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by Derby
2 months ago
Forum: Jewelry
Topic: Rhodium Or Platinum Over Sterling
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: Rhodium Or Platinum Over Sterling

I really don't have preferences. If silver is plated with rhodium or with platinum it is okey with me. I don't like silver plated with gold, because the colors are different and plating won't last for a long time. By the way, rhodium is the most expensive precious metal. Much, much, much more expens...
by Derby
2 months ago
Forum: Jewelry
Topic: Rhodium Or Platinum Over Sterling
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: Rhodium Or Platinum Over Sterling

geminigirl wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:36 am
Yes, any of the overlay tarnishes. I have several anti-tarnish jewelry boxes and everything I buy goes in them now. I had some really ugly pieces of jewelry that were a pain to clean until I bought those boxes.
Do you mean Prestige boxes from HSN?
by Derby
2 months ago
Forum: Jewelry
Topic: Rhodium Or Platinum Over Sterling
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: Rhodium Or Platinum Over Sterling

:? Is it just me or has any one else noticed that some of the jewelry that is Rhodium or Platinum over sterling tarnishes fast? [...] Maybe, the problem is the "tarnish free" box, because you think it is tarnish free, but it is not. I bought a jewelry box from SLC. They didn't claim that it was tar...
by Derby
2 months ago
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: FYI Coronavirus Info
Replies: 84
Views: 1787

Re: FYI Coronavirus Info

Derby I just saw those statistics. Wonder why our death rate per cases is so much higher than most? Death rate per cases in China is 3.7% (total cases 80,430, deaths 3,013), in USA is 7% (total cases 159, deaths 11) and in Philippines 33% (total cases 3, deaths 1). If we would have a country with 1...
by Derby
2 months ago
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: FYI Coronavirus Info
Replies: 84
Views: 1787

Re: FYI Coronavirus Info

Worldwide coronavirus info updated everyday: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
by Derby
2 months ago
Forum: Jewelry
Topic: Karis jewelry quality
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: Karis jewelry quality

Karis has a nice designed and well made pieces of jewelry...but eventually the brass will show. So, I buy Karis pendant enhancers for my own use but I will never ever give them as gifts or sell them to someone else. There is no way that sooner or latter yellow brass plated with silvery platinum will...
by Derby
3 months ago
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Shoplc: no longer original
Replies: 23
Views: 1065

Re: Shoplc: no longer original

@Gemsnob I really don't know what you are upset about. I do damage control for SLC :?: . Don't be ridicules. I buy what I want and I am mostly happy with my purchases.

PS. There are a lot of angry people around here.
by Derby
3 months ago
Forum: Live TV
Topic: How is a FF Ruby AAA Premium
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: How is a FF Ruby AAA Premium

I agree. Calling a FF ruby the AAA Ruby is probably misrepresentation of quality of the stone.

@Gemsnob I really don't know much about rubies and I don't pay too much attention to them. I have two FF rings bought on SLC auctions and that it.
by Derby
3 months ago
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Shoplc: no longer original
Replies: 23
Views: 1065

Re: Shoplc: no longer original

@Gemsnob No need to be upset about "buying low quality from China and marking it up". Almost 30 years ago, during president Clinton era, it was USA who moved its manufacturing to China and other poor counties reasoning that Americans will be only employed in high tech jobs and services. And the West...
by Derby
3 months ago
Forum: Live TV
Topic: How is a FF Ruby AAA Premium
Replies: 13
Views: 515

Re: How is a FF Ruby AAA Premium

I don't want to be judgmental or too strict about gem treatment, because we all know that most gems and stones are treated in one or another way to achieve better color or durability. From ancient times, most stones are treated. Amethyst is routinely heated, white pearls are bleached, turquoise impr...