by Corbes55 » Feb 18, 2019 I think it's safe to say that anybody who's on here either reading these forums or posting on them has a love and probably passion for gems! Me included. I didnt always have this passion though, I didnt realize my love for gems until a few years ago when a past lover surprised me with this ring for my birthday. It's nothing special, just a silver ring with my birthstone (a peridot). But as soon as I put that ring on something awoke inside me! I dont wear it anymore because I'm no longer with the person who gifted it to me, but I have since made and purchased other fine jewellery and gems with many more pieces planned for the future. What's your story? What sparked your passion? I would love to know!