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Re: How would you react to lack of gifting?

Oh, then I guess you wouldn't get to far with making it retroactive to your wedding which would make it $135K. I am very impractical. He sounds like he is very practical. There are benefits to that as well. Can you take comfort in the knowledge of all the ill chosen gifts you've been spared over the...

by VapidLapid

April 18th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How would you react to lack of gifting?

Replies: 29

Views: 346
Re: How would you react to lack of gifting?

If all else is good but that he lacks this one very nice, valuable skill I would say chose your battles and let this go. Also tell him to give you $5K on a gift card or special account that you will use to buy yourself the appropriate gifts at the appropriate times. Then thank him whenever he "...

by VapidLapid

April 18th, 2014, 7:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How would you react to lack of gifting?

Replies: 29

Views: 346
Re: Teachers can still beat students in 19 states

crown1|1397844367|3655590 wrote:Maybe you should rethink that comment and the accusation against a variety of people. Fair is fair and that was not. Unbecoming a gentleman.



+1

by VapidLapid

April 18th, 2014, 7:37 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Teachers can still beat students in 19 states

Replies: 17

Views: 307
Ny Newest Stone, Don't Look!!!

It arrived this morning. Thanks to percocet.

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by VapidLapid

April 17th, 2014, 11:52 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ny Newest Stone, Don't Look!!!

Replies: 14

Views: 391
Re: Would you tell someone they have a personal hygiene issu

You wont believe me, but this is too gross for me to get into. I will say that I am constantly amazed to find people in sales who smoke cigarettes and drink coffee with cream! How ever do they make a sale? Just last week I saw a sales person at a high end boutique of toddler clothes smoking in front...

by VapidLapid

April 16th, 2014, 9:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would you tell someone they have a personal hygiene issue?

Replies: 41

Views: 802
Re: RUBY....REAL VS SYNTHETIC

For non diamond colored stones AGL would be preferable over GIA. While your stone may have passed your attempts to scratch it, those are considered destructive tests. I know of no professionals who would do such tests on cut stones. Since even glass will scratch glass, such demonstrations, while see...

by VapidLapid

April 16th, 2014, 8:07 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: RUBY....REAL VS SYNTHETIC

Replies: 13

Views: 358
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

I have been in the ER at Beth Israel all day. Woke up at six in awful pain and then started throwing up. That went on for a few hours. Then the pain was unbearably worse and I couldnt get up off the floor, where I was writhing like Merce Cunningham. that too went on for about two hours, with more vo...

by VapidLapid

April 15th, 2014, 5:52 pm

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 10715

Views: 138845
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

I was being sarcastic when I said to thank him. My meaning was to be nice while the camera was recording so that you get him to admit he did it. Without that you have nothing to back up your report. Then make the report. If he gets away with it once he will walk all over you. It is illegal to go ont...

by VapidLapid

April 15th, 2014, 5:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 70

Views: 1464
Re: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

My advice is to call the police, get a police report and take him to court if you have to. This man sounds like a bully. If you let him get away with one thing, the situation will only get worse. Take pictures of the damage he did to your property also. Behavior like that has to be nipped in the bu...

by VapidLapid

April 14th, 2014, 9:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need advice on DIFFICULT neighbor

Replies: 70

Views: 1464
Re: Are Mali and Malaia garnets the same thing?

It would appear that IGS was edited by an intern. Also quite surprising that as a source for their erroneous infor they credit Barbara Smigel of ACS, which is not remotely an up to date citation, and one that I imagine Barbara would disavow.

by VapidLapid

April 13th, 2014, 9:09 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Are Mali and Malaia garnets the same thing?

Replies: 4

Views: 181
Re: Calling all orchid lovers

I have three dying on the window sill now and a corpse on the table near by. Madame B, why is "The kindest thing I can do for orchids is to never buy any."? eta. Im sorry I can be really slow sometimes. Ive already killed one and I still didn't get it. I was imagining there was some botany...

by VapidLapid

April 13th, 2014, 8:49 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Calling all orchid lovers

Replies: 25

Views: 306
Re: Would appreciate your thoughts. thanxw

I am very sorry to read this. It is very hard to watch someone lose the thread. I agree with Indy that you should contact the family, as they may have the best info. Then too, you could ask the friend who does occasionally bump into her on the internet and ask where, when and under what name(s). I w...

by VapidLapid

April 13th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would appreciate your thoughts. thanxw

Replies: 13

Views: 395
Re: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (P

Isn't craigslist where people get bedbug ridden mattresses, proposals from Nigerian Princes and terminal sex dates? If you are confident that you have done due diligence in looking for a possible previous family of Oreo (and I think you can be) then you should relax and enjoy the new member of your ...

by VapidLapid

April 11th, 2014, 6:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A cat sat on my steps meowing to come in... Now what? (Pics)

Replies: 170

Views: 2614
Re: Do you expect a favor in return for a favor?

I do not expect favors or kindnesses or deeds to be returned, at least not by the recipient. It is important for me to give generously of whatever talents I have that are useful to those I know who need or are deserving. I give my time and experience and my labor freely. A kindness done today may co...

by VapidLapid

April 7th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you expect a favor in return for a favor?

Replies: 27

Views: 389
Re: natural vs synthetic tsavorite

Lovely as it is, Tsavorite is a poor choice for an E-ring as it does not have the durability that would allow it to stand up to daily wear.

by VapidLapid

April 7th, 2014, 6:29 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: natural vs synthetic tsavorite

Replies: 18

Views: 325
Re: Spill! Who got Gene's new beauties?!?!

I think Precision Gems' inventory is on Gene's server, while checkout is handled by paypal from their's so the lag happens if Gene doesn't sit home after posting new stones for hours waiting to remove their availability from his site manually as they sell. Paypal ought to have a system so that it do...

by VapidLapid

April 6th, 2014, 10:32 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Spill! Who got Gene's new beauties?!?!

Replies: 31

Views: 862
Re: tsavorite heat treatments

Tsavorite Crusted Chicken!

mmm mmm good!

by VapidLapid

April 3rd, 2014, 6:48 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: tsavorite heat treatments

Replies: 12

Views: 258
Re: Ever heard of UV garnet?

Rarity is not the only factor. The size of those individual crystals is under one millimeter, not even big enough for a 1 point melee. If the mineral is too small for use as a gem or not gem quality then the only market is as a mineral specimen to collectors of such, and priced accordingly.

by VapidLapid

April 3rd, 2014, 11:14 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Ever heard of UV garnet?

Replies: 29

Views: 454
Re: Ever heard of UV garnet?

there is a garnet species that might be abbreviated UV. Uvarvrite. I have only seen it offered as mineral specimens. They seem to be tiny and form in a druzy-like coating.


http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/gifs/59037.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uvarovite

by VapidLapid

April 2nd, 2014, 9:07 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Ever heard of UV garnet?

Replies: 29

Views: 454
Re: Johnny Depp's Engagement Ring

I didn't expect him to wear it on his finger

by VapidLapid

March 31st, 2014, 5:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Johnny Depp's Engagement Ring

Replies: 36

Views: 853
Re: Help Judging a Mali

Here are my two mali garnets. Each is the ideal color for the stones. There are many ideal colors. As long as the stone is happy with its color and makes the most of it, it is ideal.

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by VapidLapid

March 28th, 2014, 9:02 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help Judging a Mali

Replies: 32

Views: 529
Re: In need of some serious Doggie Dust please!!!!!

This is great news!! Very glad for you and Shiba!

by VapidLapid

March 28th, 2014, 4:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: In need of some serious Doggie Dust please!!!!!

Replies: 36

Views: 444
Re: Anyone else horrified?

I guess I must be a monster. Can't imagine what else they could do with it; seems like the right choice. At least they didn't give it to Damien Hirst to make "art". Maybe even saved a tree.

by VapidLapid

March 28th, 2014, 1:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Anyone else horrified?

Replies: 30

Views: 782
Re: Advice please: Interested in this spinel

the stone looks medium light to me, but rather extinct which makes it seem dark. Also wonky in the pavilion which makes for the window

by VapidLapid

March 27th, 2014, 4:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Advice please: Interested in this spinel

Replies: 38

Views: 806
Re: What do you think of this stone?

It is all very well and good to have side pics for evaluating the suitability for a recut, of both sides with an oval, but colored gemstones are generally judged face up. The OP asks a question but gives even less information about the stone than the poor photos. Based on what the OP provided it is ...

by VapidLapid

March 22nd, 2014, 7:16 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What do you think of this stone?

Replies: 15

Views: 589

by VapidLapid

March 21st, 2014, 5:56 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Whats are some of the top Colored Stone Vendors?

Replies: 8

Views: 393
Re: Someone go see this GIANT rock for us!

it really does need a recut

I cant imagine using paypal for a half a million dollar item, hmmm, then again I cant imagine using cash either; I've never bought a half a million dollar item

by VapidLapid

March 20th, 2014, 10:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Someone go see this GIANT rock for us!

Replies: 38

Views: 814
Re: Ruby or Sapphire

I could spend a lifetime in a trance looking at this one if it were mine. Almost makes me want to go try all the phone booths in florida. Do they still have phone booths? Grand Central used to have awesome phone booths. And those lockers that for a quarter you could stash you knapsack for the day. G...

by VapidLapid

March 20th, 2014, 5:15 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Ruby or Sapphire

Replies: 38

Views: 911
Re: Help with sourcing citrine and having ring made

If you are looking for something unusual and special you might try Uli from http://www.osirisgems.com/gems4
His cuts are unique and quite lovely

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by VapidLapid

March 20th, 2014, 3:49 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Help with sourcing citrine and having ring made

Replies: 6

Views: 208
Re: Where to purchase Russian Demantoid?

Irina, your stone is extremely beautiful. I think you got it for a excellent price too!

by VapidLapid

March 20th, 2014, 8:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Where to purchase Russian Demantoid?

Replies: 60

Views: 1500