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I Collect Gemstones and Rings

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    I'm New To This Hobby!

      Hi,  everyone!  I've always had a passion for gemstones and unique rocks and minerals, but this is the first year I've really gotten serious about a gemstone collection.  I'm buying one gemstone per year - most of the ones I really like are the oddball ones...
    Preciousgems Preciousgems 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Mmm.. Love Gemstones

    For about 15 years now i have collected crystals and gemstones.  Most of the crystals i have found have been in Tasmania in the mountains. Id walk along and see a shiny object,  Most of the time its some sort of crystal.  Rose, Smokey and clear crystals i have...
    marcoise marcoise 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Been doing it for a while

    now :) I have a huge collection of gemstones. Not rings though haha
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Sapphires

    I love sapphires and collect them in jewelry, as art, raw and polished.  I love sapphires and have them throughout my house.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Trying to Collect Them All!

    For about two years now, I have avidly started to collect gemstones and rings. I usuallly am able to purchase my collectibles through Ebay;either by winning auction,or just buying the item form one of the their stores they have on Ebay.At times I have purchased items...
    malevirgin37 malevirgin37 36-40 1 Response Aug 2, 2009

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    Rings And Things!

    I have been collecting gemstone rings since 8th grade.  My grandfather got me a garnet ring and I have loved rings ever since.  Well, all jewelry really, but I still have a weakness for rings.     One of my favorites is an alexandrite ring I ...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F Dec 19, 2009

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    I have bought quite a few sapphires from a

    friend who use to mine them in central Queensland. Some years ago Australia supplied around 70% of the worlds sapphires. The majority were sold to Thailand and sold as Thai stones after heat treating to improve the colour. Sri Lanka is known for the better blue colours...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Related Experiences

    Actually not most of the time, but sometimes I tend to go back into wearing rings lol I am a big fan of the plain stainless steel type of rings, and the rings that changes colors...
    DawnSahour DawnSahour 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I just started collecting dolls last year. It wasn't really on purpose. My job involves me serving some of the companies and artists that make and manufacture high-end fashion...
    YourFriendRya YourFriendRya 36-40, T 1 Response Feb 7

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    My object of collecting is flyers. You know such glossy A5 or bigger a bit sheets that represent a certain film or cartoon. It's usually placed on a special stand next to the box...
    Tourion Tourion 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I hate it when the phone rings and it is from a random sales person. They dial from number to number trying to sell their stuff. Once they find a valid number, they will phone you...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M Jan 28

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    I really don't know why I live in the city when I love the sea so much! I suppose it makes returning to allow the sea to caress my feet, my body, so much better, I don't know, I...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Welcome to Poetry Poems! Poetry News About the Author About The Poet Home Login Please enjoy your visit. Welcome to My Poetry Site 14 Poems...
    madhukpattiath madhukpattiath 51-55 Feb 18

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    Despite a period where I got rid of a load (and have since tried to buy them again) have been collecting most of my life. They look and sound so much better than CDs.Pic is of some...
    romper69 romper69 46-50, M Feb 18

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    I like to keep my circle of friends small. I'm not here to collect friends...I don't consider ep a popularity contest...and if you do, we definitely won't be friends. I don't...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I collect two certain things dream catchers and stuffed animals but I also have a tendency to hoard everything. I hate getting rid of anything and it's starting to bug me. My room...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am collecting Dolls from Monster High ?? I just love them even these are toys for little girls. They have cool Designs and behind every Design is a character Story. I think I...
    AllyAyumi AllyAyumi 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I have currencies from all around the world but mostly from my country in african but I have Us money and canada and malisia and london I love collecting them once my 8 years old...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    After a very difficult week, I was connecting with a beautiful and in-tune friend. I was overwhelmingly drawn to Larimar it was brought into my vision and I bought a beautiful...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    My fluorite fell out of my crystal net cage 😞
    blueblubber blueblubber 18-21, F Feb 8

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    My husband read all of the books when he was young. We went to see all of them at the movie theater. My daughter got to be part of the theatrical production that her school did...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    "You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus
    Sohryuden Sohryuden 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    "Oh it's just a phase you'll get over it" No! That's just a phrase.
    demonart demonart 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    “Once upon a time, each of us was somebody's kid. Everyone had a father, even if he never provided anything more than his seed. Everyone had a mother, even if she had to leave...
    Arctodussimus Arctodussimus 18-21, M Jan 29

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    “Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll...
    Sohryuden Sohryuden 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Got three here right now. "Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who've claimed find it." My own variation of André Gides quote. The original simply says, "Doubt...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F Jan 30

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    “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. ~Rumi It lights up the sky.
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    “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah...
    Sohryuden Sohryuden 18-21, F Jan 31

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    MY WORK HUNKS ALL IN THEIR 30S AND EARLY 40'S A FILTHY THIN FRIZZ HEAD WITH A BIG MOUTH OR A 51 YEAR OLD DRUMMER LOVE BY ALL... DUH A 46 YEAR OLD USED UP HOE OR A 51 YEAR OLD...
    Sim4thenigottago Sim4thenigottago 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    “there are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart, pursue these.” - Michael Nolan.
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter." -James Earl Jones
    Sohryuden Sohryuden 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    "I write to give myself strength, I write to be all the characters that I cannot, I write to explore all the things I am afraid of" -Joss Whedon
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F Feb 3

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    "Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living"
    rsurrett rsurrett 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I was supposed to have met my friend this afternoon. He stood me up, though. He's a proctologist so he couldn't be arsed, I reckon. Or maybe he's just down in the dumps.Being a...
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    "I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavor to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve. It may not be immediate, and often your greater dreams is...
    Sohryuden Sohryuden 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~Dr. Seuss
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    The Italian Chapel in Orkney Scotland 
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Rosslyn Chapel Scotland 
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    "Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of...
    Jclafp92 Jclafp92 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    The Mormon Tabernacle in San Diego California 
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Sisteen Chapel Rome Italy
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    You have fingernails, that doesn't make you fingernails
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Le Sainte Chapelle In Paris France 
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. ~William Shakespeare
    Gennee Gennee 61-65, T Feb 12

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    We found love in a hopeless place!!
    princessloyal princessloyal 22-25 Feb 12

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