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Re: the MIA thread....anybody heard from (fill in the name)

Hello, everyone! I found this thread, and thought I'd check in to say hi. LOL...I've been gone so long, people are MIA that I never heard of! Boy, this place looks different...my gosh! Can we talk pearls now?? :)) In some ways I'm even better than I was when I first went MIA: I've quit smoking, have...

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November 11th, 2010, 12:12 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: the MIA thread....anybody heard from (fill in the name) lately?

Replies: 468

Views: 22048
Widget has a brother!!!

Hi all!  It''s been a while,  hasn''t it?  About a year,  actually. I haven''t bought one bauble since I last posted here,  which makes me think my jewelry insanity is from PS enabling. Hmmm. I''ve spent a lot of my time obsessing about the presidential primar...

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December 20th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Widget has a brother!!!

Replies: 36

Views: 1042


Aaaah.....thanks for the nice greeting guys...

Ellen:  I really haven''t been lurking much at all.  do send me that link!  

Maybe I''ll start another thread about what I''ve been up to..

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December 20th, 2008, 12:23 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Holiday Avatar Thread - 2008.

Replies: 624

Views: 9835


Hee hee.....can I sneak in here and wish everyone Happy Holidays???  It''s been SO LONG since I''ve visited this wonderful place!!  About a year,  in fact.   Widget''s still wearing last year''s Santa cap. I kinda want to get active here again,  but I''m SCARED of all t...

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December 19th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Holiday Avatar Thread - 2008.

Replies: 624

Views: 9835


Congratulations  Ellen and Lorelei!   You girls among my very favorite PSers!!Image


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February 1st, 2008, 8:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Woo Hoo Ellen and Lorelei!! Feel the LOVE???

Replies: 192

Views: 3035


smile OMG OMG OMG OMG....I almost missed this thread entirely! (I've been computerless for a while)  Blu,  THANK YOU SO MUCH for the great show!! smile   What fun you must ha...

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January 15th, 2008, 5:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: NYC Trip Report: Upgrade Shopping Has Begun

Replies: 126

Views: 14760


Date: 1/13/2008 10:48:55 PM Author: Kaleigh Date: 1/13/2008 9:42:57 PM Author: Linda W Widget hasn''t posted for awhile, but wait until she sees this stone!!!! She will LOVE it!!! I think we all want your stone now NF!!!!! smile I know, will have to...

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January 14th, 2008, 5:40 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Some lucky duck snapped this up

Replies: 93

Views: 4024


Aw,  Gemnut!  You know better than to feel that way!  We love oohing and aahing at everyones treasures....can''t wait to see yours! Image

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December 20th, 2007, 9:49 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


WOW!!!!!!!  What a great thread,  what a great engagement story,  what a cute couple,  and what a fabulous ring!

Heartiest congratulations!


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December 18th, 2007, 6:55 am

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

Topic: BACK FROM NY !!! My LEON MEGE Engagement RING !!

Replies: 138

Views: 20094


Thank you...ALL you wonderful folks...for your nice comments!  It really is fun to share. smile And to all you Bay Area girls...yep,  that's the one.  I'd forgotten you'd seen it! LOL MGC:  But I don't know why you put up with the ...

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December 15th, 2007, 7:43 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


smile smile smile smile smile   OMG,  S...

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December 15th, 2007, 7:01 am

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

Topic: My Art DECO Birthday Present

Replies: 123

Views: 4859


Hi...I just saw this.. Chrono''s right.  I purchased that tourmaline from the cutter already cut,  and only had pictures of it in its ''virgin state''. If I were looking to have a stone custom cut,  I''d look for the cutter first,  and trust him/her to find suitable rough to fill...

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December 14th, 2007, 4:12 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: For Widget.... A couple of questions

Replies: 2

Views: 401


Really interesting points, Layney! I guess one good thing about living in CA is that the ''fur or not to fur'' question doesn''t come up so often.  I must admit the thought of a warm fuzzywuzzy fur coat sounds wonderful in lands of wild winters.. I must have some Cruella DeVille in me beca...

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December 14th, 2007, 6:28 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Fur coats...

Replies: 88

Views: 2354


Great!Image   Let us know what you think!


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December 14th, 2007, 5:58 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need opinions on this Fancy Yellow asscher please!

Replies: 27

Views: 895


I had  a pair of pears that I had made into detachable drops to wear with my studs.  They looked great! Here''s my thread about the concept,  but I guess I never posted pics of the diamond pear drops...anyhoo you get the idea... smile h...

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December 13th, 2007, 6:22 pm

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: What to do with my Pear Sidestones?

Replies: 15

Views: 611


Thanks,  everybody! smile I'd actually wanted this in rose gold originally.  Try as I might,  I couldn't convince Leon that this was a great idea....hee hee he hated   it...so I finally bowed to the master.. http://www.pricescope.c...

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December 13th, 2007, 9:11 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


It will look perfect!!  You''re thinking too much!Image

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December 13th, 2007, 8:32 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Size 4 .85ct - Will it be too big???

Replies: 33

Views: 1206


I certainly think this stone is worth seeing in person...as has been noted,  it might be AGES before you find another yellow step-cut stone to consider. I like that the GIA calls it "fancy",  and gives it VG for symmetry. Once you have it in your hand,  you can better judge how y...

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December 13th, 2007, 8:23 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: Need opinions on this Fancy Yellow asscher please!

Replies: 27

Views: 895


....and finally,  here''s a handshot (with icky fingernails hidden). One thing I did learn from this project.  This is the first thing I''ve ever had done in micropave.  While it''s perfect,  and just what I ordered,  I''ve decided that for me anyway,  when the centerst...

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December 13th, 2007, 7:15 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326

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December 13th, 2007, 7:08 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


OK OK,  on with Leon''s magic..Image

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December 13th, 2007, 7:05 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


One more stone pic, and I''ll get to the mounting!

I love this because it really captures the in the dark ''glow'' of these copperbearing babies:

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December 13th, 2007, 7:00 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


...and here it is after cutting and heating.  Isn''t it amazing what some heat will do to these guys????Image



(PS...this is taking SO LONG for me to post theese....there''s something terribly wrong with my computer... sorry)

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December 13th, 2007, 6:57 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326
My Mozambique Tourmaline!

I''ve had this for a while,  and finally,  just can''t resist posting. smile The stone is 3.73cts,  the mounting by Leon...sort of a version of the famous "Pokey Special". First,  here''s a picture of the stone in the rough...befor...

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December 13th, 2007, 6:51 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: My Mozambique Tourmaline!

Replies: 57

Views: 2326


Date: 12/12/2007 1:04:46 PM Author: Chrono Now THAT one I would get. smile Wowee...me too! smile Harriet:  I''ve noticed Paolo Costagli pieces in Sothebys Magnificent Jewels sales for years...so...

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December 12th, 2007, 7:28 am

Forum: Jewelry Pieces

Topic: Paolo Costagli

Replies: 14

Views: 1672


Hi,  Green!! I''ve never actually had any of my old pieces appraised...but if I were to,  it would be Barbra.  I know she works at  or is in some way associated with Lang''s,  so she''s obviously experienced with antique jewelry. I''d post a link to her website,  but I ...

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December 11th, 2007, 7:44 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: appraisal for antique pieces?

Replies: 19

Views: 435


Date: 12/7/2007 11:57:34 AM Author: Chrono Omie, Gemstones tend to run a bit deeper, so I am going to search according to size of the original diamond dimensions: 5.90 X5.83 X 3.4mm to be sure that it will fit into the current setting. The aqua may well be smaller than 6 mm in order to fit your set...

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December 10th, 2007, 8:09 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Aquamarine Search for Antique Setting

Replies: 24

Views: 958


Ooooh...Fred Leighton is definitely one of the first places I want to visit next time I go to NYC.  I''ve been to their Las Vegas store,  and their selection of vintage treasures is utterly astonishing.  I suspect the NY store is even better... http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/images...

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December 7th, 2007, 2:06 pm

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

Topic: Vintage OEC bracelet!!!

Replies: 99

Views: 2966


Wow....it''s absolutely gorgeous,  Green!!!  I love it!!!!!Image  

Where in NYC did you find it?


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December 7th, 2007, 1:11 pm

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

Topic: Vintage OEC bracelet!!!

Replies: 99

Views: 2966


Well,  let me join the group screaming for pictures! smile   (Skippy...have you posted pics of your brooch???) Barbra Voltaire in San Francisco is the appraiser I''d use for antique pieces.  She''s got all the right credentials (GG, etc...

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December 7th, 2007, 9:07 am

Forum: RockyTalky

Topic: appraisal for antique pieces?

Replies: 19

Views: 435