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Re: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

And the precious finally reveals itself! I've been dying to see what was worth the purge of so many other gorgeous pieces. It is smashingly beautiful. I love the shape of that stone, and the setting does such a good job of bringing out the square yet rounded-ness of it. And emeralds. Sigh. Everythin...

by Rhapsody

September 6th, 2014, 11:56 pm

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

Topic: OMC in Art Deco Emerald setting

Replies: 48

Views: 1370
Re: Most liberal and conservative cities

Good luck with your job search! I do have to say I'm a bit surprised that Denver/Boulder is so high on your list when you said your husband wants to avoid Chicago because of the snow. I was born and raised in Denver and my dad still lives there and while it is absolutely a beautiful part of the cou...

by Rhapsody

August 20th, 2014, 9:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Most liberal and conservative cities

Replies: 109

Views: 1595
Re: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in N

Everyone is of course entitled to their opinion, but quite frankly I do not have to respect it. And if you are going to have an opinion on an issue that has far reaching effects on the entire population have the courage of your convictions and don't claim you can't defend yourself because people are...

by Rhapsody

March 21st, 2014, 3:27 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

Replies: 284

Views: 4497
Re: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in N

Now I am not a scientist and hadn't researched this prior to this thread but figured I'd post this video for some of you to watch. Either way it's interesting. I'm not saying anything about it one way or another-just posting it for viewing purposes. I'd love to hear your thoughts/opinions on it (FY...

by Rhapsody

March 17th, 2014, 3:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

Replies: 284

Views: 4497
Re: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in N

RE the booster thing-I worked for my Dr. for 8 years and never ONCE had anyone come in for imm. boosters, and we saw a minimum of 60 patients, closer to 80 if you counted labs, daily. And, I'd worked there for over 6 years before finding out that you even had to *get* boosters. I'd never ONCE heard...

by Rhapsody

March 16th, 2014, 7:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

Replies: 284

Views: 4497
Re: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in N

Ugh this came up at a party last week. A friend isn't going to vaccinate her child because her Mil thinks it causes autism. Friend is upset because no daycares will take her child un vaccinated. Me: "Well hope she doesn't get measels" Her: "the other kids are vaccinated so it's ok&qu...

by Rhapsody

March 15th, 2014, 11:16 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.

Replies: 284

Views: 4497
Re: PSA: Tylenol during pregnancy linked to ADHD

As a biomedical scientist there are 2 things I know for sure 1) correlation does not mean causation 2) the media often gets it spectacularly wrong when they report on these things. Their primary job is to sell ad space. These types of studies are very difficult to interpret. The authors were looking...

by Rhapsody

February 26th, 2014, 6:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: PSA: Tylenol during pregnancy linked to ADHD

Replies: 63

Views: 998
Re: Heartbroken and confused, some insight please

Oh Ally, I am so sorry you are going through this. But sometimes love is just not enough to sustain a relationship. And all the wanting for things to be what you know they *could* be won't help. We had some bonding moments over frustration with our SO's choosing to spend time playing sports or what-...

by Rhapsody

January 16th, 2014, 1:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Heartbroken and confused, some insight please

Replies: 162

Views: 7120
Re: If your spouse wants a tattoo and you don't like them...

I see my body as a bag of blood and I don't like breaking the seal. Let's face it even the best tattoo parlor employes are not doctors or RNs. I just do not feel the sanitation level is as controlled and regulated as hospitals are. Yes, it's possible but I'm not much of a risk taker. There is a tat...

by Rhapsody

July 20th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: If your spouse wants a tattoo and you don't like them...

Replies: 40

Views: 714
Re: Jeweler BURNED prongs during cleaning?!

I don't think it's polishing compound. I've rubbed it and tried to clean it myself to no avail. Looking at it through the loupe, it definitely looks like its been to a torch since the metal is discolored near the black part. Kinda goes from a white -> copperish -> black hue. I wouldn't discount tha...

by Rhapsody

June 28th, 2012, 1:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Jeweler BURNED prongs during cleaning?!

Replies: 10

Views: 743
Re: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Beautiful collection; so glad you came to play! I love your setting idea for the OEC! ETA: The OEC used to be mine for a little while and your pictures are way better than mine were and I'm so happy it went to a loving home. :appl: Gotta love the bling merry-go-round! It was amazingly hard to get g...

by Rhapsody

May 22nd, 2012, 6:45 pm

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

Topic: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Replies: 28

Views: 1080
Re: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

LOVE that OEC! And it's amazing the way the AVC M appears to be just as white as the G asscher! The M AVC is a real chameleon. It has strong blue fluorescence, so in sunlight it is super white. Sometimes I can even see the fluor in the sun, I'm at altitude so I don't know if the stronger UV here ma...

by Rhapsody

May 21st, 2012, 7:50 pm

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

Topic: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Replies: 28

Views: 1080
Re: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Thank Enerchi! I could use all the good mojo I can get for my quals. If I fail at least I still have pretty things to look at :wacko: A) I hereby nominate you for Best Thread Title. B) You are a nominee in multiple categories, also nominated for Best Metaphor. C) AWESOME COLLECTION. Every piece is f...

by Rhapsody

May 21st, 2012, 7:31 pm

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

Topic: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Replies: 28

Views: 1080
Re: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

And a few close ups of the OEC. I am totally in love, its an amazing stone.

Thanks for taking the time to procrastinate with me!

by Rhapsody

May 21st, 2012, 7:14 pm

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

Topic: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Replies: 28

Views: 1080
Re: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

It was impossible to get all the stones lined up so they looked their best at the same time, but hopefully you can get a feel for the different personalities of all the stones.

by Rhapsody

May 21st, 2012, 7:03 pm

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

Topic: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Replies: 28

Views: 1080
new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

I should be studying for my qualifying exams so of course, instead, I'm chasing sunbeams taking pictures of my jewelry. Maybe if I share them with others that will also spread out my quilt over not reading the giant stack of papers I need to tackle. There have been several topics around here on what...

by Rhapsody

May 21st, 2012, 6:59 pm

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

Topic: new 1.79 ct OEC and diamond polyamory

Replies: 28

Views: 1080
Re: Paging Haven and any other M and lower-color OMC/OEC own

I have a princess and asscher that are both GIA Gs and an AVC which is an AGS M. Sometimes the M is white white white and other times very obviously tinted. It's amazing what a chameleon it is. I dont have any good pictures of them together in artificial light, but here are a few in direct/indirect ...
color of ID jewelry's white gold

Can anyone tell me how white the white gold alloy ID jewelry uses is? I destroy rhodium plating, so the color of the white gold itself ends up being pretty prominent. Trying to decide if I should go with white gold or spend the extra money for platinum (about 600 bucks).

Thanks!

by Rhapsody

May 10th, 2011, 10:12 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: color of ID jewelry's white gold

Replies: 0

Views: 126
Re: Is it better?

Scares me more that the local drug dealer/gang member/criminal can have one in his pocket at the grocery store. I figure they're the ones that shouldn't have them. But this makes the assumption that if "non-criminals" also carry guns than people will be safer. People who commit crimes are...

by Rhapsody

January 28th, 2011, 9:01 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is it better?

Replies: 131

Views: 1849


I''ve bought the 1.5-2 mm rice and button pearls from here before and been really happy with them. I just love seed pearls, the tinier the better! Image

by Rhapsody

March 30th, 2010, 3:52 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: Seedy Pearls

Replies: 4

Views: 221


Thank you both for your replies. I''m totally nuts so decided to run home over lunch to take some pictures. These are the best I can get without an extra pair of hands. From the top you cant really see it, but I managed to get some sun glare off the sharp egdes so you can see its proximity to the pr...

by Rhapsody

March 29th, 2010, 9:26 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: safe to wear a chipped stone?

Replies: 8

Views: 339
safe to wear a chipped stone?

I just noticed a chip in a tourmaline I had set last week. I''m going to assume because it''s been a few days since I picked it up the jeweler will tell me I chipped the stone. Sigh. Theres nothing worse than that heart in your throat feeling when you notice something you love is damaged. The chip i...

by Rhapsody

March 29th, 2010, 8:03 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: safe to wear a chipped stone?

Replies: 8

Views: 339


Date: 1/15/2010 6:25:53 AM Author: Pink Tower If anyone has seen the Tacori, etc. that is available on the shopping channels firsthand, will you please post? I am curious as to what the quality is like. Personally, I would not be pleased if I were the owner of one of these designer labels, but , as...

by Rhapsody

January 15th, 2010, 2:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ritani is on QVC now

Replies: 31

Views: 875


Last one, the exotics are on the bottom here. I''m still trying to get a shot of the whole strands, but it has proved elusive. I hope these are helpful, I just cant seem to capture what the eye sees.

The exotics are 7-7.5mm and the freshadamas are 7.5-8mm.

by Rhapsody

November 27th, 2009, 10:37 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023


Exotics are on the top again. The freshadamas in the shot are some of my favourite on the strand.

by Rhapsody

November 27th, 2009, 10:32 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023


Exotics are on the top in this shot.

by Rhapsody

November 27th, 2009, 10:29 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023


Man its a nightmare to take good pictures of pearls. I can see the difference between the freshadamas and exotics clearly, but its hard to photograph. I got a few decent comparison shots. The exotics are on the right, you can see they have higher luster and more unique colours than the feshadama str...

by Rhapsody

November 27th, 2009, 10:28 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023


Glitterata, your strand is gorgeous! They look beautiful on you. I just got back home from being out of town. My hotel charged frickin 20 bucks a day for internet access, so I figured pictures will have to wait I got a bracelet too, so now I can actualy wear the necklace as it should be instead of w...

by Rhapsody

November 24th, 2009, 8:50 am

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023


Last one. There are some gorgeous purples in here. One a strongly pinky purple, another with green overtones and a silvery blue. All awesome.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! For anyone on the fence, I would vote go for it!

by Rhapsody

November 13th, 2009, 1:59 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023


Heres a few close ups of some of my favourite pearls. Of course they are so reflective that you mostly see a giant camera in all of them, but you can see the colours around the reflection pretty accurately.

The pink/green pearl kills me. So cool. The silvery lavender one next to it is gorgeous too.

by Rhapsody

November 13th, 2009, 1:56 pm

Forum: Pearls

Topic: New exotic, metallic pearls at Pearlparadise.....

Replies: 168

Views: 6023