An Emerald Ring Continued

My husband is off to our jeweler on Monday to pick out a slightly smaller emerald for my vintage/antique 1920’s/30’s (Art Deco) white gold setting. Smaller than the loose emerald I have (That I found out is an AA/A emerald according to our jeweler!). The jeweler is just waiting for the emeralds to arrive for…

Will I?

So, today has been weird. For example, I’m now in possession of an antique wooden door I accidentally bought at auction that I have no idea how to integrate into my house. So, I have a lovely door just sort of hanging out almost meaninglessly in my garage now. It’s not too odd but it’s…

Pink and Mint

I really, really do love gemstones. Last night I actually spent hours just perusing jewelry stores online for fun. Like I wrote once on this blog a while ago, I thought very seriously about being a gemologist in my late 20’s. My speciality would have been diamond grading. When I first started collecting gems I…

An Emerald (Part II.)

My loose emerald tried to escape today. We brought my Columbian emerald and the vintage/antique white gold setting into our jeweler to be sized, set and appraised, etc. and before we even got out of the car it almost disappeared. I had placed the setting and the stone in an old ring box we got…

Charms

Earlier this year my husband gave me this sterling silver charm bracelet for Mother’s Day from Tiffany & Co.. It has a special engraving (not shown). I’m thinking these loose stones (I have others but these will be for charms) will be perfect charms. I’ll make one every once and a while to commemorate memories….

An Emerald

It’s been a very mixed week. But, one of the pleasant things was an auction I participated in where I won a 1920’s or 30’s (they listed it as antique but I suspect it’s almost an antique or just barely one) ladies white gold ring setting. It could have been someone’s engagement ring so the…

Diamond

A friend recently told me something I find useful. They shared a heartbreaking story about an aquamarine breaking on a marble floor. Apparently the circumstances under which this gem broke are a little funny from a human standpoint, but if it’s a little comedic it’s equally tragic since it was a family heirloom. *grimmace* Lost…

Baubles

One year for Christmas maybe five years ago or so, my husband gave me a Helzberg Diamonvita tennis bracelet. It’s their version of simulated diamonds and it is somewhat convincing. It was around, oh…$200 to $300 maybe. And as much as I think it’s pretty…I wish I had the $300 now instead of this. It…

Usables

Everyday on vacation I wore my Tiffany & Co. pearl stud earrings. Of course, they loved being worn. Pearls like being exposed to the natural oils on our skin in moderation. It makes them shine. And, of course, it should be noted that there are many things they do not like, such as any sort…

Aquamarines

My love for aquamarines started back in June of 1999. Every year of my childhood and adolescence we took a trip as a family to visit my grandparents on both my mother and father’s sides. As a child I’d often buy coloring books for the journey and then magazines as I grew older. One of…