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Old 01-21-2008, 10:05 AM   #11
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What a nice gift! on my 16th I received yarn the things I make/made out of it will be like a diamond too
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:10 AM   #12
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those are gorgeous, Nathalie! you did good! lucky girl!
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:49 AM   #13
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Nice choice! my mom gave me my first diamond on my sixteenth.. what a cherished memory, she will remember it forever!
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Lovely gift! Just one word of caution for you.... did you get the screw on backs? If you don't want the back getting caught in her hair and pulling it off hence loosing the earring you should look into getting the screw on backs. I got them for mine and have never once lost them.

She should just love this gift, so thoughtful!!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:17 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by The.Knitter View Post
did you get the screw on backs?


Yep...sure did. I have a good friend who I was talking to last week. She had her earrings in and strongly advised me to get the screw back. It was the one thing I wouldn't compromise on when dh and I went shopping.

Thanks for the kind words, all. I'm a bit nervous for her to open them tomorrow. She's very opinionated and has made us feel bad about the gifts we've given in the past. But, I know the thought and care I put into picking them out. I guess that's what matters in the end.

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Those earrings are gorgeous! What a special gift! I'm sure she will like them. And if she doesn't, you can adopt me, I'll take 'em. I'm 32 though. I guess it's 16x2...

When I turned 16, among the gifts my mom gave me, I got a single red rose. She had it delivered to me. I will always remember that!
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Is getting Diamonds for a girls birthday a traditional thing in the US?

I'm 29 in a couple of weeks and just asked hubby if I can have diamonds... Won't write he said, but I don't think I'll be having any.

I had a video for my 16th birthday. Tape that is, not a player! I asked for a horror film and was bought 'The Hitcher'. Never mind.
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BEAUTIFUL, she's a lucky girl!!!
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Nobones,

I don't think there are any traditions for 16th birthdays in the US - except that they're usually considered pretty special and you often get something nice.

I got an heirloom garnet ring for my 16th birthday - it was my great-aunt's and then my mom's, and in 10 years, I'll give it to my oldest niece for her 16th birthday.
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Originally Posted by iza View Post
And if she doesn't, you can adopt me, I'll take 'em. I'm 32 though. I guess it's 16x2...




Now you're starting to sound like me! I keep trying to get ArtLady to adopt me so she can make me some of those beautiful sweaters she makes her daughters and granddaughters.

For my 16th birthday, I received my grandmother's strand of pearls. She came all the way from France to give them to me too.
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