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Rubymal

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Does anyone own any? I am in love with how they look, so clean and simple yet captivating when they reflect light. I'm trying really hard not to scour websites for a pools of light pendant. But if you have one, pictures please!

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Not my photo, but feel like every interesting thread needs at least one :)
 

StephanieLynn

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I saw one of these at an antique center about 45min from my house, I didn't know what it was at the time but I did see it in the case and held it in my hands. It was probably sterling because they were only asking $45 for it.

Went home and did some research and found out it was a POL and the next time I went back it was gone. Hopefully whoever bought it gets great enjoyment from it.
 

pammbw

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I am obsessed with Pools of Light! They are so beautiful! Prices have gone crazy for them though.
 

GliderPoss

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Maybe check out Ruby Lane website? I’m sure I’ve seen some on there at some point....:think:
 

JPie

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They’re really cool but they’ve gotten so expensive in the last two years. I hope you’re able to find one for a good deal!
 

Keeliamira

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I love pools of light! I trolled ebay for probably six months before I found what I was looking for back in 2011. I bought the earrings and necklace separately but they have matching floral patterns on the bands. I think I paid under $500 for the set when all was said and done.
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Rubymal

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I love pools of light! I trolled ebay for probably six months before I found what I was looking for back in 2011. I bought the earrings and necklace separately but they have matching floral patterns on the bands. I think I paid under $500 for the set when all was said and done.
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Beautiful set!! They look absolutely lovely.
 

Keeliamira

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Beautiful set!! They look absolutely lovely.
Thanks! And I totally forgot to address your original ask! I DO have a pools of light pendant that was my great grandmother’s. It had tiny photos of her two children in it for years. Then I discovered that I could dump a bunch of cut stones into it and make a shaker locket! (Sorry for the blurry pics)
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Daisys and Diamonds

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Thanks! And I totally forgot to address your original ask! I DO have a pools of light pendant that was my great grandmother’s. It had tiny photos of her two children in it for years. Then I discovered that I could dump a bunch of cut stones into it and make a shaker locket! (Sorry for the blurry pics)
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Wow !
That'd so pretty !
 

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TheGarnetGirl

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Wow! I have a new obsession!
I didnt even know these were a thing!


Are they commonly made from glass or clear quartz balls?

I also feel like @Bluegemz would love this! Did you know about these "pools of light" necklaces Blue?
 

AV_

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I used to. It is by far my favourite kind of 'beads'. They tend to fly off me.
 

TheGarnetGirl

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Ahhh thank you for both of y'alls clarifications.

So what do they represent or what are they energetically used for?
Im also off to do some research!
 

Bluegemz

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Love them! I don’t own any...This necklace pictured is amazing!!!
 

lyra

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Always finding new vintage items that I want to own! Never heard of these before. Love the idea.
 

TheGarnetGirl

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So, I found one that I like and the seller is claiming that its a genuine antique, how do I know it is and not a repro?

Its made of patinaed/aged SS, and the quartz is very clear and undrilled with a floral motif enveloping the quartz.
 

StephanieLynn

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So, I found one that I like and the seller is claiming that its a genuine antique, how do I know it is and not a repro?

Its made of patinaed/aged SS, and the quartz is very clear and undrilled with a floral motif enveloping the quartz.
I've seen this one too, it may be old but I have my doubts.
 

Rubymal

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Something about the bail attachment feels like a repro...idk!
Can you post a photo of what it looks like? I am also trying to educate myself on what might be genuine vs. Repro.
 

TheGarnetGirl

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@Rubymal Since Im not going to buy it heres a photo. I truly dont know 100% if its an antique as the seller describes but Im leaning towards no.

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Rubymal

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@Rubymal Since Im not going to buy it heres a photo. I truly dont know 100% if its an antique as the seller describes but Im leaning towards no.

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The seller actually had two of these, both fairly similar. I actually went ahead and bought the other one yesterday. The chain and the ring that connects it to the ball does look like a new replacement though. I will take many detailed pictures once it arrives so maybe that'll give us a better indication :) if anything, it wasn't a huge amount of money and it still looked nice from the photos. I have a wedding at the end of this month and wanted something unique to wear to it.
 

pammbw

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I think the biggest thing to watch out for when buying POL is that it is actually made of natural quartz. I have seen many advertised as POL but they are either drilled or made of man made glass/crystal. Real ones are made of natural clear quartz. There is a test I read about to check- when reading newsprint through the bead the print should be flipped upside down. Not sure if that is 100% accurate.
 
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