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Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok

Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok: Advisable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Who can I trust with Grandma's gold?

Any good jewelry store recommendations for the New York area? [more inside]
posted by Mooseli on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Info for the new beader

Getting started with making beaded jewelry. Looking for tips and inspiration. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Feb 18, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I go abut learning metalsmithing for jewelry making?

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 - 12 answers

Learn From Home, an Age Old Craft

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 - 12 answers

That's not the kind of ring I had in mind

What kind of necklace chain won't turn my neck green? [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork on Feb 7, 2012 - 16 answers

not a DIY enthusiast

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

Where Can I find This

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 - 9 answers

What's this thing? (see picture)

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 - 10 answers

Where do they keep the jewelry blogs?

Who are all the good jewelry bloggers, and where are their blogs? [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Jan 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Do people still wear that?

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 - 7 answers

Where can I find a 35" silver chain?

I recently bought this Art Nouveau aide de memoire. Now I would like to find a very long silver chain to wear it on. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Mani in fede?

What kind of Claddagh ring should I buy and where should I buy it? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Dec 1, 2011 - 9 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

Heirloom Engagement Ring--is this possible?

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 - 20 answers

Shopping for jewelry online.

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 - 8 answers

Where can I find this necklace?

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 - 5 answers

Help Me Find Grandma's Jewerly Box

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 - 9 answers

Can I change my mind?

Need some datapoints on body piercing. [more inside]
posted by stubborn on Oct 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Help Appaising a Lost Ring

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 - 7 answers

help me get some pearls

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 - 19 answers

Dirt in my wedding ring-help!

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 - 16 answers

Opening the Pandora Braclet Box

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 - 9 answers

Surely I'm not the first person with this problem

Help me come up with a storage mechanism for my jewelry. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Sep 5, 2011 - 27 answers

Divesting old gold in Bklyn, no intimidation wanted.

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 - 6 answers

Where should I look for a simple nice man's wedding ring?

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 - 45 answers

Owie itchie hot hot hot

What kind of chain should I get for my pendant to minimize irritation to my sensitive skin? [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Aug 24, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me make a customer service request in a totally unfamiliar world?

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 - 10 answers

Wedding ring jeweler in Chicago

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 - 7 answers

Need help identifying this engagement ring set

Need help identifying this engagement ring set [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for hat and jewelry making courses - Boston area

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 - 4 answers

Help me name a small business!

Help with a name for a business selling beaded, metal (silver, copper) jewelry? [more inside]
posted by phox on Jul 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Sculptor making jewelry seeks advice

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 - 1 answer

Where can I buy loose moissanite stones in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Where can I buy loose moissanite stones in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Blikktheterrible on Jul 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Jewelry Experts: What is this jewelry mark? C and a backwards C, but not interlocking like a Chanel pattern. Any ideas?

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 - 4 answers

Flags on the Half Shell

Can anyone identify this pin? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Personal symbol engraving on a male bracelet?

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 - 3 answers

Sshhh!!!

Looking for conflict-, cruelty-, blood-, ecocide-free engagement rings in central NJ. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 16 answers

A Ring Fit for My Own Queen Mother

Where in Manhattan/NYC can I buy a cheap replica of the Princess Diana/Kate Middleton engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me fix my question mark earrings!

How can I fix my awesome earrings after the metallic plating has chipped off? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Where Can I Find This Silver Elemental Ring?

Please help me find this silver ring with a rectangular lapis lazuli (or possibly sodalite?) setting and elemental symbols around the band. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Apr 19, 2011 - 1 answer

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

Silk cord bib necklace

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 - 2 answers

Dress me

Teach-me-how-to-be-a-girl filter: I do not understand how to accessorize. Hold my hand and show me how it's done. [more inside]
posted by enlarged to show texture on Apr 7, 2011 - 27 answers

watch quality of jewelry brands

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 - 17 answers

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but how old are they?

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 - 10 answers

Jewelry (earring) repair in Austin

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 - 1 answer

I need a necklace that I can hang a ring from that looks nice and not trashy. Help me find it!

Where can I find my SO a nice necklace chain to hang a ring from? [more inside]
posted by mister-m on Feb 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to US (Jaipur to Boston)?

Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to the US (Jaipur to Boston)? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Feb 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Wheat Flower Brooch

Antique wheat-flower brooch. What does it mean? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jan 31, 2011 - 9 answers

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