Nice! A smokin' deal!This baby needs a clean, but I wanted to share a couple quick pics:
0.9ct OEC that I picked up for $300!!!
The setting has seen some major wear, but I'll enjoy wearing it at home until I decide what to do with it. Pendant maybe?
Online!! I feel like there have been fewer deals online over the past few years, so I was surprised it hadn't been snapped up. The pictures were terrible, but the seller allowed returns and had good reviews so IDK how it didn't immediately sell. The seller even included the estimated carat weight and identified it as old european cut.Nice! A smokin' deal!
So where did you "pick this up"?
Online? Pawn shop? Estate sale? Do tell.
You did great! Yes, it's hard to find low priced antique diamonds online.Online!! I feel like there have been fewer deals online over the past few years, so I was surprised it hadn't been snapped up. The pictures were terrible, but the seller allowed returns and had good reviews so IDK how it didn't immediately sell. The seller even included the estimated carat weight and identified it as old european cut.
That's a visable white inclusion, but overall I'm very pleased that it's prettier in person. Definitely was a bit of a gamble.
I looked today and didn't see anything, but will be checking regularly!!You did great! Yes, it's hard to find low priced antique diamonds online.
And the inclusions, in my opinion, are OK in antique pieces. Within reason, of course.
$300! I think you got the deal of the century. Maybe the seller has more good stuff you need to pick up!
Thank you!! It's not perfect by any means (chips, inclusions, etc), but I'm enjoying it for sure!!!
Beautiful!! 1920s-30s I think. Good find, sister!Found this at the ReStore today! We needed a desk for our youngest but needed it to not scream desk since it will be in our dining room.
These pics were taken before I had a chance to dust it off, the test tube holder was in the desk
Oh my stars!!! Swoon........!!!!! The workmanship is truly stunning.I collect antique silver, and I'm especially fond of 19th century calling card cases. I found this one the week before last listed on etsy as a retro metal business card holder, $28. (They usually go for around $350-$800.) It's coin silver (900 silver; sterling, which is 925, didn't become standard in the US until around the 1870s), and was made in Philadelphia in the late 1840s-early 1850s--the company that made it was in business for only 5 years. It's monogrammed with the name of a woman who was born in 1829, so it would probably have been a gift when she became an adult and began paying social visits. The church on one side is Trinity Church, Wall Street, which was completed in 1846; not sure what the other building is.
Here's the maker's mark:
Now you could simply go out and find nail polish that matches and apply a few coats. But if the chips are significant, I would fill them in with my secret recipe.
I added to my post above, that you could simply apply a few coats of nail polish in the right color. But finding the right color can be a real challenge.@stracci2000, I wish you were here too! I'm actually debating about messing with this table because it is essentially just to put the cat food on in the kitchen so the dogs can't get it. Currently we have their food on the portable dishwasher but I hardly use it so we are going to sell it.
Maybe I will try one of the smaller areas to see how it goes, thanks for giving me your secret recipe! These tables sell for quite a bit here, I just like them because they are virtually indestructible.
Here's a little story about yesterday.