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Re: Mom's With 2 or more under 5 - what ring do you wear?

Our four children are older now, ranging in ages of 8 through 16, but when they were babies, I wore a bezel set 5-stone band. It was wider, and low-set. I left my solitaire in the ring box unless we were going out somewhere, or the little ones were asleep. I've had my Vatche Grace halo for three yea...

by Winks_Elf

August 29th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Mom's With 2 or more under 5 - what ring do you wear?

Replies: 25

Views: 710
Re: Help me choose between two diamonds!

ebadevil|1407346726|3727293 wrote:Winks seems to be MIA ;)


It's Wednesday, so he's on his way to Rotary. :)

by Winks_Elf

August 6th, 2014, 12:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me choose between two diamonds!

Replies: 31

Views: 501
Re: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF AC

Melissa, How tall is the head on Vatche U-113? Generally low, medium, and tall heads are available. I like to see the culet which is why I'm asking. It is a medium height, and if we ask them to set the stone so that the culet is visible, they will do so. They make each ring to the client's specs.

by Winks_Elf

August 4th, 2014, 12:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF ACA

Replies: 30

Views: 731
Re: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF AC

Forgive my ignorance but what is so special about the 95% platinum 5% ruthenium combo? I was planning on going all platinum, what is the point of including the ruthenium? Also, can't get over the $1,900 price tag on the Vatche. I don't have a problem paying for quality as long as I know what I am p...

by Winks_Elf

August 4th, 2014, 11:27 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF ACA

Replies: 30

Views: 731
Re: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF AC

Go with the Vatche. It will probably take two weeks on average. It could take just as long sending it to another ring maker outside of WF. Many people here including myself have the Vatche U-113 and love it. Ask for 95%platinum/5%ruthenium (better alloy than the standard one). There is no cost to a...

by Winks_Elf

August 4th, 2014, 11:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me find a replica Tiffany setting for my 2 ct WF ACA

Replies: 30

Views: 731
Re: Is this cocktail ring dated?

If by dated you mean "out of style," not at all. The ballerina style has been around for hundreds of years, but that doesn't mean it's dated, out of style, etc. I'm a big fan of cocktail pieces, and especially the ballerina ring and the insert guard rings. To me, they are the icing on the ...

by Winks_Elf

August 4th, 2014, 11:20 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Is this cocktail ring dated?

Replies: 17

Views: 821
Re: Indented Natural

Even though I am a trade member, I do not consider myself to be an "expert" when it comes to diamonds as I still have much to learn. With that caveat out of the way, I would ask the vendor or seller. Every stone that I personally have seen with an indented natural and a cert had the indent...

by Winks_Elf

August 4th, 2014, 7:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Indented Natural

Replies: 19

Views: 373
Re: Help me pick! Which Radiant looks nicer?

Late to the party, but I like the one on the left. I'm very fond of radiants.

by Winks_Elf

July 18th, 2014, 7:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help me pick! Which Radiant looks nicer?

Replies: 14

Views: 327
Re: At what age does the usual kid no longer need a baby sit

Our children are 8, 10, 14, and 16.5 years old. It's only been a year since we started letting the older two watch the younger two while we go out to dinner for a couple of hours.

by Winks_Elf

July 10th, 2014, 5:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: At what age does the usual kid no longer need a baby sitter?

Replies: 39

Views: 775
Re: Trade members: Show us your fav red, white or blue piece

My personal all time favorite we did was the Deco Empire, but I posted that in another thread, so I'm going with my favorite blue stone ring. We did this ring for a client using a Chatham sapphire center. What I like about it is that at the 9 and 3 o'clock position there are pear cut diamonds instea...

by Winks_Elf

July 10th, 2014, 11:10 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Trade members: Show us your fav red, white or blue piece!

Replies: 36

Views: 2286
Re: The Ring That Stole My Heart

What an amazing find! Simply stunning. :love:

by Winks_Elf

July 3rd, 2014, 6:38 am

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

Topic: The Ring That Stole My Heart

Replies: 130

Views: 5523
Re: My heirloom vintage engagement ring!

I'm a big fan of unique and vintage pieces, and your ring is just gorgeous! Well done! :appl:

by Winks_Elf

July 3rd, 2014, 6:32 am

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

Topic: My heirloom vintage engagement ring!

Replies: 38

Views: 1191
Re: How noisy is your family/home?

My home is typically pretty quiet, for having four children. That is until the littlest ones start a fight (they're 8 and 10, 14 and 16). We're at a playdate this afternoon, and I can't wait to leave because the little boy is sooooooooo loud. I actually have a headache. :p

by Winks_Elf

July 1st, 2014, 3:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How noisy is your family/home?

Replies: 62

Views: 685
Re: Moissanite and Asha (manmade) diamond vs real diamonds

While regular moissanites are much more scratch resistant than a lot of other non-diamond alternatives, it is a brittle stone and can chip without proper care. Years ago, I had a shared bar prong eternity band that wound with a broken stone and two internally shattered ones, just from dropping it in...

by Winks_Elf

June 18th, 2014, 6:48 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Moissanite and Asha (manmade) diamond vs real diamonds

Replies: 158

Views: 6157
Re: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

This is a really hard choice for me to make. If the option was put to me and the same option to my husband (each of us offered $35k to do what we want with), I know he would go for the car as we need to get him a new Jeep by the end of summer. As long as his daily commuter vehicle was taken care of,...

by Winks_Elf

June 6th, 2014, 7:00 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: A $35K ring or a $35K car?

Replies: 99

Views: 1500
Re: Scenes from JCK 2014

The absolute highlight of my experience was the very last night we were there. Nothing fancy, just a quiet evening spent with Peter Yantzer, Andre and Linh, John Pollard, Brian Pollard, Lieve Peters, and Wink. It felt like my christening into the world of diamonds. I didn't save any photographic ev...

by Winks_Elf

June 4th, 2014, 1:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scenes from JCK 2014

Replies: 120

Views: 3110
Re: Scenes from JCK 2014

Names withheld to protect the innocent. :naughty: Teasing aside, I met so many people and am HORRIBLE with names. I will remember faces and jewelery, even stock numbers, but names I am seriously bad at. The absolute highlight of my experience was the very last night we were there. Nothing fancy, jus...

by Winks_Elf

June 4th, 2014, 1:25 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scenes from JCK 2014

Replies: 120

Views: 3110
Re: Scenes from JCK 2014

Melissa: I have flagged our pic to admin. Sorry :(sad I don't feel comfortable with my face on a public forum, though I don't mind it being shared more privately via FB and such! You were such an amazing person to meet IRL. Thank you so much for finishing my game for me, and for grabbing me a drink...

by Winks_Elf

June 4th, 2014, 10:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scenes from JCK 2014

Replies: 120

Views: 3110
Re: Scenes from JCK 2014

This was my first PS/JCK trip to Vegas, and WOW, what a blast! You can spend an entire week there, and still not get to see half of what the show has to offer. The information gleaned from the educational sessions is invaluable, and well worth the trip just for the learning. Then there's the whole m...

by Winks_Elf

June 4th, 2014, 9:33 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scenes from JCK 2014

Replies: 120

Views: 3110
Re: Scenes from JCK 2014

OMG this poem is BRILLIANT! I just read it out loud to my husband, between laughter of course! What an amazing experience the JCK was. So much to absorb, so much to see, and such good times with people I've admired for years. the pics?.. :Up_to_something: If anyone else is like me, they are still tr...

by Winks_Elf

June 2nd, 2014, 10:36 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Scenes from JCK 2014

Replies: 120

Views: 3110
Re: GIA report shows two chips in Emerald Cut... Big Deal?

This is just my personal opinion , and not a professional one: chips and indented naturals are deal breakers for me. Just knowing there's an area that I can feel with my nail would drive me nuts, and if it's on the girdle I'd be constantly seeking it out with my nail. Where are the chips located?

by Winks_Elf

May 17th, 2014, 7:47 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: GIA report shows two chips in Emerald Cut... Big Deal?

Replies: 5

Views: 247
Re: lets see the faces behind the PS screen names....

WAY cool!

moneymeister|1397927293|3656143 wrote:Just for a little fun...this picture is 1/2 me, and 1/2 darling daughter. Scary, huh :)
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by Winks_Elf

May 17th, 2014, 7:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: lets see the faces behind the PS screen names....

Replies: 1601

Views: 210941
Re: lets see the faces behind the PS screen names....

I suppose I should post a recent picture so people recognize me at the GTG! :wavey:

by Winks_Elf

May 16th, 2014, 9:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: lets see the faces behind the PS screen names....

Replies: 1601

Views: 210941
Re: Beautiful 5 carat diamond ring, but is Q colour a mistak

We recently bought a beautiful champagne coloured round cut 5.03 carat diamond, VVS2 clarity and Q on the colour scale. My wife designed the split ring setting which was finished in white gold with 40 small diamonds adding sparkle to the arms. Needless to say, we were delighted by the result! Durin...

by Winks_Elf

May 12th, 2014, 9:20 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Beautiful 5 carat diamond ring, but is Q colour a mistake?

Replies: 22

Views: 1025
Re: BB or CC cream recommendations?

I know I'm late to the party, but I'll be 45 in a few months (August 1st), and I think my skin has fared pretty well thanks to the L'Oreal products I use. I swear by their CC cream! I've used their Regenerist line for years, and switched to the CC cream about a year ago. I love it because it gives a...

by Winks_Elf

April 28th, 2014, 3:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: BB or CC cream recommendations?

Replies: 27

Views: 517
Re: What do you call tiny little balls?

kenny|1398216330|3658238 wrote:
SandyinAnaheim|1398215962|3658233 wrote: I swore I was going to leave this one alone!! :oops:


With tiny little balls, that's probably best. :bigsmile:


I'm snickering over here! :bigsmile:

by Winks_Elf

April 22nd, 2014, 7:33 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What do you call tiny little balls?

Replies: 34

Views: 772
Re: New diamond concerned about h showing vanilla in certain

Radiants can be almost chameleon like in their ability to pick up color from their surroundings, and will look different depending on the lighting they are in, the color of the walls, the color of the sky if you're outside, the trees, etc. It's one of my favorite traits about them. I'd personally en...

by Winks_Elf

April 17th, 2014, 7:15 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: New diamond concerned about h showing vanilla in certain lig

Replies: 14

Views: 484
Re: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

I'll be there. I can't wait to finally meet everyone! :wavey:

by Winks_Elf

April 14th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Global announcement: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 184

Views: 9885
Re: Would you work in jewelry full time?

Kenny, nawwwww, I don't believe it! :errrr: I did in the retail selling part & didn't like it. Loved the customers; some of the jewelry was nice, some was icky. I love selling when I believe in the product, but if not, I just can't fake it . Hated recommending pieces that weren't all that great...

by Winks_Elf

April 8th, 2014, 6:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Would you work in jewelry full time?

Replies: 42

Views: 749

by Winks_Elf

April 7th, 2014, 6:54 pm

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

Topic: Bubbles finds a home - Mahenge spinel set by hubby!

Replies: 42

Views: 1364