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Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Hello @Lisa Loves Shiny =)2

Long rambly post alert because i have all this extra time with no Tibby :(2

When my mum went into care my sister packed up the house.

We did go down and worked on the garden to get her house ready for sale but i couldn't afford much time off work and my sister and mum lived in the same city while i lived in the North island

It was a horrible time, i was bearly speaking to my sister who had alteady started emptying the house ...there was no cutlery in the house, how were we going to eat breakfast ???? :angryfire:

anyway anyway we took some boxes home of stuff my sister had allocated to me but due to having a tiny flat the boxes went straight into the garage and stayed there till we moved (i actually saw another cartoon in the stack of moving boxes unopened on the back wall of the lounge today so maybe more tresure to come !! (stuff my sister didn't want to come)

Anyway in one of the boxes was the old jewlery box i had made mum in woodwork when i was 12

Mums keep stuff like that ...actually i might have a false memory - my sister might have given it to me after mum died when i went back down to see Bruce Springsteen a week after her funeral

Anyway what ever :roll2:

Im just mumbling away

so there was odd little bits and pieces in there, a silver brooch with real pearls i thought was just random shinny metal faux untill today

Along with some broken beads, some odd screw back earings - stuff that was never worn that i don't even recognise

There was this pink glass ring .... everyone can relax:wink2:

No one needs to burst my bubble because i think its a huge pink diamond or what ever :lol:

Its glass :lol:

And it was grubby

i wonder if mum found it or something, its too big for her or grandma and my mum only had 18 carrot rings

Anyway while i had my loup out looking at the pearl brooch i had a look inside in the ring and its 9 carrot

I've cleaned it up

it has zero wear marks and even the glass is unscratched :lol:

For some odd reason i have dishwashing liquid with the moisturiser in right now - it must have been on special - so i soaked it in white viniger and warm water

then i couldn't find the old toothbrush ...i think Gary must have cleaned the bath with it (shouldnt complain if he was cleaning)

Anyway it came out really clean !! I then just used a silver cloth

the photos don't pick up the rose gold, but its an agreeable shade to my eye

im thinking of using it to 'test out' the local jewler in town before i engage on any 'real' projects

I've desided I'd like to put a smoky quartz in it to match a pendant i have

I wish the ring was east west for better finger coverage

but hay its a bonus !:appl:

And its going to be fun and also be for practice buying a loose gemstone to fit

yes yes another project to my list:wall:

Because i can't do anything till im working again

But planning for my projects gives my mind a rest from my worries

i already have a plan in my head for a Tibby remembrance ring the practice will be good

 

Lisa Loves Shiny

Ideal_Rock
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I love the ring @Daisys and Diamonds. These vintage "glass" stone rings are usually made with lead glass which can be extremely durable. I have one passed on from my husband's grandmother and like yours, it has multiple tiny claws which look very attractive. It seems more than a coincidence that the ring was found during this stressful time and meant to bring you comfort.

 

ringo865

Ideal_Rock
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Have you looked at the “stone” with a loupe? It appears to be not super transparent/clear, like glass would be. It may be a natural stone of some kind (not pink diamond).

It’s really pretty on you!

 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I took a closer look at it out in the sun

ewwww lots of gunk underneath between the stone and the setting

( I'll buy a new toothbrush next grocery day)

I really like how its cut underneath

I think @ringo865 that's why i can't see through it

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Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I love the ring @Daisys and Diamonds. These vintage "glass" stone rings are usually made with lead glass which can be extremely durable. I have one passed on from my husband's grandmother and like yours, it has multiple tiny claws which look very attractive. It seems more than a coincidence that the ring was found during this stressful time and meant to bring you comfort.
Thank you =)2

I feel a slightly guilty as if id realized it was gold when i scraped some ugly and silly projects in August i would probably have chucked it in too

As is often said here on PS "I'ts not really my style"

i like wider bands

Perhaps if i got it sized down it might have better finger coverage on a different finger

I like the prongs too much not to do something with it

I can't think who it would have belonged to, mum's family had such tiny hands and fingers

I really like the back of the stone, it has such an interesting cut

 

MjK1

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I would get that stone tested....what if it is a pink topaz?

 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I would get that stone tested....what if it is a pink topaz?

That would be terrible excitting but not my usual luck :lol:

i doubt there is anywhere in this town i could take it to :(2

i did clean it a bit better and got that hidden gunk out:D

I really love the facets:love:

I don't want to be like one of those sad people who have an inherited ring that's paste but they think its worth $$$$:lol:

This ring is only 9k

so i imangine it was ' quite nice' fabulous fashion jewlery of its day

Maybe its a synthetic something ?

As i do like the 'stone' I might track down a cheap silver pendent setting- one that's open at the back and i wouldn't mind if it flips because both sides are pleasing to my eye

I don't suppose there is a safe test one can do at home to see if its glass or something more excitting ?

Any way doesn't matter

I've desided i (now) value it for sentimental reasons -and the piece of glass (or whatever) is in such good condition it would be a shame just to biff it

Mum kept it this long ...usually she gave us any cheap little bits of jewlery she found - i scored an awsome gold anklet one time ! (Mum probably soaked it in Detol for a week before she would have let me wear itv :lol: )

Im going to need lots of help (once my financial situation improves) getting a pendent setting for the 'stone' and a smokey quartz replacement for the ring so it will definatly be good practice for bigger more exspensive future projects

 
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Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I'm wondering if it's a tourmaline... I think it's really pretty. What a beautiful distraction you came across!

Why Thank you Mrs Strizzle

And you just reminded me i bought a new toothbrush so i can repurpose mine, might keep it in my jewlery box so Gary doesn't clean the bath with it this time

It would be nice for it to be something excitting

My if its still just pretty glass that's ok too

 

Luce

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This is such a pretty ring, I love the pink stone even if it turns out to be glass. It looks beautiful on you!!

 

Daisys and Diamonds

Super_Ideal_Rock
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So i wore her out today

she's a little loose even on my index finger - it was cooler this morning and she's more a generouse summer fitting

i can't imangine anyone in mum's family fitting her, all those ladies had delicate hands and slim fingers

she must have a funny prong as she has caught on my clothes two or three times

If she was a found ring she could have been lost off her original owner's finger maybe ? Especially with her being so big

anyway 20210315_124236.jpg i love this view of her

 
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