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 -
I want to propose but I'm getting hung up on not knowing my
girlfriend's ring size. How does this work? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 26, 2014 -
I am planning to propose to my girlfriend at some point, but I need help buying a ring. I’ve never done this before, obviously. I know she would like something with a diamond, something vintage (or vintage-style). Questions below: [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 22, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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'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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by bucksox
on Aug 2, 2011 -
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?
posted by orange swan
on Oct 7, 2010 -
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]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Sep 9, 2010 -
What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band? [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Aug 5, 2010 -
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 -
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]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second
on Apr 17, 2010 -
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]
posted by beautiful
on Mar 21, 2010 -
I'm looking for advice on getting a custom engagement ring made in Orlando on a budget. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 28, 2009 -
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?"
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Aug 18, 2009 -
My mother gave me a pearl ring (one white and one black natural pearls on a simple silver band, can't find a close match online) to give to my fiance. It's incredibly small, and I would absolutely need to have it resized to fit her finger, by at least a half size, and as much as a whole size. What would that cost, and given the ring, is it worth it? It's from about 1970 or so. I'm in Chicago, is there any place that you can recommend?
posted by Oktober
on Dec 25, 2008 -
What should I expect when getting an engagement ring repaired? [more inside]
posted by lbo
on Dec 8, 2008 -
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 -
Help me negotiate on an engagement and wedding ring. We have things picked out and are being given multiple options on the center stone, which is a ruby. I have no clue about what's fair or what to expect. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee
on Feb 26, 2008 -
I'm looking for advice on men's jewelry. Specifically I am interested in ethnic style rings such as: Turkoman, Andaman, Bedouin and similar styles. The problem is that I have huge hands. I wear a size 14 ring. So of course I have found it next to impossible to find anything in my size. [more inside]
posted by anansi
on Jul 9, 2007 -
I can't find the site where I found this beautiful ring... can you help? [more inside]
posted by Corky
on Nov 13, 2006 -
Any Advice on the best way to sell a ring and not get ripped off? A friend of mine has an engagement ring he would like to sell (the relationship died some time ago, before he popped the question). It was originally worth $2,500 and he would like to maximize his return. Clearly, a pawn shop is not the way to go, but neither of us know what other options there are.
posted by Irontom
on Feb 1, 2005 -