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Time for another poll!

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Question: Which stopper do you prefer?
Lilac jadeite
Red carnelian
Blue lapis lazuli
Clear smoky quartz

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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2016, 06:02:38 am »

It is more a taste issue than an education issue, so your opinion is just as valid as anyone else's.
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I prefer the blue lapis, (but I am less educated about snuff bottles than most people here, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.)
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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2016, 01:38:26 am »

Lovely bottle Tom, I vote for the red stopper but like the collar on the black the best. Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 02:04:13 am »

Thanks Uma,

Did you cast your vote yet? Just click on the button next to your choice at the top of the screen.  Wink

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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2016, 01:31:49 am »

oops, thanks Tom. Done now  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2016, 05:10:38 am »

Good thing this is not  'Audience Votes' on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"! It is pretty well evenly voted.
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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2016, 06:17:53 am »

Thank you all for taking part in this poll!  This is one of the biggest turn-outs I can remember seeing. Thanks especially to our newer members on the forum. The result is very evenly spread, as Joey has pointed out. Which only goes to show that we all have different tastes.....thankfully.

I very much wanted to use the blue lapis, because I bought a number of lapis cabochons nearly 20 years ago. They have been knocking around in a drawer ever since because I never found the "right" bottle for any of them. Even though the fit was perfect the colour just didn't seem to enhance the bottle, so I reluctantly rejected it. The smoky quartz stopper is VERY "shibui" (a Japanese adjective meaning simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty), which appeals to my aesthetic taste. But I am put off by the flat profile of the dome. I much prefer tall domes like that of the red carnelian stopper. Red is a popular choice with collectors for quartz and chalcedony bottles, but I felt that in the case of this bottle it was a little too overpowering.
     
I finally decided on the lilac jade stopper. It seemed to complement the icy coolness of the quartz and fitted in with the wintry landscape perfectly. So this is the one I have used to illustrate the bottle on a post in another thread entitled "Crystal Clear", where more information can be found on the bottle itself....  

http://snuffbottle.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,1842.0/msg,41986.html

PS: I've never watched "Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire", so not sure of the implications...   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2016, 09:04:09 am »

Dear Tom,

     I must admit that your choice is quite pleasing. The truth is, all would have suited, though I didn't like the low profile of the last one, or putting quartz with quartz.

     The reason many collectors prefer a red or orange stopper with a clear (quartz) or white (nephrite jade) bottle, is because it symbolises Yin and Yang.

    Yin and Yang Colours

Yin colours are the colours that bring about healing and relaxation. It is considered more feminine and calm. Yin colours : clear, white, blue, purple and green.

Yang colours are the colours that provide us the enthusiasm or the active energy required to do something or be motivated. It is considered more masculine and bold.
Yang colours : red, yellow and orange.

   These are just short lists of Yin & Yang colours.
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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2016, 09:12:26 am »

 Dear Tom,

     In the program mentioned below, the competitor tries to go from 0 to UK£ 1 million  by answering 15 questions, each with 4 possible answers. Which get harder as they are worth more money. The first few (for 100, 200, and 500 UK£, are stupidly easy; then, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 8,000, etc. are progressively harder.

    One  starts the game with 3 'lifelines': "Ask a Friend", "Take away two Wrong Answers", and "Ask The Audience". Many times, the latter has 94% on one answer, and a few % on each of the others.

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Joey
   


PS: I've never watched "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", so not sure of the implications...   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2016, 08:06:06 pm »


     The reason many collectors prefer a red or orange stopper with a clear (quartz) or white (nephrite jade) bottle, is because it symbolises Yin and Yang.


Dear Joey,

I never knew choices of stopper colour were selected for that reason. I've learned something new.

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Tom

PS: Thanks for explaining that TV game show. Obviously no one-sided results on my poll.  Wink
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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 08:38:51 pm »

Dear Tom,
 
     My pleasure. I would not say ALL collectors base their stoppering on it, but certainly most educated collectors would. And many bottles come to us already matched based on these principles.
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« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2016, 02:01:58 am »


     I would not say ALL collectors base their stoppering on it, but certainly most educated collectors would.


Dear Joey,

In that case I must belong to the uneducated minority!   Roll Eyes  Grin

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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2016, 04:43:18 am »

Dear Tom,

     No, you used to belong to the uneducated majority of collectors; but NOW you know, you belong to the educated minority. whether you choose to use the knowledge is up to you...
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