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I want to wear all of these rings somehow at once! The sleekness and flow of these are very pretty. All are similar, yet very different. Prices range from $335-385 and they are done in 14k rose and 14k yellow gold. See for yourself why I've been drawn to them by checking out Ylang|23, where you'll find that these rings are designed by the store's private label. You will be left with wanting at least one of them, if not more!
I recently found a tiny ad in Domino Magazine for an antique emporium where buyers and sellers can come together. I love checking out new sites, but hate getting disappointed by most. When browsing Ruby Lane, I was very much surprised. Their selection of antique and vintage jewelry goes on and on, with so many sellers to choose from. After looking for a few hours, I was about to call it a night since my eyes would no longer stay open without me making them. I then came across a dainty little ring, with a reasonable price.
I read the description, and it fit my standards: 10k solid rose gold, small diamond, great condition, from the Victorian era--check, check, check AND CHECK! I had to have it! With a sudden burst of energy, I emailed the seller. A good vintage jewelry hunter always asks slightly lower than ticket price. Just remember to be reasonable.
After work the next day, I was happy to learn that the seller accepted my offer and would include shipping and handling! Well, I just received the ring and absolutely love it! It was worth staying up late to peruse just a few more pages worth of jewelry. When I glance at it throughout the day while wearing it, I often wonder who wore it before and what memories it holds. Being from the Victorian Era, it probably has a great significance. Stop on by Ruby Lane to find your very own treasure today (or late tonight)!
I guess since it is Sunday, it would be appropriate to feature some glitzy crosses for your enjoyment. Over the years, this symbol continues to be a favorite and will never go out of style. So remember that when you are purchasing cross jewelry. In any given day, I bet you will see at least one person wearing a cross--whether it is on their ring, hanging as a pendant or dangling from their ears. Here are my top choices for this classic symbol:
This delicate rosary is trendy and would make any white t-shirt look designer. It actually has yellow sapphire beads as the chain, which makes it even more unique. Designer: Me & Ro, Price: $1630 and you can purchase this at the Giving Tree.
This little thing is 14k white gold and is a necklace that features an offset cross. It is not your everyday cross pendant that hangs from a chain, and that's why I like it. A tiny diamond completes the necklace which can be found at Ylang|23. Price: $465.
Don't forget your ears! I think both these 14k yellow gold earrings would be extremely versatile and and are both under $50 from Ross-Simons! At this price you could buy a few pairs, depending on how many holes you have in your ears.
Vintage jewelry is a whole new level of the jewelry scene. The intricacies of the workmanship do not compare sometimes to present-day jewelry. And the hunt for unique pieces is the best! Here are a few finds I came across in my hunt...now if I could only afford them...
This gorgeous bypass ring is from Dover Jewelry. You have 1.55 carats right here, set in platinum for $5400. Would make the ultimate engagement ring!
I am pretty much in love with this estate bracelet from the 1950s! I like the delicate look of the blue enamel. Of course it has lots of diamonds, which make the price tag come in at $1595! From Ross-Simons.
Lastly, I spotted this necklace on Fay Cullen. I don't know why, but I like it...I think it would look great with a plain black strapless top and some skinny jeans. The price is $690 and features lapis and turquoise.
Find any good estate pieces? Post the web address in the comment section of this post! Looking forward to checking out your finds!
A ring that never could go out of style is the classic eternity band. For those of you who don't know, they are bands that have gemstones that go all the way around the entire ring. The stones can be cut in a few different shapes, adding to the uniqueness. Recently, I purchased a round cut sapphire eternity band on Ebay from Doverjewelry.
Doverjewelry is a great seller, who was featured in Lucky magazine. The ring caught my attention because of the etching along the 18k white gold, as well as its size of 4.5 (since I have the tiniest fingers!!). It is very difficult to find an eternity ring that small without getting it custom made. I also liked the channel setting because of its wearability (stones are less likely to be "knocked" out). If you're looking for an eternity band, but don't feel like taking a chance on Ebay, check out these below. Happy hunting!
Or, check out this turquoise and 18k yellow gold eternity band. I like the chunkyness of this ring. It has a boho-chic look to it. But, it comes with a hefty price tag of $1050 from www.moondancejewelry.com
The best for last! This eternity band designed by Todd Reed takes the cake! Over 6 carats of raw diamonds and outfitted in 18k yellow gold. At $6000 this would make a great anniversary gift. Available at www.twistonline.com