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Re: Wrist size to bracelet size

Another one with tiny wrists here, around 5".

I used to like my bracelets a bit looser but now prefer them tighter. My bracelets are 6 1/4. Just look better imo, but at the same time not too tight as to be uncomfortable (for me).

by Phoenix

November 30th, 2016, 10:18 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Wrist size to bracelet size

Replies: 9

Views: 519
Re: Play date with Jewels by Grace and Gypsy - PIC OVERLOAD

1 and 2 Cartier I VVS2, over 6 carats 3. Marquise, Cartier and Missy's ring 4. Just dreaming... Drooling over that 6ct step cut Cartier ring!!! :cheeky: Is that through JBG or Jogani BH? Not sure if I want to even know how much it cost! ;( I very much heart that 6ct+ Cartier ring too!! Is there any...

by Phoenix

November 20th, 2016, 12:39 am

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

Topic: Play date with Jewels by Grace and Gypsy - PIC OVERLOAD

Replies: 66

Views: 2809
Re: Play date with Jewels by Grace and Gypsy - PIC OVERLOAD

1 and 2 Cartier I VVS2, over 6 carats 3. Marquise, Cartier and Missy's ring 4. Just dreaming... Drooling over that 6ct step cut Cartier ring!!! :cheeky: Is that through JBG or Jogani BH? Not sure if I want to even know how much it cost! ;( I very much heart that 6ct+ Cartier ring too!! Is there any...

by Phoenix

November 17th, 2016, 10:44 pm

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

Topic: Play date with Jewels by Grace and Gypsy - PIC OVERLOAD

Replies: 66

Views: 2809
Re: My 4.8ctw Whiteflash ACA Diamond Studs

m-2-b, I'm so late to the party, but hubba hubba!! Those new studs are GORGEOUS!!! and BIIIIGGG!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: You're so smart to have gone with WF! :appl: Their upgrade policies and pricing are sooooo good!! Congrats to this latest addition to your ...

by Phoenix

November 13th, 2016, 11:28 pm

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

Topic: My 4.8ctw Whiteflash ACA Diamond Studs

Replies: 126

Views: 2849
Re: Selective when wearing big jewels?

My diamond earring studs are on the larger side and I do not wear those to morning, conservative meetings. That's the end of it. Other than that, I wear whatever I like to noon + functions or meetings. Your engagement/wedding rings are gifts and imo why on earth would you feel odd about wearing the...

by Phoenix

October 21st, 2016, 1:49 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Selective when wearing big jewels?

Replies: 28

Views: 896

by Phoenix

October 19th, 2016, 11:53 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fans

Replies: 583

Views: 17123
Re: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fan

m-2-b|1476824663|4088364 wrote:LLJ--Sounds like you already made up your mind but totally agree with saving up for the custom pave sweet studs instead! :naughty:

I should have another bling project coming to fruition soon...stay tuned! :Up_to_something:


Oooh, m-2-b, can't wait to see!! :appl: :twirl:

by Phoenix

October 19th, 2016, 12:31 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fans

Replies: 583

Views: 17123
Re: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fan

^Thanks. Yes, that's what I was thinking too. I have read that some people ordered a size larger for the cuff (vs. the bangle). Have you ever compared the two styles and do you have any sizing advice? Yes! The cuff comes smaller than the bangle, so you may need to go one size bigger for the cuff th...

by Phoenix

October 19th, 2016, 12:24 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fans

Replies: 583

Views: 17123
Re: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fan

Hi ladies, I need a little help and perspective heRe so I thought this is the place. I have been doing a little VCA damage during my stress times and I need help deciding whether to keep this holiday pendant. I've been on tPF and you know how HARDCORE those VCA enthusiasts are. Any VCA is good VCA....

by Phoenix

October 18th, 2016, 11:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Let's talk branded pieces...Yssie, DS, and all other fans

Replies: 583

Views: 17123
Re: What would you do with an extra room?

I love having extra space! I've converted one of the spare bedrooms into a walk-in closet. I adore it! Music room and/ or library would be a good idea, somewhere where you can relax and listen to music whilst reading a book or one where you can play an instrument and generally just chill out! I also...

by Phoenix

September 23rd, 2016, 10:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What would you do with an extra room?

Replies: 17

Views: 555
Re: Value Old European Cut over 12ct

WOW!! :o Beautiful and HUGE diamonds! :love: :love: :love:

I'd not put the 12ct in a pendant, however. That'd be difficult to wear, it'd flip and might be uncomfortable...and also a bit unsafe, it'd just have a chain supporting it. I'd like to suggest a one-of-a-kind, special occasion ring.

by Phoenix

September 23rd, 2016, 12:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Value Old European Cut over 12ct

Replies: 68

Views: 4111
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Phoenix, thank you for not being mad at me for expressing an opinion that was not in line with what you had already expressed that you wanted. I was kind of hoping I could save you some money. ;)) I have spent some time looking at pricing at several of the super-ideal cut vendors to see what prices...

by Phoenix

September 22nd, 2016, 11:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

I didn't think any of the PS vendors did upgrades that weren't one stone for one stone. I remember clearly reading that in at least two policies. So unless it was by special arrangement, using 3 stones to get 2 stones would not have worked anyway. With respect, that's not true - at least not in my ...

by Phoenix

September 22nd, 2016, 8:19 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Mrs B, YOU GO GIRL!! :appl:

I am a lover of 3-stone rings too, and used to have a couple and now miss having one. Maybe I'll do a 3-stone ring with my 2.656ct diamond.

I LOVE all your ideas! You've obviously thought everything out thoroughly. I can't wait to see your new pretties!

by Phoenix

September 22nd, 2016, 1:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Phoenix, thank you for not being mad at me for expressing an opinion that was not in line with what you had already expressed that you wanted. I was kind of hoping I could save you some money. ;)) I have spent some time looking at pricing at several of the super-ideal cut vendors to see what prices...

by Phoenix

September 22nd, 2016, 12:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

PintoBean|1474514973|4079457 wrote:I'm dying, Phoenix! :lol: show me the little weights your lobes have been strength training with in preparation for 8 ctw! :lol:


Hahaha, my trainer has been torturing me with heavier and havier weights! My lobes must have gotten stronger too!! :lol:

by Phoenix

September 22nd, 2016, 12:22 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Top 3 pictures of your lovelies?

I have top 4 faves:

1. VCA Lotus ring
2. BGD 2.3ct each G & H Si1 studs
3. Cartier WG pave with ceramic Love bracelet
4. 5.318ct H VS2 solitaire

by Phoenix

September 20th, 2016, 11:39 pm

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

Topic: Top 3 pictures of your lovelies?

Replies: 31

Views: 1369
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Mrs B, OUCH!! That's painful! :blackeye: And wow! I can't wait to see your new 3-stone ring, that's gonna be EPIC!! :appl: Am I understanding it right though? 3.61ct centre stone with 1.4-1.5 each sides? Are you sure? I had a 3-stone ring made with 2.3ct centre and 1.5ct sides and it was sooooo unco...

by Phoenix

September 20th, 2016, 10:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Have you crunched the numbers? If the savings from going with a new vendor outweigh the loss from forgoing the discount, then the answer is clear. If not, start by looking at various cases. Look at stones you might want to buy. Would you upgrade twice? Is this a huge upgrade? Look at selling prices...

by Phoenix

September 18th, 2016, 1:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

If your vendor has much higher prices, then I think they have more room to discount. So I would try that first and foremost. I would encourage you to try to do this as soon as you can while prices are low, or you may find even higher prices in a year. But I neglected to mention another option, and ...

by Phoenix

September 18th, 2016, 1:39 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Phoenix, my first suggestion is to show your vendor prices of similar stones to what you want to buy (other super ideal vendors). Ask them to match prices. Or just start by negotiating prices. You may not be able to negotiate at a vendor like Blue Nile, but you certainly can try most other places. ...

by Phoenix

September 17th, 2016, 2:17 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Not sure if there's a good answer for you, Phoenix. It seems to me that the market is unwilling to absorb the premium of certain branded super ideal diamonds on resale, i.e. other vendors are unable to flip branded stones at a premium because their customers are unwilling to pay the markup on secon...

by Phoenix

September 17th, 2016, 2:01 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

This surprises you? It's the whole point of them offering an upgrade program in the first place. Neil, I think I wasn't being clear. The stones I'm looking at (potentially my upgraded stones, that's if I'm able to) are thousands, literally thousands of dollars more expensive - EACH - than very simi...

by Phoenix

September 17th, 2016, 1:52 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices.

Ugh, Phoenix! :wall: I had a similar situation myself. Over a few years, I traded in diamonds and tacked on a few thousand dollars here and there and then I hit a wall. The next upgrade would take minimum $10K more and what was in the inventory was significantly higher in price than the competitors...

by Phoenix

September 17th, 2016, 1:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

..than their competitor(s) for diamonds of similar or almost identical specs. What do you do? Other than selling your old/ existing diamonds bought from first vendor (most likely at a loss), and start over again?! If you do sell, I note that the losses incurred may even be greater than any savings g...

by Phoenix

September 16th, 2016, 3:42 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Vendor w whom you have upgrade option has higher prices...

Replies: 55

Views: 2816
Re: Sweet-an IDJ suite! 0.65 EVS2 MQ, 3.03ISI2 MRB, 0.75Jack

What a haul, PB! I love them all!! :love: :love: :love:

I also love your sense of humour...so infectious!! :appl: I always look fwd to reading your posts, they're so happy and make me chuckle each and every time.

Wear all your pretties in great health and happiness.
Re: Any Spaniards? Anyone familiar w Spain? Alicante vs Vale

I would suggest visiting the Fodor's Travel Forum for advice. We recently spent five weeks in France and Spain. Spain is beautiful but does have a very high rate of unemployment currently. I would probably take a minimalist approach to jewellery. That said, we experienced no issues. I think five da...

by Phoenix

August 16th, 2016, 11:02 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any Spaniards? Anyone familiar w Spain? Alicante vs Valencia

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Re: Any Spaniards? Anyone familiar w Spain? Alicante vs Vale

I jut reread your posting. If you love architecture and were thinking of going north to Valencia, why not go all the way to Barcelona? Unless, of course, you have already seen it. I think that everyone who sees the architecture there loves it and considers it unique. If that were not an interest of...

by Phoenix

August 16th, 2016, 10:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any Spaniards? Anyone familiar w Spain? Alicante vs Valencia

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Any Spaniards? Anyone familiar w Spain? Alicante vs Valencia

I'm going to Spain in a few weeks' time for a holiday and would like some suggestions please. This may be a stab in the dark, but would like to know if anyone would recommend Valencia or Alicante or both? I'll be in Marbella first, with friends (I've been before to Marbella and will be going back); ...

by Phoenix

August 14th, 2016, 10:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Any Spaniards? Anyone familiar w Spain? Alicante vs Valencia

Replies: 7

Views: 339
Re: PHOENIX_Consolidated Collection (VCA, Cartier, BGD etc)

I adore the sweet pave bracelet, Phoenix! :love: But by itself or with another sweet! Your tennis bracelets will scratch it all up! ;( (I hope you know me well enough by now that I just tell you stuff like that! :lol: ) He he, DS! You're seriously going to admonish me! :blackeye:. I wore the Perles...

by Phoenix

August 14th, 2016, 9:41 pm

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

Topic: PHOENIX_Consolidated Collection (VCA, Cartier, BGD etc)

Replies: 151

Views: 5232