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Re: Jewelry you are glad you DIDN'T buy...

For the longest time, I desperately wanted a princess cut eternity. It wasn't until I saw my first french cuts that I realized that what I'd really wanted was in fact a square stone, but with a different facet structure ....

by Circe

October 24th, 2014, 3:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jewelry you are glad you DIDN'T buy...

Replies: 10

Views: 366
Re: Jewellery of the Future

... I like them more than the tattoo/implants I saw the other day being advertised as electronic keys? I guess what puzzles me here is how it's more convenient to use these in place of jewelry instead of carrying keys, or a key drive, or my phone. It feels like the companies working towards wearable...

by Circe

October 23rd, 2014, 3:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Jewellery of the Future

Replies: 4

Views: 233

by Circe

October 22nd, 2014, 5:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Restoration recommendations on men's platinum diamond ring

Replies: 23

Views: 470
Re-creating a Deco Onyx (or Quartz) Diamond Ring

I'm not sure where you'd get a traditional one ... but I've seen "new age" discs sold on thongs that I think would work quite well for this sort of setting. Hm, now *I* want to experiment and see how that would work ....

by Circe

October 22nd, 2014, 2:02 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Re-creating a Deco Onyx (or Quartz) Diamond Ring

Replies: 2

Views: 166
Re: Assistance with a Diamond Engagement ring (Marquise Cut)

I think a red, white, and blue theme is a great idea for a wedding - parrots, and given your respective nationalities, unifying! - but hard to pull off in a piece of jewelry you plan to wear every day. Surprise stones inside the shank or in the gallery, perhaps? Or one OR the other for accent stones...

by Circe

October 21st, 2014, 9:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Assistance with a Diamond Engagement ring (Marquise Cut)

Replies: 32

Views: 578
Deco is my moonshine, or, platinum & moonstone ring

A pretty RHR I couldn't resist ... I love moonstones, and having one the hand provides endless fascination. :love: Platinum setting, ~two carat moonstone.

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 2:27 pm

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

Topic: Deco is my moonshine, or, platinum & moonstone ring

Replies: 28

Views: 826
Re: So I went to a local jeweller today and...

Wise decision, as he doesn't know what he's talking about/is making stuff up: the stones are bezeled, and you'd basically have to wreck the settings to get them out. There also doesn't need to be any glue to hold them in - can you actually see glue? I am beginning to wonder if he just makes stuff up...

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 11:40 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: So I went to a local jeweller today and...

Replies: 21

Views: 564
Re: Is this a vintage or vintage-style setting?

The stone is a modern round brilliant. The detailing on the ring looks less "crisp" than I'd expect from a vintage piece: I'd guess it'd a reproduction cast from an older piece, though it could simply have an odd wear pattern. Pretty design!

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 11:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a vintage or vintage-style setting?

Replies: 8

Views: 369
Re: Is this a vintage or vintage-style setting?

The image isn't loading for me ... can you try uploading again?

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this a vintage or vintage-style setting?

Replies: 8

Views: 369
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Just noticed I was at my 7,899th post ... figured I'd come here for lucky #7900! Eight years on PriceScope, almost 8000 posts ... at least I'm consistent? But daaaaaaaaaaaang am I a slow poster. I remember people who started at the same time I did hitting the 10k mark in something like one year!

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 10:02 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10977

Views: 144831
Re: Fruity freshness: 4.68 ct rubellite ring by ERD/BE

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - that color is positively edible. :cheeky:

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 9:59 am

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

Topic: Fruity freshness: 4.68 ct rubellite ring by ERD/BE

Replies: 83

Views: 2009
Re: 20th anniversary RHR by BGD

What wonderful proportions - and more importantly, congratulations on your anniversary!

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 9:58 am

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

Topic: 20th anniversary RHR by BGD

Replies: 51

Views: 1542
Re: So I went to a local jeweller today and...

Idiot. That man has obviously never encountered the idea of customer service. It is usually part of a bench jeweler's job to do repairs on pre-owned pieces: would he be this unfriendly if you'd brought in your grandmother's heirloom pieces? If he's so desperate for business he's willing to be rude t...

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 9:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: So I went to a local jeweller today and...

Replies: 21

Views: 564
Re: How much of a gamer are you?

I game exactly zero, but I think I have contact gamer status thanks to my husband, who loves strategy wargames and plays an hour or two every day or so.

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 8:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much of a gamer are you?

Replies: 26

Views: 310
Re: Advice needed on baguette diamonds

... I worry a little about the quality of the work your jeweler is seeing, honestly. I'm an eternity band addict, and I've had baguette bands, carre bands, and french cut bands. I focus on vintage pieces, so most of the ones I've bought have been from between the Edwardian period and the 1950s. I ha...

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 7:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Advice needed on baguette diamonds

Replies: 5

Views: 218
Re: My 5.54 ct sapphire is here. And she is blue!

I just keep coming back to this ... the color is unreal. Acinom, do you know if the stone exhibits any fluorescence? It has that wonderful "glow" that I associate with excellent rubies, where the "je ne sais quois" is the attributable to something just off the human visual spectr...

by Circe

October 20th, 2014, 7:08 am

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

Topic: My 5.54 ct sapphire is here. And she is blue!

Replies: 92

Views: 1918

by Circe

October 19th, 2014, 8:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you think of this threat?

Replies: 53

Views: 759
Re: My Estate birthday gifts!

These are sooooo cool - happy belated birthday, Nala!

by Circe

October 18th, 2014, 9:30 am

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

Topic: My Estate birthday gifts!

Replies: 25

Views: 1024
Re: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

And, just because I thought these were hilarious ... Both my stones have medium blue fluorescence. So I was REALLY surprised to see them glowing bright green! Then I looked up and noticed the room I was in had a bright green ceiling (it was a children's art museum, don't ask). So remember to look up...

by Circe

October 18th, 2014, 9:28 am

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

Topic: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Replies: 64

Views: 2173
Re: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Other hand for good measure ... (Btw: above, left hand, with my emerald French cut eternity and my lovely Alex Sepkus band, which I just had resized - very excited about this!!! - and right hand, my BevK bezel band and Van Craeynest stacker with my transitional, and my Deco target ring.) ImageUpload...

by Circe

October 18th, 2014, 9:25 am

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

Topic: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Replies: 64

Views: 2173
Re: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Thank you all so much! I was quite flattered to see this thread pop back up again. :)

Plus, it motivates me to take some extra pictures ....
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by Circe

October 18th, 2014, 9:22 am

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

Topic: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Replies: 64

Views: 2173
Re: LONG, SOOOOO upset ...need REAL jewelers opinion PIC HEA

Perhaps it might have been intended for a round ... princesses face up smaller, which might account for the gap.

by Circe

October 17th, 2014, 9:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: LONG, SOOOOO upset ...need REAL jewelers opinion PIC HEAVY

Replies: 39

Views: 1424
Re: LONG, SOOOOO upset ...need REAL jewelers opinion PIC HEA

We are all deeply sympathetic - it's every jewelry lover's fear when we drop stuff off. I think the general suggestion to go custom has been based on the thought that you could get a refund for the current setting, and apply that to a custom piece (seriously, Klass? cheaper than any mall store I've ...

by Circe

October 17th, 2014, 8:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: LONG, SOOOOO upset ...need REAL jewelers opinion PIC HEAVY

Replies: 39

Views: 1424
LONG, SOOOOO upset ...need REAL jewelers opinion PIC HEAVY

Could it be done, conceptually? With some difficulty, sure ... anything's possible. Do I think there's a snowball's chance of THEM doing it? Nope. I know where you're coming from. Two years ago I dropped my lovely vintage anniversary ring off to have a prong fixed. To quote "Pretty Woman,"...

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 8:46 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: LONG, SOOOOO upset ...need REAL jewelers opinion PIC HEAVY

Replies: 39

Views: 1424
Re: 4 ct sapphire to good to be true?

I've never called a "shotgun!" before in my life, but OH ME OH MY that is a beautiful rock! Congratulations! What kind of a setting are you planning?

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 6:18 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: 4 ct sapphire to good to be true?

Replies: 35

Views: 1002
Re: What do you think of this threat?

If a system is exclusionary, then, yeah, pretty much universally, I'm going to be on the side of the people who're on the outside looking in ... just because I can see a practical gain for the larger whole in that system, whereas I see absolutely no net positive in keeping the Nice Things for an ex...

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 2:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you think of this threat?

Replies: 53

Views: 759
Re: What do you think of this threat?

Synechdoche: the USU incident has gotten a few new articles with old links up in the ether. To wit: the inarticulate hamster who started it all, in his own words at Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/the-man-who-sparked-gamergate-regrets-the-harassment-but-say#14k32e6 .... ... and a l...

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 2:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you think of this threat?

Replies: 53

Views: 759
Re: What's the appeal of an eternity band?

Nala, I think it's a beautiful band! And I honestly can't tell the difference between the two photos ... I think it's every bit as lovely. I love eternities. They don't roll around, leaving me with that irritable "I've been looking unkempt without knowing it" thing, and I talk with my hand...

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 1:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What's the appeal of an eternity band?

Replies: 18

Views: 546
Re: Seeking stock setting for an ~8mm heart ....

I didn't realize JA sold their settings separately - thanks, T89! I think they're looking for an NYC-based dealer ... they're from the EU, and only here for a week, so the less shipping, the better.

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 12:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Seeking stock setting for an ~8mm heart ....

Replies: 7

Views: 337
Seeking stock setting for an ~8mm heart ....

Some friends are looking for a stock setting for a heart shaped stone ... anybody have any tips on where to look? The Stuller site seems to stop at 7mm on just about all of their settings, and I'd love to be able to show them some options before I send them the custom route ... thanks in advance!

by Circe

October 16th, 2014, 12:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Seeking stock setting for an ~8mm heart ....

Replies: 7

Views: 337