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Re: Surprise in Shank, Yay or Nay

I vote no. And here's why--what if you have presented her a ring that is nothing like her style and nothing like her dreams? It's a very real possibility that if you're TOTALLY surprising someone that had no input in a piece she's wearing on her hand that it might not be at all what she had envision...

by ame

March 29th, 2015, 8:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Surprise in Shank, Yay or Nay

Replies: 18

Views: 489
Re: Money already spent

Pyramid|1427481235|3853347 wrote:For those who bought their diamond in recent years or many years ago, what do you think - would you have to spend more or less to buy the same diamond now? Just your immediate opinion now unless you know about these things and can elaborate quickly.

Significantly more.

by ame

March 27th, 2015, 12:39 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Money already spent

Replies: 9

Views: 522
Re: Survived a Pterional Craniotomy and a Brain tumor remova

Was surprised yesterday with a Care Package from a group of my friends (some of whom post regularly here on PS). Included were 6 pints of ice cream (I quickly ate an entire pint last night), a box of French pears, and some Chicken Pot Pies. That was very thoughtful and generous of them as it was ce...

by ame

March 27th, 2015, 8:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Survived a Pterional Craniotomy and a Brain tumor removal.

Replies: 85

Views: 1289
Re: just a minor gripe

It might also be the cost of the metal at the time, as well. The time you're buying it and the time they bought it.

by ame

March 26th, 2015, 1:04 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: just a minor gripe

Replies: 9

Views: 463
Re: HWinston micropave ring shank size & VC smallest shank s

Got it, thanks for the input everyone... This is my first ever ring (or real jewellery) of any sort, so I'm trying to figure out exactly what I want, and how to convey it. I've only seen halos in real life at the bigger brand shops like Tiffany, Cartier, Debeers etc but the only one that I really l...

by ame

March 26th, 2015, 6:34 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HWinston micropave ring shank size & VC smallest shank size

Replies: 5

Views: 291
Re: HWinston micropave ring shank size & VC smallest shank s

Hi! I (think) I am going through the final steps of choosing the center stone, and am starting to think about where to have it shipped to for setting. Initial thoughts are to go with Victor Canera for a Harry Winston micropave lookalike, and wanted to find out if anyone knows what is the shank size...

by ame

March 25th, 2015, 7:38 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: HWinston micropave ring shank size & VC smallest shank size

Replies: 5

Views: 291
Re: had something surreal happen to me

Well that's the thing. That's what they normally do, is have it returned to them. But I'm attached to this ring. So we will make other arrangements. so we agreed I will do monthly payments to them until the amount they paid out is paid back to them. Normally we have enough of a buffer, but we are h...

by ame

March 25th, 2015, 2:36 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: had something surreal happen to me

Replies: 22

Views: 690
Re: had something surreal happen to me

Oh wow! That is awesome!

I assume you are going to have to return it to them, correct?

by ame

March 25th, 2015, 2:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: had something surreal happen to me

Replies: 22

Views: 690
Re: Therapy for anxiety / panic disorder?

I wish you great luck. I hope you can find someone to help. I saw someone for a while, actually I tried several different "someones", in addition to taking Wellbutrin which my GP prescribed. Therapy for me actually made it WORSE and compounded it with other things to panic about. I got ver...

by ame

March 25th, 2015, 2:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Therapy for anxiety / panic disorder?

Replies: 40

Views: 733
Re: Help with E-ring, 12-15k budget!

Another setting designer VC ballpark is Steven Kirsch in NYC. He could create a very similar and exquisite setting, though you'd need to get a quote to confirm how close to VC he is. He might be cheaper, might be equal, might be more. If you go that route, you could get a stunning stone from Good Ol...

by ame

March 25th, 2015, 12:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Help with E-ring, 12-15k budget!

Replies: 2

Views: 174
Re: Reputation/experiences with online vendors (WF, JA, BG)?

I have had fantastic experiences with Good Old Gold, Wink (High Performance Diamonds) and Brian Gavin Diamonds. Enough that I've made repeat purchases at all, and I am plotting more... We even bought my brother's wife's gorgeous monster from Wink this time last year when we came upon a winner of a d...

by ame

March 24th, 2015, 2:35 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Reputation/experiences with online vendors (WF, JA, BG)?

Replies: 5

Views: 342
Re: Which Band?

The Lily is like...Unreal. I don't think you can lose, though. They are all absolutely stunning. I think I like the amount of metal. Since you're wearing them between two micropave shanks, I presume, the added metal is a great detail. I think that's my pick, though I am on the fence over platinum or...

by ame

March 24th, 2015, 10:26 am

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

Topic: Which Band?

Replies: 59

Views: 1842
Re: Ring Boxes NYC?

Those are FANTASTIC photos, thank you so much! WOW! It's so tiny!

by ame

March 23rd, 2015, 7:03 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring Boxes NYC?

Replies: 18

Views: 691
Re: Ring Boxes NYC?

my Tiffany box hinges are starting to go and they won't replace the boxes for me. I just have to buy new items to get new boxes. EYE. ROLL. =) not a bad way to get more boxes! True except that I have no plans for more Tiffany buys ;) Other items elsewhere...yes... And how secure are the lids? I onl...

by ame

March 22nd, 2015, 11:38 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring Boxes NYC?

Replies: 18

Views: 691
Re: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance Frustration

Did the police get Video from the hospital that shows you handing your rings to your husband and him putting them in his pocket? Surely they can do so.

by ame

March 20th, 2015, 10:41 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Perfect Circle Jewelry Insurance Frustration

Replies: 71

Views: 2572
Re: Ring Boxes NYC?

And how secure are the lids?

by ame

March 20th, 2015, 4:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring Boxes NYC?

Replies: 18

Views: 691
Re: Ring Boxes NYC?

Are they something that will hold up to daily use? Like taking the lid on and off 2x a day?

by ame

March 20th, 2015, 4:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring Boxes NYC?

Replies: 18

Views: 691
Re: Ask haircutter if she could "handle" a particular cut? :

OK good points everyone. This brings up another dilemma though (since I already have someone in mind to do the haircut - he's just like 40 minutes away (rather than around the corner) but I want to try him precisely because he cuts this girl's hair and like her haircuts). What do I say when I go ba...

by ame

March 20th, 2015, 12:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Ask haircutter if she could "handle" a particular cut? :/

Replies: 30

Views: 464
Re: Ring Boxes NYC?

Oh my gosh I would have died if my ring came in a Mrs Box. I know you can't see that in person but I can't imagine it would vary too much from what you see online. They're not very big so it might also be easily concealed. I am actually really considering buying a couple for myself, bec my Tiffany ...

by ame

March 20th, 2015, 12:05 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring Boxes NYC?

Replies: 18

Views: 691
Re: Ring Boxes NYC?

You could also call a few antique shops or vintage jewelers and ask them if they have any vintage ring boxes? Or there's this, which isn't really a box but would be something she could re-use later. http://www.henribendel.com/mini-ring-box-27874511510193.html?start=1&cgid=shop_jewelry_jewelry_Bo...

by ame

March 20th, 2015, 7:49 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Ring Boxes NYC?

Replies: 18

Views: 691
Re: Diamond bands low profile at or under 1.8mm height?

The fishtail pave from BGD might also be low too

by ame

March 19th, 2015, 1:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Diamond bands low profile at or under 1.8mm height?

Replies: 3

Views: 152
Re: Please give me your opinions on these 4 diamonds :)

Glad it passed muster! I look forward to hearing what she thinks of the other ring and the larger stones--esp if she's more willing to hear our argument of perfection and size for the money. If you're going to pay this much, get the BEST there can ever be. On that finger size, a honker is just proof...

by ame

March 19th, 2015, 5:53 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Please give me your opinions on these 4 diamonds :)

Replies: 177

Views: 3004
Re: The Spinning Ring

My knuckle is significantly larger than my actual finger (like 6.5 vs 5.5) and sizing beads have made a huge difference in the spinning issue. The only time it doesn't help is in the dead of winter when it's freezing and my rings are going to move regardless. I wear a wedding band, a 1.5mm spacer an...

by ame

March 17th, 2015, 1:16 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The Spinning Ring

Replies: 21

Views: 559
Re: Survived a Pterional Craniotomy and a Brain tumor remova

Happy healing vibes to you. You've well earned that 6ct monster.

TAKE YOUR TIME and TAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF. Aim for two months, not one.

by ame

March 16th, 2015, 6:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Survived a Pterional Craniotomy and a Brain tumor removal.

Replies: 85

Views: 1289
Re: I just wanna say -- the random comments thread

I have been taking a break from PS for quite some time now, because i was getting obsessed and i was spending more money than i could afford! I also decided not to purchase any more jewelry or precious stones for a period of one year. Nevertheless, three months ago i found out that a dear friend of...

by ame

March 15th, 2015, 2:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

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

Replies: 11182

Views: 148559
Re: Calling Gypsy, help needed selecting an EC!

WOW, not happy! Just went to B2C and saw that they bumped the price of the EC I had on hold. http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6705210-1.00-carat-Emerald-diamond-G-color-VS2-clarity.aspx 4,111.03 USD = 5,190.32 CAD (reserved) It's now priced at $6,963.94 :shifty: Yea that would be problematic for me also.

by ame

March 14th, 2015, 4:01 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling Gypsy, help needed selecting an EC!

Replies: 23

Views: 778
Re: Calling Gypsy, help needed selecting an EC!

Here are a few that I think look nice that are in what I believe to be your budget....they may all have bowtie, they might be horrible, but the patterning looked even and nice. http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-sku-361972 http://www.jamesallen.com/lo...

by ame

March 14th, 2015, 3:58 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Calling Gypsy, help needed selecting an EC!

Replies: 23

Views: 778
Re: True Confessions

My husband requested his epitaph be "Loving father, devoted husband, Trampled by dinosaurs" :lol: We live in a part of STL that has a TON of really old cemeteries. There's just lots of cemeteries around here. I walked through one a few months ago when I randomly decided to take a walk and...

by ame

March 14th, 2015, 12:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: True Confessions

Replies: 215

Views: 4007
Re: True Confessions

I wore my rings yesterday. And today. :o Yes that should be confessed considering they like never see the light of day.

by ame

March 14th, 2015, 12:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: True Confessions

Replies: 215

Views: 4007
Re: 1.48 ct M color LAD OEC set in BGD tapered Tiffany style

Look at me starting a "trend." :lol: I wore mine to work for once too. :o

by ame

March 14th, 2015, 12:07 pm

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

Topic: 1.48 ct M color LAD OEC set in BGD tapered Tiffany style

Replies: 23

Views: 994