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How do I earring as a grown up?

I stopped wearing earrings for a couple years due to grabby baby hands, and now my ears hate me whenever I try again. I haven't bought earrings since high school, either, so I think I need to level-up from Claire's. What kind of earrings should I buy, and from where? I just want simple studs or hoops, is there some kind of basic earring supply website in 2016 where I wouldn't need to buy in bulk?
posted by Maarika on Aug 20, 2016 - 19 answers

Good stores for $50–$250 jewelry in silver or other metals?

It seems like there’re plenty of stores with $15 earrings and stores with $500 earrings, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding stores with jewelry in that middle ground of like $50–$250 (ish). Basically, I’m looking for stores with jewelry that I could potentially wear every day but which won’t fall apart after a year or two. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Jul 4, 2016 - 28 answers

identify this necklace

Can you identify this necklace? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on May 28, 2016 - 7 answers

What are these jewelry findings/medal components called?

...and where can I buy them? Jewelry/trophy/award makers of MetaFilter, I'm hoping you know some standard trade term to describe these two different components of medals/ceremonial jewels that are typically worn pinned to the left breast. [more inside]
posted by usonian on May 27, 2016 - 2 answers

Where can I buy a shark ring in NYC?

Where can I buy a shark ring in NYC as soon as possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2016 - 7 answers

Anniversary ring advice

My spouse and I will soon be celebrating a milestone in our marriage. I would like to get her an anniversary ring. But I’m uncertain about the options. If you know anything about jewelry I would appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by quadog on May 15, 2016 - 7 answers

Irreplaceable antique pocket watch: Wear it or lock it up?

My grandmother recently gave me a beautiful and valuable antique pocket watch. My question is ultimately: Should I get a safe deposit box and keep it locked away, or should I wear it? More inside. [more inside]
posted by firemonkey on Mar 13, 2016 - 25 answers

Is There a Visual Difference in AAA Akoya Pearls Versus Freshwater?

Once you're interested in aiming for AAA quality, round pearls in a necklace, is there a "beauty" benefit (i.e., not a bragging rights or investment one) in going after Akoya pearls over freshwater? Thanks in advance!
posted by whitebird on Mar 11, 2016 - 4 answers

engagement ring bargain hunting?

We're hunting for an engagement ring. My girlfriend really likes something like this or this -- an emerald stone held in place by a silver band that curves around the stone. Would it make sense to buy the ring and stone separately and have Gemvara fit the stone? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Feb 26, 2016 - 16 answers

What do the charms on this bracelet mean?

I recently saw this bracelet, and I am wondering whether the charms are symbols of some sort of order/organization/society. [more inside]
posted by delight on Feb 24, 2016 - 3 answers

Help IDing a braclet

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify where this bracelet is from. http://imgur.com/xCipWl9 Thanks!
posted by jeribus on Feb 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Trusted Engagement Ring Insurance?

Hello MF! I am recently engaged and need to insure my fiancé's ring. The ring is simple with a 1.2 ct. princess cut stone. The ring is appraised at about 10K give or take. I am looking for advice on which companies AskMeFi users have had experience with as most of the reviews that I have read on jewelry insurance seem negative and most people just have an axe to grind because something didn't go their way. Any success stories out there? Which insurance companies would you recommend? I would prefer a company that specializes in jewelry insurance and not a rider on my homeowners policy. Thank you in advance!
posted by shades on Feb 1, 2016 - 8 answers

Partnership Dissolved. Which of the two ventures should I align with?

Within five minutes of meeting the partners of this fashion jewelry company I knew that ship was gonna sink. I signed up anyway because the pay was decent. I fully intended to be the last rat standing. I wasn't expecting the ship to break into two pieces. Now I'm trying to decide which half is going to float longer. [more inside]
posted by contemporarySlob on Jan 12, 2016 - 27 answers

Help me find someone to make simple, stamped metal pendants.

My cousin was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was given a pair of stamped metal tags, and I would like a pair to match to show solidarity, but have had no luck. I reached out to his friend who gave him the original but didn't get an answer. Here's a photo.
posted by Kimothy on Dec 9, 2015 - 8 answers

Un-lose-able every day & night earrings

I have my ears pierced and don't want them to grow in. I want a small (or even tiny) pair of earrings that are pretty and subtle (so that they match everything) and flat (so that I can sleep in them and they won't bug my ears or head) and affix in a way that they'll never ever fall out. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Nov 15, 2015 - 28 answers

sterling silver ring as a wedding band?

I'm getting married soon, and I'm trying to pick out a ring. I really like the idea of a plain, sterling silver wedding band, but I know next to nothing about jewelry. If you work regularly with silver, or have silver jewelry, can you tell me if you think a silver ring would stand up ok to everyday wear? Would it scratch and tarnish quickly? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Nov 13, 2015 - 30 answers

Tried and tested ways to clean silver jewelry

My wife's silver jewelry is really tarnished, and needs a good cleaning. In order of importance: the cleaning method shouldn't damage the jewelry (some of it has sentimental value), it should actually work, it should be cheap, and it should be easy. What has worked for you to clean silver jewelry? [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on Nov 3, 2015 - 18 answers

Where to shop for a vintage engagement ring?

Where are the best places to look at vintage engagement rings? Or just vintage rings made with fine materials in general? [more inside]
posted by Avosunspin on Sep 18, 2015 - 13 answers

Where should I go for jewelry repair in DC, and what will it cost?

I have a few pieces of jewelry that need varying types of repairs, accumulated over the years, and I've decided I should finally just take them in and get them fixed. Having never done this before, where should I take them in Washington, DC, and what should I expect in terms of cost? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Sep 18, 2015 - 6 answers

Jewelry made by melting stuff?

My Girl Scout troop has voted to do the "Science Wizardry" and "Jeweler" badges. I'm looking for a way to combine two of the requirements: "melt something into something else," and any of the steps where they make jewelry. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 16, 2015 - 24 answers

How to get jewelry appraised and not get ripped off?

Hi there! I have inherited from a relative's estate some rings and other jewelry that look (to my completely untrained eye) valuable. Possibly very valuable. [more inside]
posted by Claude Cooper on Aug 12, 2015 - 9 answers

explain to me about semiprecious stone jewelry?

I have a weakness for flashy colored stone jewelry. Should I buy all the things online? I don't know if these prices make sense. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Jul 13, 2015 - 16 answers

Trying to ID a necklace I saw at the National Gallery Museum store

I saw this necklace at the National Gallery museum store. Didn't buy it when I had the opportunity, now the museum store neither has it in stock nor knows anything about it so I can track it down. To me it looks like a lightweight opera-length geometric necklace or cube chain, but google searches have not turned up anything. It was just over $100. Can you help me find this, or something like this?
posted by arnicae on Jul 10, 2015 - 1 answer

Can you help me find a less expensive version of this Fitbit bracelet?

Can you help me find a less expensive version of this Fitbit bracelet? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Jul 4, 2015 - 8 answers

The only thing that separates us from the animals...

...is our ability to accessorize. I am wearing this dress to a summer, semi-outdoor wedding, but the only thing I know is that I'm wearing this dress, basically. Help me figure out the rest of it, please! [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Jun 29, 2015 - 13 answers

Just beat it

Future Mr. Fallbala and I are getting married in September. We started looking at wedding rings and are wondering about materials, design and durability. [more inside]
posted by Fallbala on Jun 29, 2015 - 10 answers

To tip or not to tip - Private class dilemma

Should I tip the teacher of a private class/party that I am hosting? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 20, 2015 - 6 answers

where should my son study to be a bench jeweler?

My son would like to become a bench jeweler. Now, the question is where to study? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Jun 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Is there a name for this shape?

What would you call the shape of the two-dimensional outline of the two stones (cabochons) circled in red in this picture? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on May 27, 2015 - 7 answers

Love the Cartier LOVE bracelet, don't love the price

I love the design and thought behind the Cartier LOVE bracelet (a relatively fitted gold bangle you can just leave on), but I can't stomach paying 7 grand for one. Help me find an alt! [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on May 26, 2015 - 14 answers

Silver or gold charm bracelet?

I have a necklace with three pendants and I'd like to move two onto a charm bracelet and add more charms rather than overload the necklace. The necklace and pendants are yellow gold but I mostly wear silver, brass, gold or costume. I can't have anything that scratches easily and I want something that will last a decade. Can I mix metals, should I get silver, 14K gold, gold-plated, that Pandora thing advertised everywhere? I hear my granny shrieking "Don't mix metals!"
posted by dorothyisunderwood on May 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me accessorize a navy dress!

Situation: I'm going to a major environmental nonprofit's fundraising gala/ball. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ragini on May 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Having a custom diamond necklace made. Question about cost breakdown

As a gift to my fiancee on our wedding day, I'm planning on having a necklace made out of a diamond that is an heirloom. The diamond is a small pear shape (a little under half a carat) and is currently set in a ring, surrounded by several small diamond chips. I took it to a local jeweler that has a good reputation for being great to work with and fair on price. [more inside]
posted by arm426 on May 10, 2015 - 4 answers

Where can I get 4mm surgical stainless steel wire (online or in LA)?

I have a metalworker friend who's offered to make me stainless steel jewelry for a 6ga septum piercing in exchange for pizza and beer, as long as I can find him the raw materials he needs in the correct size. Unfortunately, I can't for the life of me seem to find 6 gauge (4mm) stainless steel rods/wire anywhere. There are a bunch of people selling jewelry online in this size...where are THEY getting it from?
posted by sirion on Apr 30, 2015 - 8 answers

I want interesting, geometric silver jewelry. What designers do this?

I'm getting interesting in buying some silver jewelry. I like things that are geometric, sharp, clean or 'weird'. I also have tiny, wee hands (ring size 4.0 in the US system, according to a recent measurement during occupational therapy), so any rings would need to be actually resizable. Where do you go for your geometric silver jewelry?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 31, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me wear my ring!

My mom recently gave me a ring that she's had for a while. It's a star sapphire with 2 tiny diamonds, set in a 10k white gold band. Therein lies the problem: I have a nickel allergy, and thus can't wear 10k gold. What do I need to know/what can I expect with regard to getting the stones set in a new band? [more inside]
posted by Bunny Boneyology on Mar 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Do you have a jewelry organization scheme that works?

I have a relatively small (but growing) collection of jewelry that's currently being stored haphazardly across a range of hooks, pouches, boxes and drawers. Various big plans (set out all the necklaces nicely in this place here) have fallen by the wayside in the hustle-and-bustle of working life. If you're a naturally untidy/ absentminded person, have you found a storage system that keeps your jewelry safe, accessible and in good condition, but that's easy and low-maintenance enough to keep in practice? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 18, 2015 - 35 answers

Need top-notch jewelry repair person to repair star sapphire ring

I have a ring with three star sapphires set in a very simple gold setting. I need to find the right person to swap out a stone, and fix a poor repair job done years ago. It's hard to find someone who knows/works with star sapphires. How do I find a truly trustworthy specialist? The ring has enormous sentimental value and there's already been one botched repair job. [more inside]
posted by ROTFL on Jan 30, 2015 - 1 answer

What is the deal with this blue diamond? Synthetic, natural, treated?

I've recently acquired a beautiful ring with a 2 carat blue diamond in the middle and two smaller white diamonds on either side, in white gold. Nothing special about the setting, and I will have to get it reset sooner than later, since the band's wearing thin. But I'm curious what's up with this big blue shiny rock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2015 - 9 answers

Wearing The Rosary As Jewelry

Years ago, I had a male coworker who wore a plastic rosary as a necklace. Just recently, I met another man who does the same thing. Is this part of some kind of movement or subculture? Fashion trend? Fringe religious group? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 21, 2015 - 37 answers

start me making jewelry

I need the basics to start making jewelry as a hobby. [more inside]
posted by Koko on Jan 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Inside Amy Schumer's Ring

Amy Schumer frequently wears the ring seen at 1:50 in this video. Any idea where I can find a similar ring? Thanks!
posted by nobejen on Jan 3, 2015 - 8 answers

can you recommend an etsy shop for costume jewelry?

hi there! i have a few rings in mind that i want to have made, but in cz instead of diamonds and semi precious stones. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Dec 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Message in a (Teeny Tiny) Bottle

What would you put in a tiny glass bottle pendant, sealed with a cork? I'm making them for Christmas presents and so far, one pendant contains tiny fossilized shark teeth and gold glass glitter. Another was filled with tiny river stones. Help me find other fillers! [more inside]
posted by sparringnarwhal on Dec 22, 2014 - 24 answers

Help me find an awesome sweater for a Chicago NYE wedding outfit

I (38, hipsterish, female) am attending a wedding on New Year's Eve and I'm looking for the right sweater or coverup for the dress I'm planning on wearing. Help me look fabulous in front of all my boyfriend's friends! Bonus points for other accessory advice as well. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Dec 17, 2014 - 25 answers

Ring resizing in Reno?

I need to have a ring resized. The ring is in Reno Nevada. The ring holds a great deal of sentimental value and I don't want to be worrying about hypothetical bad outcomes. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reputable jeweler or jewelry repair business in Reno?
posted by tabubilgirl on Dec 16, 2014 - 4 answers

Makeover montage, part ten thousand—accessorize me!

Please help me select, buy, and actually wear accessories/jewelry that look great and make me happy—from scratch. I need best practices, inspiration photos, or just that One Weird Trick that makes you look great and put-together every day. Go! [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Nov 24, 2014 - 16 answers

NYC Jeweler Recommendation for Custom, Art-Deco Style Work?

My fiancee found a wedding band at an estate jewelry store that specializes in Art Deco-style pieces. The band can't be sized due to the design, so I'm hoping to find someone in New York to make the ring as a custom job. Does anyone have recommendations for someone in New York who can do this type of work reasonably quickly--within, say, a month? [more inside]
posted by jed on Nov 24, 2014 - 1 answer

I would like to find somebody to evaluate some antique jewelry

I've inherited some jewelry (primarily art deco) and I'd like to get a handle on what I have in front of me (well, in the safe deposit box) before I make any decisions about what to do with it. I imagine that getting an appraisal would be a good first step, but I don't know where to turn. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Science on Nov 19, 2014 - 3 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

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