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Re: I thought this necklace looked cool, but....

My grandmother made jewelry and a lot of stuff she made looks like vaginas. There's this one that's supposedly (SUPPOSEDLY) oyster-inspired but it has a bunch of pearls coming out of it and it just looks to me like some sort of really out-of-control, nightmarish yeast infection. Corollary to my res...

by Circe

July 19th, 2014, 1:23 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I thought this necklace looked cool, but....

Replies: 35

Views: 725
Re: I thought this necklace looked cool, but....

ericad wrote:I have a ring that I adore. It looks like a vagina. Which makes me love it even more. Vaginas are awesome and magical - I call the ring "Gina" (pronounced Jy-nah, obviously). I particularly love how uncomfortable people get around it, lol.


I adore you. Pics, pics!

by Circe

July 18th, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I thought this necklace looked cool, but....

Replies: 35

Views: 725
at what size would you switch to a CS

My first engagement ring, back when I was 19, was a pretty gold ring shaped like a heart with wings. Loved it to pieces, though the engagement didn't work out. I strongly preferred it to the poor-quality solitaire that would have been the alternative on our college-student budget. A decade later (gi...

by Circe

July 17th, 2014, 2:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: at what size would you switch to a CS

Replies: 96

Views: 1936
Re: A Book(s) Thread

... and then I saw that several people had loved it - d'oh! Different strokes, etc. for what it's worth, I loved 11/22/63, and thought _Duma Key_ was one of the best books of the year. Klewis, _Precious Bane_ sounds like something I should check out: in turn, have you read _Lolly Willowes_? One of m...

by Circe

July 14th, 2014, 12:44 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Book(s) Thread

Replies: 416

Views: 4468
Re: A Book(s) Thread

For all the King freaks in the thread: What did you think of Under the Dome? Should I give it a shot? I'm only halfway through the thread - been seeing it for ages, but just never poked my nose in - but if it's not too late, DON'T DO IT. Worst King book I've ever read, and a candidate for worst boo...

by Circe

July 14th, 2014, 12:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Book(s) Thread

Replies: 416

Views: 4468
Re: Seasonal diamond hunger - how do you cope?

DF and Marcy - excellent advice! follow up question: How do you figure out what you really want? What happens if you save up years and years for what you think you want, finally get it, and then realize it's not for you (Eg. Amethyst and lemony?). Isn't finding your style usually a journey that inv...

by Circe

July 12th, 2014, 4:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Seasonal diamond hunger - how do you cope?

Replies: 28

Views: 644
Re: Seasonal diamond hunger - how do you cope?

Fun pieces vs. big splurges ... big splurges usually turn into combo presents, where the budget for two or more big occasions will coalesce into a beautiful sparkly blob. My anniversary ring/upgrade was basically all the occasions for that year, + baby gift! Picking the budget ... my husband and I ...

by Circe

July 12th, 2014, 3:48 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Seasonal diamond hunger - how do you cope?

Replies: 28

Views: 644
Re: Have you heard about rolling coal?

I feel like it ought to be called [t]rolling coal.

by Circe

July 12th, 2014, 12:35 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have you heard about rolling coal?

Replies: 34

Views: 406
Seasonal diamond hunger - how do you cope?

Hey gang, I'm itching to buy some pretties I may or may not need. Anyone else diamond hungry? Let's chat! How often do you get the itch to buy a new item for your collection? Do you buy fun pieces or only save up for big splurges? How do you decide how much is appropriate to spend? Is your budget d...

by Circe

July 12th, 2014, 12:17 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Seasonal diamond hunger - how do you cope?

Replies: 28

Views: 644
Re: Engagement and Marriage Presents

I got my husband a small silver coin featuring a satyr (he has a tattoo of Pan on his shoulder, it seemed fitting). 2nd century BCE, I think, and the sheer age of it seemed like a nice idea on which to start a marriage. It came with the standing offer to be set it in a tie tack or small decorative f...

by Circe

July 10th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Engagement and Marriage Presents

Replies: 36

Views: 494
Re: HOW is This Preloved Thing Supposed to Work?

I don't worry about whether I have their full name prior to purchase. Once they make the PayPal payment, their name is listed in the PayPal confirmation email, along with their PayPal verified shipping address - at least that's what has happened for me 95% of the time - a few times the PayPal confi...

by Circe

July 10th, 2014, 6:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: HOW is This Preloved Thing Supposed to Work?

Replies: 10

Views: 433
How to set a rose cut diamond

Circe, did you get that ring in the photos? So pretty with the flower detail and how low it sits. I'd like to shop with you as it seems we have similar tastes. Thanks, Julie, and back at'cha - if we're ever in the same place at the same time we should make a date! And ... yes, I did, because I have...

by Circe

July 9th, 2014, 11:08 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: How to set a rose cut diamond

Replies: 7

Views: 530
Re: Americans, how do you feel about America?

I voted 7. I love this country. I think it does better than almost any other countries on earth or in history (and the ones doing better are smaller, more homogenous, and have a considerably higher GDP, for a variety of reasons, which tends to give them a leg up in terms of legislation that can suit...

by Circe

July 4th, 2014, 5:15 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Americans, how do you feel about America?

Replies: 186

Views: 2193
Re: Meet Wonkette! 1.5~ tcw three-stone OMC ring, U-V stone

And, finally, the three stones left in the parcel - two charming .35 OMCs with an even oval outline, and one lovely little cushion-y OMC that's around .70, if I recall correctly. I love these shots for showing how really yellow the stones are. Bonus: the big'un has strong yellow fluorescence - in th...
Re: Meet Wonkette! 1.5~ tcw three-stone OMC ring, U-V stone

A couple of random shots, just 'cause I love 'em - thumbs up, and rainbows!
Re: Meet Wonkette! 1.5~ tcw three-stone OMC ring, U-V stone

I got the stones from a lovely PS'r (shout-out! - you are awesome), and I smile every time I see the little pieces of sunshine. :sun:
Meet Wonkette! 1.5~ tcw three-stone OMC ring, U-V stones

I lurve, lurve, lurve old cuts! I never succumb to the temptation to name my jewelry - well, almost never, 'cause this one named herself. Featuring three beautifully wonky OMCs, this pretty has more body color than any of my other diamond pieces. I keep going back and forth on whether to reset in ye...
Re: My heirloom vintage engagement ring!

Beautiful stone, beautiful workmanship on the ring ... beautiful all around. Congratulations!

by Circe

July 3rd, 2014, 6:44 am

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

Topic: My heirloom vintage engagement ring!

Replies: 38

Views: 1156
Re: Singlestone five stone french cut diamond ring

Tease.

Seriously, that looks fabulous: waiting with bated breath over here!

by Circe

July 3rd, 2014, 6:31 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Singlestone five stone french cut diamond ring

Replies: 25

Views: 888
Re: When people say your ring is unique or cute..

Tone is everything. You can make "gorgeous" sound like an insult if you deadpan and follow up with an eyeroll. I would think a person saying an engagement ring was "cute" possessed a poor word-store, as it's a word better used for puppies, kittens, and pre-k dance routines (excep...

by Circe

July 3rd, 2014, 6:29 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When people say your ring is unique or cute..

Replies: 33

Views: 543
Thyroid PSA

I don't know how many of you may have issues around your thyroids, but on the off-chance that there are any, I figured I'd post my experience to encourage people to seek, and keep seeking treatment. I had a very late-stage miscarriage almost 5 years ago. While they were still trying to figure out wh...

by Circe

July 1st, 2014, 11:28 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Thyroid PSA

Replies: 4

Views: 289
Re: Now I really did it :((

Oh, my God, Missy, I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. On top of the year you've had ... that is incredibly unfair . I hope the pain meds kick in soon (and, if not, it might be worth calling the doctor back to see if he can switch you to a different dosage/medicine) - before you can even put toge...

by Circe

June 27th, 2014, 7:15 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Now I really did it :((

Replies: 638

Views: 6261
Books/tips on strong-willed kids?

My son is 2.5 years old. He's a sunny, clever kid. I adore him. But there are days when he has me tearing my hair out - more and more of them as The Spite Age progresses (that's what Swedes call the terrible twos ... seems more apt to me, given that he started being like this around a year and 3/4s ...

by Circe

June 27th, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Books/tips on strong-willed kids?

Replies: 7

Views: 355
Re: Can you spare some PS dust? (Health related)

So far, so good! However, many of us worked through menopause and didn't get a free pass to be rude and unfeeling. I think Pamela needs to find another line of work! More dust and fingers crossed for an excellent outcome for you!! Yeah, really. Poor excuse and she is out of line. She shouldn't be i...

by Circe

June 27th, 2014, 8:17 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Can you spare some PS dust? (Health related)

Replies: 133

Views: 1527
Re: I have found THE ONE! 2.21ct OEC in an antique setting!

I loooooooooooooove this ring - the stone is a kaleidoscope in motion, and that setting is a really gorgeous example of the style.

MOAR PICS, as the lolcats say! MOAR!

by Circe

June 25th, 2014, 6:50 pm

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

Topic: I have found THE ONE! 2.21ct OEC in an antique setting!

Replies: 76

Views: 2358
Re: Old european and anqiue cushion experts opinions needed

Another vote for the K, and I really love Gypsy's picks 1,2, &4. I'm not sure how useful ASETs are with old cuts - this is actually something I'd love to hear about from old cut nuts who've had the opportunity to test their stones. Generally, #s are useless when it comes to evaluating old cuts f...

by Circe

June 25th, 2014, 6:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Old european and anqiue cushion experts opinions needed

Replies: 5

Views: 261
Re: Mah Precious - 2.88 OEC in Edwardian Platinum Ring

One in a million - the setting is amazing, and in pristine condition, the stone is a fireball ... mazel!

by Circe

June 24th, 2014, 12:08 pm

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

Topic: Mah Precious - 2.88 OEC in Edwardian Platinum Ring

Replies: 45

Views: 1501
Re: Fake Art deco rings... made by whom?

Another big welcome back, LGK - you've been missed! Bearfluff, I know exactly what you mean: I think I started a similar thread over in the Antiques forum a while back, I'll see if I can dig it up for you ... yep, here it is: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/timeless-classics/common-reproduction-desi...

by Circe

June 24th, 2014, 10:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Fake Art deco rings... made by whom?

Replies: 15

Views: 583
Re: Things you splurge on?

Jewelry. Books. Quality. Just not ... atmosphere, I guess. The things I value are the ones that will last longest - so I don't tend to prioritize the glass of champagne at the upscale shop as much as I do the old-world quality (my unofficial jewelry motto is that I value quality over condition: I'd ...

by Circe

June 23rd, 2014, 6:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Things you splurge on?

Replies: 64

Views: 1147
Re: What Size Ring Do You Wear?

I used to be a 5.25 on my left hand ring finger: post pregnancy, it went up to 5.75, but back down to 5.25 when I went to pre-preg weight. But since I wear rings on pretty much all my fingers depending on day, tide, phase of the moon etc ... feel free to shoot anything between a 3.5 and an 8.5 over ...

by Circe

June 22nd, 2014, 3:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What Size Ring Do You Wear?

Replies: 100

Views: 1426