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When is a wedding ring not a wedding ring?

When we got engaged it was with a cheap comedy ring and my now-husband offered to get me a proper engagement ring if I found one I liked. I'm not a big jewellery person so it wasn't a priority. Now we've been married over a year and I do have a wedding ring, which is just a plain band, which is what I wanted. I've now found another ring that I love, and would like to get as my belated engagement ring. However, it's being sold as a wedding band. Is that a problem? [more inside]
posted by maybeandroid on Jan 11, 2017 - 37 answers

Contemporary jewellery in Chicago

I want to buy some lovely jewellery in Chicago next week, where should I go to look? [more inside]
posted by theseldomseenkid on Jan 18, 2016 - 11 answers

Equipment/techniques for filming small-scale close-up work?

I do small-scale metalsmithing - sterling silver jewellery, specifically. I work VERY small (a delicate ring is about as big as I go). I'd like to make close-up films of my work and process. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Nov 8, 2015 - 4 answers

Making jewellery with sapphires

Questions for the crafty about making, setting and polishing jewellery with sapphires. [more inside]
posted by Joeruckus on Sep 18, 2015 - 1 answer

Jewellery tools - how much do you need to spend for something good?

So I asked a question recently about making jewellery. I would now like to ask how much of a difference there is between buying a cheap kit of four types of jewellery pliers (for about ten quid) and buying individual items. Is it worthwhile looking hard for the good quality ones, or will the ten quid variety pack suffice?
posted by sockpim on Dec 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Please help me find earrings in this style

I'm looking for a particular style of earring. I'll post an example but I'm not necessarily looking for an exact copy of that pair -- just something that matches certain criteria, which I will list. [more inside]
posted by paperback version on Nov 18, 2014 - 28 answers

Please suggest some tools that I can get for making my own jewellery.

So I've made bits and pieces of jewellery like necklaces with clasps and such, but that's as far as I've gone. I'd like to take it a step further by making more complex bits of jewellery like bracelets and (in particular) earrings out of recycled metals; but I'm not sure what tools I would need or how to go about making the actual earrings and the metal that loops through the ear etc. Can anyone give me some advice on this or recommend me any books or the like that will help set me off to a good start with this?
posted by sockpim on Nov 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Looking for a Silver Superman ring in Toronto.

Please help me help my husband replace his Silver superman ring. (Toronto version) [more inside]
posted by scrute on Dec 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Best diamond ring consignment in Toronto?

Anybody had a good experience selling a diamond engagement ring on consignment in Toronto? Or if you've got quite a lot of knowledge on the subject, is there a better way to maximize the price of one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Recommendations for small online jewellery makers

I'm looking for a 30th birthday present for my wife who loves jewellery. I know there are some amazing small artists out there creating their own things and selling them online but it's incredibly hard to find them. She's incredibly open minded on styles but loves sapphires and silver and it would be lovely to find an artist who sells things for under $1K. Any recommendations from people on the little known artists worth looking up online?
posted by steerpike on Sep 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Jade bangles in London?

Please can you suggest a good place to buy jade bangles in London? [more inside]
posted by calico on Jul 23, 2013 - 1 answer

Where to find Velvet Goldmine pendant?

Where can I find a replica of the green pendant from Velvet Goldmine? There's nothing like it on Etsy and my Googlefu is failing me.
posted by divabat on Jun 5, 2013 - 4 answers

Custom Celtic Jewellery For Christmas

Who can make me some custom celtic jewellery for my wife's christmas (my design, on a necklace) [more inside]
posted by ewan on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Goldilocks searches for a wedding ring

Wedding (and other) rings: is it better to go for the size that feels too tight, or the size that feels too loose? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

What is the name of this injected glass technique?

My mum brought me back a glass pendant from Paris years ago, and always regretted not getting one herself. What is the name for this kind of pendant so I can try and find one for her? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me find an antique/vintage pearl ring in the Toronto area

Recommend jewellers in the Toronto area where I might be able to find an antique/vintage pearl ring to give my partner for our 5th wedding anniversary! [more inside]
posted by colourmebrad on Aug 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Would you look at the time? (And try to recognise this watch)

My friend lost her beloved silver watch, which she bought at Disneyland 1-2 years ago. Her birthday is coming up and my friend and I want to pitch in and get her another one in the same style. Can you recognise the type of watch from these semi-blurry Facebook pictures, and/or tell me where to find it? [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Jul 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Buying a custom/specialized engagement ring in the UK

My girlfriend would like a particular style of engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Because I'm hoping it still exists somewhere in the wide world

I'm looking for (on behalf of my friend) for this butterfly pendant. He got this 2 years ago, but when he went back recently to the departmental store where he got it, he was told they didn't carry it anymore. Would anyone happen to know where he can find another one exactly like it? I (and my friend) thank you in advance!
posted by titantoppler on Feb 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Beading help

Beading/jewellery/craft people, can you help me work out how to make this necklace? [more inside]
posted by peter1982peter on Feb 21, 2012 - 3 answers

not a DIY enthusiast

DIY nuts and bolts question. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Can you find this watch?

Can you find the watch that matches this bracelet? The watch and matching bracelet was the first present i ever bought my wife, and she lost the watch the other day. She is distraught and i would love to surprise her with a replacement. [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Jan 2, 2012 - 12 answers

I'm not growing sideburns or wearing those pants, so this will have to do.

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but: where could I buy a lady's Regency-period ring? Something like this would be perfect. I keep coming across awful eBay sites that have 'Georgian-style' attached to something that could have been made in China yesterday, for all I know. Something with a certificate of authenticity / valuation?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Nov 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking for long, colourful leather bracelets

I really like the coloured leather bracelets in this photo from STREETFSN. Where can I get similar bracelets? [more inside]
posted by neushoorn on Apr 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Save my opal

My late grandmother's beautiful white opal ring seems to have a little chunk gouged out in the middle. Any way to repair it? [more inside]
posted by pised on Mar 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Jewelry -- best materials and makers?

school me on high-end jewelry? [more inside]
posted by the mad poster! on Jan 29, 2011 - 13 answers

"Well! That's...odd."

Romantic-bespoke-jewellery Filter: How do I put a key on a necklace? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Tangled up in beads

My necklaces are currently in a drawer, getting tangled up and forgotten. Any ideas on how to sort them out? NB I can't hang anything up on the wall. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 21, 2010 - 34 answers

Assuming I find some bravery and strength soon, she says wearily.

Going through a nasty breakup. Tried to give him the ring back and he wouldn't take it. I'd like to remodel it, turn it into something that celebrates my bravery and strength. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jul 17, 2010 - 26 answers

one ring to rule them all...

Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Apr 17, 2010 - 21 answers

How to prepare snail shells for DIY jewellery?

How to prepare some snail shells that I got from the mountain so I can make some kind of basic jewellery from them? [more inside]
posted by tseo on May 25, 2009 - 2 answers

How to win at ring toss?

Would it be better to melt these rings down or just sell them? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Nov 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Can I make my wedding ring from this?

So I need to choose a wedding ring, but I'd like to have it made from something unique. I have something unique - but can I make a ring from it? [more inside]
posted by nafrance on Nov 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Can you help me find where my edgy target market shops for jewelry?

Help me find places in the Washington, DC Metro area to sell edgy men's jewelry, and discover where my target customer shops. [more inside]
posted by Redruin on Oct 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Colour-changing engagement ring

I would like to buy an engagement ring that changes colour over time (years), does anyone have any suggestions for a material easily available in the UK?
posted by Saddo on Aug 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Gordian knot

My daughter has a knot in a very fine chain necklace. Other than in investing in a magnifying glass and fine set of tweezers, is there a simple way of untangling this? [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Jul 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Body chemistry changing? Why is my silver jewellery tarnishing overnight?

I've tried Google and cant get a good explaination yet. In the last 6 months or so, my silver jewellery gets badly tarnished (read black) overnight. I can clean it, put it on before bed, and wake up with my necklace and rings tarnished badly. I havent changed my vegetarian diet (that I'm aware of), my environment is the same, and I dont wear creams/cosmetics before bed. I've tried changing to different soaps in the shower to no avail I feel its something in my body chemistry that has changed - has anyone got any ideas??? Could it be stress? Thanks!
posted by slaknitter on Jul 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Cabachon ring designs?

Nice, tasteful ring designs suitable for a large blue-gray star sapphire in 'cabachon' cut? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Feb 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Cheapo "ethnic" jewellery in the UK?

Where to find FatChanceBellyDance style tribal bellydance costume jewellery in the UK? [more inside]
posted by unmusic on Jan 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Buying an expensive ring..

I'm taking my fiancée to have her new engagement ring fitted this afternoon. Any issues to be aware of, or can we relax and trust the jeweller to do a good job?
posted by ascullion on Nov 16, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I get a durable gloss wood laquer?

I want to find out how to get a durable glossy lacquered(?) wood finish for pseudo wooden instrument cases. I know almost nothing about varnish/lacquer. My last attempt resulted in this, which is definitely the right look for the finish, but the problem is that it's far more prone to damage than it should be, such that I now feel I should try to keep the surface covered and protected, which makes me reluctant to actually ever take it out of the closet or use it. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Mar 12, 2005 - 11 answers

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