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diamondseeker2006

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DS, will you wear these as your everyday staple now? or will you alternate with your solitaires?
I'll still wear my studs more. I'll wear these when I am slightly more dressed up than my normal daily ultra-causal attire!

@diamondseeker2006 :love::love::love: !! How absolutely gorgeous! Love these pieces so much. What a wonderful Xmas and anniversary gift! I wish you health and happiness as you enjoy this amazing set. <3
Thanks so much, junebug! I know I am going to enjoy these so much!

Thanks to all who commented or liked my post! I am glad we share a love for these beautiful VCA jewels!
 

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I am so excited about my Christmas and anniversary gifts! Our anniversary is the day after Christmas, so sometimes I get one thing for both occasions, but this time it was a matching set! This is the vintage Alhambra in wg pave.

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Congrats and happy anniversary DS!!! These are gorgeous pieces that will go with absolutely everything! :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
 

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My husband surprised me on Christmas eve with my very first VCA piece, a magic alhambra 6 motif necklace. I'm usually very involved with jewelry purchases, so when I opened up the box, I was shocked. I think he did a great job! :) IMG-5018.jpg
Stunning!!! I’d say he did REALLLLLLLYYY good!!! :appl:
 

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My husband surprised me with the mini white gold Frivole earrings on Christmas Eve. This is my first piece from VCA. We already made plans to stop by the boutique while visiting Chicago this spring, where I will probably buy a five motif bracelet, but he knew that I also wanted these earrings one day.

I expect to wear them almost every day, rotated with my small bezel studs and pearl studs. I think they nicely complement my pendant (by Maytal Hannah).

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These are so pretty and look amazing on!!! Great combo with your other pieces! :dance:
 

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My amazing husband also surprised me with a little VCA on Christmas! Blue agate 5 motif VA bracelet! I had seen this piece in August when I picked up my push present Love bracelet and dropped into VCA to “play”. DH loved it, especially since we had a baby boy, so I knew it was on the list but didn’t know when :dance:yay!!! I’m going to go see a few other bracelets to compare the blue agate shades in person and I’ll need some links removed but I can’t wait to wear it!!!
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My amazing husband also surprised me with a little VCA on Christmas! Blue agate 5 motif VA bracelet! I had seen this piece in August when I picked up my push present Love bracelet and dropped into VCA to “play”. DH loved it, especially since we had a baby boy, so I knew it was on the list but didn’t know when :dance:yay!!! I’m going to go see a few other bracelets to compare the blue agate shades in person and I’ll need some links removed but I can’t wait to wear it!!!
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That is gorgeous, and I think the color blue looks great!!!
 

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That is gorgeous, and I think the color blue looks great!!!
Thanks DS! Since the stone is translucent it really looks different in different lighting. This one is brighter than what I originally thought I’d get and it’s beautiful, I just want to make sure it’s what I love!
 

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My amazing husband also surprised me with a little VCA on Christmas! Blue agate 5 motif VA bracelet! I had seen this piece in August when I picked up my push present Love bracelet and dropped into VCA to “play”. DH loved it, especially since we had a baby boy, so I knew it was on the list but didn’t know when :dance:yay!!! I’m going to go see a few other bracelets to compare the blue agate shades in person and I’ll need some links removed but I can’t wait to wear it!!!
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Gorgeous! What a lovely gift in honor of a baby boy.
 

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That is gorgeous, and I think the color blue looks great!!!
I exchanged it ::)for one I thought had the most perfect color! It’s the most beautiful santorini blue in direct light and then a bit darker sometimes. Don’t mind all the fingerprints in the pics! The one with the yellow line is original one and I chose the one with the green line next to it. The darkest one was pretty too but it had some purple undertones that I was not going for.
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Playing around with stack options :bigsmile:

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I exchanged it ::)for one I thought had the most perfect color! It’s the most beautiful santorini blue in direct light and then a bit darker sometimes. Don’t mind all the fingerprints in the pics! The one with the yellow line is original one and I chose the one with the green line next to it. The darkest one was pretty too but it had some purple undertones that I was not going for.

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Playing around with stack options :bigsmile:
Ooooh, very very pretty. I've not seen agate that is soooo blue where I am, only that with grey undertones. I'd have picked the one with purple undertones. Which one is yours in the pic above?
 

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I am so excited about my Christmas and anniversary gifts! Our anniversary is the day after Christmas, so sometimes I get one thing for both occasions, but this time it was a matching set! This is the vintage Alhambra in wg pave.

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DS, I am so thrilled for you.:kiss2::love::kiss2: It’s a perfect set for you. Congratulations!! I hope you will post some mod shots!
 

ac117

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Ooooh, very very pretty. I've not seen agate that is soooo blue where I am, only that with grey undertones. I'd have picked the one with purple undertones. Which one is yours in the pic above?
Thanks Phoenix!! The darker one with purple undertones is right up your alley! Mine is the one with the green line next to it but here is a pic to make it easier:

D is the one I chose. A is the one I originally received. E is the one with purple undertones.

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Phoenix

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@ac117, you chose a beautiful one! You're right. I would have chosen E in your pic above, just to match with my lapis pieces. I was just curious which one is yours in the pic below (2nd pic down from your previous post - post #879). It's the darker one, right?


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sarahb

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I guess DH is fortunate we don't have a VCA even remotely close to us, all these pieces look so amazing! Congrats to everyone on your Christmas additions!
 

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I guess DH is fortunate we don't have a VCA even remotely close to us, all these pieces look so amazing! Congrats to everyone on your Christmas additions!
There is an online store!!:devil::lol:
 

ac117

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@ac117, you chose a beautiful one! You're right. I would have chosen E in your pic above, just to match with my lapis pieces. I was just curious which one is yours in the pic below (2nd pic down from your previous post - post #879). It's the darker one, right?


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Yes, you are correct! My new one is the darker one on the left, which I was comparing side-by-side with the original one I received on the right.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I exchanged it ::)for one I thought had the most perfect color! It’s the most beautiful santorini blue in direct light and then a bit darker sometimes. Don’t mind all the fingerprints in the pics! The one with the yellow line is original one and I chose the one with the green line next to it. The darkest one was pretty too but it had some purple undertones that I was not going for.
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Wow! I can't believe the color variation! I liked your original, but I do love the new one more! You are so fortunate to have a boutique nearby with a good selection!
 

diamondseeker2006

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But to try on in person @Phoenix, that's what I'd prefer!! Just to see, you know, which I'd like best, soooo many choices!! :lol:
The memory of the boutique experience really adds sentimental value to the piece! I really hate to order anything else because I love visiting a boutique! There used to be a small VCA in the NM an hour away, but sadly, it closed within the last year. So now, I pretty much have to fly to NYC if I want to go to a VCA boutique (and those are better than NM, imo). Some things are easy to order, but as ac117's recent example shows, some things have to be seen and compared to others. Other items such as onyx or pave are pretty easy to order.
 

junebug17

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My husband surprised me with the mini white gold Frivole earrings on Christmas Eve. This is my first piece from VCA. We already made plans to stop by the boutique while visiting Chicago this spring, where I will probably buy a five motif bracelet, but he knew that I also wanted these earrings one day.

I expect to wear them almost every day, rotated with my small bezel studs and pearl studs. I think they nicely complement my pendant (by Maytal Hannah).

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@DorotheaBrooke, these earrings look absolutely beautiful on you! They're gorgeous. I love them. Perfect for everyday wear. They are little works of art for the ear. :kiss2:
 

junebug17

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I exchanged it ::)for one I thought had the most perfect color! It’s the most beautiful santorini blue in direct light and then a bit darker sometimes. Don’t mind all the fingerprints in the pics! The one with the yellow line is original one and I chose the one with the green line next to it. The darkest one was pretty too but it had some purple undertones that I was not going for.
5D4969EC-332A-4120-8D49-BB38430C2668.jpeg
CE04DF67-A39D-43A1-AE8E-C4EF55B832D1.jpeg

Playing around with stack options :bigsmile:

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Gorgeous!!! I definitely prefer the color you chose...they're both beautiful but I really like the darker shade.
 

Phoenix

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The memory of the boutique experience really adds sentimental value to the piece! I really hate to order anything else because I love visiting a boutique! There used to be a small VCA in the NM an hour away, but sadly, it closed within the last year. So now, I pretty much have to fly to NYC if I want to go to a VCA boutique (and those are better than NM, imo). Some things are easy to order, but as ac117's recent example shows, some things have to be seen and compared to others. Other items such as onyx or pave are pretty easy to order.

Agreed!! I was just teasing @sarahb . But I definitely agree! I love trying things on at the boutique and picking out items that most appeal to my eye.
 

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My husband surprised me with the mini white gold Frivole earrings on Christmas Eve. This is my first piece from VCA. We already made plans to stop by the boutique while visiting Chicago this spring, where I will probably buy a five motif bracelet, but he knew that I also wanted these earrings one day.

I expect to wear them almost every day, rotated with my small bezel studs and pearl studs. I think they nicely complement my pendant (by Maytal Hannah).

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IMG_20191226_133523.jpg

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These earrings are gorgeous and a flawless addition to your capsule jewelry wardrobe. The frivole mini is my favorite size, and are on my wish list too, but in yellow gold since I think that looks better with my hair. I just love your taste in jewelry.
 

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I love everyone’s pieces!! My hubby surprised me for Xmas w the gold and onyx bracelet. I went in to have the links taken out and then I saw the blue agate and was in turmoil! I LOVE that one! However, I did choose to stick w the black, as it is my first of the bracelets and figured I could match everything w it (and I love how my husband picked it out). The blue will be my next purchase! I do have the necklace but in MOP and was wondering if I should match it but I do just love the black. PS. I’m not wearing it w my Cartier Love - as it keeps getting caught underneath. For photos - I took it w it so I could use my right hand. 441D943D-075F-4D2D-BE56-61ED611702C4.jpeg FBA2BC1B-7FF9-43D6-AB6A-931A0F7C795D.jpeg 8C38AE21-CF98-4616-BA93-B7440406225B.jpeg 443279AB-8DB7-4FF2-BEA0-0E5A1808AF98.jpeg 441D943D-075F-4D2D-BE56-61ED611702C4.jpeg 8C38AE21-CF98-4616-BA93-B7440406225B.jpeg 441D943D-075F-4D2D-BE56-61ED611702C4.jpeg FBA2BC1B-7FF9-43D6-AB6A-931A0F7C795D.jpeg
 

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I love everyone’s pieces!! My hubby surprised me for Xmas w the gold and onyx bracelet. I went in to have the links taken out and then I saw the blue agate and was in turmoil! I LOVE that one! However, I did choose to stick w the black, as it is my first of the bracelets and figured I could match everything w it (and I love how my husband picked it out). The blue will be my next purchase! I do have the necklace but in MOP and was wondering if I should match it but I do just love the black. PS. I’m not wearing it w my Cartier Love - as it keeps getting caught underneath. For photos - I took it w it so I could use my right hand. 441D943D-075F-4D2D-BE56-61ED611702C4.jpeg FBA2BC1B-7FF9-43D6-AB6A-931A0F7C795D.jpeg 8C38AE21-CF98-4616-BA93-B7440406225B.jpeg 443279AB-8DB7-4FF2-BEA0-0E5A1808AF98.jpeg 441D943D-075F-4D2D-BE56-61ED611702C4.jpeg 8C38AE21-CF98-4616-BA93-B7440406225B.jpeg 441D943D-075F-4D2D-BE56-61ED611702C4.jpeg FBA2BC1B-7FF9-43D6-AB6A-931A0F7C795D.jpeg
Oops. So sorry for the duplicate photos.
 
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