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silver heirloom jewelry -er- thing...

I have no idea - what did a lady do, exactly, with this ornament? pics inside-- [more inside]
posted by Abinadab on Feb 25, 2014 - 24 answers

What color is this rim actually?

I'm buying two new rims for my van. I've found the right rims to buy price and similarity-wise -- if they aren't the color they appear to be in the photograph. Can someone tell or make an educated guess whether the color would actually be closer to silver/gray? I'm hoping it's just the photo that is bad since I've never seen wheels with that copper color.
posted by michaelh on Jan 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Reputable budget online jewelry?

I'm interested in finding online sources of precious-metal jewelry at a low cost. For example, a site that had solid gold/gold plated/solid silver chains to put other jewelry on. I know ebay has a good selection, but I have found that things have been mislabeled (ie something marked solid gold that is obviously not). I also know there are some things like that on Etsy, but there has to be a source of their supplies. I'm more interested in the low cost side than the artful jewelry side (I already have lots of sites like that to drool at!).
posted by fermezporte on Sep 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Best way to sell a gold coin collection?

My elderly father has spent all of his savings in recent months – around $200,000 – buying expensive coins. Most are gold, some are silver and platinum. Some are bullion; most are old and "rare." His collection was fun and interesting for a while, but now it has become a source of stress to him. He has no money left in the bank, and has decided he doesn’t want to keep the coins. It looks like Dad was skillfully played by slick sales reps, but I haven’t seen evidence yet that he has been defrauded. He has asked me to sell the coins for him. What’s the best way to sell a bunch of expensive coins? [more inside]
posted by spockmuppet on Aug 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Silver-wrapped Candy

York Peppermint Patties. 3 Musketeers Bar. Hershey Kisses. What other NAME BRAND, widely-available-in-the-United-States candies are there that have a predominantly silver wrapper. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jul 30, 2013 - 20 answers

Help me figure out an awesome adventure-y anniversary gift

I'm searching for an awesome 5th anniversary gift, made from wood or silver, with an adventure-y theme (this can be pretty loosely interpreted). It'll be a supplement to a primary gift I've already splurged on, so I'm looking for something <$100. My only idea so far has been a compass, but the wooden ones are more like decorative desk sets (I'd prefer something practical and usable) and the silver ones are either really expensive or really ugly. It's for a man, and he doesn't wear much jewelry. And I need to be able to get it by Friday. Help!
posted by rhiannonstone on Jun 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Best way to list sterling silver flatware on eBay

I want to sell my sterling silver flatware on eBay. Much agonizing within, but the basic question is whether it would be better to list each place setting and serving piece separately, or to lump them all into one listing. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Apr 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Should a young girl invest half her modest income into silver?

Is investing half my income into silver a pretty good way to go for my future? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Apr 3, 2013 - 63 answers

How to restore a beautiful but corroded silver plated thing?

What can I do to restore a beautiful but heavily damaged (rusted, corroded, tarnished) set of silver-plated silverware found on the street? [more inside]
posted by cinoyter on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

All that's silver was gold

Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
posted by EmGeeJay on Dec 22, 2012 - 5 answers

How does titanium wear?

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 - 10 answers

The Turquoise Door in Austin is closing? But . . . but . . .

Since the Turquoise Door in Austin, Texas is closing on December 31st, 2012, where does a person go in order to find jewelry of that sort? [more inside]
posted by Seamus on Nov 27, 2012 - 1 answer

But I am a non name knowing dork.

What is this thing called? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Sep 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find the gold-level things to do in Silver Lake

(L.A. Filter) Introduce me to Silver Lake, CA and environs, please. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Help locating jewelry website?

A long time ago (~5 years or more), I happened on a website for a man selling silver charm necklaces. The background was black and everything was very dark-themed. I remember one necklace being about Romeo and Juliet, and the charms were I think a bottle of poison, a dagger, and a sleeping potion, and there was an Alice in Wonderland-themed one too. Most of the necklaces had 3 charms and they all had a story associated with them. The charms were almost all made of oxidized silver. The necklaces were quite expensive. It wasn't a company, it was just a guy with a website. I'm trying to locate the site, and Googling (even image search) has proven fruitless. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
posted by rjacobs on May 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Engraved silver, post-divorce?

My in-laws engraved a silver bowl, with our names and wedding date, for our wedding. We're divorced. What the heck do we do with the bowl? My ex-husband doesn't want it. It's not my style. I feel like there must be something better that I can do with it than give it to Goodwill. It's Oneida and silverplate (looks like only the exterior was plated). Ideas?
posted by rednikki on Apr 22, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I go abut learning metalsmithing for jewelry making?

How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Feb 17, 2012 - 12 answers

An elderly relative's pirates' horde of treasure

92.5% Sterling Silver scrap value, and where to sell it to a precious metals dealer in the Seattle area: Any advice? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jan 30, 2012 - 8 answers

US Treasury Bond, Silver, Gold or What?

I just became an uncle (Yay!) and I want to get my nephew a gift to help him start saving. My first inclination was to get him a US Treasury Bond, but I was wondering: Is buying an equivalent amount in gold or silver a better long term (30 plus years) investment?
posted by cuando on Dec 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Where can I find a 35" silver chain?

I recently bought this Art Nouveau aide de memoire. Now I would like to find a very long silver chain to wear it on. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Arabic Hallmark

Help me translate the Arabic hallmark on this silver box. [more inside]
posted by -->NMN.80.418 on Dec 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Advice for dying hair silver

I'm going to bleach my hair and dye part of it silver tomorrow, and I've got a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Dec 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Grey coins for a house?

We want to come up with funds for a down payment on a house. We have many various silver coins we have been collecting over the years. Should we sell some/ all of it? Would it be worth it? [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Aug 10, 2011 - 22 answers

Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker?

Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Is coin collecting a rational approach to investing in metals?

Is coin collecting a rational approach to investing in metals? Is coin collecting the funnest way to invest in metals? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Aug 1, 2011 - 13 answers

How to sell this stuff?

My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Gold Standard Minus Federal Reserve

What would the U.S. economy be like right now if it hadn't left the gold standard and the Federal Reserve had not been created? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Apr 19, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me find the value of my sterling tea set. :)

How do I find the value of a silver tea set? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Apr 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Can best friends transact Silver bullion?

A good friend of mine is in a reciprocal position to my position. He has a decent amount of old silver dollars that he would like to convert to cash and I am interested in accumulating Silver bullion... [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Apr 16, 2011 - 7 answers

it's silver and gold

My wedding band is plain and made of yellow gold. My watch is stainless steel. I wear both on my left side. I haven't worn my watch since the wedding because I'm (perhaps unduly) bothered by the clash between the gold ring + silver watch. [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on Feb 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Whether to sell my coin collection

What should I do with my old coin collection--some silver, some not? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jan 18, 2011 - 2 answers

It's beginning to look a lot like silver...

What would be a great silver anniversary gift? [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Dec 26, 2010 - 5 answers

How much will an ounce of gold be this time next year?

Will gold and/or silver be 'cheap' again anytime soon? [more inside]
posted by From Bklyn on Nov 16, 2010 - 24 answers

Where can I find Smirnoff No.27 Silver Label Vodka?

Where can I find Smirnoff No.27 Silver Label Vodka? [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Nov 15, 2010 - 7 answers

how to for silver disposal

Hi MeFi's; my boss has asked me how he can best dispose of some silver pieces that he has stored in his attic. he said that it is mostly tarnished and that he doesn't want the bother of cleaning it up to auction it, a la Ebay... he actually is considering how to sell for the scrap value. any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
posted by rxbert on Sep 13, 2010 - 7 answers

My ring tarnished, and now it's fading away (onto me)!

My wife gave me a ring 2-3 years ago (while we were still dating). It's made from a New York State quarter, and silver(?) plated. About 6 months ago it started to tarnish, and now the copper from the inside of the quarter has been revealed. It's beginning to turn my skin green! Can I just take this to any jewelry shop and they can fix it up? Can it simply be replated? [Alternate solution inside] [more inside]
posted by Xoder on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

If I'm going to see farther than others, it will be because I'll be standing on the shoulders of y'all

Help me build a giant parabolic reflector planet-o-scope of SCIENCE! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Jun 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Is it possible to patch up a broken silver ring on the cheap?

My husband broke his silver wedding band - is there any way to fix it that won't cost more than a new ring? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Jun 10, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I clean my silver and pearl bird's nest necklace?

How do I clean my silver and pearl bird's nest necklace? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Dec 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Value of 1965-1970s quarters?

I have a bunch of (US) quarters from 1965 to the mid-70s that sound and feel different than regular quarters. What are they? Are they worth more than face value? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Nov 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Give me your old coins!

Looking for junk silver coins in or near Richmond Va or Front Royal Va. Willing to travel 35-45 miles from either location. Website recommendations welcome as well. Thanks!
posted by MayNicholas on Nov 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Classy fashion-y silver or white gold rings between $100 and $300?

Classy fashion-y silver or white gold rings between $100 and $300? [more inside]
posted by NHlove on Oct 5, 2009 - 13 answers

A ring....

OK, I've searched all over the internet, MeFi and tons of blogs. I've learned a lot, but I haven't found what I'm looking for. I want to carve a simple ring design for my girlfriend, out of jewelers wax, then send it to a professional silversmith and have it cast. Now I could do it myself, but I neither have the space nor the equipment to do it properly. So yes I have seen and read just about every tutorial about DIY casting. So...anyone out there know where I could find an actual silversmith, only found one, they want a minimum of 25 pieces....
posted by tropikal on Oct 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Help us identify this plant!

IdentifyPlantFilter: A new plant has sprung up in my Mother's rock garden this year. She loves it, but had no idea what it is! Can you help us identify it? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Aug 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Un-matting a Faux (Fake) Wolf Fur Lined Hoodie. Please Help! Details inside.

Un-matting a Faux (Fake) Wolf Fur Lined Hoodie. Please Help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx on Jun 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Please help find silver drinking straw!

I need help finding a silver drinking straw for a friend. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo on Apr 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Don't be yankin' my chain

I have this necklace, a silver pendant fixed to a snake chain, rather than threaded through. The chain has snapped on one side. Where can I get it replaced in London? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 5, 2009 - 1 answer

How to test silver items

I want to test the silver content of some items. What should I buy? I see people offering silver testing kits on Ebay. Are these a good choice, or would I better off buying the reagents themselves? If so, which ones?
posted by Joe in Australia on Feb 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How much is my coin worth?

How much is my silver coin worth? Should I wait to sell it? [more inside]
posted by saoyama on Dec 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Silver Teapot Analysis Paralysis

I'd like to buy Mrs. Whuuuu a silver teapot/tea service/something similar but I don't want to get taken for a ride. [more inside]
posted by whuuuu on Dec 6, 2008 - 10 answers

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