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Sparkle_ruckle

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A few pieces I have stored on my phone that I often look through for a pick-me-up. There are some feelings that only beauty can inspire... that beauty never fails to inspire...


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@missy's father's gift to her mother in 1972 - a Cartier lightning ridge opal fit for a goddess:

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An old PSer @soycoffee's set - OEC in Sally's Lotus setting with plain band. Heartbreakingly lovely in its delicacy and simplicity:

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@cokitty's glorious, hauntingly rich spinel set masterfully by Steven Kirsch:

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@Haven's Burdeen's OMB beauty - the reset that birthed an era of PS trends:

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@Catmom's bejewelled critters! It's impossible not to smile at these! ::)

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@iluvcarats's Van Craeynest bangle - old-world artistry that's rare and precious nowadays:

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Not owned by a PSer - MC2's Flora pieces in bloomed gold. Organic dimensionality and simplicity, perfectly bottled and preserved :love:

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@hathalove's style. Talk about effortlessly chic ::)

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Also not owned by a PSer as far as I know. This piece has hypnotized me for years - I feel like she could tell a thousand stories, but she wouldn't tell them to just anyone - you'd have to coax them out.

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@mrs-b's hoops. Custom made to suit her in every way - size, weight, diameter, width, closure. Sometimes "perfect" comes in deceptively simple packaging ::)

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I don't know which is prettier, the jewels or your writing! Thank you for the wonderful archiving too! I love all the pieces!
 

SandyinAnaheim

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I just recently bought this sunburst/flower pin/pendant and am hunting for the perfect chain for it. It makes me very happy to look at it. It's 14k 2.6tcw with a .5 F/G VS center and weighs just over 13 grams. One of the melee has a sapphire inclusion.

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drillsgtsgem

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I just recently bought this sunburst/flower pin/pendant and am hunting for the perfect chain for it. It makes me very happy to look at it. It's 14k 2.6tcw with a .5 F/G VS center and weighs just over 13 grams. One of the melee has a sapphire inclusion.

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This is beautiful!
 

lynahs1295

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thank you to everyone who showed beautiful pictures and also all the kind responses...this thread just made my not-so-great day sunnier and happier!! :kiss2: i just love PSers
 

yssie

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I love this thread :love:

One of my favourites of my old threestone. Happened to catch that rainbow just right.

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mrs-b

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A few pieces I have stored on my phone that I often look through for a pick-me-up. There are some feelings that only beauty can inspire... that beauty never fails to inspire...


@mrs-b's hoops. Custom made to suit her in every way - size, weight, diameter, width, closure. Sometimes "perfect" comes in deceptively simple packaging ::)

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Thank you so much, @yssie! These earrings took months (and months!) to make and multiple iterations to get them exactly how I wanted. As a result, they look good with everything, they're durable, elegant, a perfect size and *always* comfortable. They hang beautifully, being solid, and the color is more rich than the photos reflect, as they're 18kt and we fiddled around with the alloy. Consequently, they were expensive - hugely expensive compared to normal hoops. But I'll wear one pair or another about 5 days of every week and they ALWAYS look terrific. They hit the level at which I like to dress bang on, and are what I consider to be understated-luxury.

To some people, they're just a pair of hoops. But to me, they're something I'd wanted for 2 decades and utterly perfect, and it's awesome that someone else gets where I was heading with them. I've said it before and I mean it: if I only had these, my South Sea 12mm pearl studs, and my AVR for my outer ear piercing, I'd be perfectly happy and feel more than adequately covered for earrings.
 

Sparkle_ruckle

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I love this idea, distract with beauty, remind us all that there are many joys in life no matter the circumstances.
A plant ("fuchsia")I bought last week, covered in hot pink buds, promising to attract hummingbirds...then it blooms this week, and the blooms are purple inside! Yes, please!
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We have a dove nesting box on our side patio. The dove babies were born last week, but yesterday flew for the first time, and settled on our fan. The fan twirled slowly in the breeze, giving the babies a carousel ride!
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My beagle/dachsund mix, begging for lunch leftovers today.
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And some random bling
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And thankful for a new stone I'm still discovering, enchanting me with some wild , yet beautiful visuals:
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Wowza! That collage of rings! What are the coloured stones?

The doves sure know how to have some fun too. Never knew the name of the flower is fushcia. They are beautiful!

More favorites!
Generations of diamonds!


My Great Aunt Katie’s cocktail ring with my ER:

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Aunt Katie’s CR with my wedding set:

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My wedding set with my grandmother’s restored wedding set:

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Grandmother’s set with mine/showcase of Aunt Katie’s CR:

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“Where it all began”. DH proposed the year before this photo was taken...right here. ♥

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A favorite moment with DH:

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Great-Aunt Nancy’s OEC reset:

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My 2018 Birthday/New Year’s Surprise:
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Beautiful rings! Am especially loving the coordinated rounds-and-emeralds theme!
 

Matthews1127

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Wowza! That collage of rings! What are the coloured stones?

The doves sure know how to have some fun too. Never knew the name of the flower is fushcia. They are beautiful!



Beautiful rings! Am especially loving the coordinated rounds-and-emeralds theme!
Thank you!
It’s fun to see the similarities & differences among family jewelry!!! :cool2:
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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If the photos don't have to be solely bling...

A small plant growing through a tiny crack on some stone stairs:

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A hand-me-down jade ball pendant on a box purchased in Cordoba, Spain:

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This was taken on a trip to Korea a long time ago. The Hanja characters on the kimchi dish means "Three Generations". May all generations of our loved ones stay safe and healthy during this difficult period.
all beautiful
but the first makes my heart sing with joy
 

Sparkle_ruckle

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Dressing up for work-from-home to keep the spirits up! Sorry for the terrible photos though.

OEC studs.

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Diamond snowflake charms dangling from hoops.

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Sold to me as a padparadscha sapphire, but who knows. It looks more pink here.

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I miss these community cats from some time back.

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And the surest way to the heart is through the stomach!
Getting therapy from home-cooking a roast chicken and shakshuka.

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Catmom

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I just recently bought this sunburst/flower pin/pendant and am hunting for the perfect chain for it. It makes me very happy to look at it. It's 14k 2.6tcw with a .5 F/G VS center and weighs just over 13 grams. One of the melee has a sapphire inclusion.

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I love that!
 

astaeria

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Dressing up for work-from-home to keep the spirits up! Sorry for the terrible photos though.

OEC studs.

123855 (2) RS.jpg

Diamond snowflake charms dangling from hoops.

173530 (2) RS.jpg

Sold to me as a padparadscha sapphire, but who knows. It looks more pink here.

51109 (2) RS.jpg

I miss these community cats from some time back.

015706 RS.jpg

And the surest way to the heart is through the stomach!
Getting therapy from home-cooking a roast chicken and shakshuka.

94558 (2) RS.jpg

135322 RS.jpg


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Wow those OEC studs are huge! Love the earrings and rings and very much the cats!!
 

missy

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cushioncutnut

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I love this idea, distract with beauty, remind us all that there are many joys in life no matter the circumstances.
A plant ("fuchsia")I bought last week, covered in hot pink buds, promising to attract hummingbirds...then it blooms this week, and the blooms are purple inside! Yes, please!
Screenshot_20200323-134401.png

We have a dove nesting box on our side patio. The dove babies were born last week, but yesterday flew for the first time, and settled on our fan. The fan twirled slowly in the breeze, giving the babies a carousel ride!
20200322_173738.jpg

My beagle/dachsund mix, begging for lunch leftovers today.
20200323_123127.jpg

And some random bling
20200323_131412.jpg

And thankful for a new stone I'm still discovering, enchanting me with some wild , yet beautiful visuals:
20200323_133749.jpg
Beautiful collection! Love the flowers and the furrbaby too!
 

Catmom

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Oh I long to be in Florida seeing my mom and these beautiful hibiscus!! Wait though! Are those rings in your avatar new??? OH my gosh!!
LOL, well yes...…….my consolation prize for a "big" birthday and 40 years with the hubby.
 

Sparkle_ruckle

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I just recently bought this sunburst/flower pin/pendant and am hunting for the perfect chain for it. It makes me very happy to look at it. It's 14k 2.6tcw with a .5 F/G VS center and weighs just over 13 grams. One of the melee has a sapphire inclusion.

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Gorgeous pendant/pin, @SandyinAnaheim ! I love sunburst jewellery! I hope you find your chain soon. Can you point out where the sapphire inclusion is? I'll love to learn more!

I love the soft, ethereal feel of the photos @missy. Beautiful capture of the flowers and sunlight!

Wow those OEC studs are huge! Love the earrings and rings and very much the cats!!
Thank you @astaeria ! I don't usually wear large studs to work in order to avoid being flashy and inappropriate, but decking out for work-from-home is a must, of course! :lol:
 

SandyinAnaheim

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Gorgeous pendant/pin, @SandyinAnaheim ! I love sunburst jewellery! I hope you find your chain soon. Can you point out where the sapphire inclusion is? I'll love to learn more!
Thank you Sparkle! It's not visible to the naked eye, so I took some pictures with my loupe, with and without flash.

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And this is how I'd like to wear it, I think.

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Dandi

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Feeling a bit low today, so I decided to clean all of my jewellery and take family photos! As much as I enjoy cleaning my pieces, this was also a stark reminder of how fortunate I am to have such pretty things, which others are doing it really, really tough at the moment.



My earring collection:
- 14ct rose gold diamond scatter hoops, purchased from a US vendor (I forget which one!)
- 11mm South Sea pearls on 9ct rose gold hooks, purchased locally
- 14ct rose gold martini studs with 5.5mm deep pink garnets (garnets from Yvonne Raley, set by DanielM) in 3 pointer diamond jackets in 14ct white gold, from IDJ
- 14ct white gold 5.5mm ideal cut moissanite studs from AV (these also fit nicely in the jackets)
- 8mm Akoya pearl stud earrings in 14ct rose gold from Pearl Paradise
- 18ct rose gold .24ctw diamond studs, each with 4 diamonds in a flower type arrangement, from Catherine Trenton Jewellery

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My ring collection:
- 18ct rose gold 2mm wedding band from e-weddingbands
- 18ct rose and white gold 5 stone diamond e-ring, 2.5ctw, diamonds from WF and BGD, set by my local jeweller
- 14ct white gold 8 pointer diamond full eternity, from JewelryULovebyAby
- 14ct rose gold 3mm high dome band, from Sarraf (what I wear to work)
- 14ct rose gold cushion morganite and diamond ring, from Julia B

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My bracelets:
- 14ct white gold 3ctw diamond tennis bracelet from IDJ
- 9ct rose gold silver filled bangle, bought locally. My every day knock around piece!

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My necklaces:
- 9ct yellow, white and rose interlocking pendant, with names of my husband and our kids engraved on each ring, from an Etsy vendor, on a 9ct rose gold chain, bought locally (names blocked out for privacy)
- 9ct rose gold chain, with 9pt diamond pendant in 9ct white gold, bought locally

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