- Oct 30, 2002
Nope Deb, I don''t now but I hope to soon!!
While searching for pohtos of two-toned jewelry, I, also, came across an article. This is from the April, 2005 edition of, "Professional Jeweler".Date: 10/31/2005 1:12:47 PM
...here''s an article I dug up about the ''comeback'' of YG:
Date: 10/31/2005 6:28:06 PM
If you live in NY and your GF follows the styles GET PLATINUM OR WG. Maybe if you live in the midwest younger girls wear YG E-rings but not in Boston, NY, Baltimore or DC. I just got done looking for a e-ring in all of these cities and I don''t remember seeing a single YG ering setting in any high end jewlery stores.
Yes some designers seem to be making some stuff in YG but it is very Trendy and in my opinion ugly stuff. The stars may be wearing it but not much of anyone else. Or at least in the 25-35 crowd of the cities listed above.
Blondes tend to look better in gold.Date: 11/1/2005 2:31:03 PM
I keep reading that people think yellow gold or white gold/platinum looks better with their skin.
What skin suits which color?
Is it yellow gold for darker skin and white gold for fairer skin?
Like aljdewey, I prefer yellow gold to white gold or platinum, but I often use platinum to set off diamonds. Consequently my solitaire is two-toned: a gold shank, but platinum prongs. I don't think that unless you were looking closely, however, that you would even notice that there are two metals there. Unlike some of the very decorative two-toned rings I posted (in another thread today), my ring is very simple and designed to draw the eye to the stone. Do take a look at the two-toned rings I posted today. I thought some of them were exquisite!Date: 11/1/2005 4:13:33 PM
Does anyone here own a two-tone e-ring? I'd love to see pics of anyone's that they already own or would like to own...
But you are probably right... If ones wants yg by all means, they''d have to ask for it these days. White is the ''default'' option.Date: 11/1/2005 10:05:48 PM
-you won''t find a single gold e-ring at Tiffany''s.
Etoile and a few solitaires come with yellow shanks. There are a couple of Schlumberger bicolor designs too...
I can''t remember if these are on the website and do not know if yg versions make it to presentation displays in every shop etc.
Mrs Jam, that is funny because I am olive-skinned brown-eyed brunette and think white gold looks best on me! Your gold bangle sounds great have you ever posted it?Date: 11/1/2005 10:20:17 PM
Author: mrs jam
I''m an olive-skinned brown-eyed brunette, and I think yellow gold looks best on me.
I know what you mean Mara, I think the YG method was the classical advice, but opinions differ on the best way, maybe I should try it out and get mine resetDate: 11/2/2005 12:49:05 PM
We''ve actually had conflicting reports on here on the yellow metals vs white metal making a lower colored diamond look more white or maksing color...for a while it seemed everyone was saying that the YG metals actually ADDED color to the diamonds rather than masked it, and that you should set it into a white metal to help it pick up colors from the metal in a white manner. Then it was the other way around (or maybe it was that way first...I can''t even remember anymore)...
But for me I am pretty confused on which it is now....!!
I have one of those marquise rings that we used for the ring when we got married, with a two-tone braided band. I loved it at the time, but I haven''t worn it in 5 years, and used my mom''s diamond in a antique replica setting until I recently (finally) got my "real" rings!Date: 11/2/2005 9:58:35 AM
I love yellow gold but I have recently purchased a few pieces in white gold. At the time me and most of my girlfriends were getting engaged in the late 80''s and early 90''s-- ALL of us were getting yellow gold-- that was the style back then. Three of my close friends got yellow gold rings with (HORRORS) marquise shaped diamonds with swirly gold and lots of sidestones in a jacket or wrap. That was very much the rage back then. Jewelry stores seemed to have just as many marquise shaped diamonds as rounds. Especially those 5-7 stone graduated marquise anniversary bands. One of my friends got that as her engagement ring and still wears it and still loves it. She''s been married 17 years.
I remember when my DH and I were looking at rings, trying on my mother''s white gold set with her simple .78 RB stone and thinking that it looked so DATED for the time. Her sister had a one carat RB in platinum, REALLY dated for the early 90''s but very popular in 1956 and VERY popular again today. Fashion trends seem to always come around again. Get what you like and wear it with pride, having a ring that is ''dated'' is the sign that I''ve been married long enough to be horribly out of fashion-- a VERY good thing. (as Martha would say)