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yssie

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Well... My gorgeous, beautiful, perfect, symmetric earrings lasted a whole five months before I mangled them :(sad

How does one mangle earrings, you ask?
Allow me to share my journey to enlightenment... Start with them loose on a nice, large, sunlit table on a nice, slippery wooden floor near an open air vent in a room with several cats - five, in my case. The diamonds will sizzle and sparkle in the sunlight, and all cats will be immediately enthralled. Once you've got their attention... walk away for a few moments and your work is done :geek2:

The cats will join your earrings on the table, play with their new toys, and knock one into the vent; you will return to find one earring missing and one cat contently bathing itself beside the other. You will quickly resolve the quandary, panic, yank the grate open, and stretch and squish the earring that is actually caught in the gap between fixture and floorboard - not in the vent proper as you had assumed :x2 With any luck the diamonds are undamaged... but the earring chain is now severely twisted and a milimeter or two longer than its mate. :sick::(2

:wall: I'll reach out to the WF rescue squad. Soon. Right after I figure out how the heck to explain this without looking like the world's biggest dolt :oops2:

A few snaps from before the critters got their eviction notices...

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I received a lovely surprise from WF a few weeks ago - goodies from the PS GTG that I missed! I finally made it home yesterday and got to open it :bigsmile: the engraved loupe is darling!!
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She's chewing on it. Probably should've been my sign. Sigh.
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m-2-b

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Oh no! :o Well, if you look on the bright side, at least they didn't swallow one of your diamonds! :devil:

I hope WF can fix them so they are brand new again! :))

BTW, I've got my own little project in the works with them soon...
 

Stone Hunter

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:oops2: Oh no! I hope you can have them fixed quickly. The earrings really are a magnificent creation.
 

yssie

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@m-2-b Ugh. #ThingsIAmMostDefinitelyGratefulFor!!

I suspect this project of yours is unlikely to be "little" by any definition of that word :bigsmile: I'm sorry you aren't feeling well ;( I'll take pity on you and hold off on pestering for some actual detail for a few more days... :halo:


I sure hope so @Stone Hunter :(sad I've louped all the stones probably a dozen times and they seem fine, which is a miracle unto itself, but I'll breathe easier once they've been thoroughly inspected. I've got an appointment with a local shop next week, fingers are crossed!!
 
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m-2-b

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Hi @yssie!:wavey:I'm feeling just fine--just extremely busy at work! We need updated family pics of all of your lovely earrings once you receive them back--I've lost count on how many you have now! :))

I'll have to keep you in suspense a little longer. My "little" project will not be ready until late July! :Up_to_something:Sorry to threadjack...
 

Catmom

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Well... My gorgeous, beautiful, perfect, symmetric earrings lasted a whole five months before I mangled them :(sad

How does one mangle earrings, you ask?
Allow me to share my journey to enlightenment... Start with them loose on a nice, large, sunlit table on a nice, slippery wooden floor near an open air vent in a room with several cats - five, in my case. The diamonds will sizzle and sparkle in the sunlight, and all cats will be immediately enthralled. Once you've got their attention... walk away for a few moments and your work is done :geek2:

The cats will join your earrings on the table, play with their new toys, and knock one into the vent; you will return to find one earring missing and one cat contently bathing itself beside the other. You will quickly resolve the quandary, panic, yank the grate open, and stretch and squish the earring that is actually caught in the gap between fixture and floorboard - not in the vent proper as you had assumed :x2 With any luck the diamonds are undamaged... but the earring chain is now severely twisted and a milimeter or two longer than its mate. :sick::(2

:wall: I'll reach out to the WF rescue squad. Soon. Right after I figure out how the heck to explain this without looking like the world's biggest dolt :oops2:

A few snaps from before the critters got their eviction notices...

- - - - - - - -

I received a lovely surprise from WF a few weeks ago - goodies from the PS GTG that I missed! I finally made it home yesterday and got to open it :bigsmile: the engraved loupe is darling!!
IMG_9262.png

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IMG_9492.png

- - - - - - - -

IMG_9662.png

- - - - - - - -

IMG_9752-2.png

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She's chewing on it. Probably should've been my sign. Sigh.
IMG_9810.png
Oh no...bad kitty!!! I hope they can fix them right away!
 

msop04

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@yssie, I don't know how I missed this thread, but your collection is STUNNING!!!!!
 

MissGotRocks

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Well, we live and learn - and we are never too old to learn - lol! I am sorry for this little debacle but hopefully WF will restore them to their original glory! I think we sometimes assume our furbabies know the value of our things but to them, they are just another toy!! I can only imagine your horror though in realizing what had happened!
 

goldenfire

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2018: Asymmetric briolette diamond station earrings

(16) G/H/I briolettes (3.85ctw) (Not from WF)
(2) 0.34ct H VS2 ACAs
(1) 3.50mm ACA melee
(4) 2.75mm ACA melee
Pt 950/Ru bezels and 1mm chain, 2"

I received these baby briolettes as a gift last year. I felt I ought to save them for an _elegant_ piece _with gravitas_, but I couldn't get the thought that they'd make darling drops out of my head, and I couldn't stop trawling Etsy for asymmetric designs, and after a few months of analysis paralysis I caved and gave myself permission to turn them into very-casual very-lighthearted earrings.

The earrings are custom 2" 'WF by the Yard' drops with graduated melee. From Sheerah on the missing bezel station:
In all honestly I think Leon's head may have exploded just a little when I reiterated that you *did* want a blank space on that particular earring
:mrgreen2:

From WF:
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Studio1040 in LA hung the briolettes. I asked for an uneven distribution that used a cluster of briolettes to replace the missing bezel station and Jacqui did a marvellous job aligning them :love: They're perfectly, beautifully "symmetrically asymmetric" :kiss2:

The earrings are ~5ctw finished.


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Such a gorgeous collection!!! I just adore those briollette earrings so much!!! I want a pair!
 
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