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Re: C-Section Recovery questions

About the belly bandit, my friend who had a C-section last year asked for a hospital abdominal binder and loved it. Supposedly binding things up helps your ab muscles come back together faster. If I ever get pregnant, I'd use a Belly Bandit and a Shrinx Hips, no questions asked!

by jstarfireb

October 3rd, 2014, 10:06 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: C-Section Recovery questions

Replies: 19

Views: 503
Re: Emerald ring

Gorgeous! I typically haven't been a huge fan of emeralds, but you're starting to convert me.

by jstarfireb

September 7th, 2014, 2:01 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Emerald ring

Replies: 22

Views: 643
Re: sell me on CS solitaires!

I'd say probably 90% of my colored stones are set in solitaires. I think that diamonds draw the eye away from the beautiful colored stone and prefer the CS to be the focal point. Here are some of my more recent pieces... http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/icp/il_89.jpg http://www.pricescope.com/f...

by jstarfireb

August 18th, 2014, 9:47 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: sell me on CS solitaires!

Replies: 71

Views: 1805
Re: Purple rhapsody/Sapphire from Finewater

Gorgeous sapphire! I hope it fits perfectly in your ring! What are you going to do with the old spinel, since that has so much sentimental value?

by jstarfireb

August 14th, 2014, 12:57 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Purple rhapsody/Sapphire from Finewater

Replies: 63

Views: 1112
Re: Moonstone necklace

I would wear it as is - as others have said, it's a gorgeous statement piece. But if it's not "you," I'd have a very competent jeweler do 2 things: 1) Take off the large focal piece and turn it into a pendant you could wear on any simple chain 2) Take off the moonstone that's at the end of...

by jstarfireb

August 12th, 2014, 8:44 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Moonstone necklace

Replies: 22

Views: 600
Re: What's going on with DanielM?

Kelli, sorry to hear you're having such problems getting your project done. :(( As a repeat customer of theirs (I've done maybe 5-6 projects with them), but not a close personal friend, here's my take on the situation. It's awful to hear they're having health problems, and I wouldn't wish that on an...

by jstarfireb

August 11th, 2014, 1:27 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What's going on with DanielM?

Replies: 291

Views: 13732
Re: silver smith and colouredstones

Kyleannemetals on Etsy for simple bezels (I don't think she does any prong work). Otherwise, you've already hit my go-to people (Daniel M and Sally). I've also heard good things about yvonneraley (also on Etsy), though I haven't used her.

by jstarfireb

August 4th, 2014, 11:03 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: silver smith and colouredstones

Replies: 14

Views: 511
Re: Mastercut beauties

Oh wow, I should stalk his site more often! These are all amazing.

by jstarfireb

June 23rd, 2014, 9:47 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Mastercut beauties

Replies: 16

Views: 708
Re: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

I didn't take any, but I'm sure others will chime in. Prizes off the top of my head...I got $250 from Dave Atlas to spend at any PS vendor, and so did Hudson Hawk. Athenaworth got the JBEG earrings. I think YT got another $250 (but from someone else, not Dave). Yssie got the AVC earrings. MiraclesR...

by jstarfireb

June 5th, 2014, 1:30 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 184

Views: 11136
Re: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

I didn't take any, but I'm sure others will chime in. Prizes off the top of my head...I got $250 from Dave Atlas to spend at any PS vendor, and so did Hudson Hawk. Athenaworth got the JBEG earrings. I think YT got another $250 (but from someone else, not Dave). Yssie got the AVC earrings. MiraclesRu...

by jstarfireb

June 2nd, 2014, 10:40 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 184

Views: 11136
Re:

One of my favorite pics on all of the Interwebz...

by jstarfireb

June 2nd, 2014, 10:37 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: "Are you pregnant?"

Replies: 86

Views: 1886
Re: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Thanks a million to everyone who made this happen! We had a blast!

by jstarfireb

June 1st, 2014, 11:56 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 184

Views: 11136
Re: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

A little late to the party on this thread, but I'm going. See you all in a few days!

by jstarfireb

May 29th, 2014, 8:14 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 184

Views: 11136
Re: Question about hospital patient advocacy for my mom...

That definitely sounds frustrating. I hope she gets home soon!

by jstarfireb

May 20th, 2014, 1:58 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Question about hospital patient advocacy for my mom...

Replies: 3

Views: 335
Re: Question about hospital patient advocacy for my mom...

It's hard to tell since it's not a first-hand account, but it sounds like faulty information somehow got into her chart, or the X-rays were ordered on the wrong patient. A shunt (more specifically, a VP or ventriculoperitoneal shunt) goes from the fluid-filled spaces inside the brain and drains the ...

by jstarfireb

May 19th, 2014, 8:56 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Question about hospital patient advocacy for my mom...

Replies: 3

Views: 335
Re: Arg! What do you do when you're only 90% on a ring?

Hard to say. If the stone were loose, I'd advocate a recut, since I'm a precision-cut freak. But since it's set, I'd keep it in the beautiful custom setting you had made for it and continue loving it 90% of the time, or sell it to someone who wants the whole package, because I think it would be a sh...

by jstarfireb

May 12th, 2014, 7:00 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Arg! What do you do when you're only 90% on a ring?

Replies: 12

Views: 625
Re: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

From Brad's drop today. Cat's eye & nice color. I'd nab this if I hadn't just bought an emerald cab. Was tempted anyway, but err... self-discipline, Laur! Cat's Eye Emerald, 4.86 cts, 10.4 x 8.2 may14ceemeraldi.gif I fell for this same stone! And I thought it totally belongs in this thread! Gre...

by jstarfireb

May 12th, 2014, 2:55 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Replies: 2185

Views: 91427
Re: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Ella - I remember filling out the original form for this but then never received a follow-up email from you. Perhaps it got spam filtered. :confused:

Are you able to send me the email requesting more info again, or is it too late?

by jstarfireb

April 6th, 2014, 2:31 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: 4th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 184

Views: 11136
Re: Between 2 Princesses

I'd take the H. I own an ACA princess that's I color, and I used to counsel people that I color was a great bargain. Well, after years of looking at diamonds, my color sensitivity has become much finer than when I started out, and now I wish I would have gone for a whiter stone. Since the cut is equ...

by jstarfireb

March 13th, 2014, 8:30 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Between 2 Princesses

Replies: 3

Views: 118
Re: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Ouch, VL! Best wishes for recovery. Your "inflammation pink" sapphire is lovely. :cheeky:

by jstarfireb

March 8th, 2014, 3:22 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Catch all thread - talk or better yet show us

Replies: 3964

Views: 99362
Re: Moissanite and Asha (manmade) diamond vs real diamonds

I wait for two reasons. I still have to ask (tell) her dad, and she is currently going to school on the other side of the US, so there are reasons behind it. I just figured I would buy the ring so I am ready whenever I decide to do it. Thanks - that adds some insight! Before this, it just sounded t...

by jstarfireb

March 2nd, 2014, 2:08 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 158

Views: 7088
Re: Moissanite and Asha (manmade) diamond vs real diamonds

I would also caution against 3 stones of the same size. I think 5 small (0.25ct or so) same-sized stones look good across a band, but I don't like the look of 3 larger stones on a band, and I think most people agree that it's disproportionate. The larger center stone with smaller sides looks beautif...

by jstarfireb

February 27th, 2014, 11:19 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 158

Views: 7088

by jstarfireb

February 27th, 2014, 10:26 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Finally, my dream Spess, now how to set it?

Replies: 74

Views: 1601
Re: How well do you see colour?

Digging up an old thread to raise an interesting point! I've often said that my color sensitivity has improved over time. In particular, I notice much more color in my AGS I diamond than I did when we bought it. I came across this test again. The first time, I scored somewhere in the 30s. This time ...

by jstarfireb

February 26th, 2014, 2:43 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How well do you see colour?

Replies: 140

Views: 3207

by jstarfireb

February 25th, 2014, 2:54 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Somebody's Gotta Buy This Stone!

Replies: 2185

Views: 91427
Re: Moissanite and Asha (manmade) diamond vs real diamonds

I think moissanite is actually a beautiful gem in its own right, but I wouldn't try to pass it off as a diamond. I know a couple who didn't want to get a diamond for philosophical reasons (conflict, artificial price inflation, etc.), but the woman still wanted a sparkly white stone, so she got a moi...

by jstarfireb

February 25th, 2014, 2:28 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

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

Replies: 158

Views: 7088
Re: Heartbroken and confused, some insight please

Allycat, I've been reading but not posting because I don't think I can give you unbiased advice. Some of your situation resonates a little with me (the disagreement about children in particular). So all I can really offer is a virtual hug from a fellow MD who knows how much of a strain the training ...

by jstarfireb

February 10th, 2014, 1:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Heartbroken and confused, some insight please

Replies: 162

Views: 7260
Re: Are You Going to Pay for Your Kids' College?

Yes. We plan to cover their uni tuition (undergraduate) in full, wherever they want to go, if we are at all able. Our parents paid for ours and not leaving school and beginning our engagement saddled with student debt was the greatest, most generous gift they could've given us. This! I don't have k...

by jstarfireb

January 22nd, 2014, 8:29 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Are You Going to Pay for Your Kids' College?

Replies: 91

Views: 1552
Re: Horse head shaped FCD

Not something I'd buy myself, but it's cool! I also don't like the setting, although I do appreciate the use of gold over the stone to look like a bridle.

by jstarfireb

January 21st, 2014, 11:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Horse head shaped FCD

Replies: 35

Views: 824
Re: Eeek! Gave my DH the cold sore virus, he's super upset!

Going to echo everyone else here - although it sucks, it's not the end of the world for him, so basically just let him have a hissy-fit and he'll eventuallly move on. A very similar thing happened with us. I contracted the virus at the age of 3 and was breaking out about twice a year in my adult lif...

by jstarfireb

January 20th, 2014, 12:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Eeek! Gave my DH the cold sore virus, he's super upset!

Replies: 38

Views: 1237