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.
what pieces linger in your mind, long after you missed out?
I still think of a scene that I missed with my camera….
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.
Here’s my ghost, haunting me for 2 years. My palms
are sweaty looking at the pic (dramatic I know!)
Was sold for I believe under $150. It hurts to look at…
If anyone knows where I can find one please reach out
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.
I wish I knew where it was or one like it
It’s still this ring for me. Ugh.
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😬
@Bmpdvm I knew I ran a risk by oversharing. If it’s meant to come my way, it will.
@chicfarmer lol…actually if I happen to come across one, I’d let you know. I’m at the age that I should refrain from buying much more, but you know how that goes😆.
@Bmpdvm Same same. I don’t need this to materialize but would be happy if it did–and happy if we’d both snag one.
I still think about this bracelet a lot, but the bidding just got out of hand.
@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.
@chicfarmer I’ll keep my eyes open for your heart ring out in the wild. I’m imprinting the image in my mind and maybe it will find me!
bumping this thread in honor of @chicfarmer’s amazing find!! <3