Oh... thanks for the info.... but I'd still vote for "other".... as in it depends on the jewelry and the sittuation and the receiver (<-- I'm confused )Green Cloverleaf said:
I second that.. And if you have a custom piece made up, they're always willing to upgrade it with a few more pieces of rock, if the need arises.Toronto Spider said:I like the sound of what you are looking for much better than the emerald-diamond-emerald pattern. It sounds much classier (and no you're not a snob ). Any reputable jeweller should be able to make exactly what you want. I don't know if you'll have it for Christmas, but it is worth asking them to do a custom piece. It shouldn't be that much extra than a stock item.
An full eternity ring has jewels encrusted fully around the band and a half eternity ring has jewels only half way round.mave said:Surely half an eternity is the same as a full eternity? Justlike half an infinity the same as a full infinity?
Toronto Spider said:"The emerald was believed to foreshow future events, (Epiphanii, "De XII gemmis," Tiguri, 1565, fol. 5.) but we do not learn whether visions were actually seen in the stone, as they were in spheres of rock-crystal or beryl, or whether the emerald endowed the wearer with a supernatural fore-knowledge of what was to come. As a revealer of truth, this stone was an enemy of all enchantments and conjurations; hence it was greatly favored by magicians, who found all their arts of no avail if an emerald were in their vicinity when they began to weave their spells. (Morales, "De las piedras preciosas," Valladolid, 1604, fol. 101.)
Toronto Spider said:"And not only the ambitious, but also those whose hearts had been smitten by the shafts from Cupid's bow found in this stone an invaluable auxiliary, for it revealed the truth or falsity of lover's oaths. Strange to say, however, the emerald, although commonly assigned to Venus, was often regarded as an enemy of sexual passion. So sensitive was the stone believed to be in this respect that Albertus Magnus relates of King Bela of Hungary, who possessed an exceptionally valuable emerald set in a ring, that, when he embraced his wife while wearing this ring on his finger, the stone broke into three parts. (Fol. 55 recto of Ital. MS., 14th Century. Reference is to Bela IV (1235-1270). Lo reo dilugaria bela loqale in di nostri tempi regna.)
Oh-er!!! Maybe I should rethink this one......Toronto Spider said:
bazza said:I'm after a bracelet for Mrs. Bazza, but I have something quite specific in mind. I can't find it anywhere, but while doing an internet search I found something pretty nice in H. Samuels. So, do I buy that, or what?
In case anyone can help, I want a solid (bangle-type) brushed white gold bracelet, set with 1 or 2 stones (possibly rubover setting) - needs to look simple, yet classy.
The Samuels equivalent I've found is this:
which isn't brushed gold, but does look quite nioce, to my untrained eyes.