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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: 33

Views: 228
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: 87

Views: 1342
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: 450
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: 308
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: 308
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: 757
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: 249

by Circe

March 7th, 2015, 8:45 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 1920's ArtDeco Old European Emerald Cut?

Replies: 14

Views: 585
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: 585
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: 288
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: 661
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: 4020
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: 35

Views: 1508
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: 284
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: 940
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: 495
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: 196
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: 495
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: 868
Re: Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

I'm not Part Gypsy, but I'm going to guess it might be for the same reasons my husband does: it's a pure fun holiday. No obligations, familial, romantic, material, or otherwise; just costumes, candy, and fun. It's a holiday with literally no drawbacks.

by Circe

February 11th, 2015, 7:17 pm

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 57

Views: 868
Re: Why am I not seeing photos in posts? Any ideas?

Are you using TapaTalk? Same thing for me, I just click "web view" for every post I want to read. It's cut down on my participation fairly significantly. :wall:

by Circe

February 11th, 2015, 1:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 9

Views: 196
Re: Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

I love holidays. I love Circe's infinite wisdom. I love Cat Valente even though I'll probably immediately forget her name until this thread next year. I love the five love languages (I'm gifts too, no great surprise to me). And while we're at it, I love Pricescope! I love Niel and Woofmama who are ...

by Circe

February 11th, 2015, 12:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 57

Views: 868
Re: Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

Thanks Circe for posting this and it is really quite beautiful and how I see the world. Half of my family background is Greek, and MANY things are celebrated, heck even someone's funeral, yes there is the crying and the ritual but it is also a time for family to be together, hug the babies, have a ...

by Circe

February 11th, 2015, 11:51 am

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 57

Views: 868
Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

And from my end ... I love Valentine's Day. And Halloween. And New Year's Eve. And St. Patrick's day, even if I'm not Irish, Cinco de Mayo, even if I'm not of Mexican descent, and, well, just about every other holiday out there that comes down to having a grand old time with friends and loved ones, ...

by Circe

February 11th, 2015, 10:54 am

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 57

Views: 868
Is Valentine's Day a "Hallmark holiday"?

I feel like I repost this almost every year, but I also continue to think it is AWESOME, so first I will repost it, and then I will provide my own perspective below. Essay by author Cat Valente , copied from a post to her blog lo these many years ago: "I have never understood the desire to stom...

by Circe

February 11th, 2015, 10:42 am

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 57

Views: 868
Re: TRADE MEMBERS: Show us the love! Fav. red, pink, or hear

What a great thread - thanks, Ella! Here's mine: it's an enormous heart of smokey quartz, custom cut for me by a lapidary from Ida Oberstein lo these many years ago ... almost 20 years, if I remember correctly! I set it in a simple silver bezel as a statement necklace, and it never fails to start a ...

by Circe

February 9th, 2015, 3:54 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: TRADE MEMBERS: Show us the love! Fav. red, pink, or heart!

Replies: 42

Views: 2209
Re: .90 faint pink diamond. Need a pro to look at it :)

It's not possible to be sure from the report, but there's a chance: the report mentions that clouds and surface graining are not shown, and I wouldn't think that the clarity characteristics noted in the diagram would be enough to merit an SI2 grade, especially as they're hard to spot in the macro ph...

by Circe

February 4th, 2015, 9:41 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: .90 faint pink diamond. Need a pro to look at it :)

Replies: 29

Views: 1435
Re: Would you pay extra for a Tiffany & Co. solitaire?

For a vintage piece from their heyday, yes. For a mass-produced modern piece ... no, probably not. Then I'd seek out whoever the modern counterpart might be. If we're talking about giving a premium to somebody for a six prong solitaire, Mark Morrell comes to mind ....

by Circe

February 3rd, 2015, 7:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would you pay extra for a Tiffany & Co. solitaire?

Replies: 46

Views: 1095
What time period are these earrings?

I'd say Victorian, possibly late Victorian (the main body looks stamped, which is why I make the distinction). The other possibility would be Victorian Revival from the 40s, for the same reason. But the seed pearls and the gold fringe are very period-correct ... beautiful earrings! Do they have any ...

by Circe

February 2nd, 2015, 8:57 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: What time period are these earrings?

Replies: 2

Views: 420
Re: Belle of the Ball

That baby needs a thread of her own - she's gorgeous!

by Circe

January 31st, 2015, 10:29 am

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

Topic: Belle of the Ball

Replies: 107

Views: 5123