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Re: HELP! DSS has set in less than 3 months of being engaged

Interesting discussion, here's another male point of view. Bottom line, if my gf wants a bigger rock, she'll get a bigger rock since we can afford it. But I wouldn't want my gf walking around with a huge rock on her hand everyday basically telling someone to mug her. Anything over 2.5ct to me says,...

by Circe

January 26th, 2015, 10:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HELP! DSS has set in less than 3 months of being engaged!!!

Replies: 154

Views: 4621
Re: Comparing two 3+ carat diamonds - thoughts?

Excellent choice - I like #2 very much.

by Circe

January 24th, 2015, 10:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Comparing two 3+ carat diamonds - thoughts?

Replies: 14

Views: 510
Re: Leon Mege: IS images are BS?

I'd say it's a matter of perspective. For a jeweler with 20+years of experience (ballpark - never worked with Mege, just going off the sense I've gotten from seeing him mentioned here), it probably won't tell them much more than their own eyes will concerning the beauty, performance, salability, etc...

by Circe

January 23rd, 2015, 4:55 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Leon Mege: IS images are BS?

Replies: 15

Views: 911
Re: Mangagement rings

Love the concept, hate the neologism - we can just call it *his* engagement ring, no need to perform some weird linguistic masculinization! (On a grammar geek side note: it is very interesting to me that our defaults are so thoroughly preset that though we can feminize most things with suffixes - po...

by Circe

January 23rd, 2015, 11:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Mangagement rings

Replies: 25

Views: 686
Re: HELP! DSS has set in less than 3 months of being engaged

Congratulations on your engagement! You guys are beautiful together - love the pics! You know the saying, "It's the thought that counts"? Ever since I got a crappy Secret Santa gift in the fourth grade (looking at you, Josh Schneider!), I've always thought that ought to mean it's worth thi...

by Circe

January 23rd, 2015, 9:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HELP! DSS has set in less than 3 months of being engaged!!!

Replies: 154

Views: 4621
Re: After you kick the bucket...

When I kick it, I'm hoping to leave an itemized list behind ticking off values and preferred recipients. If they want to trade amongst themselves, great ... and if one of them is Just Not a Jewelry Person, hopefully there'll be enough in the way of cash for a family member who loves bling (please le...

by Circe

January 22nd, 2015, 6:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: After you kick the bucket...

Replies: 37

Views: 639
Re: Your Maximum Size for Round Engagement Diamond

Hey, I'm glad that wasn't just me being weirdly OCD! The fingernail thing was me. Glad others found it helpful! ;)

by Circe

January 22nd, 2015, 5:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Your Maximum Size for Round Engagement Diamond

Replies: 63

Views: 1807
Re: Metal Detectors in Hospitals

I know gun control is a hot button topic here as in our general society. But can I just say ... there is something deeply bizarre about our go-to on this issue being to up the ante on security as opposed to, say, restricting access to firearms. I went to a high school with metal detectors on all the...

by Circe

January 22nd, 2015, 1:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Metal Detectors in Hospitals

Replies: 18

Views: 362
Please Help. Who has a brown tinge ~H color diamond?

When GIA teaches graders to judge color, they tell them to take extra care looking for a brown tint, because brown tinted diamonds are deceptive: they face up lighter then one would assume from the side view. And since diamonds are *graded* from the side ... for buyers it's actually kind of a bonus ...

by Circe

January 21st, 2015, 6:43 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please Help. Who has a brown tinge ~H color diamond?

Replies: 13

Views: 576
Re: Canceling on a sick babysitter- do I pay her?

I might mention general health concerns if you two are actively facebook friends ... otherwise I would probably keep it to mentioning your kids' health and make the offer. You're right that she should be the one reaching out and that you shouldn't have to be paying her ... but if she's a good babysi...

by Circe

January 16th, 2015, 9:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Canceling on a sick babysitter- do I pay her?

Replies: 12

Views: 427
Re: Is anyone going to buy the I-watch?

Heheheheh - there's a price list? I must go and pointlessly check out the pricelist, because I'm with you: I won't sink a ton of money into it, but, yeah, I'll probably get it. I've been wanting a fitness tracker for a while, and, well, if this one can do that AND MORE ... why not? :dance:

by Circe

January 15th, 2015, 1:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is anyone going to buy the I-watch?

Replies: 11

Views: 236
Re: I don't get why some PSer advise others to wear ...

I'll freely admit it's a piece of advice I give in the spirit of do as I say, not as I do: I would have been in bad shape, indeed, if anybody had ever suggested anything like that to my husband ... our friends are equally divided into people who don't wear any jewelry at all, and people who buy mode...

by Circe

January 14th, 2015, 4:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I don't get why some PSer advise others to wear ...

Replies: 131

Views: 2428
Re: Your Maximum Size for Round Engagement Diamond

Location and lifestyle aren't an issue. I'm mostly looking to gauge based on how it feels and how it looks (proportions). Each person's comfort zone and opinion of proportions will vary. Location and lifestyle may not be an issue for you but they are at least factors that many of us consider, which...

by Circe

January 12th, 2015, 11:00 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Your Maximum Size for Round Engagement Diamond

Replies: 63

Views: 1807
Re: Personal opinions of M color diamonds - Help my purchase

A lot depends on the setting, and a lot depends on the body color of the diamond. My general advice: "warm" diamonds can be tinted yellow, brown, or grey (they can be tinted any color of the rainbow, but the assorted colors of the rainbow are graded as "fancy" once you get past t...

by Circe

January 8th, 2015, 11:07 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Personal opinions of M color diamonds - Help my purchase

Replies: 38

Views: 1165
Re: Antique ring refurbish: Am I being taken for a ride?!?!

It is a wee bit on the pricey side (for comparison, the gentleman I go to just charged me $90 to take a ring from a 4 to a 7 ... considerably more platinum). However, if you're in an area where good benches are hard to find, or if these guys are exceptionally skilled at refurbishment, I would bite t...

by Circe

January 6th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Antique ring refurbish: Am I being taken for a ride?!?!

Replies: 2

Views: 313
Re: Is reverse-DSS a real thing?

It's one of the most interesting aspects of engagement rings to me: they're expected to be all things to all people under all circumstances at all times! NO PRESSURE, GUYS. No wonder so many people get in a tizzy during the initial buying process, wanting to get the "perfect" ring, if it's...

by Circe

January 6th, 2015, 12:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is reverse-DSS a real thing?

Replies: 32

Views: 1344
Re: Do you feel heavier than you weigh?

How can one 'feel' heavier than one weighs? :whistle: When I want to find out what I weigh I get on a scale. When I want to find out how tall I am I measure myself with a ruler. If you suspect your scale is not accurate check it against one at a doctor's office which may be of higher quality and/or...

by Circe

January 3rd, 2015, 3:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you feel heavier than you weigh?

Replies: 41

Views: 946
Re: Some new bling from JBG / LAD / CVB

O magnificence - like Niel, I've been admiring these for quite a while on various social media ... how wonderful you get _both_! Congratulations & happy holidays. ;)

by Circe

December 26th, 2014, 9:32 am

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

Topic: Some new bling from JBG / LAD / CVB

Replies: 38

Views: 1549
Re: methotrexate? - warning, TMI and talk of miscarriage.

Chemgirl: that is utterly horrifying. Would it make a difference if you went to a different sort of specialist? Either a reproductive endocrinologist or a blood specialist would be able to have you checked.

by Circe

December 23rd, 2014, 11:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: methotrexate? - warning, TMI and talk of miscarriage.

Replies: 13

Views: 380
Re: methotrexate? - warning, TMI and talk of miscarriage.

I'm so very sorry for your losses, Mrs. CornishWed, Chemgirl, Treysar. I took methotrexate a few years ago, for similar though not identical reasons. It took them another year to figure out what my issue was (turned out to be a blood clotting disorder), but the methotrexate did not do any damage to...

by Circe

December 23rd, 2014, 9:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: methotrexate? - warning, TMI and talk of miscarriage.

Replies: 13

Views: 380
Re: Diamond Studs, and what other diamond/jewelry daily??

This is what I wear everyday. The two bracelets (.33s and .20s FIY are from Wink) as is the Cut to Order CBI diamond in a Vatche setting and matching band. 18K Rolex and pear e-ring (bought locally) and shared prong band on my left. Also wear the pendant with 1.79 ctw FIY diamonds (also from Wink) ...

by Circe

December 22nd, 2014, 4:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond Studs, and what other diamond/jewelry daily??

Replies: 83

Views: 2716
Re: Eternity Ring Question

It's a very common tactic on 47th, and one that's always raised my eyebrows. Friendly haggling is one thing, but when the seller is machine-gunning offers one has to wonder: it's not like one's developed a deep rapport in the 10 minutes of standing at the counter! And the alternative interpretation,...

by Circe

December 22nd, 2014, 4:33 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Eternity Ring Question

Replies: 12

Views: 477
Re: Wonder if pin is costume or real?

I would vote "real" insofar as the metal goes: I've never seen that kind of a clasp on a costume piece. I'm sure there's an exception out there somewhere ... but I feel comfortable with 75% odds nodding towards it being white gold or platinum. It's impossible to tell about the stones from ...

by Circe

December 22nd, 2014, 4:11 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Wonder if pin is costume or real?

Replies: 6

Views: 293
Re: methotrexate? - warning, TMI and talk of miscarriage.

I'm so very sorry for your losses, Mrs. CornishWed, Chemgirl, Treysar. I took methotrexate a few years ago, for similar though not identical reasons. It took them another year to figure out what my issue was (turned out to be a blood clotting disorder), but the methotrexate did not do any damage to ...

by Circe

December 22nd, 2014, 3:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: methotrexate? - warning, TMI and talk of miscarriage.

Replies: 13

Views: 380
Re: My new old cut pear!

Ricezo, I love the YG bezel in your last post! Who designed it, do you know?

by Circe

December 21st, 2014, 12:43 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: My new old cut pear!

Replies: 24

Views: 792
Re: Q about OECs. Why do most PSers prefer...

If a billionaire was giving away free 5ct diamonds, we'd all choose the one with the highest resale value, lol. I'd pick a D, IF and resell it in exchange for a bunch of vintage pieces! A more telling question would be: "If tomorrow all diamonds became free, what size and color range would you...

by Circe

December 19th, 2014, 3:23 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Q about OECs. Why do most PSers prefer...

Replies: 44

Views: 1199
Re: Q about OECs. Why do most PSers prefer...

Well said all around - put me in the co-sign column for EricaD, SB, Gypsy, Arkie, and BlingObsession! Color preference is such an interesting thing to quantify: in no other arena would we ask this sort of question. Why do you like wine red more than blood red? Give an objective response! A lot of it...

by Circe

December 19th, 2014, 7:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Q about OECs. Why do most PSers prefer...

Replies: 44

Views: 1199
Re: antique engagement ring of unknown age or cut

It's hard to tell from the photographs because they're off-center with a lot of flash, but judging from what I can see of the pavilion facets in the first image, I would guess it might be a transitional cut, which would be not unusual for that period. They can be beautiful stones ... we'll look forw...

by Circe

December 19th, 2014, 6:46 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: antique engagement ring of unknown age or cut

Replies: 9

Views: 478
Re: antique engagement ring of unknown age or cut

It's lovely! It looks like a very classic Art Deco design: I'd say 1920 is probably an accurate guess. I wouldn't put it earlier than that because those squared-off heads are very distinctive. Does it have any hallmarks? Those can help to date a piece and sometimes to give you a sense of where a pie...

by Circe

December 17th, 2014, 5:25 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: antique engagement ring of unknown age or cut

Replies: 9

Views: 478
Re: Your guess?

I would guess color change garnet ... Definitely worth taking to an appraiser!

by Circe

November 24th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Your guess?

Replies: 14

Views: 638