so i lost a friends silver ring recently. i know the approximate area where it should be located, which is covered in long grass with a tractor tire sitting in the centre. so the question i hand to you, metacitizens, is how can i find it? [more inside]
posted by a.
on Nov 5, 2005 -
Ah, the divorce aftermath. I'm looking to get a decent price for my diamond engagement ring. (3/4 karat, about $5K retail)I don't want to eBay it. Any suggestions on getting the best value for reselling? How can I really figure out what its worth?
posted by mad_little_monkey
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I intend to propose to my girlfriend of 5 years. Problem is, we've decided not to buy wedding bands when we get married. And we have no idea what to replace it with.
Tattooing on our fingers was brought up as an idea. (But too painful)
Have anyone opted out on the standard "wedding ring" marriage? What item is a memorable and unconventional replacement for the wedding ring?
posted by merv
on Aug 25, 2005 -
Dis-engagement ring question: After splitting up with my fiancé and agreeing that she would return the ring to me, I'm not sure what to do about returning/reselling the ring to get the most back from this most sizeable of investments. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 16, 2005 -
Where and/or how would I remove a ring from my finger? At a hospital? With a pair of pliers? [more inside]
posted by MintSauce
on Aug 16, 2005 -
Does anyone have experience with a moissanite engagement ring? I hate the diamond industry
because I've been doing human rights work all my life, but those Harry Winston diamond ads make me swoon more than I'd like to admit. [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Jun 16, 2005 -
My fiance and I have been looking for a unique wedding band design and we really like carved and engraved gold but not the stuff that looks like it has just been diamond cut. We found a really nice 1930's french wedding band with laurel on it Here
Any ideas where I could find more designs like this?? We are looking to stick to yellow gold and want something unique.
posted by cdcello
on May 18, 2005 -
I bought an engagement ring with the store CC and was given 6 months no interest. Well that six months is almost up, and I'd love to be able to get my CC's 1% cash-back. Problem is, if I transfer the money to my CC, I don't get the 1% back.
I have the money and can pay it off, but 1% is a significant amount and I'd like to finagle that 1% into my wallet if at all possible.
Is there anything I can do?
Thanks for the help,
posted by seinfeld
on May 12, 2005 -
A number of restaurants in my neighborhood have under-rung my purchases (each) more than once. [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar
on Apr 25, 2005 -
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 -
ProductFilter: I'd like a phone with a digital answering machine that can be set to be absolutely silent by default, but which will ring if the caller enters a numeric password. [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez
on Jan 19, 2005 -
What should a couple of tattoo-virgins hear before they try to have wedding bands tattooed on? [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Nov 30, 2004 -
In Arthur C. Clarke's novel, "3001: The Final Odyssey
", he postulates the idea of a "ring around the world", an artificial ring surrounding the entire globe, sitting in geostationary orbit, connected to the Earth with four space elevator towers at 90 degree intervals.
Has anyone ever rendered or painted what this would look like from space, or on Earth?
posted by Mwongozi
on Oct 28, 2004 -
I have the key to get into my apartment. The key to open my apartment complex's gym. The one for the pool. The remote to open the gate to the complex. The mailbox key. My Albertson's Preferred Savings card. My car key. My car remote. My office key. Two random keys that unlock things I'm not sure I even own anymore, but other than that, I use all these keys on a daily basis. My keyring currently composes half the bulk of my outfit on any given day. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Aug 29, 2004 -
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 -
Whenever a cellphone rings on a TV Show, I momentarily think it's my cellphone ringing -- or, if it doesn't sound like mine, some other phone in the same room as me. I don't just think this because the sound sounds like a phone; I think it because it sounds like the ringing is coming from outside the TV -- from closer to me than the other sounds coming from the TV set. Has anyone else experienced this? What causes this auditory illusion?
posted by grumblebee
on Apr 7, 2004 -