(Closed) The not so typical ‘gemstone e-ring’…any other bee’s with me?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Zinzerena: Oohhh, I see! I to have a sapphire ring from WALMART! lol & I Love it, no idea if its lab or mined but I can’t tell either way. πŸ™‚ Mine is a right hand birth stone ring though. But I love ALL gems, LITERALLY! lol I think if someone wants to opt buying something mined they should def try out moissy!!!!!!!!! They are gorgeous stones & obviously the best option for someone who doesn’t want something mined. Otherwise no matter what stone it is if its a mined stone you don’t have any clue if some child mined it up under poor conditions or not. Weather it be a diamond, a sapphire, an aquamarine, or any other gem. I have a diamond, which I picked out. So nothing against anyone with mined gems!

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Bellanouva: Yes, that is obvious. I was just asking what the difference was from mining a diamond verses a sapphire, ect stone. I never knew a diamond had produced a war! :O See I am VERY clueless on the whole subject? I mean I looked up some stuff about blood diamond because I REALLY want to see it. But then again gas causes wars all the time. Yet, we still drive cars. *sigh* Lets all go horse back! LOL πŸ™‚

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: In Africa and other parts of the developing world diamonds can be the currency with which warlords and paramilitary groups can fund their rebel activities or war on civilians- I think that is essentially what Blood Diamond was about (yes? I could be wrong). Its one of the reasons why the Kimberley Accords for diamonds (to list them as conflict free) came into being. Diamonds, drugs, etc are often the currency with which groups use to fund and arm themselves in regional or territorial or governmental disputes.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve never been that fond of diamonds even without getting into the whole ethics debate. I also completely and utterly love the colour green. Hence my green tourmalines.

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Bellanouva: Oh wow, see I never knew any of this! That’s just crazy what a stone can do. & 

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@linguo42: I wasn’t debating lol. I seriously was just clueless about gems and how they are mined/if they are mined differently if they are not a diamond (sapphire, ect.) & I haven’t seen blood diamond so I was curious as to what it was all about also. But anyways, glad you posted your ring I always droollllllll over it! πŸ™‚

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@murmur: that ring is GORGEOUS! where did you get it from??

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: *giggle* I first read that as “I have to have…”!!! My bad!!! LOL!  They usually say it on the tag when you get it. πŸ™‚  Sapphires and garnets are my most favorite gems!!!  (Garnet is my birthstone!)  

Yeah, there’s a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes with gems, though I think there are some places where you can go and look for the semi-precious gems and even keep any you find!!!!  how awesome is THAT?!?  (Mostly out west, I belive…)  Though I think those places are in the old mining (is that spelled right?) towns, so it’s probably not like you’re gonna find a lot of great ones! lol!

 

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love the gemstone posts! This is not a good picture, but mine is a blue topaz. Unfortunately it chipped πŸ™ Luckily though, it is with the jeweler right now and will be replaced with a new stone!

Post # 41
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Blushing bee

It isn’t mine yet, but this is what we picked out! It is my favorite color and his birthstone. Sorry it is so freakin huge!

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I love gemstones.  I really like how they add color to the ring and how they can change the look of a ring!  Here is mine.  Its an alexandrite, and I haven’t mastered how to take pictures of it yet.

Post # 43
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My setting is being made at the moment. My centre stone is a flawless precision-cut 8mm green tourmaline (the largest one in this picture – of course πŸ˜‰ )

I’m having it set in 18k rose gold trelliswork with this as inspiration:

with champagne diamonds as side stones. Paid the deposit to get going on the CADs this morning. SO EXCITED GUYS O.O

 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

After seeing all of these tourmaline stones, I think I might want one for a right hand ring. Laughing  They are so pretty.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

here’s my beauty! love it! it was his mothers but its an aquamarine.

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