I Love Semi Precious Stones Better Then Diamonds

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    they get the name semi precious, a lot of them are more rare than diamonds. I collect stones as new ones are found, I go and collect my own when I can. DeBeers have pretty well locked up the Diamond Market and control availability and pricing, if it were a US company it would...
    coloco coloco
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    The Many Facets A Simple Stone Has

    I love jewels. I don't collect them, but I do love them. I prefer my jewelry that is real to have crystals, pearls or turquoise. Jade is nice too that I have. I have a cousin who made me a bracelet with pink pearls and pink sapphires. I design graphics on the computer with...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    Jan 29, 2013

    Somehow the idea of a stone being polished

    rather than cut makes it more appreciated and desirable.
    JohnInKansas JohnInKansas
    70+, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    My Little Collection

    I love semi precious stones, I find their colours much more interesting than the often single colour diamonds which are somehow treated as something better. Having access to a scratch patch helps with the collection of these beautiful objects. Here is a picture of my humble...
    kag0m3 kag0m3
    31-35, M
    May 6, 2012

    Diamonds are overrated.

    Their value is driven up by the diamond industry not by their availability. They aren't particularly rare. Geologists figure that deep, deep in the earth's crust there are diamonds as big as footballs. They just get smashed up as they are transported up to the surface. Not rare...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    Aug 26, 2015


    On all of flowers travels, she has learned that this planet is one giant Geode....   Crystals make me purrrrr....especialy Amethyst !  
    girlflower girlflower
    41-45, F
    Sep 15, 2009

    More Valuable Than Diamonds To Me

    I have a couple diamonds, on my wedding band and engagement ring. They are beautiful, there is no doubt, and I love them because of their sentimental value, but they are most definitely not the only stones I love and cherish. I love semi-precious stones because they are all...
    girvingtree girvingtree
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2013

    I Love Opals !

    OPALS  are unique and very very exotic.  They can be black or white - any colour of the rainbow or all the colours at the same time.  They vary from transparent to opaque and absorb and diffract light in a very exciting way and never look the same.   Opals are formed...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 28, 2011

    More Interesting

    Opals,topaz, amethyst, emeralds, turquoise.  I love their colors, the history of them, the magic attributed to them.  Much more interesting than diamonds.
    fyreflysky fyreflysky
    51-55, F
    Jan 25, 2010
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