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On Ask a Jeweler: Nonmetal Bands, Gem Appraisal, and Inherited Damage

LW1, would you consider a bone ring? It'll be less brittle than glass, shell, ceramic, or carved quartz. I don't know whether that'll gross you out, but here are a couple of options: carved or smooth. Or grow your own (haaaaa).

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm 0

On Ask a Jeweler: Nonmetal Bands, Gem Appraisal, and Inherited Damage

@Emmanuelle Cunt That's awesome! Bakelite is awesome. Is it something like this? Antique dealers who specialize in pre-plastics could give you an idea about that. Otherwise, there are price books out there for basically every kind of bakelite bauble (and other collectible) out there, and they list prices based on rarity, condition, etc. Sometimes libraries will have those books, or can order them for you. Or see if you can find similar pieces online to give you a range.

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm 0

On If SkyMall Did Gift Registries

@fondue with cheddar Treat yo self.

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 11:09 am 1

On Estate Jewelry: Theft, Mosquitoes, and the Slipper Acrostic Ring

Things I am imagining that make my day better:
1) That horse bracelet was made by David Mitchell and Robert Webb in their latest collaborative project, a high-end jewelery workshop.
2) I own it.

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm 5

On Interview With a Bedbug

Everyone is buying bean seeds on the way home, right?

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@RNL GIRL.

Use this cake and this custard frosting(but with all butter), because cream cheese frosting on red velvet is SACRILEGE.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm 0

On What Made You a Feminist?

MELIS

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm 12

On What Made You a Feminist?

Freak matter transporter accident, when a Susan B. Anthony dollar rolled in just before the door closed.

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm 30

On "The Manic Pixie Dream Cut"

@entangled I don't think you necessarily need to go darker, just have them full and well-groomed. If you've got naturally awesome eyebrows, keep them tidy and shaped and you are set.

ETA: But see what Liz did there with her brows in the linked photo, and used some powder to shape the arch and smooth the outlines? You could do that.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm 0

On "The Manic Pixie Dream Cut"

@Ishmaeline of Domesticity

Does your stylist not offer free trims between cuts? They might! Or have you considered going to a regular old barber to do the sides/back upkeep after one fancy haircut? I haven't done that, but I am thinking that the next time I need a trim I'll go to a neighborhood barbershop.

I'm sure you've thought of those things, but it pains me to think of anyone being forced to forgo a pixie cut.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm 0