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Re: Vintage diamond link bracelet- help with identification?

The bracelet is gorgeous! My advice if you want to complete the bracelet with the exact same links would be to find a *really* good bench locally who could remove one section, unset the stones, cast it for you in as many pieces as necessary, reset and reattach the originals, and then follow suit wit...

by Circe

September 14th, 2016, 11:11 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Vintage diamond link bracelet- help with identification?

Replies: 4

Views: 436
Re: how fragile is enamel?

Aw ... too bad the ring wasn't holding the perfect diamond, the setting was really pretty! As a general note: enamel is fairly tough when it's inset in the fashion of the ring you posted. When it's raised, it can be more fragile, thought that's considerably less common in rings. My advice would be t...

by Circe

September 14th, 2016, 11:05 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: how fragile is enamel?

Replies: 4

Views: 435
Re: The moment you realize you are too old for something

Dee*Jay|1473870679|4076447 wrote:My moment involved clothing, not an event.

Leopard print pants.

'Nuff said.

May that poor polyester animal rest in peace...


Oh, dear ... please don't tell me this means my time is coming. I love torturing my loved ones with leopard print WAY too much to ever give it up!

by Circe

September 14th, 2016, 10:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The moment you realize you are too old for something

Replies: 27

Views: 754
Re: The moment you realize you are too old for something

I haven't stayed out until 4AM dancing since around the time I got pregnant with my firstborn. A lot of that is because I know it's impractical if the odds are good that a small child will be waking me before 7AM, but a lot of it seems to be that I'm. Just. Too. Old. Even when I'm on vacation and my...

by Circe

September 14th, 2016, 10:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The moment you realize you are too old for something

Replies: 27

Views: 754
Re: Can anyone ID edwardian brooch makers mark?

This is an aside (I think it looks like a cursive T& P as well), but if any of you have Krementz jewelry and are disappointed that it might be costume ... don't be, necessarily! They actually made some very high-end pieces around the turn of the century. Quick link to a Pinterest page with a goo...

by Circe

July 29th, 2016, 9:25 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Can anyone ID edwardian brooch makers mark?

Replies: 8

Views: 575
Re: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

It's been a bonkers couple of days so I haven't had a chance to write the kind of in-depth response I prefer, but I did want to say: - I've been reading everything you've have been saying, and it means so much to me that you're willing to share what (I know) are trying experiences. I'll be respondin...

by Circe

March 21st, 2016, 1:49 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

Replies: 145

Views: 3755
Re: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

I don't think it's cruel at all -I mean, maybe in that Polonius-like cruel-to-be-kind way, but it is all intended to keep her safe and to make her comfortable. And it actually sounds like you're EXACTLY the person whose script I want. When you say that you just tell her what's going to happen, you j...

by Circe

March 18th, 2016, 11:36 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

Replies: 145

Views: 3755
Re: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

Aaaaaand this is why I missed PS - you guys are considerably more articulate, invested, and just ... better ... than the ones on any other forum I've ever had the luck to stumble across. Junebug17, Telephone89, Canuk-Gal ... I can't tell you how much I appreciate your weighing in. But. My problem is...

by Circe

March 18th, 2016, 11:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

Replies: 145

Views: 3755
Re: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

Thank you so much to VRBeauty & JuneBug for pointing me towards this thread and other forums... and my deepest, deepest sympathies to all of you for what you've gone through with your loved ones. It's all so hard, and there's so little in the way of accessible resources out there (prior to givin...

by Circe

March 17th, 2016, 12:39 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A Thread for Those Caring for Aging Parents etc.

Replies: 145

Views: 3755
Re: Aging parent thread/forum?

Thank you, VRBeauty & JuneBug ... I'm going to check both out immediately. I need all the help I can get.

by Circe

March 17th, 2016, 12:03 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Aging parent thread/forum?

Replies: 4

Views: 879
Aging parent thread/forum?

Crowdsourcing question ... do we have any ongoing threads about assisting aging parents? If not, can any of y'all recommend a good forum for that? Being on PS has spoiled me: all of the ones Google is suggesting to me are considerably worse than what I'm used to on here, quality-wise!

by Circe

March 16th, 2016, 10:05 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Aging parent thread/forum?

Replies: 4

Views: 879
Re: 4.08 ct K VVS2 Antique Emerald Cut from Jewels by Grace

Oh, wow, how did I miss this?!? CONGRATULATIONS, MADELISE! That ring is perfection itself - elegant, classic, and utterly mesmerizing. Mazel tov!

by Circe

January 4th, 2016, 1:43 pm

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

Topic: 4.08 ct K VVS2 Antique Emerald Cut from Jewels by Grace

Replies: 119

Views: 6493
Re: Carbonado!

That is very, very nifty! I love rough diamond jewelry, and that may be the earliest example I've seen. Thanks so much for posting it!

by Circe

December 16th, 2015, 8:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Carbonado!

Replies: 3

Views: 365
Getting out of depression

My philosophy of dealing with depression - in conjunction with meds and talk therapy at this point! - is to fake it 'till you make it. I would drag myself to do the things that I enjoyed until eventually I found some iota of pleasure in it. It could take a while, but it would work. You've gotten som...

by Circe

December 12th, 2015, 12:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Getting out of depression

Replies: 64

Views: 1422
Re: Any PSers ever thought about working in the jewellery tr

http://www.gia.edu/ I'm one of the PS'rs who transitioned. My father was a colored gem dealer on 47th before he retired, so I grew up fairly immersed in the wonderful world'o'bling. He felt that it was still a fairly sexist professional environment, and an unreliable form of income in a changing wor...

by Circe

December 12th, 2015, 11:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Any PSers ever thought about working in the jewellery trade?

Replies: 25

Views: 1038
Re: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyro

I used to take Synthroid, but it just plain didn't work for me ... and when I tried adding Cytomel, it gave me splitting headaches. After doing a lot of research, I decided I wanted to try Armour thyroid (natural thyroid hormone, animal-based), and ... boom. I felt like myself again. The thing I li...

by Circe

November 12th, 2015, 3:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyroid?

Replies: 37

Views: 626
Re: Tycoon buys $48m blue diamond at auction for daughter

... for his 7 year old.

Quite a starter diamond ....

by Circe

November 12th, 2015, 9:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Tycoon buys $48m blue diamond at auction for daughter

Replies: 23

Views: 757
Re: Mirror Cut Diamond? Is that what I have in my eternity b

They remind me very much of the french cuts in my first french cut eternity band. It's hard to tell from the pictures ... are the tables rounded at the corners, or flatly squared off?

by Circe

November 11th, 2015, 8:47 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mirror Cut Diamond? Is that what I have in my eternity band?

Replies: 11

Views: 588
Re: Help me decide on an Engagement Ring?!

Glitter, have you seen the rings made by Van Craeynest and Singlestone? They tend to be highly priced, but they do the kind of design work you describe in rich yellow gold. As for the ones you list above ... the first ring is stunning, and I can see why it's caught your heart! But I have to agree wi...

by Circe

November 9th, 2015, 10:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me decide on an Engagement Ring?!

Replies: 12

Views: 692
Re: Stunning piece of art from David Klass

Alj, I love this SO much. The use of the marquise in the halo is masterful, and that center stone is - mesmerizing, for lack of a better word. What a color! It's a one-of-a-kind show-stopper, period, full stop. Show us more pics!

by Circe

November 8th, 2015, 10:01 pm

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

Topic: Stunning piece of art from David Klass

Replies: 40

Views: 1548
Re: Birth Control Recommendations?

A note about the IUD ... I know it works well for the majority of its users, but when it goes wrong, it can go REALLY wrong. I tried it a few months after having my daughter, and a few days later, I had this dreadful back pain - figured I'd thrown my back out while opening a window, or something. An...

by Circe

November 8th, 2015, 5:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Birth Control Recommendations?

Replies: 13

Views: 1834
Re: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyro

I used to take Synthroid, but it just plain didn't work for me ... and when I tried adding Cytomel, it gave me splitting headaches. After doing a lot of research, I decided I wanted to try Armour thyroid (natural thyroid hormone, animal-based), and ... boom. I felt like myself again. The thing I lik...

by Circe

November 8th, 2015, 4:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Does anyone else take Synthroid for an underactive thyroid?

Replies: 37

Views: 626
Re: Any of the old gang circa 2007-2012 around still?

2007 is when I started reading - good to see you all again!

by Circe

October 16th, 2015, 6:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any of the old gang circa 2007-2012 around still?

Replies: 78

Views: 2167
Re: Stag Pendant w/ Bone/Amber/Ivory?

Looks like a membership or rank-affiliated item from the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk.

by Circe

October 14th, 2015, 9:00 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Stag Pendant w/ Bone/Amber/Ivory?

Replies: 2

Views: 347
Re: Pre 1975 Platinum Oval Sapphire ring..any idea on age?

I vote Edwardian or Art Deco as well, for all the excellent reasons that UrseBerry mentions, and one more besides. See those delicate circles supporting the shoulders? They're a very common marker for pieces from that period. Beautiful ring!

by Circe

October 14th, 2015, 8:52 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: Pre 1975 Platinum Oval Sapphire ring..any idea on age?

Replies: 12

Views: 767
Re: Finally found my ring!! Antique art deco

Wonderful design, great faceting ... and I love the pairing of rose gold and platinum. Mazel tov!

by Circe

September 10th, 2015, 9:04 am

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

Topic: Finally found my ring!! Antique art deco

Replies: 42

Views: 2966
Re: Antique drop earrings

Those are magnificent - great find!

by Circe

September 10th, 2015, 9:03 am

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

Topic: Antique drop earrings

Replies: 12

Views: 654
Re: cleaning very old dirty diamond rings

You don't actually need the ultrasonic at this stage. Drop them in some plain old rubbing alcohol, leave them overnight, and then try scrubbing them gently with a very soft brush (baby tooth brushes work fairly well). That should loosen enough of the crud to let the ultrasonic do its job on whatever...

by Circe

August 29th, 2015, 7:55 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: cleaning very old dirty diamond rings

Replies: 3

Views: 699
Re: Appraisers who also know about historical goldsmithing?

Fae, I suspect you might be looking for a jewelry historian rather than a straight-up appraiser. It sounds like it's as much wanting to know the history of your ring as its value, yes?

by Circe

August 19th, 2015, 1:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Appraisers who also know about historical goldsmithing?

Replies: 5

Views: 339
Re: Help! Need technical/informed help with this James Meyer

That looks marvelous! FWIW, I wear an EGL S-T (so conceivably GIA U-V or lower) OMC on my right hand, and I can't say that it looks straight-up yellow in too many lighting situations. Creamy or steely, yes, but unless I wear it right next to a whiter stone or eternity (which I sometimes do on purpos...

by Circe

August 19th, 2015, 1:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help! Need technical/informed help with this James Meyer OEC

Replies: 52

Views: 1770