Platinum wedding rings for men might be costlier, but that doesn’t warrant rushing to buy them without doing enough research. In the eyes of many people, expensive rings are worth buying because the high cost means they possess the right quality.
However, platinum rings are impossible to keep free of scratches. You will struggle to keep these rings clean too. If you base your choice on durability and stylishness, don’t include platinum rings on your list.
Why should you avoid platinum wedding rings?
They are expensive
First, the rings are costlier, as stated above. This is because of the rarity of platinum. In fact, the metal is rarer than gold; thus costing more than gold wedding rings. Getting quality platinum rings might cost you thousands of dollars.
They are heavy
Platinum is heavy. It weighs more than other metals. Ideally, you should wear your wedding ring all the time. However, the heaviness of the platinum rings makes them hard to wear round-the-clock, which might not please your spouse.
They contain alloys
Platinum rings are not pure. What this means is that they are full of other alloys. It’s impossible to find all the platinum needed to produce pure wedding rings. The best option, as your jeweler would tell you, is to mix it with other alloys, which is bad news if you’re allergic to some metals.
They can’t avoid scratches
It’s impossible to wear platinum rings without seeing scratches on their surfaces. Platinum rings attract scratches like light does moth. The rings are easily scratched. Fixing the scratches is a different ballgame altogether due to the cost of repairing one of the rarest metals.
They are hard to clean
Because it’s easy to scratch, cleaning platinum wedding ring requires plenty of caution. Expect the ring to develop cracks or discoloration when you attempt to clean it using a method such as boiling. Cleaning the rings with toothpaste could create similar problems.
They are ‘unwearable’ all the time
Again, because of the ease at which platinum rings can develop scratches, you have to know when to wear them. You can’t wear the ring while washing dishes. You shouldn’t wear the rings while playing sports or doing some gardening and other labor-intensive tasks.
They are hard to find with local jewelers
Platinum rings are hard to find. This is because few jewelry stores stock or sell them. The high cost of the rings makes them unprofitable for jewelry stores to sell. After all, only a few wealthy individuals can afford to buy the rings.
Platinum is a rare metal. Therefore, mining it, is not good news, as this reduces the amount of platinum that’s left on the earth. It’s then safe to conclude that the metal is not environmental friendly. If you believe in a green earth, you wouldn’t want to make rare metals more precious.
Lastly, the platinum wedding rings for men can only last a lifetime with proper cleaning and storage while ensuring that nothing scratches them. Cleaning the rings is a costly and a huge challenge. The ring isn’t the best because of the effort it takes to keep it clean.
Ask expert jewelers for more information on the best wedding rings for men.
There are several strategies you can use to find musical tickets fast. The advantage of learning these strategies is they help you every time, even when you need tickets for Wicked the Musical in NYC. The tickets to this Broadway musical can be hard to find because they are in huge demand. Nevertheless, you should have an easier time as long as you apply these strategies:
Checking where the Show will be
Use the Internet to learn where the musical/play shall be. Ticket search engines, secondary ticketing websites and box office websites are a few of the sources you should check to discover the venue where the event shall take place. The radio and other types of electronic media are worth listening to for this kind of information. Don’t ignore newspapers and magazines too.
Be a fan
If you need tickets to go watch your favorite band playing at a concert, join the fan club. The club has all the information you need. Fan clubs are popular because of the pre-sales that they conduct. They are popular because of making tickets easily available to fans. This avenue might not give you access to the best tickets, but is worth pursuing nonetheless.
Follow your favorite radio shows
Keep your ears open when listening to your favorite radio shows. Some radio stations are renown for sponsoring pre-sales of upcoming events. However, you have to act first because the radio stations don’t avail thousands of tickets. Moreover, the demand for the tickets is often too high, thus making it important to respond first before the situation worsens.
Check with event promoters
Find contact details of some of the most popular event promoters. They may just direct you to the place where you can find tickets for Wicket the Musical in NYC. The promoters have their own special clubs where you’re likely to find pre-sale tickets. Membership to these special clubs is a bit costly, but you’re guaranteed the tickets to go watch a popular Broadway musical.
The brokers are the best people to get the tickets from. This is because they have a huge collection of different types of tickets. The brokers have employed knowledgeable staff who can help you with information on where to find tickets easily. The brokers guarantee all the tickets that they sell. Therefore, you have no reason for worrying about the authenticity of the tickets.
Scalpers might be an option worth considering. Nevertheless, they are an unreliable lot. The local police might not take it kindly when they find you buying tickets from scalpers. What’s more, the scalpers are not popular because of the counterfeits that they sell. Therefore, exercise a bit of caution when dealing with the scalpers to avoid losing money only to get nothing back.
Therefore, finding tickets for Wicked the Musical in NYC should now be much easier after reading this guideline. The secret is to identify a reliable source for the tickets. Avoid buying from untrustworthy sources. Confirm the authenticity of the sources from other sites. As long as you take care, you will have nothing every reason for expecting a good time.
So the Harvard Crimson broke the big news that sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan (unintentionally?) plagiarized work by Megan McCafferty. It’s true that this is commercial publishing and a half-million dollar advance was involved. But why did the Harvard Crimson kill a storyimplicating *star* poet/professors, Jorie Graham and Peter Sacks in a fraudulent contest in which Graham awarded a prize to Sacks?
He is not only her colleague, but equally disturbing, also her husband. The judge (Graham)’s name was kept secret until foetry.com obtained open records from the University of Georgia Press, the contest sponsor.
Is it only acceptable for the Crimson to go after their students who succeed too early? Shady professors are off limits? Graham has awarded prizes to students, friends, and lovers in various poetry contests with fees collected from entrants in amounts estimated at more than $100,000. Graham also told one foetry.com member that “most manuscripts are thrown out unread.”
When the Boston Globe wrote about the Graham story, she wrote to the paper denying she selected her husband’s book and they printed both her letter and a retraction. Foetry.com then obtained an additional set of records that showed Graham’s complicity.
Clearly Jorie Graham thinks she controls the media. Perhaps it’s because she was once the daughter-in-law of Katherine Graham, former head of the Washington Post, or maybe it’s because Graham’s father, Bill Pepper, was in charge of the Newsweek Rome bureau.
Incidently, the reporter at the Crimson working on the Graham/Sacks story was Lulu Zhou. The one who reported on this plagiarism is named David Zhou. Hypocrisy. It’s all in the family.
Reptilian brains often trigger a strike first response in the puny forearms: Knock the tops off of buildings, topple the electrical towers, fight Mothra’s larvae.
Many of you already knew that Boise State’s Janet Holmes just can’t get much right. But only two of you correctly guessed a surprise victim in her careless (and libelous) attempts to “out” foetry’s administrator.
And now the truth is out: Janet Holmes once speculated that Jeffrey Levine, editor of Tupelo Press, was the person behind Foetry.com. Strangely enough, Janet was Tupelo’s first contest judge. And Janet’s hubby, Al Greenberg, was published by Tupelo in 2003 under circumstances — according to Janet — that would trouble foetry members. So why did Holmes think that Levine was behind Foetry?
I have no answer, but Holmezilla is a person who snickers at the sexual harassment of students by professors, her Sawtooth contest winner’s lovelife, and poems about Foetry.com, among other things. Maybe it’s time for Janet to retire to Monster Island. We must save POETRY!
Trust No One
David Lehman, who edits the bestselling (for poetry) Best American Poetry Series, has often been criticized for his “editing” of the series, which is top-heavy with his friends and students. As revealed yesterday by the brilliant Jimmy, Lehman’s wife, Stacey Harwood was included as one of the Best American poets in 2005. Funnier yet, she created an Amazon profile as “Poetry Lover” in “Madison” and reviewed this year’s edition, giving it stellar marks, natch. She berated Jimmy’s bad review and Jimmy himself. Amazon then removed Jimmy’s review, yet left hers. Meanwhile, Harwood fucked with the wrong poet; Jimmy clicked through the anonymous reviewer’s breadcrumbs and revealed her identity. How em — bear – assing!
While perusing the foetry tags at Flickr, I came across this shot, taken by mr38, a flickr pro user. He graciously allowed me to repost it here.
The Wave Books Poetry Bus is coming to your town. But are you welcome? Update: a few “poetesses” (I’m using this ironically, k?) have now been added to the Portland stop. Maybe Matt Zapruder doesn’t hate women after all! (Or, more likely, he saw my complaint, and asked tokens.)
I don’t plan ahead,” he told WW via email this week . . . “
Perhaps he should. In an embarrassing appearance in Portland on Wednesday, Pinsky, former laureate, tried to rest on his laurels and failed miserably. Portland is notorious for being overly generous with standing ovations, but not a one person stood up for him.
I don’t feel badly about the money I paid to hear him (supposedly) talk about the links between poetry and music. After all, it was a benefit for Poetry Northwest. But I do feel badly for Poetry Northwest, which deserved better .
Pinsky (I kid you not) read to us from that day’s local newspaper: an article about band classes in a local school. He talked about being in the dumb class in his own school. At some point, a man in the audience shouted, “We’re not the dumb class.”
His own poems used to be good. And if you’re going to talk about the music of poetry, the new poems better reflect that. They sounded like bad, musicless prose.
He made a bad joke about poets wanting to work the word “crappy” into a poem and all I could think was, “What a rebel.“
In his defense, my wife said he visited her MFA program 20 years ago and was very generous then. It’s too bad about him now.
is a poem by Christopher Woodman.
Tupelo Press sounds tempting. After collecting $35 each for 1000 manuscripts during a questionable “open reading,” the press has sent some (or maybe all) of the poets a subsequent form letter. Written by editor Jeffrey Levine, the letter is made to seem like it’s a special invitation, but the wording is identical to the letters other poets received, with the unique name of each manuscript substituted.
Levine offers a “full manuscript review” for only $295.00, with a note that he normally charges $900! The critique offer preys on hopeful poets on many levels. (And be sure to make your check payable to Levine himself, and not Tupelo Press.) He cleverly says that “It does not represent a prelude to publication by Tupelo Press, though of course . . . do not rule out the possibility in some cases.” There will be some poets desperate enough to accept his special offer, but I urge you to avoid this press. Levine had me fooled for awhile, but it seems to me that he is one of the sneakiest of the Foets.
Also troubling to me is this note: re-submit the manuscript to the Dorset Prize, where it will automatically skip over the first round of readings. To me and others who notified Foetry.com, this is a violation of Tupelo’s own guidelines. Furthermore, despite the fact that Levine claims manuscripts will be read blind, he is obviously familiar with the names of poets and their work at this point.
I’d like to thank the poets who alerted me to this problematic situation and I’d encourage poets to find a home for their work that doesn’t cost them large amounts of money. Right now I’d recommend a few presses that are editing with integrity:
Others, like Carnegie Mellon University Press, have low reading fees. (Disclosure: this is my wife’s publisher). Reading fee is only $10.
If you have received a letter from Tupelo Press,please contact me.
As much as some people want Foetry.com to go away, the site keeps plugging along. Posting drops a bit in the summer, but just as an FYI to all the closet fans: we’re averaging about 250 unique visitors per day with 1,100 page loads. People are reading the truth and foetry.com’s gonna keep dishing it.
Those of you who know the truth about contests like the National Poetry Series and the Sawtooth Prize might want to consider – oh I don’t know — NOT ENTERING. Voice your dissatisfaction by withholding your MONEY. Otherwise, you’ll always be a fool.