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Jewelry -- best materials and makers?

school me on high-end jewelry? 1) After reading up on diamonds and understanding how to tell their quality, etc. I've been looking at online catalogs and it turns out that very few materials are as expensive as diamonds are in small sizes. Am I missing something? Are there really valuable gemstones out there that go for several thousand usd for a couple carats? Should I be looking into metals as well or are platinum and similar metals pretty much the top end of commonly used jewelry metal? 2) What is the 'really' high end? Like there's the Tiffany's and Cartiers but are they basically the most exclusive stuff or is there a further, more couture like set of brands/makers out there? I'm liking the stuff I see by Boucheron.. what I can tell from pieces I see by these companies though is that a lot of them are using things that aren't that expensive inherently (silver, gold, onyx) and then selling them at a massive markup. I'm kinda wondering how to tell what's a prestig
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How much does a 14 karat white gold earring cost?

I want to buy a set of earrings for my girlfriend. The jeweller said that the earrings are Round-cut, 0.50 ctw diamond stud earrings are set in 14k white gold. 0.50 ctw diamond stud earrings Set in 14-karat white gold Clarity I quality Round-cut earrings that prefer to be called "pleasantly spherical" Measure 3.75 millimeter Earrings may vary in size by 0.05 carat total weight I don't know much about jewelry, but he said he will sell it to me for $200. Is the deal worth it?
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How should I sell my wedding jewelry from a previous marriage?

I am still holding onto my wedding set from a marriage that ended 6 years ago. It is not what you would call an up-to-date set. It's not very modern. It is two rings, one is an engagement ring and one is a plain band. Both are yellow gold, and the engagement ring contains several diamonds totaling 1ct. It's not worth too much...I know that. I just don't want to get a ridiculously low amount for it. I think that's why I held on to it. I can't "trade-up" because it came from Service Merchandise, which is now out of business. Any suggestions to getting a decent, or fair, price for this set?
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Need insurance advice.

Renter's insurance. How much does one get, and how do appraisals work? Asking on the higher end of things, broadly speaking. Right now I have a renter's insurance policy of $X, which I purchased before my SO moved in. We need a new policy, probably somewhere around $2X, maybe higher. We have relationships with a couple of different insurers, and know about getting riders for high-ticket items etc. I've been through the past questions about renter's insurance. Two questions. First, let's just say your stately abode is inventoried and you know that the valuable items (jewelry, art works, computers, gold bullion, high-powered shotguns, and gilded robots) is $1,000,000 on the nose. What about all the other stuff? The $500 worth of food in your kitchen? The custom frame that you got made for that photo you took of grandma (the photo being worth "nothing," but the frame cost $200)? The linens in your closet? Is the goal to be so fully insured that you
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Do you still think we cannot cut the spending? Look at these and see if you think they are necessary?

The federal government made at least $98 billion in improper payments in 2009. Washington spends $92 billion on corporate welfare (excluding TARP) versus $71 billion on homeland security. Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties. Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them—costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually—fail to show any positive impact on the populations they serve. The Congressional Budget Office published a “Budget Options” series identifying more than $100 billion in potential spending cuts. Because of overstaffing, the U.S. Postal Service selects 1,125 employees per day to sit in empty rooms. They are not allowed to work, read, play cards, watch television, or do anything. This costs $50 million annually. Washington will spend $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job. Stimulus dollars have been spent on mas
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Do you want free diamonds?

or do you prefer something else. JEWELRY SURVEY! 1.) What is your favorite cut (like princess, round, heart, ect.) 2.)What is your favorite stone? 3.)What do you prefer platinum, white gold, yellow gold, or silver? 4.)What kind of jewlery flashy or suddle 5.)What is your favorite piece, a watch, bracelet, bangel, earrings, necklace, or ring. 6.) Anything else you perticurally look for when you get jewelry? 7.) Do you order jewelery online, from tv, from a stor or catelog? 8.) What is your favorite home shopping HSN or QVC? 9.) Whom do you buy jewelry for and hwo much will you spend? 10.) What is your favorite jewlery store or company? NO people I want you to take the survey! The showed question is just the draw to get people to look and answer! Ok my answers are 1.) Round 2.) Diamond 3.) Platinum 4.) Both but flashy is always fun to show off as long is it is not costumey! 5.)Neckalce or earings 6.)If it goes with any of my other pieces (will buy it anyway if I really want it!) 7.) All
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Women & Men: If you could create your dream dress or suit, what would it look like....?

Ok, if you were going to royal ball or a huge sophisticated party (no alcohol) and you could wear anything you wanted........what would it be? Go ahead.....use all imagination and find some detail within.... Here is mine, I would wear a cream with gold thread broquet fabric dress (this fabric is a little weighty and has almost a slightly embossed or waffled texture from a pattern being stitches into in which creates an elaborate quilted appearance, it makes for a great structured bodice of a gown and a very reagal and timeless look that Grace Kelly might have worn when she was princess or like Jacky Kennedy may have chosen as a cocktail dress or formal. Mmmmmm......love suits made of it too. The gold thread on my particular fabric adds a subtle luster or sparkle and over all.....this single fabric has the appearance of many layers and complexities.... The dress would be structured bodice with as few seams possible, as not to break the visual flow of this complex looking fabric.... It
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