How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
posted by juliewhite
on Feb 17, 2012 -
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]
posted by ohmansocute
on Feb 7, 2012 -
Where can I find THIS
jewelry hanger? I've Binged, Googled and Yahoo'd enough for a century.
posted by ~Sushma~
on Jan 30, 2012 -
What's the triangular piece of jewelry my great grandfather is wearing under his jacket and over his vest? [more inside]
posted by brownrd
on Jan 15, 2012 -
I inherited a bunch
of Native American jewelry
(several hundred pieces in total) several years ago. I'm thinking about selling some of it, but I'm not sure of the value. Do I need to find a specialist to appraise it? Can you recommend one near St. Louis? [more inside]
posted by DaddyNewt
on Dec 28, 2011 -
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 -
My girlfriend and I are planning on getting engaged soon--hooray! She would like to use some family heirloom stones for the engagement ring. We're not sure how to best proceed. [more inside]
posted by notswedish
on Nov 28, 2011 -
Looking for a website that sells jewelry with a search option for specific themes. Specifically, I want to buy a bracelet with a camera charm. [more inside]
posted by alona
on Nov 27, 2011 -
Where can I buy this necklace? At the store the other day I saw someone wearing a heart-shaped pendant with a clear covering in the center that displayed lgbt pride colors. It looked kind of like this
, except there weren't any symbols in the middle, the rainbow colors were straight across instead of wavy and it wasn't a keychain.
posted by Autumn
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Last Second Super-Specific Costume help: I finally hit in an outfit idea that excites me, but it requires a large amount of cheap costume jewelry ( rings, brackets, and necklaces). Where do I find a lot of varied, disposable junk jewelry for not a lot of money without spending hours trolling flea markets and wholesalers? In the NYC area. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 21, 2011 -
My 75 year-old dad's house was robbed and several pieces of jewelry were taken including his dad's old ring. He's trying to claim insurance on it but they won't pay unless they can see a picture of something like it. My dad doesn't have a picture of the ring, or a computer to look up something similar. I don't live in the area. How can I help him remotely or guide him to someplace in the San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles area where he might be able to find a ring of similar value.
posted by ms_rasclark
on Oct 2, 2011 -
My wife has been dropping hints (like anvils on my toes) that she would like a string of pearls for her birthday, and I'd like to oblige. I know nothing about buying pearls. I can probably afford it, but don't want to break the bank. [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Jewelry filter: I have a wedding ring here
and it is peridot and diamond stones. I recently went hiking and a lot of dirt got stuck behind the stones. I have tried washing it and scrubbing it with a soft toothbrush, but some of it is not coming out. There are tiny holes in the backside of the gems that the dirt got into. Any ideas for cleaning? Would a jeweler be able to clean it?
posted by Equiprimordial
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Pandora Braclet. My wife would like one. I want to appease the wife. Have you bought one online (in US) if so, where and were you able to save money via buy it in the store? [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Sep 12, 2011 -
Need guidance for a friend in Brooklyn who wants to sell some old (personal and family) gold and jewelry. [more inside]
posted by cgk
on Sep 4, 2011 -
After ten years of constantly losing my wedding ring for hours to days, I think it's finally gone, so I need to get a new one. I want simple, unadorned hoop of some non-reactive metal (platinum?), but the real question is: where is the best place to get a no-nonsense ring at a good price? Local jeweler? Online? Anything but a mall Zales outlet?
posted by mathowie
on Aug 25, 2011 -
High-end boutique jeweler delivered a custom ring with an obvious inclusion in the stone. Another jeweler saw the ring, was very surprised and said I absolutely should expect a replacement of the stone. Help me approach/phrase the replacement request? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 4, 2011 -
I am ready to pop the question and am looking for places in Chicago to buy a wedding ring. Has anyone had success with a jeweler buying a wedding ring that they recommend? I want to customize the design a bit.
posted by bucksox
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I am looking for recommendations for two course: one in making jewelry and one in making hats in the Boston area. I did note a hat course at the design school, but you have to be enrolled in a degree program. Has anyone taken any courses in the above they could recommend? Thanks!
posted by KathMuse
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Help with a name for a business selling beaded, metal (silver, copper) jewelry? [more inside]
posted by phox
on Jul 14, 2011 -
I am working on a jewelry line this summer and I'm wondering if anyone could share resources on the next steps after design and sample fabrication. Unfortunately, I work in a completely different field (sculpture) and don't know the ins and outs of the fashion biz. [more inside]
posted by catrae
on Jul 7, 2011 -
Jewelry Experts: What is this jewelry mark? C and a backwards C, but not interlocking like a Chanel pattern. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by MMALR
on Jun 25, 2011 -
Is there a website that has a wide selection of male bracelets, will allow me to have a symbol of my choice engraved, and delivers to the UK? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor
on May 29, 2011 -
Help me identify a type of jewelry (artist or style) which I first saw in Bilbao, Spain. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Apr 8, 2011 -
how are jewelry brand watches (e.g. Cartier, Boucheron, Harry Winston) regarded among watch enthusiasts? Is it the same as 'designer' watches in that they're not taken seriously?
posted by the mad poster!
on Apr 6, 2011 -
I have this bracelet with diamonds that was inherited to me. Can you tell me circa when was it made? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 5, 2011 -
I need to have a post earring repaired. The setting (with the stone intact) has broken from the post. I'm looking for a local Austin jeweler to repair it. I prefer an independent shop, and locationwise, south Austin is more convenient. Thanks!
posted by immlass
on Feb 25, 2011 -