Questions for the crafty about making, setting and polishing jewellery with sapphires. [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
Please help me help my husband replace his Silver superman ring. (Toronto version) [more inside]
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]
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?
Please can you suggest a good place to buy jade bangles in London? [more inside]
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.
Who can make me some custom celtic jewellery for my wife's christmas (my design, on a necklace) [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
My girlfriend would like a particular style of engagement ring. [more inside]
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!
Beading/jewellery/craft people, can you help me work out how to make this necklace? [more inside]
DIY nuts and bolts question. [more inside]
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]
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?
I really like the coloured leather bracelets in this photo from STREETFSN. Where can I get similar bracelets? [more inside]
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]
school me on high-end jewelry? [more inside]
Romantic-bespoke-jewellery Filter: How do I put a key on a necklace? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Would it be better to melt these rings down or just sell them? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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!
Nice, tasteful ring designs suitable for a large blue-gray star sapphire in 'cabachon' cut? [more inside]
Where to find FatChanceBellyDance style tribal bellydance costume jewellery in the UK? [more inside]
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?
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]