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What's your 2 favorite colored gemstones?

What's your 2 favorite colored gemstones?

  • Alexandrite

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Amber

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Amethyst

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andalusite

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Apatite

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Aquamarine

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Chrysoberyl

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Citrine

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Coral

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Emerald

    Votes: 31 28.4%
  • Fire Opal

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Garnet

    Votes: 10 9.2%
  • Jade

    Votes: 5 4.6%
  • Kunzite

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lapis

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Moonstone

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • Morganite

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Opal

    Votes: 7 6.4%
  • Peridot

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • Red Beryl

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Ruby

    Votes: 21 19.3%
  • Sapphire

    Votes: 55 50.5%
  • Sphene

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Spinel

    Votes: 33 30.3%
  • Tanzanite

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Topaz

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tourmaline

    Votes: 11 10.1%
  • Turquoise

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Zircon

    Votes: 5 4.6%
  • Coloured diamond

    Votes: 12 11.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 3.7%

  • Total voters
    109

chrono

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Coloured diamonds for sure. Not sure what will be my second since I love too many different ones for various reasons.
 

Big Fat Facets

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i love so many! even though, i voted for 2 (color diamonds and sapphire), i love lots of gemstones!

color diamonds. really because i fear wearing softer gems on my hands because i am constantly wearing rings. i don't want to worry about babying anything. so color diamonds are nice for that

although, corundum is probably going to be alright, in terms of hardness. i love ALL the colors sapphires come in. sapphire is mr. big fat facet's birthstone

i love a nice unheated red ruby as it is my birthstone

LOVE an emerald but as they are fragile. will probably reserve it for a pendant
 

Cerulean

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Sapphires for their variety of color and hardness. Yum.

I do just love a big, mysterious blue moonstone. They've been one of my fave stones since I was a kid. My preference lately has been seeing them laying gently in a bed of diamonds, like an OMC halo :kiss2: I don't own one yet - but I know I will.
 

Yelena

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What an incredibly tough question. I am quite obsessed with different shades of blue so I went with sapphire and tourmaline, but that meant that I had to turn my back on aquamarine and tanzanite. I like mint garnet too....And well a sunny yellow diamond complimented by sparkly white diamonds is a beautiful sight to behold.
 
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@Austina,
Violet-blue of tanzanites looks nice next to pinks too, I think I've seen a some pretty PSer rings with that color combination.

@chrono,
I've not actually seen many coloured diamonds in real life, but I've always thought the red ones are really unusual-looking in the way they show the colour. Apparently Swarovski is coming up with its own range of lab-created coloured diamonds - if they are affordable, I might give them a look-in.

@limosun,
Under appreciated and therefore still affordable - as much as I'd like them to get the recognition they deserve, I'm kind of hoping it stays that way or else I won't be able to afford them :)

@elle_71125,
Pink spinels and paraibas must be one of the most intensely colored and neon stones around. I love them too - I've only seen beautiful paraibas in pictures but would like to see one in real life soon.

@Big Fat Facets,
Sapphires do come in some amazing colors don't they - I've been suprised by some unusual and beautiful colors I've seen, I particulalry like ones that seem to sit between two colors - pink/orange, yellow/orange, teal etc.

@annagene12,
A moonstone lying on a bed of diamonds sounds great - a subtle contrast of color and a nice mix of textures.

@MamaBee,
A denim blue sapphire - is that a like a teal color or a light blue?

@voce,
I was thinking yours might be ruby and spinel. Didn't know you loved emeralds too. The blue-green of emeralds seems unique, nothing quite like it, though I also love the blue-green of indicolite tourmalines too.

@Yelena,
"I had to turn my back on aquamarine and tanzanite." :lol:
It's tough isn't it, choosing from amongst so many beauties - I was going to originally make it just 1 favorite stone but found it way too tough so made it 2. But it's still tough :D
 

Big Fat Facets

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Thanks - garnet was there as an option, though it's not specifc. Do you have a favorite sapphire color?
yes! i love:

classic blue sapphire, not too dark, id call it a medium blue

purple/violet, again not too dark

padpardscha, this one is tricky, i surmise that it really must be assessed in person (which can be very inconvenient) as its subtle and closer to flesh tone. to determine if the particular pad youve chose looks good on an individual and their skintone (overtone and undertone)

pink

i can go on. but i will stop now
 

marcy

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I picked sapphire and garnet. I like bright royal blue sapphires and tsavorite garnets the best. I of course wouldn’t turn my nose up at any of them.
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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This is an impossible question!! Haha. I picked emerald - which is my absolute, all time fav and for the second place I went with tourmaline (though I specifically love paraiba tourmaline). Close contenders would be ruby, fire opal, and buttery soft yellow diamond.
 

missy

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It's impossible to choose. If I must, First I choose opal because of the glorious colors in a beautiful opal. They are breathtaking beyond what any photo can show. Second choice is harder because I love blue so much so any beautiful blue stone makes my heart skip. Blue Zircon, Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise and of course blue diamonds. Nothing would beat that so I choose blue diamond. But know I love all blue stones.

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I don't have a blue diamond....yet. :)
 

Yelena

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It's impossible to choose. If I must, First I choose opal because of the glorious colors in a beautiful opal. They are breathtaking beyond what any photo can show. Second choice is harder because I love blue so much so any beautiful blue stone makes my heart skip. Blue Zircon, Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise and of course blue diamonds. Nothing would beat that so I choose blue diamond. But know I love all blue stones.

cartieropalinthekitchen.png


I don't have a blue diamond....yet. :)
Fabulous :kiss2:
 

AprilBaby

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Blood red rubies and any color sapphires!
 

icy_jade

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Sapphire was one obvious choice but close call between spinel, tourmaline (paraiba) and ruby for the second choice.

Wonder if Paraiba would have gotten more votes if it had a separate category?
 
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