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Two of My Favorite Estate Buys

JewelFreak

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Yesterday I got inspired to take photos of some stones waiting for setting till the gold bubble pops -- including the 2 tiny beautiful rectangular indicolites I bought recently from Ed Bristol, which will be side stones with my green cushion from him last year. Pics didn't come out well but I also threw in a couple of things I love, both from an estate jeweler in Conn. about 10 yrs ago. I'll never part with either one.

Bracelet is 18K rose gold, probably from the 50s. It is heavy -- wish I had a gram scale out of curiosity. Hand-braided, according to a jeweler friend. Though it doesn't have gems, I think it's my favorite piece of jewelry I own. 20 mm wide.




This little fellow charms me. He's 14K, with a roughed-up surface to make him sparkle, & emerald eyes. About 2 1/2" long.

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VRBeauty

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Wow, wow, wow! Great finds both, although I'm especially in love with the bracelet. :love:

You do know that you can get a little kitchen scale for less than $15, right? :naughty: It won't be all that precise - it'll round to the nearest gram - but you'll at least have some idea (and it can come in handy in the kitchen too - or if you're a knitter, in the craft room :wink2: ).
 

Lady_Disdain

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Those are amazing pieces. I love the bracelet - very well made, very wearable and stunning
 

iLander

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Wow! Those are gorgeous pieces JF! :love:

Love the elegance of the bracelet and the whimsy of Mr Lizard. :bigsmile:
 

manderz

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VRBeauty|1315081699|3009195 said:
Wow, wow, wow! Great finds both, although I'm especially in love with the bracelet. :love:

You do know that you can get a little kitchen scale for less than $15, right? :naughty: It won't be all that precise - it'll round to the nearest gram - but you'll at least have some idea (and it can come in handy in the kitchen too - or if you're a knitter, in the craft room :wink2: ).

Agree, I've even seen some very precise ones on amazon for that price :) I've been tempted to order one myself.
 

artdecogirl

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oh my! I can see why you love them :love: The bracelet is lovely and what a statement piece, I bet that gets the compliments! And your little buddy is adorable!
 

LGK

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I love that lizard and the bracelet looks lovely on you. Very cool, good share! :bigsmile:
 

April20

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Both pieces are wonderful, but I especially love the lizard. I have such a soft spot for quirky pj Ed like that!

And I third the idea of a kitchen scale to get gram weight. Target makes a nice digital one that is not very expensive.
 

missy

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Gorgeous pieces!!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Ohhh nice loot! :appl:

cheers--Sharon
 

Imdanny

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Beautiful pieces, Laurie!

I've been looking at estate places and auctions. Fun!
 
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