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Honored Contributor
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I love Praisolite. But I like Pink Opals too. I like so many different ones, it depends on mood and day too. I just love jewelry.

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Aquamarines are my favorite gemstone.
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Re: Your favorite gemstone?

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This is hard.  I love them all. Probably amethyst and garnet. I have a beautiful "faux alexandrite" antique ring of my grandmothers.  Grandpa bought it for her thinking it was an amethyst.  It is set in a ton of 10K gold and is a large stone...probably 5 or 6 carats with a checkerboard cut.  I had an antique dealer offer me close to $400 for it. I would never sell it. Wished it was real!  Alexandrite would be my first choice if I had the money for a real one.  A jeweler told me if my ring was a real Alexandrite (this was about 20 yrs. ago) it would have been worth $40,000 to $50,000.  I love it just the same.

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Re: Your favorite gemstone?

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I'd love to run across a simulated and/or Diamonique brilliant cut orange stone with shades of pinks shining through.  Similar to a Padparadscha Sapphire; or maybe a Diamonique version of a brilliant cut Mexican Opal. 

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of the 5 you list, @151949, I like rhodolite garnet the most. for precious gems I adore ruby.

 

dee

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Good clean tourmalines (any color esp. Rubellite)

Morganite

Aquamarine

Iolite

Spinel

Zircon (any color)

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OK, the name of the gemstone that I never seem to remember (the name of):  Padparadscha Sapphire.  The Orange-pink type.  Anyway, I'd love to see a simulated or lab-created variety at QVC.  (A Diamonique version)  Mostly brilliant oranges with a touch of pinks radiating throughout.  ...........Also, I like brilliant cut Mexican Opal.  Would love to see Diamonique version in that bright, deep, brilliant transparent orange. 

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Tanzanite and sapphires of all colors.

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I don't really care for gemstones.  I am not drawn to the colored gemstones.  My birthstone is opal and I don't like it at all.  

 

My husband's birthstone is pearl and I have taken to wearing pearls the last 10 years or so. I own a good amount of  Honora pearls, many colors but my favorite is white.

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Of those choices, I'd go with garnet.  Emerald is still a favorite of mine, with my birthstone of diamond, a close second.