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February 16th, 2010

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11:47 pm - Diamonds!
Here's an interesting article on the history of diamonds as THE precious stone: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/198202/diamond

Personally, I agree they can be pretty- VERY sparkly when cut well!- but I'm partial to sapphires. :)
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Date:February 17th, 2010 12:59 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite articles: very nuanced, very informative.

That said, diamonds have really grown on me in the last few years, at least once I found the warm ones: colorless have been a bit devalued for me by all the CZs out there, but the weird creamy glow of an M? DEE-lightful.
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Date:February 17th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
My favorite stone is turquoise, but I dislike southwestern jewelry, so it can be a bit tricky to find. :)

I've also had trouble finding jet jewelry (I'd like a piece for sentimental reasons) that I like.

Diamonds are nice, but, yeah. I prefer blue topaz, smoky quartz, labradorite, citrine, amber, moonstone, sunstone, garnet, jade...

Of the really precious stones, my favorite is probably sapphire.

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