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Re: Estate VC restoration

It would depend on the price. Their restorations can run $800 or more these days, according to a pal who got a ring refurbished. If the vintage band is that much off retail or more, awesome! If not ... if it's an extant model, I'd suggest going retail or continuing the hunt.

by Circe

September 22nd, 2014, 8:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Estate VC restoration

Replies: 4

Views: 151
Re: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

I'd have to agree that irresponsible parents can make responsible kids. My parents still haven't grown up but I've always been very responsible even without having rules or a curfew ever. That's probably why I didn't see a big deal about parents lying in front of their children. I'd also agree that...

by Circe

September 22nd, 2014, 8:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

Replies: 25

Views: 643
Re: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

Today marks 11 years since my first wedding! Life certainly has its ups and downs. Fortunately, I'm in a happy place again with a second chance and life really has improved. Things will improve for you, too. As far as letting your jewelry freak flag fly...I wouldn't go to great lengths to hide it, ...

by Circe

September 21st, 2014, 3:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

Replies: 21

Views: 471
Re: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

For what it's worth, I think in some cases dishonest parents can have the opposite effect on their kids: call it the Alex P. Keaton Effect. My parents lied a lot when I was growing up - they were immigrants from Russia, so given the whole aura of secrecy thing that a lifetime in the shadow of the KG...

by Circe

September 21st, 2014, 2:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

Replies: 25

Views: 643
Re: What was your first Apple product?

One of the old clamshell laptops, back in 2001. I called it the CrApple, and it turned me off all things Apple for for a literal decade.

by Circe

September 19th, 2014, 7:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What was your first Apple product?

Replies: 30

Views: 297
Re: 3 carat square diamond eternity band - what e ring? Help

I wear a three carat (well, 2.87, but who's counting :whistle: ) eternity band of square cuts! Mine are french cuts - I think they measure about the same as carre cuts, not sure how they compare to asschers or princesses, but I'm guessing they're in the same ballpark. The rule of thumb I've heard is...

by Circe

September 17th, 2014, 1:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 3 carat square diamond eternity band - what e ring? Help!

Replies: 16

Views: 749
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Heh, as someone who grew up bilingual herself ... I can testify that the Christian Science Monitor of the 1970s was talking guff. But I would guess Achebe quoted it not for its intrinsic value (or lack thereof), but to demonstrate the attitude he'd been addressing throughout. And to be fair ... as a...

by Circe

September 16th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1097
Re: Poll:do you think this is weird? Sibling names

You like an M name. Name her an M name. People can suck it if they think dumb things about it. See isnt it easy to say that? lol. If it was my name id be all "shove it tools!" to anyone who would say anything. But Its really not mine, you know. I dont want my son made fun of or something ...

by Circe

September 16th, 2014, 7:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Poll:do you think this is weird? Sibling names

Replies: 60

Views: 858
Re: PAYPAL ~ HELP PLEASE?

Yep, that's where refunds go!

by Circe

September 16th, 2014, 6:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: PAYPAL ~ HELP PLEASE?

Replies: 11

Views: 224
Re: One in Six Women Disappointed with their Engagement Ring

It's faintly depressing, isn't it? One has to wonder what drives this phenomenon, where surprising a woman - and, seriously, should it be a surprise, a decision that the dude gets to ponder & the lady has to decide in the split-second after the proposal, on-the-spot - is somehow prioritized over...

by Circe

September 15th, 2014, 7:26 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: One in Six Women Disappointed with their Engagement Ring

Replies: 31

Views: 1299
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Here, btw, is a link to the essay I mentioned: written in the 1970s, it is primarily concerned with literary & cultural criticism, but the final paragraphs seemed pertinent, particularly this: The Christian Science Monitor, a paper more enlightened than most, once carried an interesting article ...

by Circe

September 15th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1097
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I cant help but feel that this discussion has lost its way and is chasing phantoms. The scientific study of linguistics, which gives no particular language practice priority or "more correctness" over another is of necessity interdisciplinary, using phonics, develpomental psychology, phil...

by Circe

September 15th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1097
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Interesting article laying out the NFL's tax exempt status, thought it might be of interest to some of you: http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=9342479&src=desktop To me it sounds a lot like they aren't eligible for it: they don't promote the sport as a whole, just the 32 elite teams with the...

by Circe

September 15th, 2014, 10:13 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

... I don't think that was meant to be condescending: professional jargon can be at odds to common usage (and even sometimes diametrically opposed - see, "critical" as normal people use it vs. how academics use it, or "generic"). I see the point about "dialect" having a...

by Circe

September 14th, 2014, 8:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1097
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

And the hits (literal) just keep on coming! The rot at the core of that testosterone and money soaked game we call fooball, is really starting to bubble up to the surface. Adrian Peterson indicted for child harm. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/09/12/minnesota_vikings_running_back_adria...

by Circe

September 13th, 2014, 8:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

And the hits (literal) just keep on coming! The rot at the core of that testosterone and money soaked game we call fooball, is really starting to bubble up to the surface. Adrian Peterson indicted for child harm. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/09/12/minnesota_vikings_running_back_adria...

by Circe

September 13th, 2014, 8:48 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: Do you own any $200 jeans?

Niel wrote:Absolutely! I love them!

Now admittedly I buy them at Nordstrums Rack off season and pay closer to 45-60. You have to wait until you find some your size, but worth the wait.

But yes I buy designer jeans. You can't beat the fit. And I mean, cut is king, right?


Hah! Yes, this, exactly.

by Circe

September 12th, 2014, 9:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you own any $200 jeans?

Replies: 54

Views: 713
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

With Niel ... I'm finding the NFl's conduct to be deplorable. I never thought a six game suspension was appropriate, but they need to step up and admit they gave him a pass & acted in appropriately instead of expecting a cookie for ante'ing up once they got caught. As for the idea that a woman d...

by Circe

September 12th, 2014, 9:10 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: Who preordered the iPhone6/6+

I haven't yet, but I'm planning to hit a T-Mbobile store tonight ... I'd been thinking of getting an iPad mine, because though I love my phone, it's just a wee bit too small for absolutely everything. The 6+ looks like it might be the perfect compromise, and this way I don't have to juggle another d...

by Circe

September 12th, 2014, 7:44 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who preordered the iPhone6/6+

Replies: 59

Views: 843
Re: double prong vs single prong settings

Great examples, Gypsy! Yellow gold & white diamonds aren't distracting together, IMO, whereas yellow gold & yellow diamonds are more often than not ... unless they're tiny, yellow diamonds frequently stand out from yellow gold. White is white, but there are a thousand shades of yellow, and b...

by Circe

September 12th, 2014, 7:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: double prong vs single prong settings

Replies: 45

Views: 660
Re: what size yellow diamonds for a halo around a 12x9 dark

Put me in as another voice of caution against an opal for an engagement ring. I LOVE opals. But they're about a 6 on the Mohs scale ... really soft. High quality actually works against you there: low quality stones tend to be reinforced as other materials for doublets or triplets, and they're still ...

by Circe

September 12th, 2014, 6:59 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: what size yellow diamonds for a halo around a 12x9 dark opal

Replies: 68

Views: 1480
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

It's the "blaming her for being stupid enough" construction that makes me feel like it's a little blame-y. "Stupid," like gold-digging - the other go-to excuse - both have a faintly pejorative ring.

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 4:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

The problem with that is that it sounds a lot like blame for any woman who didn't leave immediately after the first incident ... and as a number of eloquent posters have explained, it can be complicated.

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 4:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: How do you decide if something is a good deal?

When I think of a couple of Circe's pieces I would probably pay more than I should but I would probably never see anther piece exactly like it. I found a beautiful ring in an antique shop a few years ago. It was only around $5,000. I thought about it for 2 days and it had sold. I'm still mad at mys...

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 3:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you decide if something is a good deal?

Replies: 10

Views: 316
Re: Show me real life perspective shots of tennis bracelets

I LOVE THAT BANGLE. <3<3<3 Here's a shot of mine, and a link to the thread ... looking at all the big bold beauties on here really brings home just HOW much bigger rounds face up than french cuts! But I wouldn't trade this one in, I think: it feels subtle enough that I can wear it anywhere, but unus...

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 11:19 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Show me real life perspective shots of tennis bracelets

Replies: 128

Views: 2930
Re: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

I know I'm getting repetitive here, but ... I hadn't seen it under the diffused light beneath the leaves until yesterday, and SO MUCH FIRE. It really is a complete paradigm shift. :love: :love: :love:

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 10:09 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Replies: 48

Views: 1343
Re: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Circe, You are killing me!!! The big French cut ring is as gorgeous and the OMC ring. How on earth do you find these beauties. Do you have a waiting list for those wanting to purchase your rings when you tire of them. If so what is your fee to be added to the list! All joking aside your collection ...

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Replies: 48

Views: 1343
Re: Poll: Is Tiffany "world's premier jeweler"?

re·mier prēˈm(y)i(ə)r,ˈprēmēər,ˈprēˌmi(ə)r/ adjective adjective: premier 1. first in importance, order, or position; leading. I voted no, but ... I guess it depends on one's definition of "importance." I can name a dozen jewelry houses that adhere to a higher standard, that produce more cr...

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 9:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Poll: Is Tiffany "world's premier jeweler"?

Replies: 20

Views: 463
Re: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Blackprophet, Elliot, Niel, ditto, ditto, ditto. I have more or less the same perspective on organized sports that I do on organized religion: systems founded on beautiful concepts corrupted by venal people. Power corrupts, baby, and when you give a man an enormous degree of authority/sum of money (...

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 9:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: KUDOS to the NFL for firing player for domestic violence

Replies: 98

Views: 1457
Re: What year did you get your current e/ring and what style

2007, a vintage platinum fishtail prong setting with baguette sides. Still a fave. :)

by Circe

September 10th, 2014, 8:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What year did you get your current e/ring and what style?

Replies: 49

Views: 1032