What is your favorite semiprecious or precious gemstone, and why?

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
March 4, 2007 10:04am CST
I took geology in college, so I learned a lot about rocks! However, I also learned some metaphysical properties of rocks as well! one of my favorites is amethyst, because of it's pro ported psychic abilities. and then hematite, which I believe is a way to ground yourself. But my absolute favorite is Alexandrite, which I received an expensive stone in 2000, from a sister in law, the stone according to a geologist came from russia. It is absolutely brilliant! it literally changes color from red to green. So, have you heard of this stone, or what is your favorite?
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I've heard of Alexandrite and I do agree it's beautiful. My all time favorite is an Opal. It's just so full of fire and can be very stunning. It's my birthstone but I think I'd have it as my favorite either way. Of course by legend since it is my birth stone I can wear it while others it's supposed to bring bad luck. Not sure if I believe that legend but its interesting. My other favorites are emeralds, sapphires and amethysts. I love the colors and some of the other abilities they are supposed to have.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Opals are beautiful! I visited the rock, gem and mineral show in Tucson back in 2003, and they had some beautiful creamy opals, well, milky opals, and I remember the firy one! very beautiful! I don't know much about the bad luck thing though(shrug)
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Diamonds are definately a girls best friend in my case, my birthstone is a diamond. My other favorite is tanzenite.
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@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
4 Mar 07
I can't say that I have a favourite gemstone. I like the semiprecious varieties of quartz and also the garnet. I never heard of Alexandrite. Maybe the moste spectacular gemstone I've seen (only in pictures) is Elbaite, a variety of the mineral called beryl.
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