- Jun 26, 2007
I love this band! These vintage/antique carved rings are so gorgeous!
And $40 is the ultimate deal. I'm jealous!
I attended the 2019 show when they were in town. I got two tickets via their random lottery. It was fun although I didn’t get to hover as much as I would have hoped! They kinda wanted us in and out after we got our four items (2 items allowed per person) appraised. Felt awkward standing around trying to catch snippets of other folks’ items being appraised. It was kind of hard to hear/see. Maybe I could have seen more if I volunteered!
When I heard that the show was coming, I could not get tickets, they sold out fast. But it was suggested to me that I try to volunteer. I called our local PBS station and got in!
The jewelry table was naturally my first choice, but I ended up at the pottery/porcelain table. I had to hold the line at that table and let people up to see the appraisers.
I was there all day, and I got to talk to many of the appraisers. I got to hug the Keno brothers, which was a real thrill!
They were trying to make me laugh! Keno sandwich!Sounds so much more fun than my experience—I think you “lucked out” by not getting tickets! Rather, a fitting reward for your kindness in volunteering.
I love the Keno twins! They are quite dashing lol. Hard to concentrate on the furniture they are appraising I’m sure! I love it especially when they both talk about a piece at the same time, double trouble for sure
We did Christmas presents tonight. Here's my lovely Victorian conversion pendant that I accidentally peeked at a few weeks ago.
The paste is so sparkly. It has a slightly creamy hue, so very believable.
Merry Christmas to all the haulers who celebrate!
These were my gifts this morning. I really wanted a vintage spice jar set, it was on my list
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.
Nothing wrong with dirty. One of the prettiest rings I have I found at a pawn shop for $500 and it was so filthy I had to take it to a jeweler because my machine couldn’t lift the filth AT ALL. The shank was razor thin and ready to break so I had to get that replaced. It’s probably around a carat but it sure sparkles since it’s clean. I think it must have been worn in the garden and the pig pen! I really am not joking! It was awful. So yes, a loupe is a good idea and look past the gunk!
Can you imagine it literally black with gunk under the diamonds? It was....disgusting, and I couldn’t get it off by myself.
I walked into a small town thrift store today. I couldn't find anything worthwhile. Until I looked in the jewelry case.
How about a 10k Eastern Star pin with a little OEC? It's about 10 points. It's real white and sparkly!
A steal at 25 cents.
I also scooped up this sterling and blue topaz pendant for $1.00
Yesterday DH brought me to this huge four floor 20,000 square foot antique center. So much stuff it made my head spin! I actually tried on an 80 point brown diamond solitaire, it was fun because I’ve never seen one in person.
Anyways I spotted this and brought it home, not sure if I will keep it or not but the moonstone was just too pretty to leave there. I’m 99% sure those are cab blue sapphires. A bunch of pictures to show the moodiness in different lights: