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The "it's so ME" antique dream piece thread

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I'm sure many of you have pics saved of rings or other antique pieces that made your jaw drop and you said to yourself, "that's so ME". But maybe it was too expensive or, the practical side of you thought, "where would I really wear this?" . I want to see your pics! And , maybe why it's so YOU or special in your eyes!
I found one today, a deco ring with emeralds, diamonds and black enamel. I love the boldness, the geometric deco lines and it's got some of the most beautiful filigree details in the gallery! Emerald is my birthstone and I would love to have a bold emerald statement piece like this someday!
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Matthews1127

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This Art Deco era shield ring is mine, but not because I bought it. It has been in my family, and it was passed on to me.
I’m quite certain that this piece would set me back quite a bit, financially, now. So, if I were to see this ring available, tomorrow, I’d only be wearing it in my dreams.
This ring was the inspiration for my wedding set.
The filigree and the detail are romantic and exquisite.
I wanted something similar, but something that was mine, to be passed on to future generations.

This ring is very much me, and has spoken to me since I was 15. Amazingly, it is my size, and I never had to adjust it to fit me.

It remains one of my most cherished pieces of jewelry.

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CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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@Pinkmartini87 that is beautiful, I love that the outer halo is scalloped. I love details like that!

@syd33 that is the most glamorous , over-the-top snake ring I've ever seen! I like the shield cut, too.

@Matthews1127 you lucky gal, a shield ring is on my "must have someday" list. I used to think they were all pretty much the same. As I've been looking at them more (with an eye toward maybe pouncing on one that really speaks to me) I've realized the layouts and details are quite varied. Yours has lovely details and plenty of bling! Is it platinum? I'm asking because it's in such crisp condition. I see them in white gold sometimes, but they tend to look a bit beat up. I love how you carried over some of the design elements to your ring.
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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Omg, @Bron357 , that opal is legendary! If I recall , that got the coveted JOTW ! A masterful piece of art. I think I'd sit on the patio and marvel at it too! I would love an opal, especially one of those Australian prized (Lightning Ridge?) opals. But I'm afraid I would wreck an opal!
 

missy

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I shared this "dream" ring I did not get a few times most recently in this thread which you might enjoy checking out.



And the dream piece I didn't get:


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missy

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And while not technically "antique" it is vintage and it is my dream colored gem. My Cartier 1972 Black Opal.

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elizat

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I'm sure many of you have pics saved of rings or other antique pieces that made your jaw drop and you said to yourself, "that's so ME". But maybe it was too expensive or, the practical side of you thought, "where would I really wear this?" . I want to see your pics! And , maybe why it's so YOU or special in your eyes!
I found one today, a deco ring with emeralds, diamonds and black enamel. I love the boldness, the geometric deco lines and it's got some of the most beautiful filigree details in the gallery! Emerald is my birthstone and I would love to have a bold emerald statement piece like this someday!
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That's seriously a great ring. I have a tsav garnet coming soon and the concept is tempting. It's almost 4 CT so it's a good size. I was going to probably do CvB's Clara.
 

YadaYadaYada

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Okay so the first one is a ring I saw on CVB's IG and was totally smitten. It's pink and feminine and just everything I love, it will not be mine because pink diamonds are way out of any ballpark I will ever play in. Obviously not antique but vintage inspired:

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A little while back The Curio on IG posted this freaking amazing ring that I had to ask about because....I just had to! It is a 1.30 center with additional diamonds in the setting. Platinum circa 1920. I love the squared off shape the setting gives the center stone and how geometric it is, very deco. It's actually similar to a ring I own (and well...$6,000) so not happening anytime soon! For reference here is my ring and the Curio's, sorry not a great picture but I snapped it from an IG video.

(the baby)
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Curio's ring (the momma)
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oodlesofpoodles

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I'm sure many of you have pics saved of rings or other antique pieces that made your jaw drop and you said to yourself, "that's so ME". But maybe it was too expensive or, the practical side of you thought, "where would I really wear this?" . I want to see your pics! And , maybe why it's so YOU or special in your eyes!
I found one today, a deco ring with emeralds, diamonds and black enamel. I love the boldness, the geometric deco lines and it's got some of the most beautiful filigree details in the gallery! Emerald is my birthstone and I would love to have a bold emerald statement piece like this someday!
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I have been watching this one forever! I love it so - I haven't posted it because I just know someone is going to snatch it up. I would give up my emerald for this one as it combines all my favorite things - deco, onyx, and emerald - what are the odds that this will still be around when I can make it mine? Not good I know.
 

oodlesofpoodles

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Here is another one I come back to drool over time and again.

 

Matthews1127

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@Pinkmartini87 that is beautiful, I love that the outer halo is scalloped. I love details like that!

@syd33 that is the most glamorous , over-the-top snake ring I've ever seen! I like the shield cut, too.

@Matthews1127 you lucky gal, a shield ring is on my "must have someday" list. I used to think they were all pretty much the same. As I've been looking at them more (with an eye toward maybe pouncing on one that really speaks to me) I've realized the layouts and details are quite varied. Yours has lovely details and plenty of bling! Is it platinum? I'm asking because it's in such crisp condition. I see them in white gold sometimes, but they tend to look a bit beat up. I love how you carried over some of the design elements to your ring.
Shield rings are awesome, and the finger coverage is amazing! They make a statement with such beautiful presence. Each one has its own personality and uniqueness!
When I inherited this piece, I was a sophomore in high school. I had no idea what I was looking at, nor did I appreciate the history behind it.
I just liked looking at it, and the design spoke to me.
It is, indeed, platinum.
My mother locked it away in a safe deposit box, until I was much older. She waited until I was mature, and could truly care for it the way it deserved to be treated. I think she was afraid I’d lose it, or it would get stolen....and I agreed it should be safe, until it was meant to be mine.
I didn’t see it again, until my 38th birthday. My mother asked me what I wanted, and I told her, “I’d like to have the ring Aunt Katie meant for me. I think I’m grown enough to care for it, now...lol!”
Sure enough, she got it out of the safe deposit box, along with other heirloom pieces. She asked me to take one last look to make sure that was the one I wanted (until the rest were to be passed down to me). I didn’t hesitate. The shield ring was what I wanted. She took it to the family jeweler to have it inspected and cleaned. I opened it on my 38th birthday.
It took a long time to get that pretty baby on my finger! Good things come to those who wait! :lol-2:
 

Rfisher

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I’m back with pictures to continue my earlier post!
But super bummed couldn’t find the carved ring I almost bought a few years ago, and also forgot to mention Giardinetti earlier :love:

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- A vintage high crown French cut eternity band wouldn’t be too much to ask either - no?

Have I mentioned I’m really missing having calibre onyx in my jewelry box?
 
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