I inherited a diamond from my grandmother and had it inset in a custom-made pendant/necklace. I am the odd one out when it comes to the saying diamonds are a girl's best friend.' I'm not particularly keen on them. One by itself is quite nice, but lots together looks tacky to me.
Diamonds? Tacky? I don't think so!
I'm fortunate enough to have a 'Wedding Set', which was made-up over my first ten years' of Marriage, which is.......
Engagement Solitaire 'Princess' cut.
A five Diamond, same size, Eternity Ring.
A five Diamond Ten Year Anniversary Ring of one Emerald cut in middle, with two equal sized, either side, diamonds.
All have the same 'shoulder angle' so look beautiful all together! All yellow gold.
The Wedding Band is 8mm wide, solid flat yellow gold.
I simply ADORE colour!!! I must admit that although I do like a nice good quality diamond,I think these look far nicer when small if combined with a natural coloured gemstone such as ruby,Yellow and ceylonese blue sapphire,or ruby.. But I hate CREATED gemstones. I am a huge fan of precious Lightning Ridge and Coober Pedy Opals as well,and am extremely lucky to have some spectacular ones.
Oh! jonaj, strange, but although beautiful to look at, I've never been able to wear Pearls! I don't know what it is.....maybe I don't have the 'face' for them?
My Company sent me to Hong Kong for work, & whilst there, I bought my Mother an opera length Pearl Necklace.
It looked totally stunning on her, & I loved to see her wear, & enjoy them, which she did constantly.
Upon her dying, it went to my sister, unfortunately. She selfishly didn't have the guts to give them back to me, as they were 'technically' mine, as I didn't accept payment from Mum, of course, they were a gift to her, & her alone!
Love the look of peridot, pearl and amethyst (Suffragette colours). If you check out Suffragette jewellery it is really beautiful.
I am not a diamond girl and so not particularly interested in them. My engagement ring was Victorian and was blue sapphire, white sapphire and garnet which I was told was thought to be particularly patriotic (red, white and blue) in Victorian times.
Yes, Amethyst is my Birthstone, so have much jewellery made up of it.
Have a green Peridot to celebrate birth of my son.
Have various rings made of Ruby, Sapphire, Tiger Eye.
I love them all, & wear them constantly, as I really enjoy matching my jewellery worn, with the colour of my outfit, when going anywhere. Looks good, & makes me feel 'complete'.
If in a great rush, & leave sans watch or jewellery, I feel 'naked'!
No, I don't bother about gemstones, although I do have a lovely lapis necklace from my grandmother, & I bought a malachite necklace in Harare, Zimbabwe, & a diamond & green stone ring I bought from an antique store, but my favourite jewellery are wide coloured plastic bracelets from op-shops, to match the colours in the dress I'm wearing out 'that' day. Sometimes I'll wear up to 8 on my left wrist, & or 2-4 on my right wrist, if they're the beaded ones on elastic, as well as a Swatch watch to match. My mum once told me: "Less is Best" & she's probably right, but I just can't leave the house without my bracelets!