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LGK

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I spent the last week in Las Vegas with my mom and other family for a cousin's wedding. Since I don't gamble, and I was sans husband, and I wasn't up for all the bachelorette partying, I spent most of the time dragging my mom and aunts into all the jewelry stores they could stand. SO much fun! Fred Leighton was my favorite for sure.

The guy working at (one of the) Tiffany's was really, really fun to talk to, and once he realized I was curious about some of their proprietary cuts- Legacy, Lucida- since I'd never seen them in person, he pulled out some of their best ones for me to play with. The Lucida bezel set necklace he showed me was smashing. That cut looks so much more amazing in person than I'd expected- lots of chunky fire. It was a 2.5ct H/IF priced at a mere $53K. The Legacy didn't wow me as much; I prefer an Asscher or a regular cushion, the mix of the two was not that exciting to me, though the Legacy settings were impeccable.Their lights had the odd effect of making all colors of diamond look similar... my M colored e-ring looked exactly the same as the H.

Fred Leighton in the Bellagio was overwhelming and a must-see for any fan of sparklies. They had a vast quantity of antique yumminess. I spent about two hours drooling. The sales lady was super, super nice and let me play with every single thing I looked at. (She had scoped out my jewelry instantly, realized I was a fan of antique goodies, and steered me to pretty much every single antique piece they had.) There was this cool lorgnette- a pair of folding glasses that collapsed down into a platinum and diamond filigree pendant, which had an intaglio cut cameo in rock crystal on the front. Could be yours for a mere $35K! And all sorts of amazing things- tiaras, tons of necklaces... my, I wanted to adopt a few! They did actually have an OEC & platinum filigree ring that was a pretty good deal- $2600 for a just-under-a-carat J SI something, with a fabulous cut and definitely original to the ring. Not that I need a ring of any kind!

It did crack me up that the all the various sales folks looked at my left hand first before even my face. Subtle! Well, at least I got good service
Moral of the story: you can wear tatty converse and ripped tights and get excellent customer service, if you accessorize properly


I also had a super, super embarrassing moment. I'd left the reception briefly to chat with my UnCousin D., who's my age. He'd gotten married and had kids since I'd seen him last, so we were having a good time catching up and stuff, hanging out by the curb on the Strip.

Suddenly this limo pulled up to us, the window came down and this guy gave me this serious once (or twice) over. Before I knew it, D. had grabbed me by the arm and hauled me away. I was of course totally confused- then, D. explained...
Apparently the, um, "escorts" wear black in Vegas, even if they aren't necessarily showing a lot of skin. He, of course, was laughing his butt off at me, the wretched boy. It did explain a number of conversations I'd had over the course of the week. And, of course, I didn't have anything else except black clothes in my suitcase whatsoever.

So, there were lots of terrible jokes for the rest of the trip about "D. the Pimp" and how I might consider illicitly funding a $53K necklace. Ah, family! My DH was mightily amused too and hasn't let up with the teasing yet. I still think there's a chance D. was having a bit of a joke at my expense... but then again, probably not, considering how many guys approached me when I was alone... and here I'd just thought the guys in Vegas were a little overly friendly!
 

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That sounds like a fun trip! I think I''d rather check out the jewelery stores than gamble, too.

And
I had no idea about the wearing black thing. I''ll have to keep that in mind for when I go!
 

justjulia

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That''s wild..I never knew that about black..! It sounds like a fun trip!
 

DiamanteBlu

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Sounds like you had a great time!
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 7:10:49 PM
Author:LittleGreyKitten
I spent the last week in Las Vegas with my mom and other family for a cousin''s wedding. Since I don''t gamble, and I was sans husband, and I wasn''t up for all the bachelorette partying, I spent most of the time dragging my mom and aunts into all the jewelry stores they could stand. SO much fun! Fred Leighton was my favorite for sure.

The guy working at (one of the) Tiffany''s was really, really fun to talk to, and once he realized I was curious about some of their proprietary cuts- Legacy, Lucida- since I''d never seen them in person, he pulled out some of their best ones for me to play with. The Lucida bezel set necklace he showed me was smashing. That cut looks so much more amazing in person than I''d expected- lots of chunky fire. It was a 2.5ct H/IF priced at a mere $53K. The Legacy didn''t wow me as much; I prefer an Asscher or a regular cushion, the mix of the two was not that exciting to me, though the Legacy settings were impeccable.Their lights had the odd effect of making all colors of diamond look similar... my M colored e-ring looked exactly the same as the H.

Fred Leighton in the Bellagio was overwhelming and a must-see for any fan of sparklies. They had a vast quantity of antique yumminess. I spent about two hours drooling. The sales lady was super, super nice and let me play with every single thing I looked at. (She had scoped out my jewelry instantly, realized I was a fan of antique goodies, and steered me to pretty much every single antique piece they had.) There was this cool lorgnette- a pair of folding glasses that collapsed down into a platinum and diamond filigree pendant, which had an intaglio cut cameo in rock crystal on the front. Could be yours for a mere $35K! And all sorts of amazing things- tiaras, tons of necklaces... my, I wanted to adopt a few! They did actually have an OEC & platinum filigree ring that was a pretty good deal- $2600 for a just-under-a-carat J SI something, with a fabulous cut and definitely original to the ring. Not that I need a ring of any kind!

It did crack me up that the all the various sales folks looked at my left hand first before even my face. Subtle! Well, at least I got good service
Moral of the story: you can wear tatty converse and ripped tights and get excellent customer service, if you accessorize properly


I also had a super, super embarrassing moment. I''d left the reception briefly to chat with my UnCousin D., who''s my age. He''d gotten married and had kids since I''d seen him last, so we were having a good time catching up and stuff, hanging out by the curb on the Strip.

Suddenly this limo pulled up to us, the window came down and this guy gave me this serious once (or twice) over. Before I knew it, D. had grabbed me by the arm and hauled me away. I was of course totally confused- then, D. explained...
Apparently the, um, ''escorts'' wear black in Vegas, even if they aren''t necessarily showing a lot of skin. He, of course, was laughing his butt off at me, the wretched boy. It did explain a number of conversations I''d had over the course of the week. And, of course, I didn''t have anything else except black clothes in my suitcase whatsoever.

So, there were lots of terrible jokes for the rest of the trip about ''D. the Pimp'' and how I might consider illicitly funding a $53K necklace. Ah, family! My DH was mightily amused too and hasn''t let up with the teasing yet. I still think there''s a chance D. was having a bit of a joke at my expense... but then again, probably not, considering how many guys approached me when I was alone... and here I''d just thought the guys in Vegas were a little overly friendly!
OH...You bring back good memories!Went to Vegas for an art show several years ago and discovered the Belliagio shops!Fred leighton was my favorite!I found an old aqaintance worked there as I was looking at the 1950s Cartier ruby necklace in the front window($300 thousand) and as we talked he asked me to put in an application for employment there(I SHOULD HAVE)...the jewelry was beyond belief and by every major jewery house...Tiffany,Cartier,VanCleef....now thats are real candy store!
 

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Any pics?
 

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Author:LittleGreyKitten

Apparently the, um, 'escorts' wear black in Vegas, even if they aren't necessarily showing a lot of skin. He, of course, was laughing his butt off at me, the wretched boy. It did explain a number of conversations I'd had over the course of the week. And, of course, I didn't have anything else except black clothes in my suitcase whatsoever.
Well eff that effing #$%#!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't believe it for a second. To bloody hell with Las Vegas and its strictures on women and their dress. Women can dress any bloody way they want and and from now on every bloody woman of every age should wear black there until the boys grow up. Eff them all.

If women give in, women will never be respected!!!

AGBF
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 9:11:33 PM
Author: AGBF





Date:
4/8/2009 7:10:49 PM
Author:LittleGreyKitten

Apparently the, um, ''escorts'' wear black in Vegas, even if they aren''t necessarily showing a lot of skin. He, of course, was laughing his butt off at me, the wretched boy. It did explain a number of conversations I''d had over the course of the week. And, of course, I didn''t have anything else except black clothes in my suitcase whatsoever.
Well eff that effing #$%#!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don''t believe it for a second. To bloody hell with Las Vegas and its strictures on women and their dress. Women can dress any bloody way they want and and from now on every bloody woman of every age should wear black there until the boys grow up. Eff them all.

If women give in, women will never be respected!!!

AGBF
I live in Vegas & I''ve never heard that before.
 

loriken214

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Sounds like you had fun!!! DH and I used to go to Vegas at least twice a year, until I became very sick, and hadn''t noticed the black dress thing. I''ll watch for it as soon as I''m able to go again.

I left a 21K ruby ring at Fred Leighton......wonder if it is still there....I hoped DH would win enough to buy it for me.


Lori
 

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Date: 4/8/2009 9:11:33 PM
Author: AGBF






Date:
4/8/2009 7:10:49 PM
Author:LittleGreyKitten

Apparently the, um, ''escorts'' wear black in Vegas, even if they aren''t necessarily showing a lot of skin. He, of course, was laughing his butt off at me, the wretched boy. It did explain a number of conversations I''d had over the course of the week. And, of course, I didn''t have anything else except black clothes in my suitcase whatsoever.
Well eff that effing #$%#!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don''t believe it for a second. To bloody hell with Las Vegas and its strictures on women and their dress. Women can dress any bloody way they want and and from now on every bloody woman of every age should wear black there until the boys grow up. Eff them all.

If women give in, women will never be respected!!!

AGBF


Um, Deb? Is that really you?

 

grapegravity

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I was in Vegas for my stag in mid March and none of us (8 girls in total) wore black during the trip.... I guess it's an unwritten rule that you must wear coloured clothings in Vegas.... Even my friend (who normally wears only black everytime I see her) wore coloured clothes and I was in shock to see that....

Funny thing is, some of us got asked by strangers "to go back to their hotel room together" regardless wearing non-black outfit....
 

kittybean

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Hmm. Not sure about the wearing black thing. My best friend lives in Vegas (and I visit her quite often!), and she has never heard of such a rule. We are pretty cute girls in our early- to mid-twenties, and we and other friends have worn black many, many times without being propositioned by gentlemen looking for "escorts."
 

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Sounds like you had a great time! I hope I get to Vegas one day! I wouldn''t gamble but would definitely do the shops!
 

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Date:
4/9/2009 8:45:20 AM
Author: HollyS



Um, Deb? Is that really you?

It is I, Holly. It is I when I get angry. It is I when I sometimes get an e-mail from Storm asking if I am all right because I seem to be losing it (although he didn't send one on this occasion). It is I when things in my personal life have been building up and I haven't noticed that they are causing me to be ready to displace my anger. It is I when it is time for me to get off Pricescope (which I did right after posting the above!).


Honest Deb
AGBF
 

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Date: 4/9/2009 2:52:47 PM
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Date:
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Author: HollyS



Um, Deb? Is that really you?

It is I, Holly. It is I when I get angry. It is I when I sometimes get an e-mail from Storm asking if I am all right because I seem to be losing it (although he didn''t send one on this occasion). It is I when things in my personal life have been building up and I haven''t noticed that they are causing me to be ready to displace my anger. It is I when it is time for me to get off Pricescope (which I did right after posting the above!).


Honest Deb
AGBF
GO GIRL! Are you feeling better now?


Lori
 

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Date: 4/9/2009 2:52:47 PM
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Date:
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Author: HollyS



Um, Deb? Is that really you?

It is I, Holly. It is I when I get angry. It is I when I sometimes get an e-mail from Storm asking if I am all right because I seem to be losing it (although he didn''t send one on this occasion). It is I when things in my personal life have been building up and I haven''t noticed that they are causing me to be ready to displace my anger. It is I when it is time for me to get off Pricescope (which I did right after posting the above!).


Honest Deb
AGBF
Well, darn it, Deb. This should be your oasis from stress and personal poo. We shouldn''t be posting anything to make you blow your top.


We''ll have to work on that.


Meanwhile, you know you can always vent with us.
 

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Date:
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Author: HollyS


Well, darn it, Deb. ... We shouldn''t be posting anything to make you blow your top.

Well, speaking as a social worker (who practiced psychotherapy for years), I have to say that if someone is going to displace his anger, he is going to displace his anger! He will find someplace to do it, believe me! So if he doesn''t find an occasion to do it here on Pricescope, he will find one elsewhere. Or, if he is like me, he will just develop some more neurotic symptoms. I did a lot of talking in my sleep last night and woke up from a nightmare at 2:30 in which I was railing against the invasion of privacy of men who had come into my home uninvited and were using my phone. Freud always asked, "Where''s the wish?". In my case, the wish was in my revenge. In the dream I called the police and reported all these men and also took the phones (of mine) they were using away from them and herded them into a front room to await the police! In reality, I have had to put up with the depradations of the cleaning service, computer repairman, piano tuner, and telephone repairman over the past three days!


AGBF
 
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