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]
I'm trying to locate a special necklace my wife once had. It was purchased in downtown Colorado Springs and I believe it was crafted at that store. I don't have the name of the store, but I think they went out of business. Here's a quick drawn mock up. Do you know where I can find a pendant like this?
Wedding ring follies: how can I get these pennies out? [more inside]
I *love* this aquamarine and diamond 14K ring, which is priced at $1850(USD). Not that I'm actually planning on buying it, but just for curiosity's sake, and possibly for practical use much further down the financial road, is this a competitive price, or could I hope to have one just like it made, or to find something similar, for less?
Seeking engagement ring recommendations in Boston. [more inside]
What can I do about a wooden ring that's too big? [more inside]
My necklaces are currently in a drawer, getting tangled up and forgotten. Any ideas on how to sort them out? NB I can't hang anything up on the wall. [more inside]
I have 20 lbs of beautiful antique and vintage buttons of every size, shape, material and form. I recuperating from surgery for the next 4 weeks. Can you suggest projects to utilize my time and materials? [more inside]
Where oh where can I buy more of this clever "clasp" for rubber tubing jewelry? [more inside]
Are there localized metal allergies? I think I may have one. [more inside]
I am a man and I'm getting married! I need a lot of help picking out a wedding band. I know my size and am looking for a non-traditional ring. Specifically I am looking at tungsten and titanium rings or rings with some kind of pattern. [more inside]
I think I'm good on the clothing part, but what I've never been able to do is figure out accessories. Help? [more inside]
What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band? [more inside]
So I'm a manly man, sort of, and many years ago I was given a small opal (1cm top to bottom) - I don't think it has any real monetary value, but it's pretty, and I'm tired of it living in my drawer. Any ideas for what I can do with it? My first thought was tie pin, but that seems pedestrian. Suggestions that include sources for necessary supplies or services would be especially helpful.
What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry? [more inside]
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?