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CRYSTALS, GEMS AND JEWELRY

I know a few of us share a passion for crystals and jewelry as well as makeup so thought I would start a thread on this. Share your stash, finds, whatever!

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@veronika23  Has anyone read Elizabeth Taylor's "My Love Affair with Jewelry?"  I think they re-released it recently.  Super fun for any jewelry addict...if only it had pics of her whole collection!

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Do you remember the auction brochure of her jewelry?  The only piece that stood out for me was the HUGE canary yellow pear cut solitaire diamond ring!  I couldn't stop staring at it!  I thought I kept a picture, but I couldn't find it.  I may have to look on Google.

 

@greeneyedgirl107 - Found a picture:

 

Ring made in platinum and white gold and is set with a 16.98 carat 
pear-shaped diamond with trimmed calibre-cut sapphires. 
A gift from Michael Jackson

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@Titian06 That one doesn't ring a bell for me...I Googled it but I'm not sure if I found the right diamonds.  I remember her writing that Eddie Fisher "gave" her yellow diamond earrings - but he paid for them with the allowance she provided him!  Remember when her fragrance "White Diamonds" was all the rage?

 

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@Titian06 No!  I wasn't aware of the brochure...I would have loved to have seen it!  She wrote in her book that we are merely custodians of jewelry, b/c she knew her heirs would sell her pieces.  

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@greeneyedgirl107. No I haven't.  I'm kinda weird when it comes to reading selection... well I'm weird period. Smiley Very Happy

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Well that's good to know @greeneyedgirl107 Smiley Happy. I wasn't sure LOL

 

 

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@veronika23 I consider it more of a picture book!  Smiley Happy

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@veronika23 Has anyone been to the gem and mineral wing at the Smithsonian?  I've been wanting to go to see it, including the jewelry!  I also love the gem and minerals section at the American Museum of Natural History.

 

 

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@greeneyedgirl107 - I visited the Smithsonian on the annual family summer vacation when I was 10 years old (that was 40+ years ago).  There are only two things I remember about the trip.  The Hope diamond is one of the two.  I will never forget seeing it!

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@Titian06 Thought you might like this...a more recent setting they created.  And supposedly the curse is just a myth!

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No, but I also have been (and loved) to the Museum of Natural History's gem and rocks section!

 

Spent so much time photographing diamonds LOL

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@greeneyedgirl107 I've been! That's where they have the Hope Diamond and I visualize myself stealing it heist style every time. 

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@alexasteph Wouldn't that be something?  I only saw a replica at the Carnegie Museum.  Is it bad that the number one thing I like about museums is the jewelry?  Ha ha!  I was at a diamond exhibit in NY years ago and someone actually made off with a piece - inside job!  Saw the Krupp diamond and also my first pink diamonds. Memories!

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@greeneyedgirl107. No I've never been. Cool!!!

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@veronika23 I've always loved big jewelry, so I have been loving all the statement pieces these past many years.  I am so sad to see smaller pieces take center stage.  I think delicate things are pretty, but I just can't seem them well enough.  Plus, I think a really easy way to look better is to put on some bling.

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@greeneyedgirl107  I definitely love big pieces of jewelry too. I rarely do dainty things. They just don't seem to suit me lol

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I love this thread!! I will have to gather my things for a photo later. Smiley Very Happy I can't wait to see everyone's collection! <3

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Oooh, I'm going to love this thread! I'll definitely have to post some photos of my jewelry collection (mostly antique). 

 

I can't wait to see what everyone else shares!

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Ohhh I'm a big fan of antique pieces too @lmi82

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@lmi82cool!  I'm not really good with identifying era's... I just know what I like lol Smiley Very Happy

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@greeneyedgirl107 @veronika23 I have bought most of my jewelry through Etsy. I've also bought some pieces at Exeter Jewelers (small jewelry shop in NH), Antique Velvet Gloves (online; based in the UK), and The Three Graces (online; based in TX). I mostly shop online because the antique jewelry supply in my area isn't that great.

 

My favorite eras are: Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Edwardian. Basically, I like pieces made up until the 1910s. Most of the jewels I own are Victorian and I have an affinity for opals. Smiley Happy

 

I also LOVE ancient and pre-Georgian jewelry! I hope to someday own some really old pieces. They're definitely out of my price range for now, though. 

If you ever want to see something stunning, look up the Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot. It's an ancient Greek earring (they didn't find the pair, unfortunately) that's housed at the MFA Boston. It's even more gorgeous in person.

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