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Re: What bag are you carrying

Did you check tradesy and ebay, etc? I was watching one the other day that sold for best offer (around $195?). No tags etc so who knows if it was legit. Seller had other nice, non-knockoffable stuff so probably was real. Some on ebay now but in the $300+ range. Some retailers have sold out of the b...

by decodelighted

October 22nd, 2014, 6:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What bag are you carrying

Replies: 56

Views: 609
Re: What bag are you carrying

I've been carrying my necessities around in a little leather pouch of entirely unknown origin. (I think it arrived when my DH moved in 9 years ago?). I need to get a new lightweight crossbody bag because all my other bags feel too heavy and/or awkward right now. And I'm obsessed with getting a 90's ...

by decodelighted

October 22nd, 2014, 4:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What bag are you carrying

Replies: 56

Views: 609
Re: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

AGBF|1412828942|3764679 wrote:ALL THE EXPERTS HAD SPENT DECADES EDUCATING US ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF USING THEIR PRECIOUS INSTRUMENTS.


So you want vendors & experts to slink back and admit it was all BS?

by decodelighted

October 8th, 2014, 10:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

Replies: 155

Views: 3675
Re: acute seized quadratus lumborum

By the time you get there physo will probably feel pretty good. Both times I've done it for a bit (15 years apart) they usually start with some kind of heating pad/warming up deal. Examination ... figuring things out ... trying different positions. There might be some electro stimulation of the musc...

by decodelighted

October 8th, 2014, 10:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: acute seized quadratus lumborum

Replies: 29

Views: 473
Re: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

For the record, I *was* around during a long period of "cut hype". But I never bought into it. The *science* of diamonds doesn't interest me. And I don't have a need to (think I) have the tippy top besty best of anything. I like what I like w/little regard for *expertise* except as a point...

by decodelighted

October 8th, 2014, 10:03 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

Replies: 155

Views: 3675
Re: acute seized quadratus lumborum

So sorry you're going through this. I had a bout with back pain that lasted about six months (but mine was a slipped disc - so different, don't panic!) For muscular pain, In the past I've had good luck with physical therapy. For my disc pain I eventually found some relieve with a kind of traction th...

by decodelighted

October 8th, 2014, 6:14 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: acute seized quadratus lumborum

Replies: 29

Views: 473
Re: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

How can merchants keep a straight face as they sell diamonds cut for little light return after 15 years of showing off their newfangled instruments to measure light return? Deb/AGBF :saint: The same way CAR "merchants" can keep a straight face selling everything from Smart Cars to Bentley...

by decodelighted

October 8th, 2014, 1:44 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

Replies: 155

Views: 3675
Re: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

I wholeheartedly disagree that this is about *cost*. I wanted a vintage stone back in the early 2000s - and would have preferred a Vintage Asscher (which are much more expensive than generic or even Octavia! - because of their rarity). Trends go in cycles ... and people were just sick of the cookie-...

by decodelighted

October 8th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: The Sudden Love For Vintage Diamonds

Replies: 155

Views: 3675
Re: Cost of e-ring inversely related to success of marriage?

Interesting theory. I'd guess it's generational to some extent also. In that lower costs were during a time when divorce was more rare?

But I always suspect vow-renewal as the biggest Tell for marital :wall: :errrr: :nono: :(sad :knockout:

by decodelighted

October 4th, 2014, 11:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Cost of e-ring inversely related to success of marriage?

Replies: 37

Views: 1004
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Interesting. I guess we aren't all monsters and killers and what not if she's back. What is her current nickname? Regarding Ally's thread. Just reread. I stand by what I wrote. Ditto. Re-read it the other night when all this "OMG BULLIES!!!" talk started. BTW - Ally has posted since then ...

by decodelighted

October 4th, 2014, 9:45 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 288

Views: 5459
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Hi, Once, after such a pounding one poster said she "loathed" the other poster. In fact Gypsy, AJ Deco and others were the pounders . It wasn't a decent discussion, you were killers, and enjoyed it . Then when the poster leaves, you call her a whiner. There are times you should stop. And ...

by decodelighted

October 3rd, 2014, 9:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 288

Views: 5459
Re: Need some car input--do you drive any of these vehicles?

Very sorry to hear about the accident! Yikes! Are *you* okay? I think I have psychosomatic back pains FOR you! Re: the car sitch.... I have a 2005 RAV4 approaching 100K miles (that I bought slightly used w/9K miles on it in 2006). I love this car. It's the last year of that body style (smaller) but ...

by decodelighted

September 19th, 2014, 3:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Need some car input--do you drive any of these vehicles?

Replies: 78

Views: 1097
Re: Thoughts on this?

Have you seen the pictures? http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/12/adrian-peterson-indicted-for-child-abuse/ ETA: I believe this man has already had one toddler-aged son killed by an abusive new boyfriend to his baby-mama. Everything is horrible. EETA: He also texted joking about "hitting him in the nut...

by decodelighted

September 12th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thoughts on this?

Replies: 17

Views: 477
Re: What year did you get your current e/ring and what style

2005. (as pictured in my avatar) Generic asscher in platinum antique tank-ish style w/tapered baguettes and tiny bead-set stones on the top/bottom, engraved shank except for small spacing bar.

by decodelighted

September 12th, 2014, 7:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What year did you get your current e/ring and what style?

Replies: 49

Views: 1058
Re: Who preordered the iPhone6/6+

I have a Sprint iphone5 .. so don't think unlocking applies. And I DONT WANT A NEW PHONE but to save $ over the next 2 years it looks like my husband will switch from Verizon and join me on a Sprint family plan - but to get the best rate and save the most $ over time, we both have to upgrade. THIS M...

by decodelighted

September 12th, 2014, 1:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who preordered the iPhone6/6+

Replies: 86

Views: 1357
Re: Poll: Is Tiffany "world's premier jeweler"?

I voted "no" but based on the definition above I'd agree that they may indeed be the most recognized & perhaps best-selling jewelry BRAND in the world. (Agree with others though that I personally would rather have Cartier or VCA if price was no object. However I do own some Tiffany pie...

by decodelighted

September 10th, 2014, 1:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Poll: Is Tiffany "world's premier jeweler"?

Replies: 20

Views: 470
Re: Very sick kitty.

Late but I just read this now ... very sorry for your loss, Gypsy. Its so so so so hard and totally sucks. What got me through our most recent pet loss was just repeating to myself that she wasn't suffering anymore. When I'd wake up and not remember for a minute and then realize ... I'd just repeate...

by decodelighted

September 7th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Very sick kitty.

Replies: 160

Views: 1600
Re: Dressy shoe help-- arthritis issues

Just saw this on Anthro so popped back to post. No heel ... but more lacy & delicate than a normal flat. Might feel fancy enough.

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shoes-new/33173543.jsp?color=007#/

by decodelighted

August 11th, 2014, 11:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Dressy shoe help-- arthritis issues

Replies: 52

Views: 726
Re: *Critique my CADs: 2-ct. ACA Pendant Re-set*

I'm not sure what it gains over the original? Hmmm. It does look a bit blocky from the one angle. But swoopier from another. Hard to say!

by decodelighted

August 11th, 2014, 8:59 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: *Critique my CADs: 2-ct. ACA Pendant Re-set*

Replies: 17

Views: 583
Re: My engagement ring upsets me. Please Help

Stop wearing it. See what happens. You've had the discussion. He's not taking you seriously. Show you are serious. You can "be engaged" without wearing a particular ring. I'm not saying call off the engagement. Just put your feelings into action as much as he did (by giving you the "f...

by decodelighted

August 11th, 2014, 8:50 pm

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

Topic: My engagement ring upsets me. Please Help

Replies: 121

Views: 6064
Re: What color polish are you rocking right now?

I have forest green OPI on my toes and a pale cream color on my nails (which are longer than usual and driving me CRAZY). Will try to snap a pic before I clip or gnaw them down to size.

by decodelighted

August 11th, 2014, 7:08 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What color polish are you rocking right now?

Replies: 730

Views: 12562
Re: What do you get compliments on the most?

puppy. house color/house. complexion. (which i've always thought was kind of ruddy and average.) ideas/jokes. Not sure about the order of the last three but puppy is by far #1.

by decodelighted

August 11th, 2014, 7:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you get compliments on the most?

Replies: 50

Views: 944
Re: Who is your favorite celebrity?

Amy Poehler. Her smart girl initiative inspires me all the time ... even as an adult. I also adore Louis C.K. .. and fashion-wise, Jennifer Garner.

by decodelighted

August 9th, 2014, 2:50 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Who is your favorite celebrity?

Replies: 12

Views: 414
Re: Shorts too short...should I tell her??

arkieb1|1401584770|3684090 wrote:here in Australia where it is hot I have seen 20,30 and 40 year old women that are extremely overweight with large rolls hanging out of uber uber short shorts. Now THAT isn't a good look!!!! :shock:

says you

by decodelighted

June 3rd, 2014, 12:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Shorts too short...should I tell her??

Replies: 112

Views: 1766
Re: Thoughts on Richmond, VA?

My sister lives near Short Pump right outside of the city proper (?) Downtown might have "city crime" but I think the suburbs are safe. Her boys are in public school & they're happy with it so far. Plan to stay in Richmond for the duration. Good luck w/your hunt! (If there were MORE te...

by decodelighted

May 2nd, 2014, 2:38 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Thoughts on Richmond, VA?

Replies: 24

Views: 377
Re: Trade members: Show us your ONE favorite piece! A little

Treat to discover this thread I hadn't seen before! Gorgeous stuff, Tradefolks! I have a particular soft spot for the Deco Tiffany-style ring from WInk. That's right up my alley! But I'll gladly babysit any treats in this thread. Your preshhhhhiiiooouuusssessss.

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 4:10 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Trade members: Show us your ONE favorite piece! A little fun

Replies: 217

Views: 14078
Re: Earrings + Necklace too much in some cases?

I'm in an undone period. With my studs and other diamond earrings AND necklaces going unworn!!! It's such a waste too! I never take my engagement ring and wedding band off (seriously) -- and still really enjoy wearing my big heavy black-faced men's dive style watch (with bracelets on the opposite ar...

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 3:42 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Earrings + Necklace too much in some cases?

Replies: 29

Views: 915
Re: Calling Handbag Pros!

I have a Liebeskind (sp?) tote bag that's really fun and has been smooshy but durable (I use it as a weekender/travel piece mostly). So I like the brand. I'd avoid chain link if you can for a casual bag. It's HEAVY! I've been using a cheapie thrift store crossbody recently because it just seems to a...

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 3:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Calling Handbag Pros!

Replies: 46

Views: 1057
Re: Calling Handbag Pros!

I think this is a cute option in a similar colorway ... more inspired by Celine than Balenciaga ... but summery, cross-body & lightweight to boot:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/accessories-bags/32559189.jsp?cm_sp=Grid-_-32559189-_-Large_97

by decodelighted

April 22nd, 2014, 9:07 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Calling Handbag Pros!

Replies: 46

Views: 1057
Re: Good jeweler in the Rhinebeck NY area?

I'll 2nd or 3rd the Hummingbird recommendation. It is, BY FAR, the best place in the area. They even get some nice antique pieces from time to time -- from wealthy consigners or estates in the area. But if you're looking for an engagement stone - I doubt they'd be quite as good of a deal as some of ...

by decodelighted

April 21st, 2014, 11:29 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Good jeweler in the Rhinebeck NY area?

Replies: 6

Views: 148