Soooo i know we all probably have a few pieces we kick ourselves over - things we missed out on and still think about. i missed bidding on a pair of earrings by mere minutes, i think it was a wifi issue, and poof they were gone. I have been trolling various auction sites for months thinking whoever bought them might resell them, since they snapped them up for like $20… to no luck. Can’t find a pair close enough to satisfy me, either. sigh ridiculous longing, over such a simple thing.
A Harry H. Begay heart ring in spiny oyster. I first saw it worn by a customer at Four Winds Gallery years ago, she had bought it there at some point and was just showing it off to John again. I nearly lurched at her. Large and showstopping, so unique in the heart shape and his characteristic amazing silverwork. Sigh.
It stuck in my mind for years and I went hunting online…Marti Struever had two, and I didn’t buy and I didn’t buy and, poof. After Marti passed and Bonnie took over the inventory and legacy, I contacted her…unfindable.
So all points bulletin, if you see one, hit me up.
I feel all your pain! But fortunately me for me my stories have only ended well. I saw a cuff at Ogg’s in Prescott. Didn’t buy it cuz it was a little out of my price range at the time, thought about it often. Went back three years later, and bingo! It was still there; bought it. That actually happened to me later a second time -at Ogg’s.
While I’m not sure of the provenance of the stone—the ring is made by Navajo silversmith, Sheila Tso. This was purchased by a local gem shop here in Nashville in March of 2021. I visited this ring quite a few times at the shop, but didn’t have room in my budget to snag the ring at the time. Sadly, I missed out on it, but I choose to believe that someone else needed that stone more than I did.
I did snag three other rings from that specific bunch by Sheila—but I think about this one daily. I’m working with a Navajo silversmith to replicate it in the near future.
@chicfarmer OMG what great rings; love both settings! I’m going to the Southwest the first week in March and will watch for one of these…although to be honest, I might snap it up…maybe they will have 2😬
@Emily - that tends to be my issue as well (I don’t have deep pockets), so I’ll start bidding, but usually get outbid fairly quickly on some pieces that I really like. Although I’ve caught people sleeping every once and a while and actually won my bids, happy dancing ensues.