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Re: CAD Opinions Please

Thank you ALL! I did ask him to raise the center stone a little. I like low, but agree this is too low. I'm leaving the E/W vs. N/S up to him--it's so negligible, that I don't think I will notice. The gallery I'm leaving--I've already tweaked it a couple of times and I'm working with those tiny roun...

by NewEnglandLady

June 17th, 2016, 9:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CAD Opinions Please

Replies: 10

Views: 491
CAD Opinions Please

Hi all, A few weeks ago a side stone fell out of my original setting. I had always been worried about the integrity of the original setting, so after some internal back and forth, I decided to have David Klass make a new bezeled setting that was as similar to the original style as I could get. I'm s...

by NewEnglandLady

June 16th, 2016, 8:11 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: CAD Opinions Please

Replies: 10

Views: 491
Re: What's your credit score?

I've never taken a loan out for anything, so I had no idea what my credit score was until I signed up for mint.com a couple of months ago and I think it was 790-something. I've only had 3 cars in my life and paid cash for all of them. Our house mortgage is only in my DH's name, so they never pulled...

by NewEnglandLady

June 15th, 2016, 8:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your credit score?

Replies: 23

Views: 691
Re: What's your credit score?

I've never taken a loan out for anything, so I had no idea what my credit score was until I signed up for mint.com a couple of months ago and I think it was 790-something. I've only had 3 cars in my life and paid cash for all of them. Our house mortgage is only in my DH's name, so they never pulled ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 14th, 2016, 2:53 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What's your credit score?

Replies: 23

Views: 691
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Oh, Bella!! So excited for you!! Continuing to keep my fingers crossed! CONGRATS!

by NewEnglandLady

June 8th, 2016, 7:00 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24558

Views: 674474
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Promise to keep this short, but I had to laugh when you said all three were crazy last night. I was going to say the same thing, but ended up deleting it because my post was already really long. I take kickboxing on Monday nights (which I only started when C turned 2 because life was a little too cr...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 12:57 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24558

Views: 674474
Re: How do you feel about what you do for a living?

I run the mobile division of a major retailer and I love it. I recently made a career change and love the company I work for. The culture is wonderful for parents, I get more time at home with my children, and my commute is a dream. My goal is to stay here for the next 20+ years (until I retire).

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 9:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How do you feel about what you do for a living?

Replies: 32

Views: 695
Re: Couples, Sex, and Sexless Marriage/Relationships

I consider sexual fulfillment an emotional need. Affection, conversation, recreational companionship, admiration, family commitment (there are others on my list) are all also emotional needs for me. My number one emotional need is conversation, followed closely by affection. Sexual fulfillment is pr...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 8:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Couples, Sex, and Sexless Marriage/Relationships

Replies: 22

Views: 722
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Bella, I was so excited when I read your post about taking the test. I am keeping everything crossed for you that you have a sticky bean. Wishing you the best!! (and hoping that if this one does stick, this pregnancy is easier on you!) RT, I can't imagine how emotionally exhausted you must feel afte...

by NewEnglandLady

June 7th, 2016, 6:59 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24558

Views: 674474
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Thanks all!! And I love all the pics--very helpful! I've gone from being really upset about this project to being really excited. Ring is on its way to DK and will arrive tomorrow. I'll definitely be posting throughout this process since you are all so knowledgeable. DK offered to melt down the orig...

by NewEnglandLady

May 25th, 2016, 12:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 747
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

I'm a big fan of BGD, but for this project I decided to go with David Klass because he had some great ideas about the setting and made me really excited about the final product. He answered all of my questions, had some great suggestions (which made me feel like he really understood what I was aimin...

by NewEnglandLady

May 24th, 2016, 7:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 747
Re: Would it be rude of me if I asked you...

I think because PS is a place for diamond education, the price piece would be really nice to know. But I've always wondered if the lack of price discussion is out of respect for the vendors. I'm not sure if the vendors themselves would be open to PSers posting about the cost of their work (specifica...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 2:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would it be rude of me if I asked you...

Replies: 19

Views: 656
Re: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

All great suggestions (and those Vram bezels are stunning!) I think I might reach out to a few of these vendors and just ask about the process. I hadn't thought of what PintoBean suggested--looking at the CADs as a basis for the decision. Depending on the cost of the CAD creation, I could have a cou...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 11:35 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 747
Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Hi all--long-time PSer, but it's been forever since I've posted in Rocky Talky. My DH bought my engagement ring at a B&M jeweler here in Boston (Shreve, Crump & Low) back in 2006. I love the ring. I always have. But the setting is one that needs to be babied and I don't live a babying kind o...

by NewEnglandLady

May 23rd, 2016, 9:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reluctant to Reset--Bezel Recommendations, Please

Replies: 18

Views: 747
Re:

April, just wanted to tell you I'm really sorry about your loss. Because it's unexpected doesn't make it any easier. Hugs to you!

by NewEnglandLady

May 16th, 2016, 7:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6587

Views: 173249
Re: Mother's Ring Help

Thanks so much, Chrono, you are always a well of knowledge!

ETA: Bo was always breaking my budget, anyway, so fitting that his stone would kill the budget. And would you go with zircon in lieu of tanzanite?

by NewEnglandLady

May 10th, 2016, 9:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Mother's Ring Help

Replies: 4

Views: 236
Mother's Ring Help

Hi all--long time lurker in the gemstones thread. I could use some help from you wise ladies. My husband was wanting to get me a mother's ring for Mother's Day this year, but given that I'm a long-time PSer, he was scared to go do this on his own. So for Mother's Day, I promised I would tell him wha...

by NewEnglandLady

May 10th, 2016, 8:30 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Mother's Ring Help

Replies: 4

Views: 236
Re: The comforts of home..

There are very few brands I'm loyal to--I tend to buy what's on sale. There are a few things that are a constant in my home, however. 1. Basic H cleaning solution-- http://www.amazon.com/Basic-Organic-Cleaning-Concentrate-Gallons/dp/B008PBNHBA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1462376677&sr=8-1&am...

by NewEnglandLady

May 4th, 2016, 9:57 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The comforts of home..

Replies: 62

Views: 1271
Re: Do you and your SO share the same political views?

When we met 17 years ago we were both libertarians. I'm still a libertarian whereas he's shifted on some social issues and I would say he's on the cusp of libertarian/republican at this point. We didn't vote for the same candidate during the primaries (then again I voted for a candidate who'd alread...

by NewEnglandLady

April 19th, 2016, 1:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you and your SO share the same political views?

Replies: 28

Views: 414
Re: What do you miss most about being "young"?

I'll be 35 in a month. I miss my flat stomach. I also miss that feeling of having my whole life in front of me. I don't miss being poor. And now that I have 2 kids, I don't miss my life before them. I have found a lovely balance of my career, my husband & kids, and am trying to enjoy every day s...

by NewEnglandLady

April 19th, 2016, 12:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you miss most about being "young"?

Replies: 66

Views: 1268
Re: Credit card debt

We use our AMEX (we get cash back) for most purchases and pay it in full every month. I used to use cash for everything (I'm a big Dave Ramsey fan and followed his cash-only policy). For us, we don't spend any more using credit cards than we would using cash. And we always pay the balance, so really...

by NewEnglandLady

April 5th, 2016, 7:55 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Credit card debt

Replies: 56

Views: 1590
Re: How did you meet your SO?

How did you meet your SO? In an AOL chat room in May of 1999 Was it love at first sight? We'd already shared "I love you"s before we met in person (December 1999). I was already head over heels for him by the time we met in person. When did you know it was for real? The relationship was l...

by NewEnglandLady

April 1st, 2016, 7:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How did you meet your SO?

Replies: 64

Views: 1842
Re: When your job is not what you majored in

azstonie, I had no idea that you were a clarinet performance major! I played the clarinet through high school and had planned to be a music major, but was so burnt out by my senior year in high school that I completely changed my mind. A couple of my clarinet-playing high school friends went on to b...

by NewEnglandLady

March 31st, 2016, 9:21 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: When your job is not what you majored in

Replies: 21

Views: 595
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Just popping in because I love all the pics--JGator, N and K are so cute. K is such a little girl now. Good luck on Monday, returning to work is always tough. MP, the boys are adorable! I just have to tell you what a great attitude you've had through all of this. I know there must be times you're be...

by NewEnglandLady

March 24th, 2016, 8:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16271

Views: 411604
Re: Ladies - Warning: Sensitive Subject

Alex, I have been following this thread and thinking of you, just didn't have anything helpful to contribute. Haven, don't want to threadjack, but I'm so sorry for your loss last summer, that must have been very hard. It's lovely seeing you on PS again.

by NewEnglandLady

March 11th, 2016, 12:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ladies - Warning: Sensitive Subject

Replies: 116

Views: 3037
Re: Having problems as 2nd wife, ( gentle) thoughts & FB ple

I know my opinion won't be popular, but I'm posting it anyway. If I were you, I would be up-front with his family and tell them that if they want a relationship with you and your husband, they need to NOT discuss anything having to do with the ex-wife. No talk of her at family functions, de-friend a...

by NewEnglandLady

March 9th, 2016, 9:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Having problems as 2nd wife, ( gentle) thoughts & FB please

Replies: 48

Views: 1297
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

amc, congrats on boy #3!! That's so exciting! The good news is that you know exactly what you are doing at this point with the boys--you got this!

by NewEnglandLady

March 7th, 2016, 12:30 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39688

Views: 1491137
Re: Job dust for DH

amc, congrats to your husband, that is fantastic news!! And the timing couldn't be better--he'll have several months under his belt (and will hopefully feel a bit settled) before the baby arrives. Having evenings and weekends together will be amazing for you. And since he's working so close to home,...

by NewEnglandLady

March 7th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Job dust for DH

Replies: 29

Views: 467
Re: How did you know you were ready to have a baby?

JuneRose, you're firmly in the gray area where it could happen at any point and be fine, but you'll analyze it over and over until you decide to not prevent, but not try. And then you're on the roller coaster from there. I'm a planner. So I wanted all my ducks in a row before we had our first. Got m...

by NewEnglandLady

March 4th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: How did you know you were ready to have a baby?

Replies: 16

Views: 972
Re: I just want my kiddos back.

Gypsy, your descriptions of force feeding Hallie and the desperation you felt to do ANYTHING to save her life really hit home with me. The story about Frodo screaming in pain and the unexplainable guilt you feel when you're trying to help and they scream in pain made me cry. I can completely relate ...

by NewEnglandLady

March 3rd, 2016, 8:50 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just want my kiddos back.

Replies: 51

Views: 963