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#JOTW Victorian stick pin conversion

blingbunny10

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Forgive me for the cross post - I posted this to the Antique Jewelry section, but realized that it doesn't get very much traffic at all!
I wanted to share a recent purchase:



It was represented as a Victorian stick pin conversion dating to the late 1800s with an Old Mine Cut diamond set in the head. I don't know how accurate this is, and would love to hear any thoughts on this. To me, the details on the snake head and the way the diamond is set do look consistent with an antique piece. Victorian or not, I can see that this is going to be one of my favorite pieces. The snake has sleek eyes and a cute little mouth, and he looks great as a pointer finger ring!

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picante27

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That is one cool ring! I love antique jewelry so much, and that piece is so unique! Please post more pics!
 

blingbunny10

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Thanks, picante27 and Rockinruby! I tried to take a couple of hand shots. Geez, it's really time to start using lotion again.

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canuk-gal

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HI:

Just my style! How wonderful for you!

cheers--Sharon
 

armywife13

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Wow!!! I absolutely love it! I have been looking for the perfect snake ring for the last year, maybe I need to start looking for stick pins since yours turned out so well. Congratulations on the beautiful piece!!!
 

blingbunny10

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Canuk-Gal: Thank you! Please do share if you have similar pieces. I'd love to see them!

armywife13: Thanks! It was fun hunting for this one. Keep in mind that you can often find deals on stickpins and then pay to have it converted. Then you can get exactly the design you want! I considered this route because it was taking me ages to find a ring that fit.
 

ihy138

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Love this! Looks perfect on you. I've been seeing these snake rings lately and I am digging them!
 

Vampira

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Ssssspectacular! Seriously, it looks like a gem fit for the most stylish sorceress, adore it!
 

tyty333

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Very cool! So glad that you were able to revive such a cool looking piece!
 

azstonie

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Love this ring project, it came out fantastic! Snake rings/bracelets are popular and I've seen them all over the place, from 1st Dibs to Lang and now on Gem Gossip and I like yours the best of the ones I've seen. Congrats on an amazing ring and I'm so glad you posted it here, I loved seeing it! :love: :appl: :love:

More pics, if you get a chance!!!!
 

_lovesvintage_

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I really love yours!!! Looks beautiful on you and congrats on making jewel of the week!!!
 

blingbunny10

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ihy138, Vampira, tyty333, DiaDiva, mr148th - thanks all!

azstonie - Thank you! I looked at so many rings and bracelets and finally took a chance on this one. I will update with more pics when I get a chance. Thanks for asking!

lovesvintage - Thanks - I was flabbergasted to see my little piece pop up on the sidebar! I showed the JOTW post to my husband and it was cute to see how excited he got.
 

blingbunny10

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azstonie - This was ages ago, but I know I promised to post more pics before I got swamped by the holidays. Better late than never? :bigsmile: I'm wearing the ring on my left hand for picture purposes only. And the pink is a reflection of my phone case, but I actually love how diamonds look with brightly reflected colors, especially pink and orange!

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