- Jan 2, 2014
Gorgeous pieces! The opal ring is an unusual design. Can you tell me some more about the locket/watch?
Ditto on your cameo!
This amethyst and houndstooth pearl also belonged to great grandmother Elizabeth.
This sterling and agate pin and pendant were from a thrift store. I think I paid $2.00
These are Wedgwood.
The oval pin has a mark on the back corresponding to the year 1881. It's a large piece, about 2".
The antique sterling bow is actually for a ladies watch, but I hung a Wedgwood pendant from it. This pendant is dated 1961.
Yes, they're. Thanks.
BTW, how is your amethyst Deco project going? I was waiting to see it, hehe.
This thread inspired me to dig and see what my true antique pieces are. Most of my old cut stones are not in old settings. So I’m only showing original antique/vintage (vintage bc I’m unsure of the age of some of these in particular the gold bands and if they meet the 100 year old threshold)
Mmmmmm - So many gorgeous pieces! The diamond crescent is new right? It’s divine. Is the heart a locket? It’s very unusual. What about the blue sapphire (?) I do not remember seeing that before. The colour is just beautiful.
I have seen your snake pieces before but I hadn’t twigged that you had two snake rings. How do you decide which to wear?! Feel like you are missing a bangle though!
Oh wow, that’s quite a diamond ring collection! Any more photos of the third one down?
Yes! I just got the crescent from SinCity; I had been wanting one forever. The heart is an art nouveau locket; it's gold filled. The sapphire is a piece I bought a really long time ago before I even knew anything about antique and vintage jewelry and stones. It really is beautiful and I have been wearing it more lately. I just posted it in action on IG. I'm tempted to send off just to see what the stats are and get a gem report on it.
@bijoux_boyd on Instagram: "I bought this ring years ago before I had any knowledge of vintage or antique jewelry. I just thought it was pretty. She remains one of my favorite pieces especially after learning more about antique jewelry and gems. I’m@bijoux_boyd shared a post on Instagram: "I bought this ring years ago before I had any knowledge of vintage or antique jewelry. I just thought it was pretty. She remains one of my favorite pieces especially after learning more about antique jewelry and gems. I’m very tempted to send to GIA just...www.instagram.com
I don't know how I decide haha! I alternate snakes! I don't have enough fingers as it is...
Absolutely! That’s Sophia. Here’s her SMTB thread:
This is my first truly warm stone and I was so nervous, but oh “M” gee, y’all, she’s a stunner!!! I didn’t get to open her until tonight so if anyone is interested, I’ll try to get daylight shots this weekend. (Please excuse my dry hands. I was playing in the mud today. LOL!)www.pricescope.com
Just looked at the video, she is very pretty! I got rid of my two antique pre ps rings some time ago they weren’t such good quality as your sapphire! It’s great when you rediscover something you already had!
Those crescents go too quickly. Are you converting to a pendant? I was looking at crescents and stars yesterday after browsing on the celestial thread but even the pearl or garnet ones are pricey and hard to get hold of!
Yes I am definitely converting to a pendant. I would never wear it as a pin. I just have to wait until I am back in TN - long story but I was in TN during the summer and the crescent was accidentally sent to TX where I usually am! So I just got it but jeweler is in TN. And yes, they are SO expensive because of their popularity. A different piece with the same diamond weight might not cost as much. BUT Diana has the most competitive pricing of any seller I have seen, but stuff goes fast. So I nabbed it when I saw it on her page. I've seen crescents with similar specs on Etsy for 6k etc. Just yikes.
Ha it’s on hold. May go back to it but not for the foreseeable and think I will do a 40s retro ring instead as it will suit the stone more as it’s quite deep. TBH I think I had had enough of custom projects. I got to the point where I decided I wanted to saw what I was getting first!