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Funny sayings about jewelry


#1

I was thinking this morning on some sayings/phrases I have heard in
the past made about jewelry which really do crack me up…

I buzzed past QVC one day and heard one of the ladies describe her
latest item as “important”…an “important” piece of jewelry

It also makes me laugh to hear people say that their jewelry makes a
statement…goodness, your jewelry speaks to you? I don’t hear
anything, does that make me weird?

A particular color, gem, bead, whatever is described as
"yummy"…actually, that one kinda makes my stomach do a little
flip-flop

I called a show promoter one year, asking how can I better my
chances of getting into the show. The reply was “show me something I
haven’t seen before” that’s hilarious

I watched a short clip of Janet Jackson describing her latest body
jewelry (a piercing through an extremely private area) and saying
that it gave her a very, very nice “feeling” at unpredictable times
throughout the day. This was kind of a feeling of revulsion all
wrapped up in a little bit of envy. I can’t ever imagine having to
speak to the woman, not knowing if she is smiling because of
something that was said or is she was getting her special “feeling”

Kim Starbard
http://www.kimstarbarddesigns.com


#2

Kim,

I buzzed past QVC one day and heard one of the ladies describe her
latest item as "important"....an "important" piece of jewelry 

the term “important” is used as a euphemism for “very expensive”. In
High Society it is considered rude to talk about price. However to
indicate upper 6 digits term “important” is used. You right about
QVC of course. It is more likely to find a martian, than jewellery
which can be called “important” on QVC.

Leonid Surpin


#3

It also makes me laugh to hear people say that their jewelry makes a
statement…goodness, your jewelry speaks to you? I don’t hear
anything, does that make me weird?

I personally can experience something visual as making a statement,
how someone dresses, as well as someone’s cooking. And I have seen
jewelry that made me laugh, and it was not funny

Richard Hart


#4

The first few times I heard “it tells a story” I chuckled silently.
But then over time I realized that some pieces Do tell a story. Not
’once upon a time …’ but there can be drama in the relationship
between aesthetic components. Its been said that a good poem is
round like an apple, brings you back to where to you started. In that
same way a well designed piece of jewelry is complete. You view its
parts and they become a whole and satisfy you.

Yet you continue to view.


#5

Kim; My personal favorite is related to baby bracelets. For something
I can make easily on the road I do pattern wire bracelets like the
ones in the rio catalog. When I make an adult size it’s a bracelet,
when I bend that same piece of metal in a smaller c shape it becomes
an ADORABLE baby bracelet. Hardly a day goes by I don’t hear it.

Dave Owen


#6

I had a lady this weekend say that a bracelet was calling her. I was
smiling because that was her way of saying, “I’ll take it and that
pendant too. Do you want a credit card or will you take a check?”

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Colorado Springs, Colorado
http://home.covad.net/~rcopeland


#7

who or what is QVC?

I go to tis lapidary school in the area’s tailgating night on some
thursdays…greatest deals one can imagine on faceted and cabbed
stones by people that have been doing it and are now into their 70’'s
and 80’s…anyway this youg girl was selling some fire mountain type
wares ( tags still on packages in box behind table!!!).actual
conversation: “I have this turquoise from MADAGASCAR, but this green
turquoise from around Toluca Lake California is much older…maybe as
much as 100million years”…

.I was sipping a cup of coffee and laughed so spontaneously I
sprayed it at least five feet…gross, but hysterically funny.i guess
you had to be there


#8

Overheard conversation in jewellery shop:

Customer: ‘I would like to buy a silver cross please. Can you show
me some?’

Assistant: ‘Certainly Madam, would you like a plain one or one with
a little man on?’


#9

Ok, some might think I’m a bit strange for looking at this this way
but I always found it odd that people will call an item of jewelry a
"piece". At first I thought, what, is it a piece of a puzzle or
something?

As ofr jewelry making a statement, it certainly does. It’s a
statement of someone’s bank account or lakc thereof after buying the
ring or pendant!

I have a saying when it comes to benchwork and it is just as
important as Murphy’s Law. It is the law of leave well enought alone.
Sometimes when we are on the bench we try to go the extra mile to
make that “piece” superb. Sometimes, that’s when things go wrong and
we either have to start over or start eating crow.

Thanks for reading my rant,

Rene Howard


#10
A particular color, gem, bead, whatever is described as
"yummy"...actually, that one kinda makes my stomach do a little
flip-flop 

Hey Kim, I have actually called stones “yummy”. I have a burmese ruby
cab that’s the color of raspberry wine and shaped like a jellybean.
it’s set in 22K with a think bezel and granulation on the sides. I
love this ring (made by an amazing jeweler in Santa Barbara), and it
gives me great pleasure to wear it. I only bring it out for special
occasions, but when I do it makes me smile it’s so beautiful to look
at.

I ooohhh and ahhh over stones all the time. Usually they have to be
shades of reds, purples or pinks for me to call them “yummy”!

Amery Carriere Designs
Romantic Jewelry with an Edge
www.amerycarriere.com


#11

Dear Rene,

I have a saying when it comes to benchwork and it is just as
important as Murphy's Law. It is the law of leave well enought
alone. Sometimes when we are on the bench we try to go the extra
mile to make that "piece" superb. Sometimes, that's when things go
wrong and we either have to start over or start eating crow. 

You’re absolutely right. Many times I have made a “piece” but am not
quite happy about one aspect of it. I can’t seem to leave well alone
so tinker with it and invariably end up completely ruining it and
having to start again! My daughter is constantly telling me off for
it “leave it alone mom - you know you’ll only ruin it and have to
start over!” Perhaps I should listen to her wise words and stop being
so picky.

Helen Hill


#12

We had two signs up in my old shop

LWEA

(Stands for Leave Well Enough Alone)

And this one

“When you’re up to your ass in alligators, it’s hard to remember
that the original objective was to DRAIN THE SWAMP”

David Geller
JewelerProfit
www.JewelerProfit.com


#13

When I was a kid, my Dad had a great line-- “What’s worse than a
fool? A fool with initiative.” I never listened to him… now I chase
microscopic “issues” under a microscope that nobody would ever see.
That’s what I call initiative! :slight_smile:

Stanley Bright


#14
now I chase microscopic "issues" under a microscope that nobody
would ever see. 

Hey Stan, you’re starting to sound like me (when I’m grumbling to
myself, that is). True symptom of a vintage, er, I mean veteran,
trade shop guy. My favorite saying, one I got from one of my
employees is, “anything is possible when you don’t know what you’re
doing”.

David L. Huffman


#15
My favorite saying, one I got from one of my employees is,
"anything is possible when you don't know what you're doing". 

Ah! That’s classic grumpy old jeweler talk! : ) I say that with
affection for my old days as an apprentice. I miss my grumpy old
jeweler.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#16
My favorite saying, one I got from one of my employees is,
"anything is possible when you don't know what you're doing". 

This is a good one-- I also really enjoyed the one yesterday–
“What’s worse than a fool? A fool with initiative!” I’ll definately
pass that on.

In a similar vein, I think I have mentioned here that I saw a bumper
sticker in the artist’s parking lot at a show-- “Oh, no, not another
learning experience!” Well, I finally took some, uh, initiative, and
found it on line and ordered it. So when you see it in the artistas’
parking lot at a show, that’ll be me!

Noel

P.S. Also considered “Stay fit, eat right, die anyway” and “My Karma
ran over your dogma”, but decided not to dilute the one statement.


#17
"anything is possible when you don't know what you're doing" 

I like that. I had a client ask me one time how we learn our trade. I
said, “We practice on customers jewelry.” I was just being honest…
:slight_smile:

Stanley


#18
My favorite saying, one I got from one of my employees is,
"anything is possible when you don't know what you're doing". 

On the other hand, I always told my children (and anyone else who
would listen), “You can do anything you want until you prove
otherwise”. As a result I have two very intelligent and adaptable
young adults for whom there are never enough hours in the day…

I just can’t understand people who look at something and just say “
Oh, I could never do that…”

Best wishes,
Ian
Ian W. Wright
Sheffield UK