- Sep 25, 2008
This is a great thread! I agree it's important to "know thyself" and what is actually important to you rather than just a frenzy of indiscriminate gemstone buying. I've not bought anything for about a year now - decided to focus on setting what I had so I could wear it & enjoy it more. Last Christmas I did a deal with my jeweller - exchanged most of my gems for setting my moonstones into a ring & zircons into a necklace. Now I wear them daily! So my collection is really minimal right now, <5 gems left. I've focused on other passions of mine - perfume & makeup for a while. In fact I'm attempting minimalism by slowly whittling everything down to just the best quality items I really want / love.