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Re: London Find: Victorian Opal and Diamond Ring

Beautiful! I love the design, and the opals are of great quality.

by Circe

October 2nd, 2014, 10:16 am

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

Topic: London Find: Victorian Opal and Diamond Ring

Replies: 9

Views: 483
Anybody ever switch it up to wear bracelets as necklaces?

I was staring at my pretty ruby tennis bracelet today and wistfully wishing for its twin so I could wear it as a choker (there's a line in Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber" where a character describes an ancestor possessing a choker of rubies, like an extraordinarily precious slit throa...

by Circe

October 2nd, 2014, 10:12 am

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

Topic: Anybody ever switch it up to wear bracelets as necklaces?

Replies: 0

Views: 14
Re: Would you rather be color blinded or clarity blinded?

1. CUT 2. Color 3. Clarity When people look at someone's ring they NEVER or rarely see clarity (unless it is glaring black I1- I2 or highly included stone that jumps out to the untrained eye),...the only thing that reaches the eye is the brightness which is affected by the cut combined with the col...

by Circe

October 1st, 2014, 9:29 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Would you rather be color blinded or clarity blinded?

Replies: 11

Views: 351
Re: The Vintage Velvet Mrs. Box

I COVET these. I want one for every colored gemstone ring in my collection, like a little platter of bonbons. Unfortunately, since the gotta-catch-em-all total collection in $1400 ... perhaps not. :(

by Circe

September 30th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: The Vintage Velvet Mrs. Box

Replies: 2

Views: 119
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

I was bullied mercilessly as a kid. It stopped when I figured out I was inviting it, encouraging it, nurturing it, and thriving on it. Not an easy lesson to learn. Playing the victim has great payoffs. Say more? I was bullied fairly badly, too, not for playing the victim, more for playing pretend a...

by Circe

September 30th, 2014, 7:30 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 131

Views: 2341
Re: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

I am so very terribly sorry for your loss. I can feel how you struggled with your decision, and for whatever a stranger's opinion is worth, I think you did the right thing, to spare her the probability of great pain. And also for what it's worth ... I lost a wanted child five years ago, at just abou...

by Circe

September 30th, 2014, 7:18 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: A year ago, I found out I was pregnant.

Replies: 32

Views: 478

by Circe

September 30th, 2014, 4:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Eternity Band!

Replies: 587

Views: 24481

by Circe

September 30th, 2014, 3:49 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 131

Views: 2341
Do you hide your jewelery?

"Great hiding place suggestion" threads are kind of like "great tip off the robbers" suggestion threads: my general takeaway when I read one was to immediately move my stuff if anybody suggested a place I'd used! Now I just use a safety deposit box for literally everything except...

by Circe

September 30th, 2014, 2:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you hide your jewelery?

Replies: 13

Views: 258
Re: Getting ring off finger

I've had growing/shrinking fingers for a few years (since being pregnant with my son, actually), which had gotten me in some tight squeezes on occasion. Tips: - cut all salt for a few days - wait until evening - get cold, if you can - keep your hands up (like you're holding a book over your face whi...

by Circe

September 29th, 2014, 9:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Getting ring off finger

Replies: 22

Views: 380
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Judging from the purely personal toxicity some people manage to convey, I am glad politics is banned here. It's pointless anyway. Nothing wrong with expressing opinions but when they are set in stone & all others so stupid, their owners don't deserve even politeness, why bother? I have almost q...

by Circe

September 29th, 2014, 12:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 131

Views: 2341
Re: Anyone planning on seeing Gone Girl?

I loved the book, but the casting is SO off from what was in my head ... I saw Reese Witherspoon as Amy waaaaay before she got involved behind the scenes, and Josh Duchamel for Nick. The more conventional Hollywood casting of pike and affect kind of throws me out of the story. In the other hand, Nei...

by Circe

September 29th, 2014, 10:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone planning on seeing Gone Girl?

Replies: 8

Views: 224
Re: Have you given up stacking with your E-ring?

distracts wrote:I don't get the "short fingers" argument. Most of you have tiny skinny erings and bands! I have legit short fingers and still stack a 4mm ering with two 3mm wedding bands.


Yep, this. I think it depends as much on the shape of the solitaire as the width of the stacking bands ....

by Circe

September 29th, 2014, 7:57 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Have you given up stacking with your E-ring?

Replies: 26

Views: 890
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

The only difference I recall between 1.0 nd 2.0 is formatting. PS looks different. I have no idea why there was an exodus because of 2.0. Please correct me and inform me if it was more than appearance of the PS page. It took a couple of months to work out the kinks - a lot of people couldn't log in...

by Circe

September 28th, 2014, 3:55 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 131

Views: 2341
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

We lost a lot of members when PS became PS 2.0. I don't know if they wound up on Weddingbee and never came back, or just moved on to other interests, but I miss them. Shoutout to Glitterata & LGK, among many others, wherever they are .... ;(

by Circe

September 27th, 2014, 9:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 131

Views: 2341
Re: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Is the Krugman opinion linkable? Sure! I wasn't kidding about it being an opsicle, though ... I think the only link he included I didn't was one explaining the original Grand Horizontales. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/life-in-belle-epoque-america/#commentsContainer

by Circe

September 26th, 2014, 11:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Replies: 22

Views: 443
Re: Major Help needed on setting this ROSE cut PEAR!!!

My suggestion - my strong suggestion - is to make sure the stone is cupped, foiled, or somehow otherwise shielded in the back to provide it from becoming a big, beautiful magnifying glass for the back of her finger. I adore rose cuts, but they originated in a period when a jeweler would no more set ...

by Circe

September 26th, 2014, 11:37 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Major Help needed on setting this ROSE cut PEAR!!!

Replies: 114

Views: 1917
Re: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Well, I have one friend who engaged in internet video camera work. It was not in person, so there was no real risk to her, but it was most definitely sex work. She was able to make a lot more money from home than she was at any of the retail jobs she could get. She did this while pursuing her under...

by Circe

September 26th, 2014, 9:15 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Replies: 22

Views: 443
Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Interesting opsicle from Paul Krugman, in which he says, "Thomas Piketty tells us that we’re living in a new Belle Epoque — and he’s right, in some ways contemporary society feels more like that era than the cruder, more hypocritical American Gilded Age — and one thing extreme inequality brings...

by Circe

September 26th, 2014, 7:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Krugman, the Courtesan Class, and [re]Commodification

Replies: 22

Views: 443
Re: When do you get your flu vaccine?

Blah ... I usually vaccinate at the first opportunity (and though I may spend a day or two feeling achey, I don't develop the 104 fever I had the one year I skipped it), but this year my toddler got a nasty cold early, and now the whole house has it. Anybody know what a safe period to wait before ge...

by Circe

September 25th, 2014, 8:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When do you get your flu vaccine?

Replies: 75

Views: 771
Re: Show me your jewelry boxes

Matata|1411657922|3756845 wrote:I repurposed an old dresser -- painted and stenciled it and bought jewelry trays for the drawers.


This. Is. SO. COOOOOOOOOOOL. Seriously, I'm in agony ... I want one!

by Circe

September 25th, 2014, 10:03 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Show me your jewelry boxes

Replies: 50

Views: 2133
Re: 1920s Mens Platinum and Diamond Ring

Hi BL! Wowowow! I cannot believe I missed this thread for so long ... that ring is a beauty! I love the Greek key design, I love the faceting on the stone, I LOVE the story ... what a fabulous piece! If you're still looking for a set of replacement sapphires, I know a guy on 47th who specializes in ...

by Circe

September 25th, 2014, 9:31 am

Forum: Antique and Vintage Jewelry

Topic: 1920s Mens Platinum and Diamond Ring

Replies: 29

Views: 754
Re: Show me your BIG eternity band ....

Rubies ... WOW! That is a LOT of ring! I love it. It looks smashingly elegant on your hand! I just realized ... I may have started this thread, but I don't think I ever contributed to it! My band is nowhere near the size of some of these lovelies, but since it does outweigh the solitaire it goes wit...

by Circe

September 25th, 2014, 7:55 am

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

Topic: Show me your BIG eternity band ....

Replies: 70

Views: 10519
Nasal surgery, anyone care to share their experience?

A friend's sister had rhinoplasty a year or so ago, partially because of a deviated septum, partially for cosmetic reasons. I haven't spoken with her myself about this, but ... my friend says her sis has crazy pain tolerance. Like, shattered a bone skiing, didn't cry when they set it high. And after...

by Circe

September 24th, 2014, 12:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Nasal surgery, anyone care to share their experience?

Replies: 11

Views: 355
Re: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

I suppose some of it depends upon what type of message you want to send. IMO, a moderate amount of nice jewelry is fine and shows that you take pride in your appearance. Noticeable jewelry (either in quantity or quality) might send a different message - like one that says that you might be "hi...

by Circe

September 24th, 2014, 11:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

Replies: 36

Views: 813
Re: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

My immediate family is aware of my jewelry hobby...husband, children, and my 2 sisters, but that's it. I'd never discuss it with anyone else unless the topic somehow came up, and it never does. I wear a moderate amount of jewelry when I go places, never over the top. I think in your case, Madelise,...

by Circe

September 24th, 2014, 8:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

Replies: 36

Views: 813
Re: Estate VC restoration

It would depend on the price. Their restorations can run $800 or more these days, according to a pal who got a ring refurbished. If the vintage band is that much off retail or more, awesome! If not ... if it's an extant model, I'd suggest going retail or continuing the hunt.

by Circe

September 22nd, 2014, 8:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Estate VC restoration

Replies: 4

Views: 227
Re: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

I'd have to agree that irresponsible parents can make responsible kids. My parents still haven't grown up but I've always been very responsible even without having rules or a curfew ever. That's probably why I didn't see a big deal about parents lying in front of their children. I'd also agree that...

by Circe

September 22nd, 2014, 8:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

Replies: 28

Views: 770
Re: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

Today marks 11 years since my first wedding! Life certainly has its ups and downs. Fortunately, I'm in a happy place again with a second chance and life really has improved. Things will improve for you, too. As far as letting your jewelry freak flag fly...I wouldn't go to great lengths to hide it, ...

by Circe

September 21st, 2014, 3:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you hide your love, er, obsession for fine jewelry?

Replies: 36

Views: 813
Re: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

For what it's worth, I think in some cases dishonest parents can have the opposite effect on their kids: call it the Alex P. Keaton Effect. My parents lied a lot when I was growing up - they were immigrants from Russia, so given the whole aura of secrecy thing that a lifetime in the shadow of the KG...

by Circe

September 21st, 2014, 2:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Big Lies In Front of the Kids

Replies: 28

Views: 770