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Re: 4.08 ct K VVS2 Antique Emerald Cut from Jewels by Grace

Oh, wow, how did I miss this?!? CONGRATULATIONS, MADELISE! That ring is perfection itself - elegant, classic, and utterly mesmerizing. Mazel tov!

by Circe

January 4th, 2016, 1:43 pm

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

Topic: 4.08 ct K VVS2 Antique Emerald Cut from Jewels by Grace

Replies: 106

Views: 3691
Re: Carbonado!

That is very, very nifty! I love rough diamond jewelry, and that may be the earliest example I've seen. Thanks so much for posting it!

by Circe

December 16th, 2015, 8:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Carbonado!

Replies: 3

Views: 261
Getting out of depression

My philosophy of dealing with depression - in conjunction with meds and talk therapy at this point! - is to fake it 'till you make it. I would drag myself to do the things that I enjoyed until eventually I found some iota of pleasure in it. It could take a while, but it would work. You've gotten som...

by Circe

December 12th, 2015, 12:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Getting out of depression

Replies: 64

Views: 1252
Re: Any PSers ever thought about working in the jewellery tr

http://www.gia.edu/ I'm one of the PS'rs who transitioned. My father was a colored gem dealer on 47th before he retired, so I grew up fairly immersed in the wonderful world'o'bling. He felt that it was still a fairly sexist professional environment, and an unreliable form of income in a changing wor...

by Circe

December 12th, 2015, 11:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Any PSers ever thought about working in the jewellery trade?

Replies: 25

Views: 942
Re: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyro

I used to take Synthroid, but it just plain didn't work for me ... and when I tried adding Cytomel, it gave me splitting headaches. After doing a lot of research, I decided I wanted to try Armour thyroid (natural thyroid hormone, animal-based), and ... boom. I felt like myself again. The thing I li...

by Circe

November 12th, 2015, 3:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyroid?

Replies: 37

Views: 506
Re: Tycoon buys $48m blue diamond at auction for daughter

... for his 7 year old.

Quite a starter diamond ....

by Circe

November 12th, 2015, 9:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tycoon buys $48m blue diamond at auction for daughter

Replies: 23

Views: 617
Re: Mirror Cut Diamond? Is that what I have in my eternity b

They remind me very much of the french cuts in my first french cut eternity band. It's hard to tell from the pictures ... are the tables rounded at the corners, or flatly squared off?

by Circe

November 11th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mirror Cut Diamond? Is that what I have in my eternity band?

Replies: 11

Views: 515
Re: Help me decide on an Engagement Ring?!

Glitter, have you seen the rings made by Van Craeynest and Singlestone? They tend to be highly priced, but they do the kind of design work you describe in rich yellow gold. As for the ones you list above ... the first ring is stunning, and I can see why it's caught your heart! But I have to agree wi...

by Circe

November 9th, 2015, 10:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me decide on an Engagement Ring?!

Replies: 12

Views: 561
Re: Stunning piece of art from David Klass

Alj, I love this SO much. The use of the marquise in the halo is masterful, and that center stone is - mesmerizing, for lack of a better word. What a color! It's a one-of-a-kind show-stopper, period, full stop. Show us more pics!

by Circe

November 8th, 2015, 10:01 pm

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

Topic: Stunning piece of art from David Klass

Replies: 40

Views: 1319
Re: Birth Control Recommendations?

A note about the IUD ... I know it works well for the majority of its users, but when it goes wrong, it can go REALLY wrong. I tried it a few months after having my daughter, and a few days later, I had this dreadful back pain - figured I'd thrown my back out while opening a window, or something. An...

by Circe

November 8th, 2015, 5:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Birth Control Recommendations?

Replies: 13

Views: 1126
Re: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyro

I used to take Synthroid, but it just plain didn't work for me ... and when I tried adding Cytomel, it gave me splitting headaches. After doing a lot of research, I decided I wanted to try Armour thyroid (natural thyroid hormone, animal-based), and ... boom. I felt like myself again. The thing I lik...

by Circe

November 8th, 2015, 4:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyroid?

Replies: 37

Views: 506
Re: Any of the old gang circa 2007-2012 around still?

2007 is when I started reading - good to see you all again!

by Circe

October 16th, 2015, 6:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any of the old gang circa 2007-2012 around still?

Replies: 78

Views: 1775
Re: Stag Pendant w/ Bone/Amber/Ivory?

Looks like a membership or rank-affiliated item from the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk.

by Circe

October 14th, 2015, 9:00 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Stag Pendant w/ Bone/Amber/Ivory?

Replies: 2

Views: 272
Re: Pre 1975 Platinum Oval Sapphire ring..any idea on age?

I vote Edwardian or Art Deco as well, for all the excellent reasons that UrseBerry mentions, and one more besides. See those delicate circles supporting the shoulders? They're a very common marker for pieces from that period. Beautiful ring!

by Circe

October 14th, 2015, 8:52 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Pre 1975 Platinum Oval Sapphire ring..any idea on age?

Replies: 12

Views: 640
Re: Finally found my ring!! Antique art deco

Wonderful design, great faceting ... and I love the pairing of rose gold and platinum. Mazel tov!

by Circe

September 10th, 2015, 9:04 am

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

Topic: Finally found my ring!! Antique art deco

Replies: 42

Views: 2777
Re: Antique drop earrings

Those are magnificent - great find!

by Circe

September 10th, 2015, 9:03 am

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

Topic: Antique drop earrings

Replies: 12

Views: 555
Re: cleaning very old dirty diamond rings

You don't actually need the ultrasonic at this stage. Drop them in some plain old rubbing alcohol, leave them overnight, and then try scrubbing them gently with a very soft brush (baby tooth brushes work fairly well). That should loosen enough of the crud to let the ultrasonic do its job on whatever...

by Circe

August 29th, 2015, 7:55 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: cleaning very old dirty diamond rings

Replies: 3

Views: 614
Re: Appraisers who also know about historical goldsmithing?

Fae, I suspect you might be looking for a jewelry historian rather than a straight-up appraiser. It sounds like it's as much wanting to know the history of your ring as its value, yes?

by Circe

August 19th, 2015, 1:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Appraisers who also know about historical goldsmithing?

Replies: 5

Views: 298
Re: Help! Need technical/informed help with this James Meyer

That looks marvelous! FWIW, I wear an EGL S-T (so conceivably GIA U-V or lower) OMC on my right hand, and I can't say that it looks straight-up yellow in too many lighting situations. Creamy or steely, yes, but unless I wear it right next to a whiter stone or eternity (which I sometimes do on purpos...

by Circe

August 19th, 2015, 1:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Need technical/informed help with this James Meyer OEC

Replies: 52

Views: 1483
Re: my Jeff White teal sapphire ring

GL captured the lines of the peacocks grace perfectly! They're so difficult to bring to life, but they succeeded in spades. And the stone is perfect with it! Bravo! I'm going to be coming back to these pics to admire quite frequently. <3

by Circe

August 8th, 2015, 8:53 am

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

Topic: my Jeff White teal sapphire ring

Replies: 49

Views: 1763
Re: 5.4ctw studs!! Erika Winters/Jewels by Grace custom sett

YOU are the architect of the earrings I've been admiring on Instagram and FaceBook these last few weeks ... how wonderful! These are absolutely superb, and they look magnificent on you. I think I sense a tidal wave of resets a'coming ... ;)

by Circe

August 8th, 2015, 8:44 am

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

Topic: 5.4ctw studs!! Erika Winters/Jewels by Grace custom settings

Replies: 143

Views: 4616
Re: Impulse ebay find. Worth it?

Thank you all! I'm still am waiting anxiously for the ring. Naturally I'm skeptical of the seller's color/clarity "grade" so I made the purchase based on what I observed in the photos, because I think it'll be fun to wear. Stci, what do you mean about the table being near 45%? I believe s...

by Circe

June 23rd, 2015, 7:46 am

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

Topic: Impulse ebay find. Worth it?

Replies: 9

Views: 1332
Re: Finders.

Check behind the books on your shelves, and in the pockets of the clothes in your closet. Inside breast pockets, too.

by Circe

June 5th, 2015, 9:16 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Finders.

Replies: 51

Views: 1659
Re: Red, delicate ring

The stones & style make me think Bohemian garnet, so probably turn of the 20th century, or thereabouts ...

P.S. - Great thread rec, ISG!

by Circe

June 1st, 2015, 12:18 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Red, delicate ring

Replies: 2

Views: 425
Re: recent eternity band-- OEC?

Hi, Fel! It's hard to tell from the pics (any chance you can post macro?), but my best guess judging from the style of the band and the size of the stones would be single cuts. Diamantaires rarely cut tiny OECs back in the day - the smallest I've seen in person have been around .10 or .15 each - but...

by Circe

June 1st, 2015, 12:16 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: recent eternity band-- OEC?

Replies: 6

Views: 744
Help me ID these beads (I know, I know)

They could be orange moonstone, though I'd need more pics to say. Otherwise, there's a kind of synthetic that was popular during the 50s and 60s called "moonglow." I'd say there's a safe chance that may be the substance if it is man made, though looking at the pic, if I had to guess, I wou...

by Circe

May 9th, 2015, 6:47 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help me ID these beads (I know, I know)

Replies: 13

Views: 344

by Circe

May 2nd, 2015, 9:39 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Get thee to the seashore, "trope"!

Replies: 25

Views: 641
Re: What pieces do you consider essential jewelery items?

Lady Disdain, agreed (on all counts, frankly!), but I meant the stones. Being pierced at both ends and more ... almond shaped than tear-drop shaped, for lack of a better term, it's clear that they're not briolettes, but I've yet to hear a specialized term for them. Drives me nuts when that happens! ...

by Circe

May 2nd, 2015, 9:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What pieces do you consider essential jewelery items?

Replies: 82

Views: 1981
Re: Mother's Day Sale 2015 - PICS!

I love all of these, but I'm an ignoramus when it comes to the good pearl sites ... who is POJ?

by Circe

May 1st, 2015, 8:25 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Mother's Day Sale 2015 - PICS!

Replies: 102

Views: 2102
Re: Apple Watch

I wonder if you can get one and just put a screensaver of a different famous diamond on it every day. THAT might make it somewhat more appealing to the bling-lovin' demographic ....

by Circe

April 22nd, 2015, 2:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Apple Watch

Replies: 28

Views: 805