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Clueless about jewelry. How do I take care of this diamond ring?

I am a woman who has never, ever been into jewelry. I lose earrings, I tangle necklaces, I hate the way anything feels on my wrists. The only pieces of jewelry I treasure are a relatively inexpensive pair of earrings I wore at my wedding, and my wedding band and diamond engagement ring. I've been married for nearly two years now, and need some advice on the logistics of caring for my engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on May 30, 2014 - 16 answers

Streamlined way to pick an engagement ring?

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 - 27 answers

How should I re-make my engagement ring?

I received an engagement ring that used to be my grandmother's. Photo here and 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 - 14 answers

Engagement ring styles for large fingers that may shrink?

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 - 13 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

Custom Engagement Ring and Necklace

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 - 9 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

Engagement ring woes for big knuckled...ladies.

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 - 15 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

How can I get my jeweler to really clean my ring?

How can I get my jeweler to actually clean and polish my engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by ellaminnowpea on Nov 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Are emeralds really that much more expensive than diamonds?

I'm looking for emeralds for an engagement ring and can't shake the feeling that I'm going to be paying a lot more than I should. Does anyone have any experience buying emeralds? [more inside]
posted by Ctrl_Alt_ep on Dec 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Seeking engagement rings in Boston. Shhhhh.

Seeking engagement ring recommendations in Boston. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

I like it. I want to put a ring on it. Halp.

I need help finding where to buy a sapphire engagement ring! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2010 - 30 answers

Bling for cash?

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]
posted by gracedissolved on Jun 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Boys like shiny things too!

What are some good engagement ring alternatives/equivalents for a man? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 12, 2009 - 45 answers

Which ring adjuster for an engagement ring?

I am now wearing a shiny new engagement ring (yay!), but it's sliding a bit more on my finger than I'm comfortable with (boo!). I suspect it's just because of the cold weather and so I don't want to get it resized yet (and besides, I have larger knuckles). I'm looking for opinions on what type of ring-size adjuster I should use until I determine whether this ring is the right size. Options listed inside. [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Jan 8, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I avoid getting ripped off by a crappy jeweler?

What should I expect when getting an engagement ring repaired? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Dec 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Like the one ring, but with less evil.

EngagementRingFilter: I'm coming upon that time in my life - I'm going to buy a ring and propose to my wonderful girlfriend. My problem is, though, that no matter how much I look up, and what I read, I still can't wrap my head around buying an actual ring. She wants something like this, but I can't see to find anything. Help! [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 3, 2008 - 32 answers

It just has a certain ring to it.

What would you call this style of engagement ring? And maybe, more importantly, can you tell who else actually makes them? [more inside]
posted by messylissa on May 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Engagement Ethics Optimization: Estate Jewelry / MYOR

Buying an engagement ring. Advice wanted on a) Estate Jewelry: recommendations on how to buy & not get ripped off. b) Make-your-own-ring workshops: how to get a good used diamond. c) recommendations for both of the above in the LA / SoCal area. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Mar 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Romantic symbolism: conflict-free and on the cheap

Help me find a quality, non-diamond engagement ring that wont plunge me deeper into debt. [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Jan 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Easing the Tension

RingFilter: Tension set engagement ring. The diamond rocks! Unfortunately, in the literal sense of the word. [more inside]
posted by comiddle on Sep 20, 2007 - 12 answers

What could my friend do to avoid being bullied by his fiancee's family?

There's already been a question on AskMe about engagement ring advice, but I'm looking for something a little different. My buddy just spent $10,000 on an engagement ring because his fiance is feeling the pressure of being a brand new attorney in NYC and wanting to look the part. He didn't want to, but he did it anyway, cause her family was giving her the "If he loves you, he'd spend the money" spiel and it was really getting to her.

What could he have done at that point? She's a great girl, just a little prone to doing what her family wants her to do, so "RUN" isn't an appropriate response. Also, what is an appropriate price? $10,000 is about two months salary, but it seems extreme.

Google's not really any help....strangers who I've interacted with (ala MeFites) are significantly better than strangers I have not (ala some random webpage).
posted by taumeson on May 24, 2004 - 84 answers

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