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Re: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

I couldn't even stammer something out!

by ame

August 31st, 2014, 10:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

Replies: 223

Views: 3494

by ame

August 31st, 2014, 9:47 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

Replies: 223

Views: 3494
Re: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Ame - BGD would have been my first choice but the cost was a little prohibitive for a 5 stone at the 1.00 tcw. I'm not working at the moment (maternity leave) and really had to save for this ring so it was a choice between WF and IDJ (though I could have gone 1.25ct with IDJ.) Maybe it will be time...

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 8:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Replies: 23

Views: 804
Re: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

The diamonds really are beautiful, never an issue in that department. Had you not ordered, you could have also considered Brian Gavin Diamonds, who is the original designer and cutter of the ACA.


You should see DF's wife's big daddy. Glad she's wearing that big boy.

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 5:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Replies: 23

Views: 804
Re: What do you use to shoot your photos?

Canon S95 point and shoot @ f2.0 with a set of +2/+4 filters and occasionally a x10 loupe. I've tried a couple of "full-spectrum" lights and none of them work nearly as well for me as sunlight... black curtain behind the background and sometimes a sheet of white paper with a hole cut out ...

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 1:32 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What do you use to shoot your photos?

Replies: 22

Views: 299
Re: What do you use to shoot your photos?

junebug17|1409340148|3741589 wrote:Here's one just using the phone camera

Swoon.

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 1:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What do you use to shoot your photos?

Replies: 22

Views: 299
Re: What do you use to shoot your photos?

sometimes my DSLR (a canon) and sometimes my iPhone with either the Olloclip or the EasyMacro attachments. Both are macro attachments. The Easy Macro doesn't require you to remove your case nor does it mess up your screen protector, but I carry both with me. The Olloclip now has a free app that work...

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What do you use to shoot your photos?

Replies: 22

Views: 299
Re: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

That was then. He's flip flopped a bit since, putting his full faith in Mr. McCulloch who has yet to prosecute an officer.

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 1:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

Replies: 223

Views: 3494
Re: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Why isn't she wearing that with the big daddy, DF?

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 1:17 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Replies: 23

Views: 804
Re: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

I've owned pieces by Unique setting co and they are well made.

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 9:36 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Replies: 23

Views: 804
Re: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Ame - i have a few thin bands that I plan to stack with it but it is not getting paired with anything substantial like an ering so it needs to have enough presence to look blingy with just a thin band accompanying it. Do you mind elaborating about the issues you had with your WF jewelry? I am locat...

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 9:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Replies: 23

Views: 804
Re: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2014/08/24/a-dose-of-reality-for-ferguson-missouri/ One experienced viewpoint that provides some explanation as to why the officer may have chosen to react as he did. Food for thought. There's no acceptable "viewpoint" for how he reacted. The kid had no gun...

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 7:22 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

Replies: 223

Views: 3494
Re: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

I don't think bigger is always better, personally. If this is to stand alone, that might be a different story. I also wasn't a fan of whiteflash's jewelry workmanship. Their diamonds are nice but I found their workmanship to be quite inferior and getting it rectified to be a nightmare. Others didn't...

by ame

August 29th, 2014, 7:02 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: If bigger really is better - what would you do?

Replies: 23

Views: 804
Re: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2014/08/24/a-dose-of-reality-for-ferguson-missouri/ One experienced viewpoint that provides some explanation as to why the officer may have chosen to react as he did. Food for thought. There's no acceptable "viewpoint" for how he reacted. The kid had no gun...

by ame

August 28th, 2014, 10:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

Replies: 223

Views: 3494
Re: Victor Canera cathedral Emilya is here!

Looks amazing. Your tiny hands make me so envious.

by ame

August 27th, 2014, 2:54 pm

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

Topic: Victor Canera cathedral Emilya is here!

Replies: 39

Views: 1165
Re: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

WOW! SNIP As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael Brown's body had been sprawled in plain view for more than four hours. Flowers and candles were scattered over the bloodstains on the pavement. Someone had affixed a st...

by ame

August 27th, 2014, 2:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I live in a warzone. Oh wait, no, I'm in St. Louis.

Replies: 223

Views: 3494
Diamond colors

I don't think BN has an IS. But they should provide photos

by ame

August 25th, 2014, 7:56 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Pyramid|1409007574|3739208 wrote:If someone asks you if your ring is new or your jewelry is new, how long do you consider it new for, before you
would say 'no I have had this a little while'?
Just a silly poll question :)

Maybe 6 months?

by ame

August 25th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: How long do you consider an engagement ring etc new?

Replies: 10

Views: 412
Re: Favorite shampoo/conditioner for colored hair?

L'anza Color Care shampoo and conditioner is great. And they have a trauma treatment if your hair is lacking moisture or a bit over processed. I have a hair salon and rotate between that and ColorProof. (I'm always changing up my color) ColorProof also has a masque that I use one or two times a mon...

by ame

August 25th, 2014, 8:01 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Favorite shampoo/conditioner for colored hair?

Replies: 14

Views: 328
Re: How often do you fly, or have you flown, first class?

We got an upgrade once randomly. My husband REALLY appreciated the legroom. But I've never paid for it, so that was the only time. Our most recent flight back from DFW on Southwest might as well have been First class. We managed to get the entire three seat row of Emergency Exit to ourselves on an o...

by ame

August 25th, 2014, 7:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How often do you fly, or have you flown, first class?

Replies: 36

Views: 687
Re: Diamond colors

I've had more luck finding you J's in your budget than I's but here's what I just sent you in case it didn't load right: Here's some nice I's from BGD with fluor: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.205-i-vs2-round-diamond-ags-bl-104072305015 http://www.briangavindiamonds.co...

by ame

August 25th, 2014, 6:54 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: Diamond colors

If you're going to buy from a US vendor and you're concerned about eye clean I would probably not go si

by ame

August 24th, 2014, 5:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: Diamond colors

It means by THEIR definition it should be THEIR definition of eye clean, so about a foot away face up is typically how that's defined.

I define eye clean as if it's visible without a loupe, at all, from any distance in any direction period then it's not eye clean.

by ame

August 24th, 2014, 5:13 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: How many years, average, do you use a computer?

My Titanium PB died in like 2010 beyond resuscitation. That was like, the longest computer life ever. I bought it in 2001 right when it came out, and literally used it til it would no longer turn on. And really, Ithink it still powered on but the screen wouldn't anymore. I have had a few machines th...

by ame

August 23rd, 2014, 8:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How many years, average, do you use a computer?

Replies: 19

Views: 326
Re: Diamond colors

Don't give up a great cut and cleanliness--since that was the point in the first place--just to gain spread. You've been talking about getting your money's worth, and that's the whole point. If you're spending this much money, get the best your money can buy.

by ame

August 23rd, 2014, 7:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: Diamond colors

Confirm with each vendor bec I am sure there have been instances with duties. And search on here as well. See what others in Canada have dealt with. Every single stone in each clarity grade is GOING to be different. You have to view them to know. Some SI's are great, some are horrible. I've seen som...

by ame

August 23rd, 2014, 7:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: Diamond colors

I am the aforementioned friend. :wavey: I think you've got a few options: 1) up the budget to get the size you want in the quality requirements you want. 2) go down in color to a J to get the size you want in the other quality requirements you want. 3) be ok with about a ~1.2ct to get an H-I color w...

by ame

August 23rd, 2014, 6:42 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond colors

Replies: 28

Views: 682
Re: How to best deal with frenemies?

Uh, block them on FB and cut them from your life. They're not your friends.

by ame

August 23rd, 2014, 9:33 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How to best deal with frenemies?

Replies: 23

Views: 593

by ame

August 22nd, 2014, 1:50 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Shout out to Rhino/Jonathan and the Good Old Gold team!...

Replies: 6

Views: 474
Re: Ugh...and this is why women have body issues

My husband sent me that. That's insane. Besides that--that drawing is more like a size 28.

by ame

August 22nd, 2014, 12:49 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ugh...and this is why women have body issues

Replies: 10

Views: 468