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by VapidLapid

October 1st, 2014, 6:13 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: help me pick the best color change garnet

Replies: 2

Views: 60
Re: Ebola arrives in America tomorrow on a fancy private jet

I am glad they advise us not to touch the body of a person who has died from ebola. I already feel as if I dodged a bullet. I suspect that, when CDC says "not spread through air or water" they are telling the truth, in that ebola itself (free virus, not inside a host cell) will not survive...

by VapidLapid

October 1st, 2014, 9:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ebola arrives in America tomorrow on a fancy private jet

Replies: 117

Views: 2017
Re: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

I am sorry . I seem to have misunderstood your intentions. Gene Flanigan of PrecisionGems has some sapphire stock that might make a very strong match to the stone you have. You can ask him if he has something he can cut to suit your needs.He also cuts colored stones in princess designs. I have two o...

by VapidLapid

September 28th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

Replies: 10

Views: 287
Re: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

regardless what the stone turns out to be, I would hate to see such a lovely antique piece be taken apart.
I think you could avail yourself of the resources here on PS to find a stone that won't break your budget.

by VapidLapid

September 28th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What colored stone is this? Best guesses please!

Replies: 10

Views: 287
Re: poll: were you mad about U2?

In 1980, at the age of 19 I was MAD about U2!!! I had the distinctive pleasure to see them at Irving Plaza club 47 a week before Boy was released in the US. I already knew it having bought the UK import weeks before. One of the greatest shows I have ever seen. Others I have seen were Gang of Four at...

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 8:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: poll: were you mad about U2?

Replies: 28

Views: 448
Re: Mattress Too Firm: Featherbed vs. Memory/Gel Foam Topper

I have a high end feather and I hate it. I have bloody scratches all over all the time and I hate the thing. Plus it rends itself of feathers at a disturbing rate. Not that I worry about it losing its fluff, but I resent having to clean up after it. neighbors have foam topper and love it

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 7:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Mattress Too Firm: Featherbed vs. Memory/Gel Foam Topper?

Replies: 13

Views: 204
Re: What's going on with DanielM?

Having never contacted daniel m I have stayed out of this thread. I am sorry to see it even continues to exist. Years ago I worked for a service company, lettuce entertain you, and we had a policy called triple A, such that when a client expressed discontent, you immediately apologize, regardless of...

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 6:49 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What's going on with DanielM?

Replies: 211

Views: 9966
Re: window... :-(

I am sorry you are having a bad purchasing experience, regardless of whether it was from a "PS recommended" vendor. I would like to see the vendor pic and one of your own after receiving it.

by VapidLapid

September 23rd, 2014, 5:00 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: window... :-(

Replies: 16

Views: 504
Re: Where Would You Go if You Could Only Take One Last Trip

New Zealand or Patagonia.
Can my last trip be for say, twenty years?

by VapidLapid

September 18th, 2014, 4:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Where Would You Go if You Could Only Take One Last Trip Ever

Replies: 41

Views: 518
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

An interesting question, Deb. I wonder how much the casualness of spoken language, verses the formality of written language, plays in this. I think the example of a court stenographer is a good place to question from. If the court stenographer hears "I axed him" and records it as "I a...

by VapidLapid

September 17th, 2014, 4:21 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1102
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Just another opinion. I am a court reporter. When people mispronounce words when they are in the witness box, I have to write what they say verbatim. It drives my crazy. I had a witness on the stand that said, "I axed him. " This is an educated person. I had to leave it in the way they sa...

by VapidLapid

September 16th, 2014, 5:41 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1102
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

since you said you have bought 5 color change garnets from him, do you know what kind of color am I going to expect for "dark blue" for the first one ( http://www.multicolour.com/detail/?1925200798 )? is it something around cornflower blue with a little gray ? No. I would expect this to b...

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 131

Views: 1653
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I cant help but feel that this discussion has lost its way and is chasing phantoms. The scientific study of linguistics, which gives no particular language practice priority or "more correctness" over another is of necessity interdisciplinary, using phonics, develpomental psychology, philo...

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 6:59 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1102
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

I prefer the first one, though the window would drive me nuts. the second is light which might be better than too dark but again windowed. The third one has a nicer cut, possibly tolerable tilt window, but is too far gone to the dark side.

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 10:21 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 131

Views: 1653
Re: your experience with multicolour.com?

I have many purchases from Multicolour, and kept them all with no regrets. It is difficult to gauge true color from their photos. It has helped me to click the "download identification report", I find the photos look less attenuated there as pdf files than they do on the website. If he des...

by VapidLapid

September 15th, 2014, 9:29 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: your experience with multicolour.com?

Replies: 131

Views: 1653
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Obviously, I am not on either side of this discussion, (I am choosing not to call it an argument, thought in academic circles I would), rather I find my feet sink in the mud regardless of which side of the fence I step on. I suspect this very question is at the root of the troubles of Babel. For I a...

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1102

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Newfoundland and Spaniel Puppy Playing

Replies: 7

Views: 199


I think if Fowler were here he would call a foul. So many problems get raised, and called into question by simple statements, like, it is, or is not grammatical, to say {... }, or to say what, within the context of what grammatic, is right or wrong. Language gets meaning from usage, usage hones (or ...

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 7:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1102
Re: Yellow Chrysoberyl Ring

I'll have to register for a Jealousy Management program.

by VapidLapid

September 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Yellow Chrysoberyl Ring

Replies: 16

Views: 377
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

the lovely older gentleman directly upstairs from me was found dead this morning on his bed. I expect it was a heart attack as he was 81. However, he had just returned thursday from two months in Africa (Ivory coast) and had spent some time there in hospital for a UTI. The day he returned his toilet...

by VapidLapid

September 10th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

Replies: 10968

Views: 144587
Re: Anyone getting calls from "Windows"?

I had a call today about my final opportunity to lower my interest rates as regards to the financial stimulus. The nice gentlman said he would try to get me down to as little as 1.3%so we talked for a while about debt and credit cards. He was calling from credit services, which a quick search on the...

by VapidLapid

September 9th, 2014, 9:00 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone getting calls from "Windows"?

Replies: 22

Views: 422
Re: Would you live in this house?

The pics are a conceptual rendering; it has not been built. I could live in it, especially if it has some catacombs in the cliffside and scary internal stairways down to the base. the absence of a garage bothers me, but even so I would live there much more readily than I would pay $1M for a parking ...

by VapidLapid

September 9th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would you live in this house?

Replies: 56

Views: 842
Re: Possibly fake large green spinel

Much as I would love to gawk at a fake green spinel, I, and many others are understandably unlikely to click on an unknown outside link in a member's first and only post. it is very easy to upload your photos directly to this thread. You also might want to ask the moderators if a discussion about sy...

by VapidLapid

September 8th, 2014, 9:21 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Possibly fake large green spinel

Replies: 19

Views: 336
Re: Lapis Lazuli questions

This is my only piece of LL. Have had it for years, but still can't commit to anything. It is a little over a third of a pound at 167.23 grams, or 836.25 carats.

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by VapidLapid

September 5th, 2014, 10:53 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Lapis Lazuli questions

Replies: 15

Views: 348
Re: Where to start? So many choices!

Jadeite,
old stock or vintage because of the embargo

by VapidLapid

September 4th, 2014, 6:27 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Where to start? So many choices!

Replies: 28

Views: 862

by VapidLapid

August 31st, 2014, 10:24 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help find a Padparadscha for an engagement ring.

Replies: 305

Views: 5499
Re: 3.22 pink tourmaline from RDG sellout -how to set?

I too wonder why rose gold is a must.Since it would be so close in tone and hue to the stone I would expect it only to make the whole thing muddy, especially as it is already so close in hue to your skin. Some contrasts with the metal and the halo or side stones will go a long way to show off that s...

by VapidLapid

August 30th, 2014, 6:40 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: 3.22 pink tourmaline from RDG sellout -how to set?

Replies: 68

Views: 1379
Re: Thoughts/buying advice on this tourmaline pretty please?

I love the color, and wouldn't mind the clarity, but the bow window would bother me. Of course price could be the wild card. Sometimes a good price can make one look, not through, but around the windows to admire the drapes!

by VapidLapid

August 27th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Thoughts/buying advice on this tourmaline pretty please?

Replies: 40

Views: 635
Re: 3.22 pink tourmaline from RDG sellout -how to set?

I think it is lovely. Judging by the cut I would not be surprised if it is by John Dyer. As its tone is close to your skin tone, I would consider a halo, diamonds, mint garnet, sapphire and/or black spinel to make it stand out with more contrast.

by VapidLapid

August 26th, 2014, 5:44 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: 3.22 pink tourmaline from RDG sellout -how to set?

Replies: 68

Views: 1379
Re: What are your favorite bath/shower products?

D.R. Harris Naturals Lemon Vetiver soap

by VapidLapid

August 24th, 2014, 4:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What are your favorite bath/shower products?

Replies: 33

Views: 508