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Old 04-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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@ Aunt Bea,

You have a hilarious sense of humor.

Have us laughing here.

Thanks for the laugh.

Good post.

Enjoy wkend.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:49 AM   #12
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I'm partial to amethysts and diamonds. I particularly like estate jewelry...
There is a jewelry store in downtown Boston that features estate jewelry in their window. I was looking and doing some wishful shopping, a couple of young girls next to me, "oh how ugly" came out of one mouth. Little did they know that in a few years they would understand and appreciate it. And they would be doing their own wishful shopping.

My son told me the other day, my favorite cut of diamond, the Marquis, is definitely out of favor. He took several of them out of the showcase and removed the stones and they sold the gold. The gold brought more than the stones. Too bad. I think it is such a graceful and elegant cut. I remember when the Tiffany solataire with a plain gold band was all the rage. I told my son I wanted an emerald cut saphire with at least .25 ctw diamond on the sides in white gold. I like simplicity. I have a small saphire in silver with diamond chips on the side. You would need the Hubble telescope to see them.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #13
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I love diamonds DH gave me diamond earrings for our anniversary in Jan. Only trouble is finding places to wear them He has a fit when I break them out for Sonic Drive InnAddie hope you get your sapphires. My mother adored them.
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Wear them while doing the dishes. Or cleaning the toilet bowl. Two jobs where you need to feel elegant and rich.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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We have as a family dealt in antiques.Cleaning is the biggest problem. Clic on Pics.
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They look so pretty though when clean and shiny.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #15
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I received all my MIL's silver flatware and tea sets when she died and I have to get busy cleaning them.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
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I'm looking at some of those chests that keep your silver from tarnishing. Does anyone have any experience with those?
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #17
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I'm looking at some of those chests that keep your silver from tarnishing. Does anyone have any experience with those?
They work and also a tupperware type plastic box along with tarnish resistant silverware wraps work well. If you google 'tarnish resistant silverware wraps' you will find many suppliers. You can also find bags to hold the larger pieces. The more you use them the less they will tarnish, having said that all of my silver is in a chest under the couch!
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They work and also a tupperware type plastic box along with tarnish resistant silverware wraps work well. If you google 'tarnish resistant silverware wraps' you will find many suppliers. You can also find bags to hold the larger pieces. The more you use them the less they will tarnish, having said that all of my silver is in a chest under the couch!
Thanks for the info. I will be googling.

I know that it doesn't tarnish as much if you use it. We do use it, but there are only two of us. Not much of it gets used regularly.
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