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Family Heirlooms!!!
Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 05-06-05 , 11:39 AM


OK...this poor forum needs to see some action!

Let's share those pieces that came from our mother's, grandmothers, etc. etc. Bling absolutely not required..but precious sentiment encouraged, along with family stories, pictures, etc.

I'll go first. This is a retro ring and bracelet I remember my mom wearing ALL THE TIME when I was little.

The ring: 14K two-tone rose/white gold, citrine, and rubies on the side.

The coin bracelet (Ten Dollar gold pieces): Apparently in the '30s under FDR a law was passed requiring everyone to turn in their gold coins to discourage hoarding and help the banks recover from the Depression. Obviously some were naughty and disregarded the law, including my Dad. Later, probably in the '40s, he had this bracelet made up for my Mom. I think that a lot of the gold in Ft Knox today is actually melted down coins! (If I've got any of these historical facts wrong..PLEASE jump in and correct me!)

Here's a picture that is proof positive that jewelry addiction is a genetic disease. It's me and my Mom at the beach, probably 1946. She's wearing STACK of bracelets, including a silver "tank bracelet", so named because the links are reminiscent of the treads of WWII tanks. If you look closely, you'll see that I am wearing a bracelet too! (on my left wrist). No wonder I'm a nut case!

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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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wow! well unfortunately i dont have any good pics - my mum wasnt really into her jewelery that much! but what can I say? you were an extremely cute baby!! the true jewel in the pic!!

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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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Ok, here are mine. The first one is my mother's (still in HER possesion happily!), but I HAD to share. It's from the early 1960's, about 0.64ct, IF and blue/white, (that is what they told her back then...however, it shows no Fl. under LWUV...hmmmm...).

The next one's are the polished and re-rhodium plated great-grandmother's OEC (Old American Cut, recently appraised...huh? never heard of that one before...). It's about 0.74ct or so center and H color and SI1/VS2. The sides are better color single cut stones...don't remember tcw on those.

The last one is still in the possesion of my aunt, thankfully! But I had to share it. It's a compilation of stones that came from her family, passed down to her and she made it into a necklace (kind of looks like an owl, eh?) Don't know any specs, but that big stone is BIG!



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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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Thanks pkaru! Glad to see more stuff in this thread.

I don't think I've seen your great grandmother's ring since it's been polished and replated. It looks great! Do you ever wear it?

"American Cut"...hmm....that's interesting....

And your aunt's necklace...wow...I actually thought the big stone was a cluster until I re-read your post. Does it look that much darker than the others in real life?

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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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I wear my GG's ring just about everyday on my right hand (had to have them sized down to a 4 3/4), but not with the wedding band (my mother said it looks just wrong...what-ev-ah!). It puts my lil' MQ to SHAME with it's fire!

I don't know much about my aunt's diamonds in that necklace other than what I already said (they are very old, look at the table of the big one, very small)...when I saw it, I'd had a few beers (Christmas family get-together)! hehehe! I'm surprised that the pict came out so well! :o) But I was absolutely mesmerized by it at first glance...

That big stone must be at least 1.5 ct or so...my lucky cousin, her daughter, will inherit some awesome diamonds from her mother...such a shame really, b/c she doesn't really care about such things...(tom boy)! :o)

My aunt has about a 3ct or bigger emerald cut diamond for her engagement ring and also a huge (must be another 3ct or so) MQ as an alternate...MUST be nice!

I hope to get there someday myself! NOT through inheriting them, b/c my immediate family doesn't own such baubles...much to my dismay...but oh well!

I'm glad for what I do have!


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They are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I'll post some pictures in a few days when I have more time. :-)

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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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I know this is an old thread, but though I would add something here regarding the "American Cut". Isn't that a Transition Cut? According to what I have found on the internet lately other names for Transition Cut are "Early American Cut" and "Early Modern Cut". It came after the European Cut and before the RB.

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I inherited these from my mother.
The diamond ring was my grandmother's.

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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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OOh Itbit.........what nice inheritances to have!!!! DROOL!~Ronda

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Thanks :-) They're very special to me.

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BEAUTIFUL!!!

There is just something SOOOO special about jewelry (and other things) that have belonged to family members in the past, IMO!!!

Big, small, medium, good quality or not - they are just DIFFERENT and have a different feel when you know they came from a family member. At least that is how I see it.

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I agree...and the stories can be colorful..take for example my diamond platinum ring pictured above. I wear it on my right hand. My grandmother wore it on her pinky. She was obese and smoked 4 packs of unfiltered Pall Mall cigarettes a day. She died in her fifties. My mother never wore the ring because she associated it with her parents fighting all the time in the Thirties. It sure has history!

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I love everyone's pieces! That is a great ring from your grandma itbit. And I love that ring you posted widget with the rubies and citrine. Very unique! Pkarhu that necklace has a cool history and it does kind of look like an owl! Very pretty!!!

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Re: Family Heirlooms!!!
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Here is a broach I recently found. I havent had it officially appraised but a jeweler took a quick look and mentioned it was over 100 years old.

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