I need jewelry store recommendations in Brooklyn. I'm buying an engagement ring for my girlfriend and I want a simple gold band that I can get engraved. The store must be in Brooklyn and the rings should be at least somewhat affordable ($200-700). [more inside]
I'm in possession of an old engagement ring that was purchased in ~2002 and was, at the time, about $750 at one of those mall jewelry stores. It's less than a carat, but I'm not sure how much less. No paperwork. I'd forgotten I still had it until I found it in a box. Ex did not want it returned. What's the best way to get rid of it and get the most cash possible? [more inside]
An older family member has given me 3 pearls that have great meaning to her and asked me to have them made into jewelry to be given to another family member (a 22-year-old woman). What form of jewelry should I have made? Any tips on how to deal with local jewelers to get something that will yield a beautiful and valued gift?
Do you know of any other firms that will recycle your gold and make jewelry for you? I know of EcoKarat, but they don't offer the stones I want for my custom jewelry. Barring that, what's the best way to sell the unwanted gold jewelry I have? All of those cash4gold websites look unsavory.
Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
How should I accessorize my bridesmaid dress? [more inside]
I saw a necklace on an acquaintance who received it as a gift. It is a diamond ring cut out of a flat piece of gold or gold-seeming metal. This is a pendant on a necklace. Where can I find this? [more inside]
Recently started weaving chainmail in a search for a quiet crafty activity to do at my desk during downtime at work. Sunk ~$100 into getting a good mix of starting materials (anodized aluminum, brass, and a steel "coif kit" for when I get the hang of it.) Have so far learned basic 4-in-1 weave and made a bracelet and some earrings for my wife. (The latter turned out, the former is so-so.) What are some good resources for patterns, advice, other info?
Fashion ring filter: I've noticed a recent trend for really large rings, and I really like it. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding one, can you help? [more inside]
Where can I find a cremation pendant in the Toronto area? [more inside]
I work for a manufacturer looking to sell fashion jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings that sell for appx $5-$20 at retail like the kind you'd find at stores like Claires, H&M, Forever 21, etc) to retail stores. For purposes of this question, we're looking to sell to general retailers like the ones above, NOT to jewelry stores. We're trying to figure out packaging as it relates to polybags. Most stores, such as the ones above, display their fashion jewelry without polybags i.e. people can touch and feel the jewelry. [more inside]
My mother has recently come across a 14kt gold bracelet with "687 V" inscribed on it. Anyone have any ideas what that means?
What's the best method for adding color to metal without it chipping off? I have some brass flowers like these that I want to color but I have no idea where to start.
What is this symbol? http://tinyurl.com/ydaheoz [more inside]
What should I do to preserve a lock of hair from my baby's first haircut? [more inside]
You are not my jeweler. We were waiting a bit to get our 10 year anniversary presents and both rings I liked sold out. Please help me find something as good or better. [more inside]
What are your favorite sites for jewelry making supplies? I lean toward more vintage and vintage style sites, but suggestions about standard stores that you really enjoy would also be appreciated. [more inside]
What do I do with these amethysts? [more inside]
Shops that make and sell individualized, eclectic hand-made jewelry in the Portland, Oregon area? (... X-mas gift help request) [more inside]
Industrial jewelry in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Are certificates of origin for sapphires a scam? Is my jeweler going to overcharge me for a sapphire, and should I get one online instead of through him? [more inside]
I need to make some quick cash and intend to sell a watch that sold for about £400 in the UK five years ago. Does anyone know of a reputable place in NYC that I could go to? There are so many choices out there my head is spinning :) I have never sold a piece of jewelry before so any specific suggestions would be welcome. Or would posting on eBay be a better choice? Thanks in advance.
I'm looking for advice on getting a custom engagement ring made in Orlando on a budget. [more inside]
How do I take care of sterling silver jewelry? [more inside]
Could you tell me about how much these diamond earrings are worth? More inside... [more inside]
BostonFilter: Can you point me to a reasonably priced jewelry shop? [more inside]
Help me (a female with basically no female friends to ask) accessorize this red cocktail dress! (hair & jewelry) [more inside]
Please help me get an idea how old this ring is, and what stone is in it. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with renting jewelry for a wedding? This is a new concept to me, but our soon-to-be bride has found a couple of places (mainly Adorn and BagBorroworSteal.com) where she is considering renting a large necklace, because we have nothing appropriate to fill up the space her strapless dress leaves looking empty. Any advice??
What are the most impressive/exclusive quality diamond jewelry brands with a retail presence in Manhattan? [more inside]
Asking for my sister: "On the show Weeds, Nancy is always wearing an awesome gold and emerald snake ring on her middle finger. Does anyone know where to get one?"
I’m considering getting my ears pierced. Just regular old lobe piercings. Help me decide if I should, then help answer all the probably simple questions about the process, because I seriously know nothing. Before you bring it up – I’m planning on going to a real piercing place, not Claire’s. [more inside]
How can someone sell gold and or jewelry for the best price? [more inside]
Simple Mefi, simple! I just want to buy a replica of the Orin from the 80's fantasy film The Neverending Story. I'd like a nice one, but at this point.... [more inside]
What's the best way to divide a large jewelry collection among 12 inheritors? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can get the silver bracelet Kirsten Dunst wears near the end of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' when she is listening to her tape...
Where can I get wholesale price gold hoop earrings in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I own two pieces of jewelry. I want more jewelry like them, and I don't know who designed either of them. [more inside]
What jewelry brand stamps their jewelry with a capital letter G logo with a halo over it? [more inside]
I'm looking for a store in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn, ideally) that sells ethnic and sterling silver jewelry. The store could have clothes, accessories, or art, but it should have a significant amount of jewelry for sale. Can anyone help me out? I'm of course googling on my own, but this is the kind of place you would know when you see it, and I can't walk all the streets of NYC. Thanks for any leads.
My girlfriend really likes bracelets made from ordinary objects. She has a fork bracelet and a bike chain bracelet already. What are other objects that I could turn into bracelets for her? Or, alternatively, what are some cool Etsy shops that make cool bracelets out of everyday stuff? [more inside]
Jewelry filter: Looking to buy a replica of the ancient Minoan bee pendant found near Knossos, Crete. Preferably gold, preferably under $200. [more inside]
The where, the what and the how of getting hitched in Vegas, when you have friends coming from overseas.
(Several questions in one. Sorry.) We're getting hitched in Vegas, and friends are traveling from overseas. Help us plan out some basic wedding stuff (like location, wedding bands, etc.), as well as how to make our friends' stay enjoyable. [more inside]
What is the best way to restore/repair an antique watch that has priceless sentimental value? [more inside]
Where can I buy and get engraved a silver hexagon pendant online, and what romantic Settlers-of-Catan-related phrase should I engrave on the back? [more inside]
How can I remove serious tarnish from a silver bangle. Difficulty level: malachite inlay. [more inside]
I recently inherited a large diamond in a "miner's cut," which is somewhat square and has an old-fashioned look to it. I want to get it set into a ring, but am not sure what kind of setting would be best for this cut of diamond. Can anyone help?