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RunningwithScissors

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Just went to Brooklyn to get mail and check on my Opal. Sigh. I miss her. I gave her some water and took a few pics and put her back in the safe. ❤️

Driving back to the beach now and sharing a photo.
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This is one of my all-time favorite jewels on PriceScope!

Reading about your quest to keep her moist (or the air around her moist) I wonder if a Dampit would be helpful?

A Dampit is a rubber tube that has a sponge inside. They are used on violins and other instruments to keep them from drying out. You just soak the Dampit in water for a few minutes, then insert it in the instrument's f-hole. (that's not a naughty word like it sounds LOL). Dampits are cheap, around $10, and they regulate moisture beautifully for days.

Perhaps they'd be good for pearls or opals in storage? I have no idea, just a thought.
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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Honestly I don't think everyone agrees here but we were instructed by Cartier to dip her in water every now and then. So I gently poured some water on her and that is what I do and it keeps her looking pretty. I store her in the safe with moist cotton rounds and a plastic zip loc bag. We have had the opal since 1972 so hopefully we are doing right by her.

Wow! Had no idea. I learn something new here every day ;-).
 

missy

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How can you leave her????

It's hard but I know she is safe where she is and I will visit her again soon I hope.

+ a billion!

@missy--she was calling out to you! Come visit me--she said!!!! Cartier in all her gorgeousness! What a treasure.!!

So true @canuk-gal and thank you. She had been calling out to me for a while now but as you know life gets in the way. It was sweet to visit her and a bit sad to leave her. The whole day was strange. Bittersweet. Much of my heart is back in Brooklyn but much of my heart is here at the beach. It's a constant tug back and forth....I love both homes so much but wish we could decide on one. My heart feels divided into two at times.
What a kind thing to say! Thank you friend.:wavey:

Thank you my sweet friend. XO.



Wow! Had no idea. I learn something new here every day ;-).

Learn something new everyday! I've never owned any opals, either. One day....


I am not an expert and can only speak for what works for me re the opal. I hope you ladies get the opals of your dream one day if you so desire. And come back please and share with us. :)
 

missy

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This is one of my all-time favorite jewels on PriceScope!

Reading about your quest to keep her moist (or the air around her moist) I wonder if a Dampit would be helpful?

A Dampit is a rubber tube that has a sponge inside. They are used on violins and other instruments to keep them from drying out. You just soak the Dampit in water for a few minutes, then insert it in the instrument's f-hole. (that's not a naughty word like it sounds LOL). Dampits are cheap, around $10, and they regulate moisture beautifully for days.

Perhaps they'd be good for pearls or opals in storage? I have no idea, just a thought.

Thank you. I will look into this. Much appreciated @RunningwithScissors.
 

MamaBee

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..
 

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missy

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..

Banglelicious!❤️
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..
Ooh so pretty!!! Love it! Enjoy your new bling!! One down, one to go!!
 

MamaBee

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Ooh so pretty!!! Love it! Enjoy your new bling!! One down, one to go!!

Thank you @Dmndsr4evr11 Did you get any updates from Whiteflash? I did a chat this morning with Becca. Mine is on schedule to ship on the 28th. I told them I would like photos before they ship it to the make sure the prongs and setting look like my last one. I don’t have a preference about the prong orientation so it will be a surprise! Haha
 

rcjtraveler

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..

What a beautiful bangle! Looks lovely on you. Enjoy!
 

Dmndsr4evr11

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Thank you @Dmndsr4evr11 Did you get any updates from Whiteflash? I did a chat this morning with Becca. Mine is on schedule to ship on the 28th. I told them I would like photos before they ship it to the make sure the prongs and setting look like my last one. I don’t have a preference about the prong orientation so it will be a surprise! Haha
Same. 1/28. Photos before they ship to make sure it is as we discussed. Fingers crossed it’s all good.
 

Alex T

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..

Ahh, this is perfect on you!

She is a perfect size on the wrist & I'm glad you'll get so much more enjoyment wearing her this way :kiss2:
 

MamaBee

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Ahh, this is perfect on you!

She is a perfect size on the wrist & I'm glad you'll get so much more enjoyment wearing her this way :kiss2:

Thank you @Alex T! It’s a little big...I never get to say that so I’m loving that! Haha I just emailed David to see if I can squeeze it a little. It’s just a smidge big enough that it can spin a little. I’m afraid if I squeeze it I may damage it. I’ll wait for his answer. It’s really fine the way it is but would like it just a bit smaller. I’m really enjoying seeing Bee on my wrist..:kiss2:
 

canuk-gal

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..

Stunning! Beautiful day or night.....
 

nala

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I’m excited to have my new solitaire bangle by DK..I reset Bee from a cushion halo ring I have. I love her and the setting but not together...David is sourcing a gem to set in the halo setting..
It’s so dark and gloomy so she’s not catching much light. I absolutely love it. It’s so comfortable too..

Just seeing this now! How do you like wearing it? It’s gorgeous! I find that I can’t leave my house without mine or I feel like I’m missing something!
ETA: I read that you feel it needs to be tighter. Lol. I got so excited when I saw your post I didn’t read the rest. I wear mine super snug to the point that it pinches me when I first put it on, but then It feels fine!
 

MamaBee

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Just seeing this now! How do you like wearing it? It’s gorgeous! I find that I can’t leave my house without mine or I feel like I’m missing something!
ETA: I read that you feel it needs to be tighter. Lol. I got so excited when I saw your post I didn’t read the rest. I wear mine super snug to the point that it pinches me when I first put it on, but then It feels fine!

Thank you! I love it @nala! I‘m so happy I did it! It’s just a little big..I would like it a little tighter. I emailed David to see if I could squeeze it but the. It wouldn't have enough space to put it on. I’ll see what he says..I hate to send it back to have him resize it..ugh
 

MamaBee

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@manager I'm sorry that you didn't love Bee in her halo, but my goodness, what a stunning solution! It's just beautiful. And I can't wait to see what ends up in the ring setting!

Thank you @Dandi...I’m trying to wait patiently to see what David comes up with.
 

MamaBee

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MamaBee

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Same. 1/28. Photos before they ship to make sure it is as we discussed. Fingers crossed it’s all good.

@Dmndsr4evr11 I just got an email that they are still waiting for the results of the diamond I sent in for the upgrade. They have it almost a month. I’m starting to get worried. It seems like a long time to verify. It looks like my upgraded diamond and ring won’t be shipped tomorrow. I’m so disappointed.
 
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