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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: 989
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: 989
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: 7

Views: 156
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: 7

Views: 156
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: 625
Re: What would you buy if you won the 1000 pricescope giveaw

Hmmmmmm ... I think I would be terribly tempted to get a pair of little AVRs for baby bezel studs. Understated, classic, extravagant.

by Circe

November 23rd, 2014, 10:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you buy if you won the 1000 pricescope giveaway?

Replies: 62

Views: 891
Re: Immediate Gratification--Meet my new setting!

That's fabulous! I want to see the profile!

by Circe

November 23rd, 2014, 10:05 pm

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

Topic: Immediate Gratification--Meet my new setting!

Replies: 49

Views: 1646
Re: Ruby in Yellow Gold by David Klass

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. How did you ever tear your eyes away to enjoy the performance? ;)

by Circe

November 21st, 2014, 10:27 pm

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

Topic: Ruby in Yellow Gold by David Klass

Replies: 63

Views: 1433
Re: Best moisturizer for pathetic and dry hands in the winte

Crabtree & Evelyn Goatsmilk Hand Therapy once or twice a day, and paint your cuticles with vitamin E oil before bed.

by Circe

November 19th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Best moisturizer for pathetic and dry hands in the winter

Replies: 50

Views: 708
Re: 1920s Mens Ring - Restoration Complete!

I <3<3<3 this ring so very much. It's beautiful!

by Circe

November 19th, 2014, 1:41 pm

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

Topic: 1920s Mens Ring - Restoration Complete!

Replies: 32

Views: 941
Re: A realistic wish list

Thought it might be time to revive this guy again! Ooo, I like this idea of revisiting the list on a regular basis! So, okay, first, the original list: Hmmmmmm ... well, my next project is a ruby pendant which I'm obsessing over - does it count as a "wish" if it's already in the works? :r...

by Circe

November 19th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A realistic wish list

Replies: 149

Views: 4610
Re: murry is dying

VL, this is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry you're both suffering like this. You sound like a wonderful pet owner.

by Circe

November 17th, 2014, 9:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: murry is dying

Replies: 187

Views: 2534
Re: New member , with a noobie question. Is my diamond fake

Hey all, I have a fairly large raw stone. I always thought it was a fake, a nice fake. But a fake. I am just an average guy, a father etc..no diamond experience at all. I have done enough research recently to have become quite curious. Is this thing a real diamond? Can't be..can it? It sunk "l...

by Circe

November 17th, 2014, 9:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: New member , with a noobie question. Is my diamond fake?

Replies: 24

Views: 558
Re: Do friends or family ask to try on your e-ring?

Only people I, a) know very well, and, b) who are fellow diamond nuts. I had a similar experience to Missy - when I first got engaged, a jeweler friend let me bring some rings home to show my fiancé. My roommate wanted to look at one: it shot out of her hands, bounced off the radiator, and skidded a...

by Circe

November 17th, 2014, 5:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do friends or family ask to try on your e-ring?

Replies: 37

Views: 662

by Circe

November 16th, 2014, 5:39 pm

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

Topic: My 3.21ct AVR in CvB setting! Lots of pictures, ready?

Replies: 67

Views: 1725
Re: New BBC article about buying diamonds

It would be accurate if they specified that "investment grade" means the kind of diamonds you'll see rated "important" by the major auction houses ... fancy colors, Golconda, type IIA, what have you. But implying that your typical engagement ring is a good place to stash your cas...

by Circe

November 16th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New BBC article about buying diamonds

Replies: 10

Views: 421
Re: Help Selecting Antique Style Cushion

Another vote for the Canera antique cushion: it's simply more diamond for the money.

by Circe

November 13th, 2014, 10:11 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help Selecting Antique Style Cushion

Replies: 8

Views: 295
Re: Is Sarcasm the same as a Healthy Sense of Humour?

I suppose it depends on how you define sarcasm. The traditional definition bases it in acrimony, bitterness, irony ... by that standard, no. But these days I find it's applied a lot more broadly to incongruous humor, or the unexpected. I suppose I'd say sarcasm can be part of a healthy sense of humo...

by Circe

November 13th, 2014, 8:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is Sarcasm the same as a Healthy Sense of Humour?

Replies: 25

Views: 600
Re: The "Divorce Celebration" business is red hot

This could just be me, but there seems to be something weirdly self-hating about riddling your own former wedding dress with a hail of bullets.

by Circe

November 13th, 2014, 8:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The "Divorce Celebration" business is red hot

Replies: 11

Views: 316
Re: Love is never having to say.....

I would prefer to avoid subjectivity in grading. "Imperfect" has a negative set of connotations. Imagine if GIA called VVS or VS stones "flawed" instead of admitting to varying levels of inclusions ....

by Circe

November 13th, 2014, 8:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Love is never having to say.....

Replies: 5

Views: 263
Re: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice

Lizabeth - you're right, but I'm going to throw this out not for the OP, but for the regular posters who are lucky enough not to have had this crap happen. When I was 22, I was out at a bar with friends, dancing. Some guy started dancing near me, and then with me ... and then he kissed me. And I was...

by Circe

November 12th, 2014, 11:02 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Just proposed. I think I screwed up with my ring choice...

Replies: 227

Views: 7070
Re: in times of financial difficulty, do you sell your jewel

Yes. One of the great things about jewelry is that it's a luxury that you can enjoy and from which you can still occasionally recoup money in case of emergency (unlike, say, having a taste for fine wine or theater or the like). In keeping with the advice others have mentioned already ... you're like...

by Circe

November 11th, 2014, 8:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: in times of financial difficulty, do you sell your jewelry?

Replies: 30

Views: 1261
Re: Cushion Sandbox Wars

I don't have a dog in this other than a very long time PS member and someone who feels like PS is in some ways my home. Shilling is the ultimate betrayal of trust a vendor can do it pollutes the very fabric of PS. They can be sorry all the want, be the nicest person, that does not change the fact t...

by Circe

November 11th, 2014, 12:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Cushion Sandbox Wars

Replies: 88

Views: 3072
Re: Want to feel something?

I think some people are practical joke, physical humor types and others ... aren't. I'm not: I'd find it cruel if I was the butt, and I'd hate to watch it as a bystander ... can't even watch the videos. On the other hand, my husband? He'd totally crack up. INEXPLICABLE. I don't think it's right or w...

by Circe

November 10th, 2014, 11:12 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Want to feel something?

Replies: 24

Views: 383
Re: Reconsidering a future purchase

Heheheh - story of my life, which is why I tend to stick to the vintage/pre-loved market.

by Circe

November 10th, 2014, 10:26 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Reconsidering a future purchase

Replies: 24

Views: 653
Re: Diamond engagement rings are so over

I love colored stones: judging from the various wedding sites, I definitely think that they (and the new generation of sims) are picking up steam, but I think it's economically driven. A lot of the women I see planning happily for their morganite engagement rings are doing so with upgrades explicitl...

by Circe

November 7th, 2014, 11:09 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Diamond engagement rings are so over

Replies: 19

Views: 608
Re: Is The Time Change Deadly?

I think *most* medications give you enough leeway that an hour either way won't make a difference (and I'm on blood thinners, so I've had reason to ask my doctors about this in detail). But I'm betting the time change still puts some stress on the system ... circadian rhythm is nothing to mess aroun...

by Circe

November 7th, 2014, 10:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Replies: 21

Views: 344
Re: Wedding rings in NYC

I'd recommend Israel Rose. They have decent prices, and a *really* good selection. Congratulations on your engagement, and good luck!

by Circe

November 6th, 2014, 10:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Wedding rings in NYC

Replies: 11

Views: 395
Re: Why is my ideal cut-I brilliantly yellow in the sun?

Should an ideal cut I diamond with negligible fluorescence light up like the yellow brick road in sunlight? If the fluorescence is negligible as stated in the GIA lab report, it should not be lighting up as obviously yellow under any UV light source. I am stumped. Actually ... this is something I w...

by Circe

November 6th, 2014, 9:38 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is my ideal cut-I brilliantly yellow in the sun?

Replies: 26

Views: 1174
Re: Why is my ideal cut-I brilliantly yellow in the sun?

Ditto DS. One "cute" thing GIA does is to occasionally note the strength of the fluor, but not its hue.

by Circe

November 6th, 2014, 9:29 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Why is my ideal cut-I brilliantly yellow in the sun?

Replies: 26

Views: 1174