, a marquise isn't in my budget now, really.
     
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    Thanks Marcy! I love dangles too and don't feel I have enough! Lots of studs.
     
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    by Smith1942 » Jan 19, 2014

    Arkie and Polished - Yes, I'm channelling my inner Aussie. I've got relatives in Australia but never met them. Yes, Polished, I think the opals look better in real life. My camera wasn't playing ball today.

    Thanks! :wavey:
     
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    by missy » Jan 19, 2014
    I love opals Smith and you have a lovely collection. My favorites of your current lot are the haloed opal drop earrings. So pretty. :love:
    Ear shots pretty please?
     
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    by AprilBaby » Jan 19, 2014
    Do you have a link to the gemstone bracelet? It sounds intriguing .
     
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    by woofmama » Jan 19, 2014
    Very nice pieces! I love those opals :love:
     
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    by LaraOnline » Jan 20, 2014
    Lovely! The opals seem really lively (I know they're hard to photograph).
    I also love your pear halo earrings, and the triple opal pendant. Oh, and the pearl, yum! :wink2:
     
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    by bliss_cathy » Jan 20, 2014
    Inner Aussie :appl:

    Welcome back Smith :))
     
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    by missy » Jan 20, 2014
    That's true-opals are so difficult to photograph. I have a black opal ring and no matter how I have tried in the past to capture the beauty of this ring no picture has ever come close. The colors are impossible to capture on (phone at least) camera!
     

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