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CRYSTALS, GEMS AND JEWELRY

I know a few of us share a passion for crystals and jewelry as well as makeup so thought I would start a thread on this. Share your stash, finds, whatever!

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Wow! That's really pretty @Beadshopgirl. Magical!

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Oh you know, just a stunning pair of fancy cut diamond earrings that sold for $57,425,478. No big deal 😛 

 

Idk if anyone else gets geeky like me but the auction results section of the Sotheby's site is amazing to look at 😄 

 

 

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Sotheby's auctions have the most amazing stuff!! @Mcakes

 

Check out this amazing nearly 60-carat diamond called the Pink Star...there was a video on one site showing how light is reflected off this diamond and I watched it so, so many times. 😄

 

(Can we also just talk about how this model's gel nails seem to be lifting/cracking?! If I were to hold an $80 million diamond and be photographed, I'd ensure my nails were FLAWLESS!)

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@Beadshopgirl  I think you'll need to share some of your creations here 😉

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Ooh, thanks for the tag @veronika23! This is my kind of thread!!!

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@Beadshopgirl  can't wait to see what you share. Sorry I meant to tag you yesterday and well me and my scatter brain I forgot until now 😄 😄 😄

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@veronika23 - You come up with the best threads!

 

I was obsessed with collecting rocks and minerals when I was a kid.  My favorite piece is a geode (I have the whole geode) with purple/amethyst crystals!  I'm now really into Larimar; I have a few pieces of jewelry.

 

 

Unfortunately I was raised by parents who still believed that "girls can't do math and science" or I would be a geologist, gemologist, or some other -ist in the rock and mineral industry.  😞

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Thank you @Titian06 🙂

 

Ohhh sounds nice! I love Larimar too! I also love Moonstones, Quartz, Turquoise... well pretty much anything blue :D. I will have to upload some pics when I can figure out where the picture folders are lol

 

It's not too late.  Could you take a course to have your creds for gemologist? Or maybe not your full creds but to learn more? Could start a side business 😉

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@Titian06. oh cool!  Wow yeah I can understand that... You need a break! 🙂

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@veronika23 - Oh, wow!  I love those same gems as well...and anything blue!  Particularly sapphire (real, not synthetic).

 

Thanks for the suggestion on gemology courses!  I am so burned out from going to school for 15 years (AAB, BA, MBA)--working a full-time job, a part-time job, and going to school in the evenings--that taking any type of course, workshop, conference, makes me freak out!  It will be a while before I can step into a learning environment again!  😄

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@veronika23  Has anyone read Elizabeth Taylor's "My Love Affair with Jewelry?"  I think they re-released it recently.  Super fun for any jewelry addict...if only it had pics of her whole collection!

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Do you remember the auction brochure of her jewelry?  The only piece that stood out for me was the HUGE canary yellow pear cut solitaire diamond ring!  I couldn't stop staring at it!  I thought I kept a picture, but I couldn't find it.  I may have to look on Google.

 

@greeneyedgirl107 - Found a picture:

 

Ring made in platinum and white gold and is set with a 16.98 carat 
pear-shaped diamond with trimmed calibre-cut sapphires. 
A gift from Michael Jackson

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@Titian06 That one doesn't ring a bell for me...I Googled it but I'm not sure if I found the right diamonds.  I remember her writing that Eddie Fisher "gave" her yellow diamond earrings - but he paid for them with the allowance she provided him!  Remember when her fragrance "White Diamonds" was all the rage?

 

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@Titian06 No!  I wasn't aware of the brochure...I would have loved to have seen it!  She wrote in her book that we are merely custodians of jewelry, b/c she knew her heirs would sell her pieces.  

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@greeneyedgirl107. No I haven't.  I'm kinda weird when it comes to reading selection... well I'm weird period. 😄

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Well that's good to know @greeneyedgirl107 :). I wasn't sure LOL

 

 

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@veronika23 I consider it more of a picture book!  🙂

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@veronika23 Has anyone been to the gem and mineral wing at the Smithsonian?  I've been wanting to go to see it, including the jewelry!  I also love the gem and minerals section at the American Museum of Natural History.

 

 

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@greeneyedgirl107 - I visited the Smithsonian on the annual family summer vacation when I was 10 years old (that was 40+ years ago).  There are only two things I remember about the trip.  The Hope diamond is one of the two.  I will never forget seeing it!

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@Titian06 Thought you might like this...a more recent setting they created.  And supposedly the curse is just a myth!

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No, but I also have been (and loved) to the Museum of Natural History's gem and rocks section!

 

Spent so much time photographing diamonds LOL

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