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Re: Should I stop saying, "Hello." to women I encounter?

I was just talking about this on FB with a gentleman who thought the video was bull, an over-reaction by women, likely to discourage common civility, etc. He gave a couple of examples of interactions he'd had with local ladies exchanging pleasantries, wondering if those would be considered harassmen...

by Circe

October 31st, 2014, 6:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Should I stop saying, "Hello." to women I encounter?

Replies: 25

Views: 225
Re: Disagreement with a Pricescope vendor about stones

Is this a US based vendor or a Thai/China-based vendor? In many parts of Asia, pink sapphires are considered rubies but this is clearly not so in the US. The colour is fabulous for pink sapphire (very intensely saturated - which I would wonder whether they have been diffused) but yes, if I asked fo...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 10:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Disagreement with a Pricescope vendor about stones

Replies: 95

Views: 2752
Re: Wow, maybe some men really ARE pigs

Dear men, If you wouldn't say those exact words (in that exact tone of voice, with that exact facial expression) to another dude on the street, then don't say it to any woman, ever. Kthxbai. Corollary: if another dude on the street saying those exact words to you (in that exact tone of voice, with ...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 9:19 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Wow, maybe some men really ARE pigs

Replies: 20

Views: 526

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 9:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Wow, maybe some men really ARE pigs

Replies: 20

Views: 526
Re: Is there such a thing as an old cut pear?

Grace has this gorgeous example up on her site currently - 1.14, F VS1, $10,500 http://jewelsbygrace.smugmug.com/Loose-Diamonds/100-200cts/114ct-Vintage-Pear-Shape/?utm_source=Jewels+by+Grace+Newsletter+List&utm_campaign=8e615e10dc-Jewel_Journal_June_28_20146_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 8:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is there such a thing as an old cut pear?

Replies: 15

Views: 525
Re: Ebola: Do you support mandatory quarantine?

I think - and this is while supporting the mandatory quarantine, mind (though, like TGal, I note that there is a need for some infrastructure before it's a firm policy - that the objection is partially financial. If you're quarantined, you can't work, and a 3-week hiatus can cause quite a gap in pe...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 7:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ebola: Do you support mandatory quarantine?

Replies: 81

Views: 1125
Re: Ebola: Do you support mandatory quarantine?

I think - and this is while supporting the mandatory quarantine, mind (though, like TGal, I note that there is a need for some infrastructure before it's a firm policy - that the objection is partially financial. If you're quarantined, you can't work, and a 3-week hiatus can cause quite a gap in peo...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 7:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ebola: Do you support mandatory quarantine?

Replies: 81

Views: 1125
Re: Boycotting Chickfil A and now Hobby Lobby

Kenny, I am one person who reported your post. There may have been others I have no way of knowing. I reported it because I am tired of reading your mean posts about other groups of people and using the gay card for protection to allow you to do so. Whether you know it or not there are those of us ...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 5:42 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Boycotting Chickfil A and now Hobby Lobby

Replies: 138

Views: 2710
Re: Wow, maybe some men really ARE pigs

What I find fascinating is how many men reflexively respond with bizarre hypotheticals to defend the catcallers - I can never tell if it's identification of the "Oh, I so do that" type or identification of the "Oh, I so WANT to do that type" or identification of the "Oh, I'm...

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 5:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Wow, maybe some men really ARE pigs

Replies: 20

Views: 526
Re: Ebola: Do you support mandatory quarantine?

I support a mandatory quarantine for the - possibly silly - reason that we've seen a mandatory quarantine work once, in Nigeria. I'm a big believer in practicality.

by Circe

October 29th, 2014, 5:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ebola: Do you support mandatory quarantine?

Replies: 81

Views: 1125
Re: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

I realize I'm in a tiny minority but I wish our culture accepted and valued everyone's natural appearance, with all the variation and evidence of the passage of time, instead of fighting time and nature and striving to look peak reproductive age our entire lives ... but again to each their own. hah...

by Circe

October 28th, 2014, 6:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

Replies: 102

Views: 1249
Re: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

I realize I'm in a tiny minority but I wish our culture accepted and valued everyone's natural appearance, with all the variation and evidence of the passage of time, instead of fighting time and nature and striving to look peak reproductive age our entire lives ... but again to each their own. hah...

by Circe

October 28th, 2014, 3:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

Replies: 102

Views: 1249
Re: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

For me, I can tell the difference, even if it is a light application of BB cream or just mascara (people with light hair do not have dark lashes naturally) or any other product, because I am used to seeing bare faces. On some days, I wear BB cream but my DH has not said anything. I'll have to ask h...

by Circe

October 28th, 2014, 3:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

Replies: 102

Views: 1249
Re: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

My theory is that make-up has very little effect on my interactions with men, but a good deal on my interactions with women. Posters above note that men have a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude towards makeup: I concur (in my experience, dudes will hit on you on the street regardless of ...

by Circe

October 28th, 2014, 1:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ever consider going without makeup for a week?

Replies: 102

Views: 1249
Re: Looking for a really good ghost story!

Lady D, thank you for introducing that term to me - how wonderfully specific! I'd say it's accurate, but it's not at the deep end of the category. It's epistolary, and I found myself cross referencing frequently, but I never found myself falling down the rabbit hole. I would also definitely read it ...

by Circe

October 27th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Looking for a really good ghost story!

Replies: 12

Views: 241
Re: Looking for a really good ghost story!

Deej ... Have your read House of Leaves? That one got me GOOD. A little lighter but still quite evocative, Maplecroft ... and if you go in that direction, try Peter Straub's Ghost Story.

by Circe

October 27th, 2014, 4:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Looking for a really good ghost story!

Replies: 12

Views: 241
Re: NY peeps or those that have travelled there

Hi, Greg! Okay, so I grew up in Queens, spent my twenties and early thirties on the Upper West Side, and now live in Park Slope in Brooklyn. Do NOT stay in Queens: it's a nice place to raise a family, but for visitors it's a dead zone. Unless you're a Mets fan, veto. The hotel you're considering in ...

by Circe

October 27th, 2014, 11:17 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: NY peeps or those that have travelled there

Replies: 26

Views: 355
Re: Jewelry you are glad you DIDN'T buy...

Do you by any chance have a link for the pig? :devil:

by Circe

October 25th, 2014, 6:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jewelry you are glad you DIDN'T buy...

Replies: 38

Views: 1161
Re: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Packrat, I'm a CS board n00b - what are Barry and Doug's full names/websites? Sorry ... I often pop my head in here to ogle but since I haven't bought any newly cut colored stones in, oh, 15 years, I never noted the particulars![emoji51]

by Circe

October 25th, 2014, 6:03 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Replies: 11

Views: 359
Re: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Short lower girdle facets and an open culet, on the pavilion: high crown & small table as well, if those proportions still have any flexibility. ETA: I will also say ... a lot of native cuts still look "old cut" to my eye. It can, ironically, be harder (or at least less common) to get ...

by Circe

October 25th, 2014, 6:01 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Replies: 11

Views: 359
Re: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Oooo, that is pretty - thanks, Niel!

by Circe

October 25th, 2014, 3:42 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Replies: 11

Views: 359
Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

I have a gorgeous setting for which I need to find a ~9.5-10mm gem. The setting is Edwardian, and I'd love to get a stone, round or perhaps a little ovalish, that would share that style in terms of faceting. I know they produce lovely vintage cuts at Bespoke Gems ... do you guys know of any other cu...

by Circe

October 25th, 2014, 3:24 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Who cuts the best antique style gemstones?

Replies: 11

Views: 359
Re: Jewelry you are glad you DIDN'T buy...

For the longest time, I desperately wanted a princess cut eternity. It wasn't until I saw my first french cuts that I realized that what I'd really wanted was in fact a square stone, but with a different facet structure ....

by Circe

October 24th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jewelry you are glad you DIDN'T buy...

Replies: 38

Views: 1161
Re: Jewellery of the Future

... I like them more than the tattoo/implants I saw the other day being advertised as electronic keys? I guess what puzzles me here is how it's more convenient to use these in place of jewelry instead of carrying keys, or a key drive, or my phone. It feels like the companies working towards wearable...

by Circe

October 23rd, 2014, 3:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jewellery of the Future

Replies: 5

Views: 291

by Circe

October 22nd, 2014, 5:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Restoration recommendations on men's platinum diamond ring

Replies: 23

Views: 472
Re-creating a Deco Onyx (or Quartz) Diamond Ring

I'm not sure where you'd get a traditional one ... but I've seen "new age" discs sold on thongs that I think would work quite well for this sort of setting. Hm, now *I* want to experiment and see how that would work ....

by Circe

October 22nd, 2014, 2:02 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Re-creating a Deco Onyx (or Quartz) Diamond Ring

Replies: 2

Views: 180
Re: Assistance with a Diamond Engagement ring (Marquise Cut)

I think a red, white, and blue theme is a great idea for a wedding - parrots, and given your respective nationalities, unifying! - but hard to pull off in a piece of jewelry you plan to wear every day. Surprise stones inside the shank or in the gallery, perhaps? Or one OR the other for accent stones...

by Circe

October 21st, 2014, 9:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Assistance with a Diamond Engagement ring (Marquise Cut)

Replies: 32

Views: 604
Deco is my moonshine, or, platinum & moonstone ring

A pretty RHR I couldn't resist ... I love moonstones, and having one the hand provides endless fascination. :love: Platinum setting, ~two carat moonstone.

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 2:27 pm

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

Topic: Deco is my moonshine, or, platinum & moonstone ring

Replies: 28

Views: 906
Re: So I went to a local jeweller today and...

Wise decision, as he doesn't know what he's talking about/is making stuff up: the stones are bezeled, and you'd basically have to wreck the settings to get them out. There also doesn't need to be any glue to hold them in - can you actually see glue? I am beginning to wonder if he just makes stuff up...

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 11:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: So I went to a local jeweller today and...

Replies: 21

Views: 574
Re: Is this a vintage or vintage-style setting?

The stone is a modern round brilliant. The detailing on the ring looks less "crisp" than I'd expect from a vintage piece: I'd guess it'd a reproduction cast from an older piece, though it could simply have an odd wear pattern. Pretty design!

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 11:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a vintage or vintage-style setting?

Replies: 8

Views: 371