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Curse of the Jade Bangle

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]
posted by bluefly on Nov 30, 2012 - 14 answers

A Piercing Analysis

How can I maximize my chances of having a positive ear-piercing experience? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Nov 28, 2012 - 19 answers

The Turquoise Door in Austin is closing? But . . . but . . .

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]
posted by Seamus on Nov 27, 2012 - 1 answer

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]
posted by letahl on Nov 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Where to sell jewelry in Albuquerque?

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?
posted by maurreen on Nov 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Goldilocks searches for a wedding ring

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]
posted by Catseye on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

opals are a girl's best friend

JewelryFilter: Please help me identify the stones and settings of two pendants. [more inside]
posted by socks are for puppets on Oct 9, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I clean this necklace?

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]
posted by _Mona_ on Oct 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Where can I buy a simple but high quality small silver locket?

Where can I buy a simple but high quality small silver locket? [more inside]
posted by Pilly on Oct 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Long lost ring

Trying to find a long lost ring for my SO, but I've never seen it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Stan Grossman on Sep 23, 2012 - 6 answers

What is this style of ring and what is it made out of?

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]
posted by Submiqent on Sep 14, 2012 - 8 answers

The V&A just about killed me.

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]
posted by you're a kitty! on Aug 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can I find a Tiffany's style bubble ring in my price range?

Where can I find a Tiffany's style bubble ring like this in my price range? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Jul 28, 2012 - 10 answers

What to expect when selling gold jewelry

What to expect when selling gold jewelry? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Jul 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Getting a deal on an engagement ring

I'm looking to buy an engagement ring. Where can I get a solid deal on one these days? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jul 26, 2012 - 15 answers

What should I do about my stretched ears?

Gauged ears - what to do? Cultural appropriation, work, your opinions and suggestions needed. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jul 23, 2012 - 30 answers

Can this ring be recovered?

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]
posted by misspat on Jul 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find the perfect b-day gift

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]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jul 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Unique Jewelry Online?

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]
posted by odayoday on Jul 10, 2012 - 26 answers

A bug to put on my wife's neck

Help me find the perfect bug necklace for a girly tomboy [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jun 20, 2012 - 21 answers

What should I wear with this dress?

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]
posted by sundaydriver on Jun 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Diamonds are a girl's best friend?

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]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Vintage and/or estate jewelers near New York City?

Places to buy vintage and/or estate engagement rings local to New York City? Warnings and cautions? [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on May 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Help locating jewelry website?

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]
posted by rjacobs on May 8, 2012 - 6 answers

What are some good budget fashion sites?

What are some small-ish online stores for budget fashion accessories? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Apr 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Who is being unreasonable here?

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]
posted by sportbucket on Apr 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Buying a custom/specialized engagement ring in the UK

My girlfriend would like a particular style of engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Nice costume jewelry - on a budget

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]
posted by arnicae on Mar 31, 2012 - 10 answers

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

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