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Old 12-17-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Please do not 'splurge' on a Tiffany piece.

If you find something which you like, take the design/designs/ideas to a private jeweler (not a storefront operation) and have them make a nice piece for you.

The work will be of much higher quality, and much lower price. Probably half of the price of the Tiffany pieces which you showed goes for the cache of the little blue box. We've all been there, but learned our lesson. You can learn it early in life and give your sister a piece of heirloom quality which she will treasure for a lifetime.
Oh, Tiffany carries plenty that is not particularly splurge-y, or any higher priced than what you'd find in any other nicer jewelry store. You can spend exorbitant amounts there, but you certainly don't have to.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Pa
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The horseshoe means goodluck. And March is only 3 months away. You can wear it whenever or St.Patty's day. Many in my family wear it because of Irish heritage.
The first is 150.
While the rings is in with the shapes fad it's 250.

Honestly both are pretty.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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The horseshoe means goodluck. And March is only 3 months away. You can wear it whenever or St.Patty's day.
Shamrocks are preferred over horseshoes by the Irish I know.
Funny how things differ in different areas!
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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Both are pretty, but I'd probably choose the interlocking circles as well. I see they are "18 length chains, do you happen to know what length of chain she prefers? Some women do have a preference. I prefer "16 myself and always check the length before I buy. I just wanted to throw that out there if you think she's particular at all.

Very nice gift to give your sister, what a lucky girl!
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Shamrocks are preferred over horseshoes by the Irish I know.
Funny how things differ in different areas!
I'm Irish, and have much more jewelry that is celtic knotwork/druidic tree of life symbols and shamrock than horseshoes. I've never gone in much for the "lucky horseshoe" thing, except that my parents have a horseshoe hung over the front door to their house, for good luck, and have for over forty years. It's an old school thing.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I have raised horses all my life and I don't like the horseshoe one. So being into horses is not going to guarantee that she likes the horse shoe.

In fact, I know thousands of horse people and none of them wears horse shoes. Gamblers are the people who might wear a horseshoe. (horse people wear jewelry with snaffle bits)

If you would like to buy it for me, I prefer the circle one. I don't have even the slightest clue what your sister might like. She would probably like either one, especially considering that you are not showing her both and she will only see the one that she gets.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley region, NY
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I agree with those who said the horseshoe will easily look more dated and is more specific to a person. The circles one actually reminds me of a pair of earrings that I have except they are gold, I get a lot of compliments on them.

BTW, the horseshoe seems to me more likely to get caught on things.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Please do not 'splurge' on a Tiffany piece.

If you find something which you like, take the design/designs/ideas to a private jeweler (not a storefront operation) and have them make a nice piece for you.

The work will be of much higher quality, and much lower price. Probably half of the price of the Tiffany pieces which you showed goes for the cache of the little blue box. We've all been there, but learned our lesson. You can learn it early in life and give your sister a piece of heirloom quality which she will treasure for a lifetime.
This!
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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Circles.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: CO
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I guess maybe the circles since the horseshoe is pretty specific. Circles are classic - back in the day wearing a circle pin meant you were a virgin but you'd have to be over 60 to remember that.
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