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|03/21/02 at 21:33:30|
:-/Which one is your favorite?
|03/21/02 at 22:48:37|
Kathy does this meaning you are going to send me some for my graduation, which is in May :-X
Well for the record my dear lady....my favorite is Amber---I love it...I think it has to do with it being a fossil and I LOVE FOSSILS...ok the nerd in me is coming out...so yeah thats my favorite...
I gotta call my mami and reminder her to bring me some Amber jewerly from DR....DR is a very popular place to get amber, plus its cheap and u can find them insect inclusions, which is SOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOLLLLLl
oh and I like Topaz, b/c it like my birth stone and it kind of reminds me of Amber as well....so Kathy I'll be expecting ;)
|03/21/02 at 23:10:15|
| :) Star saphires are soooooo beautiful.|
I actually have two favorites.
Star Saphires and Opals.
|03/22/02 at 00:34:18|
|03/21/02 at 23:30:28|
Saphires... the deeper, the darker, the better- accented with diamonds- of course!
|03/22/02 at 00:29:18|
I like blue topaz. The yellow ones are my birthstone, but I don't care for them at all. I also like rubies. I will have to tell my as yet imaginary husband not to buy me diamonds, though -- I've never liked them, but I'm not really sure why.
|03/22/02 at 04:35:32|
|Opals, Opals, Opals!!! I just love them, especially the ones which are darker with lots of greens and reds and blues in them. Do they really qualify as gems though? I don't know. But it doesn't really matter. I still love 'em! :D|
|03/22/02 at 09:11:56|
ooooo another girly thread me too me too me too kathy and caraj i love dark rich stones like [glow=blue,2,300]sapphires[/glow] and [glow=red,2,300]rubies[/glow]. i also really love [glow=white,2,300]pearls[/glow] they make everyone's skin glow.
|03/22/02 at 09:39:33|
Okay,mine are emerald(bcuz its my birthstone,I guess !) and rubies. Ofcourse they all look beautiful accented w/ diamonds! ;)
How can u tell which emerald is good??In Pakistan ,I remember they had darker stones but up here is more on the lighter side.
|03/22/02 at 16:26:44|
Well, my current favorite is AMETHYST :-*, but I also looove Garnet :-X and SAPPHIRE.............Ofcourse Diamonds are a girl's bestfriend ;).
|03/23/02 at 10:33:11|
|[quote author=Mehak link=board=sis;num=1016764411;start=0#7 date=03/22/02 at 09:39:33] How can u tell which emerald is good??In Pakistan ,I remember they had darker stones but up here is more on the lighter side.[/quote]|
Check this out:
|03/23/02 at 12:45:42|
|as salaamu alaykum,|
Have y'all [url=http://adiamondisforever.com/dyoer/build.pl?step=1]designed your own engagement ring[/url]? ;) Check it out, it's pretty cool..
|03/23/02 at 13:10:42|
|03/23/02 at 13:39:48|
haha, that is pretty sweet! I ended up with a platinum diamond ring with a priness cut center stone and pear sidestones. What can i say, a diamond is a girl's best fried :-/
|03/23/02 at 13:42:08|
|03/23/02 at 16:36:14|
|I think maybe we might want to consider changing that to "Diamonds used to be a girl's best friend", at least until the industry gets a better handle on the source of these diamonds. It is a sad fact that far too many diamonds that are reaching world markets are funding civil wars and worse in Africa. There is a very timely article in this month's issue (March 2002) of National Geographic about diamonds: tracing their path from the mining of the raw gem to the finished product in a shop window. A portion of the article can be found here: [url]http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2002/03/01/html/ft_20020301.1.html[/url] I was shocked at how little control the industry actually has in sorting the diamonds according to their source. They claim that today, it is still nearly impossible to guarantee that a diamond is blood free. After I read the article, I am now glad that, as grad students, we couldn't afford a diamond engagement ring. I would recommend that everyone read this carefully before purchasing their next diamond. It just might be an eye-opener.|
|Gems from Sri Lanka|
|03/25/02 at 08:50:53|
Gems from Sri Lanka :-/
Here is a star sapphire for Sr Caraj:
Here is a big pink sapphire for Sr Kathy:
|03/25/02 at 13:35:22|
|As-salaamu 'alaikum, |
Gooooo, Dawn! I'm glad you brought this up. :)
Here is another source regarding the whole diamond industry. Not that wedding rings are an Islamic tradition, but if you must, don't choose diamonds as stones, or any gems that are extracted and exploited, at the cost of the indigenous people it is taken from. Guess that goes for a lot of our "goods." Boycotting certain items goes a long way when done in a unified force!
The True Cost of Diamonds
|03/25/02 at 13:36:02|
|More Gems from Sri Lanka|
|03/26/02 at 02:13:02|
More Gems from Sri Lanka :-X
Here is a ruby for Srs Attia, Leslie and Mehak. They have to share it in turn :-/
An emerald for Sr Mehak:
A yellow sapphire for Sr Attia:
Managed to find all the gems for Sr BUSHRA - Amethyst, Garnet & Sapphire ;D
Have a laugh and a 
|03/26/02 at 02:14:44|
|03/26/02 at 04:28:20|
jazakallah bro abu atheek
i've never seen a ruby like that before :o
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