My goodness, what a glorious summer! Alas, also a fast one (do they keep getting shorter?) The Maloy’s crew is goin’ fishin’ before the rains set in. We will be CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY (as always), and MONDAY for the holiday weekend. Enjoy yours, see you Tuesday.
We recently purchased a ring that needs a great deal of restoration. The under gallery was cracked and sharp in several places, the stone was loose, and the shank was far from round. The gentleman who sold it told us an unusual tale… He inherited the ring from his grandmother, N, who had inherited it from her aunt, (who never wore it). For some reason, N decided that she would only wear this rather lovely diamond ring while… wait for it…housecleaning! Yes, vacuuming, scrubbing floors, and all the other activities that we basically counsel people NOT to wear their jewelry through. No, the seller had no idea why she made this odd choice. Perhaps she hated housecleaning so much that she wanted to add some sparkle to the drudgery.
Fortunately, we will be able to repair the cracks, polish the chips out of the diamond, and restore the ring for a new generation. We hope the eventual new owner of this beautiful Edwardian ring takes it off during heavy housework, looking instead to shiny chrome fixtures for sparkle while cleaning.
KD was poking around online looking at vintage rings when she fell deeply in love with our “Ice Palace”, a unique turn of the century confection of platinum and rose cut diamonds. She called to her sweetie SL and said “ooh, look at this fabulous ring, I LOVE it!”. SL acted all indifferent, but was carefully peering over her shoulder noting the name and location of the ring. The very next day, he came into Maloy’s and bought it.
When KD eventually noticed that the ring had been marked as “sold”, she was crestfallen. She called the shop and asked us to please give her a call if anything similar came in. She was so smitten in fact, that she also asked us to work up a quote to custom build a copy of Ice Palace. Of course, all the while, we knew she would eventually be getting the original item!
We at Maloy’s are good at keeping secrets though, and a good thing too, because it was many months before the perfect moment arrived and SL popped the question. KD was so happy, that she wasn’t even paying attention to the ring, until SL said, hey, you know, that’s “Ice Palace”. After screaming, and focusing, KD couldn’t believe how beautiful the ring was, after all, she had never actually seen it in person before. He slipped it on her finger, and it fit perfectly.