Post # 1
…I’ll take this emerald. In a box. No setting required.
If you happen to know anything about gems or emeralds, that is a SERIOUSLY FREAKING AMAZING EMERALD. The color! The clarity! The perfect cut! Ahhhhhhhh! It’s 1.8 carats of perfection!
The place that’s selling this is asking for 3.1K. A comparable diamond would “ring in” at 15K, easily. (Pun most definitely intended.)
*insert backflips, weeping, and fainting*
OK, Minutiae. Breath. Beaaaaaath. Do not call the boyfriend. Do not. I repeat. Do not call the boyfriend to tell him about it.
Tell me if I’m crazy. Have you ever fangirled over what is essentially a very pretty rock?
Post # 3
lol. totally! My weakness is blue though! Saphhires, topazes and aquamarines, Oh my!
Post # 4
Awww, that’s awesome. It actually looks a LOT like the stone in my ring (except way bigger. Mine is very tiny and minimalist.) I had never fangirled a stone before until we got my ring. TOTALLY GO WITH THE EMERALD. 😀
Post # 5
@esrockhold: Have you checked out some of the threads on Pricescope? GUH. I’ve spent hours stalking that site. So many great gems, and lots of blue!
@Entangled: You just admitted to having an emerald e-ring. I demand pictures, STAT. 😛
Post # 6
Hahaha, yeah I did. I love the reaction it gets from people… a little bit of a double-take. Anyway, here’s what it looks like (excuse the lousy cell phone picture – I don’t even own a camera)
Post # 8
@Minutiae: Gorgeous! I was JUST LOOKING at EMERALDS today!!!!!!! It’s my birthstone and Darling Husband dropped a hint that he wanted to get me an Emerald to have set in a gorgeous setting for my 30th birthday coming up in May!!!!! EEEEEeeee!!!!! So, I’m looking for a loose Emerald as well. I LOVE THEM!!!!
Post # 9
LOL I know how much you love those emeralds. And that’s absolutely gorgeous! Love it.
Post # 10
I have a weakness for colors and that is a *gorgeous* emerald! My family’s in the jewelry business and I like to think I know my stuff and obviously you do too!
An no, you are *not* crazy because I dreamed and drooled over the sapphire that is the center stone of my e-ring since I laid my eyes on it last March.
Maybe you can leave a hint around – leave a webpage with the ring on it open on your screen for him to find?
Post # 11
wow, stunning find! I love colored stones.
Post # 12
Holy crap. It’s almost hard to believe that’s an emerald, it’s so… perfect! I’m surprised it doesn’t cost more than that! Are you sure that’s a natural stone?! Craziness.
Post # 13
@Goodie: Yeah, it’s real! A fake wouldn’t have those inclusions, though of course, I can’t vouch for the honesty of the dealer’s photo unless I request to see the stone in person. It’s sad that the emeralds sold by chain stores are of such poor quality. They get a bad rap they totally don’t deserve. A good emerald is gorgeous regardless of how many flaws it has, but most of what I’ve seen in person is washed out, too foggy, and mediocre. I’d love to see a stone like the pic in person!
By The Way, @Entangled: I love your ring! I’d like to get a bezel setting too!