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Re: 5th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Thanks, Ella! I sent you an email about it too and will take the rest of the convo there!

by jstarfireb

April 4th, 2015, 7:25 pm
Global announcement: 5th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 81

Views: 3639
Re: 5th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

I would like to go with my husband and replied to the email from Ella but haven't heard back since then. I don't want to make flight plans until we're confirmed Have any of you heard whether you (and your guest if you have one) are confirmed?

by jstarfireb

April 4th, 2015, 7:11 pm
Global announcement: 5th Annual Pricescope GTG in Las Vegas!

Replies: 81

Views: 3639
Re: How I spent last year's Vegas door prize money!

Thanks all! carmen1 - It's this one on Wink's site. I believe Stuller manufacturerd it (and used their Continuum silver) but perhaps it's not a Stuller design? I didn't inquire any further - Melissa suggested it to me and I jumped right on it: http://winkcz.com/shop/engagement-rings/madison-ave-soli...

by jstarfireb

March 9th, 2015, 4:34 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How I spent last year's Vegas door prize money!

Replies: 18

Views: 502
Re: Show us your pastels

I LOVE pastels!!! :love: I need to find a vanadium chrysoberyl. Until then, these will do... Mint garnet (Barry): http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/icp/IMG_20110912_172622.jpg Songea sapphire (Uli): http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/icp/SonSap0.92_1_0.jpg Zircon (Gene): http://www.pricescope...

by jstarfireb

March 8th, 2015, 1:20 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show us your pastels

Replies: 69

Views: 1205
Re: Show us your bicolor gems

These are old pics and not very good ones, but here's an ametrine I bought from a Brazilian gem cutter (technically bought from the cutter's daughter who is my friend's personal massage therapist!). Bought in my very early days of PS - I liked it because it was nearly a 50/50 split of color. http://...

by jstarfireb

March 8th, 2015, 12:58 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Show us your bicolor gems

Replies: 52

Views: 807
Re: How I spent last year's Vegas door prize money!

How did I know you all would ask for handshots? :cheeky:

by jstarfireb

March 7th, 2015, 6:09 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How I spent last year's Vegas door prize money!

Replies: 18

Views: 502
How I spent last year's Vegas door prize money!

First of all, a big thank you to Dave Atlas (who supplied the gift money), Wink Jones (who set the ring), and Barry Bridgestock (who cut the stone)! I've had a lovely blue topaz cushion from Barry sitting around for months, and recently contacted Wink and Melissa about setting it. Melissa found an a...

by jstarfireb

March 7th, 2015, 1:52 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: How I spent last year's Vegas door prize money!

Replies: 18

Views: 502
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: 20

Views: 784
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: 665
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: 1875
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: 67

Views: 1415
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: 632
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: 316

Views: 16105
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: 532
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: 730
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: 11502
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: 11502
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: 1926
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: 11502
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: 11502
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: 340
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: 340
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: 641
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: 2560

Views: 110498
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: 11502
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: 124
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: 4108

Views: 104517
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: 8836
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: 8836

by jstarfireb

February 27th, 2014, 10:26 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

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

Replies: 74

Views: 1649