Shiny rocks: Why all of them are awesome

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Morganite.  I need a RHR.  Yay positivity!  

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Jabberwocky:  good thread!

I love accessories so I like all of it, the more affordable the better! 

+1 to morganite…absolutely gorgeous AND rose gold.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I love amethyst and aquamarine.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@Jabberwocky:  as a gemmology nut I hear ya! i love natural stones with no tratment at all. But I can definitely appreciate lab ones! now… i am crazy about Spinels!!! Bonkers. Such intense colors with no treatment = awesome!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I love aquamarine! I wish I had an aquamarine RHR. Garnets are lovely too and they’re my FI’s birthstone! Oh, and sapphires! I fell in love a little sapphire and diamond ring. Out of my price range ($2400) especially since I already have an ering but I got my eye on it and am counting down the days till I can get my hands on it! Eeeheeeheee.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I would LOVE to see genuine/natural Alexandrite on jewelry — I could never find my June birthstone, so I would always resort to wearing pearls. 🙂 A jeweller told me that alexandrites are rare and are often passed down from generation to generation. She told me that it changes from green to purple to brown (like quartz).

So, for now, I have a garnet RHR, a rhodolite that looks like the purple shade of Alexandrite.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am in love with my rings! Both my wedding band and upgrade ering are fairly new (got them in December) so the novelty is not worn off. LOL I love that they are shiny, sparkle like crazy and my husband bought them for me. They are diamonds, upgraded from moissanite and I could not be happier.

 

I am also in love with my heirloom pieces I inherited from my Mom. Both my parents are gone – and they have sat in a jewelry box nearly 7 years waiting on me to decide to actually wear them. I have had them appraised, insured, prongs fixed, etc. and now I am rocking the heck out of these babies. My Mom had some really pretty pieces and she passed it all onto me. There are diamonds (several rings, necklaces, earrings) amethysts (her birthstone, today would have been her birthday!) and other pieces like black onyx and pearls. I don’t know why I could not get past the mental block of them being “hers” until now to wear them. I plan to make up for lost time! You can see the progression of when my parents were just starting out, and she had very dainty, less expensive pieces and onto when they were more financially stable with larger ones. I love them all for the story they tell!

 

I am in love with Morganite also! I am in the process of having an oval I got for a steal (like, really a steal – I had to have the jeweler tell me it was real!) set into a RHR.

 

My birthstone is blue topaz and I LOVE both Swiss and London blue topaz. I have so many necklaces, rings, earrings – and always looking for more! I never get tired of them!

 

I am pretty equal opportunity with love of shiny objects! Smile

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I am excited about moissanite. I had never heard of it before weddingbee. I have always wanted an asscher cut RHR. Diamonds have to be pretty high quality to be step cut. They also have to be of a decent size to get that cut(I think 1/2 carat is the minimum?). That kind of diamond is totally out of reach for me at this place in my life. Thanks to moissanite, I might actually be able to get one! Yay moissanite!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Sapphires!!! Come naturally in any color you could imagine just about, are very sparkly and durable and just saying the word makes you happy!

Spinels!! Such pretty pinks, blues, grays and more! And red! Especially red! Did you know one of the most famous Rubies of all time, The Black Prince’s Ruby, is actually a spinel?! That’s how gorgoues they are!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@Cynderbug:  I love it too! There is a bee here with an alexandrite e ring. Here is my natural alexandrite, its green in daylight, purple in incandesant:

You can find the real deal, there is waaay more synthetic but there is natural as well which is what I have.

Post # 14
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641 posts
Busy bee

Coprolite needs more love! Such a beautiful stone with an interesting and unique history. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Here’s some more morganite love. How awesome is this ring? :

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