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D & E KEYSTONE BRACELET...patience paid off!!

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I have been watching this bracelet for close to a year. D & E Keystone pieces are rare and very expensive, ( in my book anyway). I believe the only reason this piece was on the market so long was...
    #1-the price$$$
    #2- no one had matching pieces to go with it.
    When the seller dropped it more than 1/2 off, I snagged it!
    Was it worth the price she was asking? Yes, but it somehow takes some of the joy of finding a piece when you have to dole out the big bucks. I have never seen any of these pieces besides mine on the market. Circa...1963!
    Will I find the necklace and complete the set? Only time will tell...
    UPDATE: Since my post a year ago, I have seen some of these pieces in olive green and sapphire blue. Leave it to D & E, never too much of a good thing!

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    1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous! I've never seen keystones like these before. They are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing this most beautiful set and congratulations on finding the bracelet! :D
    2. Gillian, 2 years ago
      That's a wowzer from me.
    3. lentilka11, 2 years ago
      Glad that the piece waited there for you! Less money = far far more fun :)
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Lovely set! Congrats on getting the bracelet!
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Beautiful use of stones and very unusual stone. When you can find an expensive piece for half price that is a real score, and expensive pieces, I love when they have rare stones and they are rare pieces. Sonetimes the big bucks pieces are the most sought after which can make you think hard before you dole out the bucks. But then you have some real rare pieces which make the collection soar !~
    6. foseatme, 2 years ago
      stunning set!!
    7. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Me too!, Me too!
      I just lucked out, which doesn't happen very often.
      Every time I checked on this bracelet, I thought it would be gone. This has happened more times than I can count. The price of waiting....

      Thank you so much Mrs.T.

      You are so right my friend. All I need now is the necklace. As of late, I have been trying to
      "finish" sets and it's not an easy thing to do. Pieces are just not out there, or if they are-$$$$
      As you know, collections like D & E, Grand Parure's, run into the four figures. I find it more challenging to collect one piece at a time. Not to mention my pocketbook couldn't handle it!

      Foseatme, so kind of you to say!

      And thank you for all the loves, dears!
    8. Lululooks, 2 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL ,,, patience does pay and some skill helps too, oh lets not forget knowledge. BEAUTIFUL
    9. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Good luck finding the next piece. Usually, it happens when you least expect it:)
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Hi Cousin!
      Isn't it all I said it was?
      Be talking with you soon...everyone was staring at me on the phone in Vons..Ha!
    11. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Freiheit..thank you, and you are so right!
      It might be just around the corner!
      Good way of thinking...( dreaming)
    12. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I love finding more!!! to complete sets. Gorgeous bracelet. My favorite colors.
    13. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago too!, me too!
      I love the earthy tone of this Cognac & Champagne colored Keystone set too!
      Finding a piece that, after so long, to match others is a joy, right?
      Thank you for the wonderful words, my friend!
    14. raven3766 raven3766, 2 years ago
      I am loving this! So beautiful; would love to have a set like this!
    15. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Thank you Raven...
      It's taken some time & I'm still not finished...
      But I'm working on it!
      Thanks again for the sweet words, much appreciated!
    16. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      I just learned this set also came in olive green, I still prefer the amber/ topaz combo....
    17. plein-air-painter, 1 year ago
      A truly gorgeous set. I think it is worth to spend the big bucks ( especially when I'm not doing it) lol. Just mean. You'll enjoy it, you'll wear it. and the synergy of a multi-piece set adds to the value of the bracelet. All good.
    18. Gillian, 1 year ago
      This one is expensive - if indeed it is the 'one'.
    19. Gillian, 1 year ago

      Please don't open the link I sent you. I made a mistake, for which I do apologize.
    20. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 1 year ago
      Gillian, you made no mistake! That’s my necklace (soon). Also there’s another brooch in this collection. Collecting D & E is sometimes a curse, there are so many pieces! And I want them all... and call me Eileen
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 9 months ago
      This one is just so gorgeous you cannot resist. The big buck sellers know how to milk us but that is the market ebay has made this timeline in history, we cannot escape, but I know how rare this set would be to even try to find !!!~ magnifique - wow this girl she's got style, shes got grace !~
    22. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 7 months ago
      Phil, just noticed your comment. You are always so good to me!
      I redid the pictures, hoping for a better outcome, eh..a photographer I am not...

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