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Re: Should I re-size my wedding set or wait?

My rings didn't fit again until I'd lost every ounce of my baby weight (and promptly went back to not fitting the second I got pregnant again). I'd say if they're not eternities, where it would be a massive structural issue, resize them so you can enjoy them now: you can always size them down again ...

by Circe

September 1st, 2014, 8:25 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Should I re-size my wedding set or wait?

Replies: 17

Views: 331
Re: Ugly suspicions can be so hurtful.

I'm another who thinks the problem here isn't the suspicion, or its being double-checked, but the manner in which it was done. I think an aggressive confrontation is perfectly appropriate when a child is visibly scared or upset (props, Calliecake), but if the kid seems happy and it's a back-of-the-n...

by Circe

September 1st, 2014, 8:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ugly suspicions can be so hurtful.

Replies: 21

Views: 670
Re: Art Deco ish ring help

It's a replica, judging by the cut of the stones (MRBs and a princess in the center), design (that kind of cluster with the prong set raised center is a product of the last ten, maaaaaybe twenty years), and workmanship (Deco craftsmen were really finicky about the finishing, generally). It's a prett...

by Circe

August 31st, 2014, 6:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Art Deco ish ring help

Replies: 4

Views: 187
Re: She's Keeping It!

Wonderful decision! The gold brings out the best in the stone - I love it, and it looks fabulous on her hand. Congratulations to her!

by Circe

August 29th, 2014, 3:16 pm

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

Topic: She's Keeping It!

Replies: 30

Views: 1195
Re: What is in your top 5 must have jewelry list? then next

I love thread like this, too! There's a long-running one in Hangout that I update periodically (here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/hangout/a-realistic-wish-list-t149998.html ) Here's what I last said there (cutting and pasting because, a) I'm lazy, and, b)I'm consistent ...): Thought it might be ...

by Circe

August 29th, 2014, 3:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What is in your top 5 must have jewelry list? then next 5?

Replies: 66

Views: 1927
Re: Mom's With 2 or more under 5 - what ring do you wear?

Yssie|1409343923|3741646 wrote:Congrats Circe!!!


Thanks Yssie! I'm excited but sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy. :cheeky:

by Circe

August 29th, 2014, 2:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mom's With 2 or more under 5 - what ring do you wear?

Replies: 25

Views: 711
Re: Mom's With 2 or more under 5 - what ring do you wear?

I have one two and a half year old and another on the way. Things might change with two, but ... so far, I've worn my solitaire and a variety of bands, as well as a few dinner/cocktail rings (I've never had the "I bang it into stuff" issue arise, for some reason - this may just be because ...

by Circe

August 29th, 2014, 2:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mom's With 2 or more under 5 - what ring do you wear?

Replies: 25

Views: 711
Re: Can ugly diamonds be photogenic?

I think it's much harder with colored stones, since color can be so tough to capture. So any diamond settings with colored stones can be tricky! The one may look good while the other is off: getting "true" shots of my deco pieces with CS is more of a challenge than just shooting a flatteri...

by Circe

August 28th, 2014, 8:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Can ugly diamonds be photogenic?

Replies: 11

Views: 461
Re: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

It's the domino effect. I generally don't recline my seat, but if the person in front of me does ... I kind of have to, out of self-defense, because otherwise, squished, and, no, I am not noble enough to take one for the team to accomodate the guy ahead of me and/or the guy behind me. I don't resent...

by Circe

August 27th, 2014, 12:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it okay to recline your airline seat?

Replies: 56

Views: 940
Re: Parenting question.

I think my first instinct is to say that you lose the battle for tolerance the second you start phrasing things in terms of an objective "right" and "wrong." Keep it subjective with "this is what *we* believe" while leaving the door open for other people to hew to what'...

by Circe

August 27th, 2014, 11:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Parenting question.

Replies: 24

Views: 572
Re: Getting vintage 10k gold ring re-polished in a satin fin

Getting a satin finish shouldn't be a problem. I would guess a jeweler wouldn't do it for free, but I doubt it would be expensive - less than $50, I'd bet. No, it wouldn't cause any harm. I hope you post pics - we love vintage pieces around here!

by Circe

August 23rd, 2014, 4:28 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Getting vintage 10k gold ring re-polished in a satin finish?

Replies: 5

Views: 218
Re: Quality of Henri Daussi

I think it was Yoram - square cushion? I remember that one, too ....

by Circe

August 23rd, 2014, 4:21 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quality of Henri Daussi

Replies: 24

Views: 897
Re: Quality of Henri Daussi

Daussi diamonds have their fans and their detractors. Kenny 's humor about LED implants aside, if the light performance is bothering you, there are ways to improve the look somewhat ... I've actually always been faintly puzzled by Daussi not employing them. I have a very shallow stone, vintage rathe...

by Circe

August 22nd, 2014, 6:24 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Quality of Henri Daussi

Replies: 24

Views: 897
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Hi, ladies! I'm poking my head in to rejoin ... I'm having my second child in February! Right now I'm 14W 1D, and I just got the results of my genetic tests in ... low-risk, and female. My first is a boy, and I would have been happy with either gender, but I have to admit I'm excited to have a littl...

by Circe

August 22nd, 2014, 1:24 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 38541

Views: 1440171
Re: Jewelry purchase that you love and have no desire to upg

Ooooooo, gooooooooooooooood thread topic! I think the pieces I have no desire to upgrade are the spectacular one-offs, the sentimental pieces, and the artistic pinnacles. Examples of each category: Spectacular one-offs: - my rough diamond rings - they're uniquely beautiful pieces of nature in and of...

by Circe

August 20th, 2014, 7:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jewelry purchase that you love and have no desire to upgrade

Replies: 46

Views: 1072
Re: My rabbit died

Put me in the camp of WUT. I ... am sure his heart is in the right place, but no, not cool. I kinda think in a situation like this, the person who feels most strongly gets the final say. If he's at the "bouquet made of fruit" level (by my lights, reserved for Secretary's Day, the baby show...

by Circe

August 18th, 2014, 2:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My rabbit died

Replies: 79

Views: 1367
Re: My rabbit died

Distracts, that is awful beyond words - I am so very sorry. It's not the same, but 6 years ago, my cat died, quite unexpectedly, during a visit to the vet. She was only 9, it was a routine checkup, they took her away for a shot, she had a seizure. They let me see her, but told me she'd need time to ...

by Circe

August 18th, 2014, 6:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: My rabbit died

Replies: 79

Views: 1367
Re: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Do you trust your cleaning lady? I have one and that's not something that I would worry about, but just thought that I would ask. Gosh, I hope you find it!!! I lost a ring once and months later it flew out of the lint screen in my dryer - I must have put the ring in my pocket, washed/dried it, and ...

by Circe

August 16th, 2014, 7:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Replies: 60

Views: 1396
Re: feeling down.

Neil, that's awful - in so sorry you have to have this discomfort and worry in a personal level AND worry about it impacting your personal life. It's insult added to injury. But I agree you should ask a bout a phone interview - nothing to lose, right? If u were an employer, I'd admire the determinat...

by Circe

August 16th, 2014, 6:44 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: feeling down.

Replies: 37

Views: 937
Re: Am I crazy to consider this OEC?

Put another vote in the "live it to pieces, would totally wear it as a RHR" column. To me, that doesn't look like an ering, so I wouldn't see it as an alternative to that lovely solitaire of yours ... but I see that as a nice way to introduce variety and not a drawback.

by Circe

August 16th, 2014, 6:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Am I crazy to consider this OEC?

Replies: 20

Views: 593
Re: Can you swallow pills?

... this never even occurred to me as a skill . Seriously. I know people who regard me with shock and awe when I dry swallow whatever random thing I'm taking in their presence (ease up, accusatory minds - the gamut runs from over-the-counter pain meds to, like, allergy medicine), but I figured they ...

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 6:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Can you swallow pills?

Replies: 32

Views: 298
Re: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Is there any chance your kiddo could have swallowed them? No ... I didn't take my eyes off him that long, and he's never swallowed any non-food substances. If he finds a piece of my bling, he's way likelier to put it on and run around crowing and showing it to us. And since it's been a few months ....

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 1:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Replies: 60

Views: 1396
Re: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Is there any chance your kiddo could have swallowed them? No ... I didn't take my eyes off him that long, and he's never swallowed any non-food substances. If he finds a piece of my bling, he's way likelier to put it on and run around crowing and showing it to us. And since it's been a few months ....

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 12:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Replies: 60

Views: 1396
Re: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Thanks for the commiseration, guys. I hope you're right about me finding it! iLander, thanks - I've walked through it 10000 times, but fresh eyes always help. I was coming out of the bathroom after having washed my rings - I had them on my forefinger, and was planning to put them in their box. My be...

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 11:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Replies: 60

Views: 1396
Re: I've misplaced my wedding band.

I'm reviving this thread because I need a place to whinge. The rings STILL haven't turned up ... and I'm moving tomorrow. My husband kept saying, "Oh, they'll show up while we're packing" - well, I've spent the last week stuffing book boxes and ransacking drawers, and no dice. I could cry....

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 10:29 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I've misplaced my wedding band.

Replies: 60

Views: 1396
Re: Is This Really "None" Fluoresence?

Since it's a GIA-graded stone purchased from WF, you can pretty much be assured that if the report says "None" for fluorescence, then there is no fluorescence. The blue you see is a reflection of the blue sky, plus in one of the pictures there appears to be some dispersion of the direct s...

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 10:24 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is This Really "None" Fluoresence?

Replies: 14

Views: 335
Re: Show me your rose cut ring

I just got one about a month ago - posted a few pics of it in a thread in Vintage& Antique Jewelry, here: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/timeless-classics/how-to-set-a-rose-cut-diamond-t202843.html It's about .85 points, according to the dealer, but it faces up at around the same size as my 2.5...

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 7:21 am

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

Topic: Show me your rose cut ring

Replies: 28

Views: 886
Re: French cut eternity - vendor, bang for buck?

I haven't seen Orospot's stuff in person, but their pricing seems competitive: $2740 for a .60 french cut baguette band (the only other people I've seen offering these are Single Stone, and theirs are about twice as much). https://www.etsy.com/listing/157919484/950-platinum-art-deco-vinatge-style?re...

by Circe

August 15th, 2014, 7:06 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: French cut eternity - vendor, bang for buck?

Replies: 19

Views: 657
Re: H color with brownish tint

Hi OP, I think the brownish tint is referring to body color (something Jonathan at GOG has done a video on). Some pp have said they prefer this tint type. It can effect value so are you getting a better price (like flouro can)? Bingo - I love brownish tint and actually tend to look for it. Because ...

by Circe

August 12th, 2014, 8:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: H color with brownish tint

Replies: 10

Views: 346
Re: My engagement ring upsets me. Please Help

First of all, thank you all for you advice. I have been feeling so guilty for not loving my ring and being appreciative of a family heirloom that I've been really relying on this board for help and you've all been wonderful. I took your adobe and spoke to my fiancé but unfortunately it wasn't the b...

by Circe

August 12th, 2014, 7:22 am

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

Topic: My engagement ring upsets me. Please Help

Replies: 121

Views: 5874