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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: 317

by Circe

May 2nd, 2015, 9:39 am

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 23

Views: 539
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: 81

Views: 1715
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: 1907
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: 758
Re: Do you buy secondhand clothing/purses/shoes/accessories?

I have some ridiculous number of bespoke velvet opera coats and cloaks. You couldn't find them for love or money these days, and they probably cost more than most people paid for a month's housing back in the day ... mine have all cost between $25 and $100, and at those prices, there's no reason NOT...

by Circe

April 11th, 2015, 8:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you buy secondhand clothing/purses/shoes/accessories?

Replies: 42

Views: 1128
Re: Words some people still use that most find offensive...

Interesting thread! I grew up in a verrrrry white, rural, rather old fashioned area with minimal experience with other cultures/nationalities so to be honest we didn't really officially learn what to call everyone else! :oops: Thankfully I've now spent many years in various major cities with broade...

by Circe

April 9th, 2015, 7:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Words some people still use that most find offensive...

Replies: 125

Views: 2647
Re: What Syndromes Do You Have?

I have too small budgetitis and frugalitis. Severe and pearl limiting disorders of the pocketbook. One is the result of an under-filled purse; the other is an abnormal and spastic tightening of the purse strings despite adequate fillage, resulting in purchase-oriented cold feet, under-purchasing (a...

by Circe

April 8th, 2015, 9:59 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: What Syndromes Do You Have?

Replies: 29

Views: 474
Re: Words some people still use that most find offensive...

Academic question: I'm seeing some people in this thread who identify as Christian using dashes to avoid spelling the names of their deity. I'm used to seeing Jews do this, primarily with the name of the divine transliterated as YHWH or, by putting a dash in for the vowel in G-d, but I've never seen...

by Circe

April 8th, 2015, 9:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Words some people still use that most find offensive...

Replies: 125

Views: 2647
Re: Words some people still use that most find offensive...

Deb, that is AWESOME. FWIW, I had a similar moment the other day when I was talking to a friend about how we had to curb our tongues around our kids, lest they call their little friends some of the names we employed for people we didn't like on occasion (in our defense, we were talking about the rec...

by Circe

April 7th, 2015, 8:42 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Words some people still use that most find offensive...

Replies: 125

Views: 2647
LAD OEC in vintage-inspired CVB ring with ruby collar

A) congratulations on your Ph.D. ... it's a long road to hoe, but it's *such* a satisfying achievement! B) I'm immensely flattered to have had even an iota of a part to play in the creation of this ring, because .... C) IT'S GORGEOUS! Every single element is sheer perfection. I love the faceting on ...

by Circe

April 3rd, 2015, 7:07 pm

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

Topic: LAD OEC in vintage-inspired CVB ring with ruby collar

Replies: 50

Views: 1312
Re: Which is your favorite type of apple?

Pink Ladies! Tart, crisp, and a pleasant reminder of my eternal fondness for bad girls who are good at heart. :lol:

by Circe

March 31st, 2015, 1:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Which is your favorite type of apple?

Replies: 50

Views: 515
Re: Survived a Pterional Craniotomy and a Brain tumor remova

Oh, my - what a thing to go through! You've been so strong and so brave ... I think you deserve the CBI, too! Sending you all my best wishes for a fast recovery .....

by Circe

March 16th, 2015, 6:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Survived a Pterional Craniotomy and a Brain tumor removal.

Replies: 121

Views: 2183
Re: What Would Your Epitaph Be?

I've always aimed for Sulla's: no better friend, no worse enemy.

by Circe

March 13th, 2015, 6:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What Would Your Epitaph Be?

Replies: 22

Views: 462
Re: Apple Watch: Alloy Edition

It does raise an interesting question about the functionality of "style" vs "luxury" ... would the stainless steel version be so different? I think MomHappy is totally right about the upper echelon of watch collectors ... but I'm curious about where the new collectors and the tec...

by Circe

March 10th, 2015, 12:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Apple Watch: Alloy Edition

Replies: 10

Views: 320
Apple Watch: Alloy Edition

Fascinating article , not so much as concerns the watch itself, but on Apple's new, patented alloy, which uses ceramic particles in the alloy in place of copper, silver, etc. I'll be interested to see the other uses the industry will find! Apologies for the clumsy link, this is a pain in Tapatalk, u...

by Circe

March 9th, 2015, 5:43 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Apple Watch: Alloy Edition

Replies: 10

Views: 320
Re: Bored out of my gourd, so I thought I would share

It's beautiful! That's one of my favorite styles. Great as a standalone or in a stack .... <3

by Circe

March 9th, 2015, 5:03 pm

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

Topic: Bored out of my gourd, so I thought I would share

Replies: 9

Views: 777
Looks for ideas/ stones for a new project mother/daughter

Ametrine, possibly ... you'd get both hues in one stone, and amethysts and citrines both wear fairly well. Just be sure to buy from a reputable cutter ... there is a surprising amount of synthetic amethyst and ametrine on the market. P.S. - all three pieces are lovely, but the pendant is sheer perfe...

by Circe

March 9th, 2015, 2:56 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Looks for ideas/ stones for a new project mother/daughter

Replies: 7

Views: 256

by Circe

March 7th, 2015, 8:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1920's ArtDeco Old European Emerald Cut?

Replies: 14

Views: 597
Re: 1920's ArtDeco Old European Emerald Cut?

I'd call it a mixed cushion cut or a square cushion cut ... maybe a late table cut. I have a not dissimilar stone in a not dissimilar setting, with slightly more traditional faceting, and I spent a while looking for "cousins" and only managed to locate a few ... they were never very common...

by Circe

March 7th, 2015, 8:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1920's ArtDeco Old European Emerald Cut?

Replies: 14

Views: 597
Re: Getting back into "shape" after kids...

Elliptical machine at home. I hate being in close proximity to others when I work out, so ixnay on the hym-gay, and though I like the *idea*!of running ... honestly, it bores me to tears. Rollerblading is awesome, but you need decent weather for it ... so, the elliptical wins. It's boring, but I can...

by Circe

March 6th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Getting back into "shape" after kids...

Replies: 11

Views: 300
Re: Experts - unusual round cut.

I cannot tell from the provided information, does the Pavilion match the crown with 17 facets? If so it appears to be a Mazarin Cut - sometimes called a 'double cut brilliant' - (often associated with Princess cuts, but was a predecessor to the MRB). It is a really interesting look! Mazarin cuts ar...

by Circe

March 3rd, 2015, 10:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Experts - unusual round cut.

Replies: 20

Views: 679
Re: True Confessions

I was so happy to discover that there's an actual name for an intolerance of sounds - misophonia! For me it's when people make repeated kissy noises. Like ... kiss a baby once, it's adorable! Kiss the baby 17 times in a row and I am making a physical effort to keep from grabbing her away to make it ...

by Circe

February 28th, 2015, 8:48 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: True Confessions

Replies: 215

Views: 4094
My new old cut pear!

What ArtDecoLover71 said. :)

Could you post pictures of it in its silver setting? I wanna see it in all of its beautiful incarnations!

ETA: d'oh, you did! Apologies, tapatalk eliminates some pictures for reasons known only to itself. That'll teach me to check the web view before I post!

by Circe

February 19th, 2015, 8:35 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: My new old cut pear!

Replies: 44

Views: 2044
Re: true or false?

He might - MIGHT - be referring to the fact that diamonds have a dominant body color. Diamonds from some mines are primarily yellowish, others brownish, others greenish (these last are associated with South Africa and at one remove, conflict diamonds). The thing is, it's not universally true: you'll...

by Circe

February 17th, 2015, 10:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: true or false?

Replies: 5

Views: 291
Re: My CvB French cut & OEC band

One of my absolute, all time, hands down, bar none favorites! It's the only one that's ever made me think of resetting my channel set band. Could you remind me how big your FCs are?

by Circe

February 12th, 2015, 3:06 pm

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

Topic: My CvB French cut & OEC band

Replies: 38

Views: 987
Re: Local jewelers warned me not to use my own loose diamond

Jeweler's Mutual will insure the stone during the setting process. Unfortunately I think they won't for Australian residents. I spent more than a decade as a setter so I think I'm pretty qualified to address this. The reason jewelers don't want to take the liability is the money. A 1% chance of chi...

by Circe

February 12th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Local jewelers warned me not to use my own loose diamond!!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 511
Re: Why am I not seeing photos in posts? Any ideas?

ForumRunner is better on this front, though annoying in its own way because you can't stay signed in to your chosen forum, as far as I can tell ... you have to search for PriceScope every time. But I think there's something to Niel's theory: I follow another bling-related forum on there, and even th...

by Circe

February 12th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why am I not seeing photos in posts? Any ideas?

Replies: 9

Views: 205
Re: Local jewelers warned me not to use my own loose diamond

Jeweler's Mutual will insure the stone during the setting process.

by Circe

February 12th, 2015, 11:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Local jewelers warned me not to use my own loose diamond!!!!

Replies: 8

Views: 511
Re: Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

Mother's Day now...I gave that man two amazing kids. If he can't give me a little extra appreciation for that, he can just un-appreciate himself right on out the damn door. :appl: :appl: :appl: I like Valentines. Any reason to get flowers... I love roses and tulips! :bigsmile: See I tell my husband...

by Circe

February 12th, 2015, 11:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

Replies: 57

Views: 885