30th anniversary cuff
- Aug 31, 2008
Thank you @AntiqueShopper for starting this thread. I love your mesh pieces, and I’m enjoying the contributions and collections of other TPFers too!
I love this story! and I love your aesthetic! Thank you for sharing both with us! HugsI think you will really love the bone cuff. It is my favorite piece.
An interesting story on the two turquoise rings... why two of the same ring?
Those turquoise rings are my prized possessions among my Peretti pieces. They are discontinued and took me 5 years to find. I had been searching for years. Every time I went into a Tiffany, I would check and ask. I wanted the bold large size that looks like a gum ball ring. One day, I walk into the Tiffany in Westchester Mall, NY, and there it was, but it was the small size. Hmm... small, not the large. I almost did not get it, but then I hit myself on the head and said to myself "you've been looking for this ring for four years, it's discontinued, beggars can't be choosey!". The SA then said "the turquoise ring has been discontinued, this is the last piece." Ok.. sold! Fast forward a year, I walk into Tiffany in NYC to check out Peretti stuff. I buy the large bottle pendant. I am wearing the small turquoise cabochon ring. The SA sees my ring and says "the turquoise ring is discontinued, you are lucky you have one". I tell him "I really wanted the large one, but yes, I am happy I have this one". I tell the SA "if you ever see a large one come through, I would like it please". He says sure, but I expected nothing to come of it. A few days later he texts me and says he found the last one... in the UK! He said he called the stores in other countries directly... what a sweetie. OMG! I then thought, hmm... "do I need a second turquoise cabochon ring? Am I being greedy?" I ask my husband, and he says "you've been talking about this big gum ball turquoise ring for five years, this is your one and only chance, get it". Okay... sold! That's how I ended up with two of these rings.
I love Peretti's turquoise and have the turquoise set in her CBTY (e.g. earrings, dot pendant, long turquoise necklace). I saw your photos of your starfish pieces, and they look so beautiful and whimsical. So light and summery! I had never thought of that collection before. I did a quick scan and they have turquoise starfishes! I will check it out later today.
Thank you for inspiring me!