We're trying to get engaged -- hooray! What advice do you have about how to streamline this whole ring thing as much as possible? [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Nov 5, 2013 -
An unexplained ring stain has appeared on 4 of my shirts. I'm very afraid it will ruin more. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by graytona
on Oct 13, 2013 -
My engagement ring is from Blue Nile (online Canadian retailer). My partner saved a lot of money and I absolutely love it. Apparently, I'm supposed to get it "serviced" every 6 months; however, I do not want to send it back to Blue Nile for this. Who do I go to locally to get this done-- cleaning + checking that nothing is loose/has been damaged? Do local jewelers provide this service for rings that haven't been purchased from them? [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I received an engagement ring that used to be my grandmother's. Photo here
. I love this ring! I would keep it exactly like it is, but I'm a manual therapist and so I'm touching people all day - this ring is SO tall and scratchy. Right now I'm taking it off when I work, but I'd like to be able to wear it at work. How should I have it re-made? Please assume I know nothing about rings, weddings, or jewellery design. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea
on Sep 15, 2013 -
I'd like a distinctive but minimalist (i.e. no filigree) men's wedding ring, preferably in black metal. I absolutely
need the fit and metal to be of the "I completely forgot I have a ring on" variety. Keywords to help me Google are just as welcome as specific rings, stores (web/NYC), guides, etc. [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Aug 20, 2013 -
Wedding in 5 weeks. We still haven't figured out any of the script for our wedding. The officient sent us a handful of sample ceremonies, but none of them really feel like us. The "I ______ take thee _________ to be my wife/husband, for richer or poorer" etc vows we are totally stuck on, and frankly the ring exchange lines are also sticking us up too. Please help. The green always has such creative suggestions! Don't fail me now! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Aug 7, 2013 -
YANMJ(eweler), but maybe you've had to have a similar ring repair made? If so, how much did it run you? Looking for ballpark figures. [more inside]
posted by peacrow
on Jun 17, 2013 -
Where can I buy metal rings with an inner diameter of 1" to 6" in 1" increments? [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I want to put interesting smallish things in a poison ring
that I was given. The chamber is about a centimeter wide (across my finger) and .75 cm in the other dimensions. What can I put in there? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead
on Mar 26, 2013 -
Eastern-language experts: what does this ring
say? I don't know the language or even if I've got it right-side-up. I photographed the characters in order, picking one at random to start with. If it's written in Fake Words For Honkies and doesn't actually mean anything, that's fine; if it will summon a Nazgul, that's even better!
posted by cmyk
on Mar 6, 2013 -
I was watching a movie a few weeks ago and saw a ring
that I need to have. My normally masterful googling skills have failed me. It doesn't have to be exactly the ring pictured (for example, the circle could be smaller, it could be gold-tone, the circle itself could instead be square or rectangular or octagonal) but I want that thing strapped to my finger ASAP.
I've searched etsy and this
is the closest I've found but the leather bit is too wide for my liking. I have contacted a couple sellers on etsy whose stores include leather-based accessories and inquired about commissioning my dream ring but I have received no replies as yet.
It's times like these that make me real sad that etsy alchemy doesn't exist anymore.
posted by likeplus
on Jan 27, 2013 -
I am about to be engaged. We have briefly discussed the ‘engagement ring’. I do not want to come across as shallow, but I would LOVE to have an engagement ring. He doesn’t make a lot of money, so we are considering a fake diamond. Does anyone have any experience as to the best simulant out there? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette
on Jan 20, 2013 -
Losing weight (over 225 to under 210) and I'd like to lose more. I already feel my wedding ring is loose. I don't want to lose it. I don't want to get it adjusted at a jeweler.
1. I don't really trust our local jeweler.
2. Looking more for a reversible option.
The ideal answer would involve something like, "here's where you buy this great gadget that fits over your ring and it comes in various sizes.
Thanks for your time.
posted by notned
on Jan 8, 2013 -
What do polished titanium rings look like after they've been worn a while? I want to buy this
as my (replacement) wedding ring, but the polish in the picture worries me. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Dec 20, 2012 -
Hit me with your best ideas for crafty ways of making my own custom seal signet rings. They cost above $300/each online, and more for a custom seal.
I have access to a laser cutter, and am pretty crafty, but though I'm trained I don't currently have access to a jewelry studio. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty!
on Dec 4, 2012 -
Is it acceptable to use an old wedding ring (family heirloom, modifications needed) as an engagement ring, and for the actual wedding, pay for the modifications to be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 12, 2012 -
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 -
I need a hardware device that endows my cell phone with a loud ring/alarm. I have bought and had to return 3 phones because they just aren't loud enough to reliably hear when they ring if they are buried under clothes, are in the other room, I am standing near traffic etc. No idea how phone designs got to this stage but there it is. [more inside]
posted by Nish ton
on Sep 1, 2012 -
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 -
What style(s) engagement ring should I get if I intend to size it down (potentially significantly) in the future? Any tips on where to buy larger than standard size rings? Bonus points if they sell non-conflict diamonds or similarly pretty stones at reasonable prices. [more inside]
posted by ilikemethisway
on Jun 3, 2012 -
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 -
I'm about to get married and can already anticipate times in which I will not want the ring on my hand (like when I'm whitewater kayaking, for fear of losing it), but I'll still want it with me. I'm thinking maybe I'll get a simple, sturdy necklace and a little clip
of some kind. Any suggestions for said necklace and/or clip? Also will the stainless clip damage 18k gold?
posted by SampleSize
on Apr 22, 2012 -
Please recommend a Los Angeles jeweler to design my engagement ring! General questions about custom jewelry as well. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus
on Apr 21, 2012 -
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 -
I am buying a diamond ring for my wife and need input--size versus quantity and quality? Cut of diamond? Etc. Budget is about $25,000 and the goal is to knock my wife off her feet with something impressive, not too understated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 9, 2012 -
My engagement ring hurts like a you-know-what to take off, because I have big knuckles and slim fingers. Help me figure out what to do...resize (again)? Adjust something? Some knuckle reduction surgery? [Bonus Kitten photo for your help!] [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat
on Mar 5, 2012 -
I'm getting married in San Diego in the middle of February. I will have a short span of time to acquire a wedding band in a city I know nothing about. Do you have an suggestions where I might find a non-jeweled, yellow-gold, vintage, possibly deco-period, wedding band?
posted by Foam Pants
on Jan 30, 2012 -
Is there any noticeable, physical difference in any of these wooden rings? Moreover, are any of them a better choice for a wedding ring that will be worn daily? (Links and more wooden ring info than you ever wanted inside) [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Dec 29, 2011 -
I no longer have use for my wedding ring :(
I would like to transform it's meaning into another symbol. [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Dec 28, 2011 -
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 -
Hopefully-soon-to-be-fiance can't wear rings. What should I do instead? [more inside]
posted by Garm
on Oct 28, 2011 -
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 -