I would like to wear this Betsey Johnson dress to the symphony this Saturday and ruffle some fuddy-duddy feathers, but I'm not sure how to accessorize it. [more inside]
I'm seeking a specific silver hook and eye clasp for a fisherman bracelet I lost. The hook piece has a swordfish embossed on it. I have looked high and low on the big jewelry, jewelry and beading supply sites and etsy but no luck. Picture of clasp Immense sentimental value! I've seen Ask MeFi work some crazy magic in the past, I'd be eternally grateful for your help!
I have inherited a watch that was purchased a few years ago for about $2000. It has rarely been worn and I think it has all of the box/paperwork with it (from what I can see from similar watches online), including the purchase receipt. My question is where/how can I sell it? Either by listing it online, but there seems to be so many websites, or in person via a second hand dealer or similar? I've seen lots of watch websites, but are some better than others? Especially considering I don't have a profile or history on such sites. Thanks
My fiance is half-Norwegian, and all the family he's in contact with are pretty Norwegian. We're having a wedding and trying to honor each other's heritages. I need touches and customs that can be added to said wedding. Problem: while googling on the internet for Viking stuff and/or meaningful runes, I'm finding a ton of racist stuff. My fiance has done antifa work and I just plain hate Nazis. How can I find cool customs that have not been appropriated by horrible people, and how can I buy jewelry (particularly ring-type) that isn't going to racist pockets? [more inside]
Someone I met told me about this bizarre jewelry shop he went to once in NYC 15 years ago and I want to know what shop it was and if it still exists. [more inside]
I want to buy my partner a watch. Where do I start? [more inside]
Losing weight (over 225 to under 210) and I'd like to lose more. I already feel my wedding ring is loose. I don't want to lose it. I don't want to get it adjusted at a jeweler. 1. I don't really trust our local jeweler. 2. Looking more for a reversible option. The ideal answer would involve something like, "here's where you buy this great gadget that fits over your ring and it comes in various sizes. Thanks for your time.
I'm getting a start making jewelry and am looking for suppliers for inexpensive beads and pendants. Most of what I've been using has been cheap stuff from Fire Mountain and I've been really happy with the stuff I've gotten for them in the 75 cents to 2 dollar range but am looking for more variety. I'm more interested in pendants and other focals than beads, but I'm addicted enough to the bead part that I'll look at sites that focus on those too :) [more inside]
I need simple, elegant silver hoop earrings. Complication: 12 gauge. [more inside]
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
How can I present my intended with a Christmas gift that is in no way an engagement ring? Degree of difficulty: its packaging absolutely screams, "this is an engagement ring!" [more inside]
Silver Pandora bracelets for teen nieces: Great idea, or old fogie fail? The girls are 14 and 16, in the US. Would this be something cool for them, or is there a new hotness along these lines that would more appreciated? (I'm working from thousands of miles, a different continent – and quite a few decades – away!) [more inside]
Hit me with your best ideas for crafty ways of making my own custom seal signet rings. They cost above $300/each online, and more for a custom seal. I have access to a laser cutter, and am pretty crafty, but though I'm trained I don't currently have access to a jewelry studio. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I am planning to buy a jewelry cleaner for my brother-in-law who sells antique jewelry (and other antiques). Will an ultra-sonic cleaner be more useful than a steam cleaner or visa-verse. Or, does one need both to be effective?
I've broken my favorite piece of a jewelry -- a solid jade bangle. It dropped on the bathroom floor and broke into 2 pieces (pics 1 2). When I put the two pieces together it doesn't look too bad (i.e. I think it was a "clean break" with no additional tiny pieces missing), so I'd like to fix it. Can I do this myself and will it look not horrible? What type of stuff could I use to glue the pieces together? If the answers to the previous questions are no and none, do you know of someone (jeweler/stone person) who could fix it in the DC/MD area? [more inside]
How can I maximize my chances of having a positive ear-piercing experience? [more inside]
Since the Turquoise Door in Austin, Texas is closing on December 31st, 2012, where does a person go in order to find jewelry of that sort? [more inside]
How can I train myself to have an appreciation and eye for the quality of higher-end clothing and accessories?
How do I judge the quality of luxury clothing and accessories? [more inside]
My girlfriend wants to get rid of some old jewelry: rings and earrings with platinum, gold and diamonds. Where might we get the best price in Albuquerque?
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]
JewelryFilter: Please help me identify the stones and settings of two pendants. [more inside]
What is the best way to clean this necklace with intricate filigree? The stone is simulated amethyst and the setting is silver (back) and marcasite (front). [more inside]
Where can I buy a simple but high quality small silver locket? [more inside]
Trying to find a long lost ring for my SO, but I've never seen it. Please help! [more inside]
Jewelry Filter: What is this style of ring and what is it made out of? Flowers made out of some seemly synthetic or plastic. [more inside]
I'm fascinated by unusual jewelry with a history — medieval memento moris, ARP whistles from the Blitz, Victorian nude stanhopes, that sort of thing. I don't care at all about precious metals and gemstones (real or fake), but rather about the story behind them. Cheap, mass-produced mementos and handmade crafts seem to carry more history than high-end jewels, but they're difficult to search for. Boring, pretty things always swamp me when I search for "costume" or "antique" or "estate" jewelry. Other than Monica Laughlin's excellent series of Hairpin posts, where can I discover more history-through-jewelry? I'm hoping for book recommendations, websites, stories, articles, or online shops. [more inside]
What to expect when selling gold jewelry? Details inside. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy an engagement ring. Where can I get a solid deal on one these days? [more inside]
Gauged ears - what to do? Cultural appropriation, work, your opinions and suggestions needed. [more inside]
How to reach United Airlines, re: jewelry lost on plane, they said they found it but email returned as undeliverable. Details to follow [more inside]
Where can I find this oversized gold tone chain link necklace 1, 2 (as seen on Covert Affairs last season)? My girlfriend really likes it! [more inside]
My lovely boyfriend would like to buy me a piece of jewelry for my birthday, with a budget of up to $500. I think I'd like a ring, but I'm open to other options. Do you know of any awesome online jewelry stores that I should look at? [more inside]
Help me find the perfect bug necklace for a girly tomboy [more inside]
How should I accessorize this flapper-style black dress that I'm wearing as a bridesmaid? Seeking ideas on shoes and jewelry (and possibly hosiery or leg coverage). [more inside]
What to do with a loose diamond? A very kind family friend has given me a very lovely quarter caret marquise-cut stone. [more inside]
Places to buy vintage and/or estate engagement rings local to New York City? Warnings and cautions? [more inside]
A long time ago (~5 years or more), I happened on a website for a man selling silver charm necklaces. The background was black and everything was very dark-themed. I remember one necklace being about Romeo and Juliet, and the charms were I think a bottle of poison, a dagger, and a sleeping potion, and there was an Alice in Wonderland-themed one too. Most of the necklaces had 3 charms and they all had a story associated with them. The charms were almost all made of oxidized silver. The necklaces were quite expensive. It wasn't a company, it was just a guy with a website. I'm trying to locate the site, and Googling (even image search) has proven fruitless. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
What are some small-ish online stores for budget fashion accessories? [more inside]
Gold engagement ring has broken a little over 2 years after we had it resized. Is the jeweler to blame, or do these things just happen? [more inside]
My girlfriend would like a particular style of engagement ring. [more inside]
Are there any places to purchase costume jewelry with lab/synthetic stones in higher quality settings? Costume jewelry always seems to have cheap settings, which don't look particularly nice (or feel very good to wear). Is there a place to get nicer looking/feeling costume jewelry? [more inside]
Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok: Advisable? [more inside]
Any good jewelry store recommendations for the New York area? [more inside]
Getting started with making beaded jewelry. Looking for tips and inspiration. [more inside]
How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
Can I teach myself to be a silversmith? More specifically, I want to make nice rings, with drusy and cut stones, and maybe some raw brass pendants. But how do I start? [more inside]
What kind of necklace chain won't turn my neck green? [more inside]
DIY nuts and bolts question. [more inside]
Where can I find THIS jewelry hanger? I've Binged, Googled and Yahoo'd enough for a century.