Need some datapoints on body piercing. [more inside]
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.
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]
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?
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]
Help me come up with a storage mechanism for my jewelry. [more inside]
Need guidance for a friend in Brooklyn who wants to sell some old (personal and family) gold and jewelry. [more inside]
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?
What kind of chain should I get for my pendant to minimize irritation to my sensitive skin? [more inside]
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]
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.
Need help identifying this engagement ring set [more inside]
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!
Help with a name for a business selling beaded, metal (silver, copper) jewelry? [more inside]
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]
Where can I buy loose moissanite stones in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for conflict-, cruelty-, blood-, ecocide-free engagement rings in central NJ. [more inside]
Where in Manhattan/NYC can I buy a cheap replica of the Princess Diana/Kate Middleton engagement ring? [more inside]
Please help me find this silver ring with a rectangular lapis lazuli (or possibly sodalite?) setting and elemental symbols around the band. [more inside]
I really like the coloured leather bracelets in this photo from STREETFSN. Where can I get similar bracelets? [more inside]
Help me identify a type of jewelry (artist or style) which I first saw in Bilbao, Spain. [more inside]
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]
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?
I have this bracelet with diamonds that was inherited to me. Can you tell me circa when was it made? [more inside]
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!
Where can I find my SO a nice necklace chain to hang a ring from? [more inside]
Cheapest way to ship jewelry from India to the US (Jaipur to Boston)? [more inside]
I have gold jewelry I never, ever wear. I live in Philadelphia. I want to sell it. Where do I do it and how does it work? [more inside]
school me on high-end jewelry? [more inside]
What do I need to include in a medical alert bracelet/necklace/etc., and is there a best brand? I know there are some that have built-in communications systems and additional information available, but I am not clear what is a necessity for me. More info inside. [more inside]
Fine jewelry: do you take yours off every time you enter a swimming pool / hot tub / ocean? [more inside]
Accessorize me! Where can I get some necklaces and other stuff? [more inside]
Laser cutting metal in NYC? [more inside]
Can you help me find jewelry like these two pieces? [more inside]
Looking for etsy store recommendations for jewelry, accessories, design-y items and other gifts. [more inside]
Is it irredeemably tacky to wear fancy, vintage rhinestone and sparkly jewelry in the daytime? I have a lovely, large collection that I want to show off. BUT, I never do fancy "evening" occasions. [more inside]
Is it okay to haggle for the price of used jewelry? Specifically, a $35,000 engagement ring? [more inside]
I just bought this pin on Etsy (side and back view). It was listed by a Latvian seller who says it's a vintage Soviet-era item. This pin must have been a mass-produced item, since I saw one exactly like it on Etsy last spring, though someone else beat me to the purchase that time. I'm intrigued by the image of swans seemingly menacing a woman and her child, and I wonder if it perhaps references a Slavic folktale. A friend has suggested that it might be a Swan Lake reference, though to my mind it doesn't suit the narrative. Your thoughts and best guesses?
Can I propose with no ring (snowflakes inside)? [more inside]
Jewelry filter: my wife wants some diamond stud earrings for Christmas, but we're both pretty disgusted by the traditional diamond trade. What's a good source of high quality man-made (synthetic) diamond jewelry?
Please help me de-stinkify my costume jewelry! [more inside]
Fiance's ring came apart. What's the best way to put it back together? [more inside]
How much to mark up imported goods for resale, specifically, jewelry? [more inside]
Jeweler quoted us a price for a diamond; ones that seem equivalent are far, far cheaper online. Are we being ripped off? [more inside]
I have a ring that I love. My sister loves it too. Problem is, I don't know where to find another similar one for her, and I'd like to keep mine. [more inside]