(Closed) What are your favourite gemstones and why?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I love peridot! Lime green is my favorite color.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think emerald is so stricking, bold, and beautiful. I’d love a pair of earrings with matching ring. 

Loved these earrings that Jolie wore.

http://freenewfashiondesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Angelina-Jolie-wear-a-pair-of-stunning-emerald-earrings-from-Style-of-Jolie-at-Oscar-2009-Style-of-Jolie-New-Jewelry-Design-by-Angelina-Jolie-and-Robert-Procop.jpg

Also, I love wearing a lot of black, white, and purple which I think emerald would look amazing with. 

 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Sapphires, its my birthstone!  

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Aside from rubies, I absolutely love emeralds.  The color is so striking to me.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Definitely emeralds. My favorite color is green, my eyes are green, my favorite movie is the Wizard of Oz, and I love the musical Wicked (as in, I spend any extra money I have to see it multiple times when it’s in a city near me).

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This thread needs more gemstone porn!!!

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@Anardana:  Spinels do come in lots of colors. The most expensive and sought after is red. Thru-out history, they have been mistaken for rubies. They are magnesium aluminum, not corundum. They’re actually in the crown jewels! Hardness is 8, so a little more fragile than corundum, but not by much. Here’s my black ones.

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 1997

I am tsavorite garnet girl. I love all garnets really.

I am also a big fan of spinel. I have a set of colbalt blue ones that would rival the most beautiful Kashmir sapphire.

 

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Besides diamonds, my favourites are blue sapphires (they are gorgeous, and my birthstone is sapphire) and amethysts (purple is my favourite colour!)

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

Purple sapphire and Amethysts because I LOVE purple. But I love green garnet (my BS) and blue sapphires too.

I even have purple amethysts in my wedding band:

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sapphire hands down!  It is my birth stone and blue is my favorite color.  I almost considered getting a sapphire/diamond wedding ring.

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Blue Topaz

Post # 46
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love Alexandrite- real, natural, Russian Alexandrite.  So beautiful and extremely rare!  Appears to change colors.  I have a lab grown one (that I put into) in DH’s ring.

I also love Montana sapphires because we used to live there and my part of my soul is still there, but I have some sapphires Darling Husband found in the mountains there.

 

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