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Editors’ Picks: Our Favorite Gemstones

Jun 10, 2013

by Alison Feldmann

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Growing up, my favorite jewelry was typically edible: chunky Ring Pops — both admirable on a finger and convenient for an on-the-go sugar fix — and chalky candy necklaces that just begged to be chewed. These days, my taste has become a little more highbrow, and my fellow editors share my love for jewelry and gemstones (though I still enjoy a good Ring Pop). In fact, we each have a favorite that guides our fanciful Etsy searches, be it opal, chalcedony or turquoise. Inspired by our beloved gems and their various colorways, we’ve each curated a collection of jewelry and other fascinating products that satiate our need for gleam. What’s your favorite gem?

alison-coral

[Clockwise from top right: Iridescent house by 2of2; Nail polish by GlitterfiedNails; Handmade pendant by enikodesign; Specimen from GoldfishjewelsRing by stonefeverjewelry; Necklace by NIXIN; Ring from baffy21]

stephanie-coral

[Clockwise from top right: Earrings by alanadouvros;Lot of vintage minerals from secondseed; Lockets by TheDeeps; Bookends by ClassicRetroSpecimen from MineralsFromHungary; Mobile by COSMICDRIFT; Ring by artemer]

aleksa-coral

[Clockwise from top right: Bowls by juliapaulpottery ; Stones from SouthSouthWest; Ring by JeanneHandmade ; Earrings by ILIOS; Mountain painting by madareli; Chair from stonesoupology; Cuff bracelet by asilvergirl]

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Iridescent rainbow structure in pastels and neons - opalescent architecture - miniature house in iridescent mirror - shiny jewel tone
Iridescent rainbow structure in pastels and neons - opalescent architecture - miniature house in iridescent mirror - shiny jewel tone
$46.50 USD
Opal Marquise ring, 14k yellow Gold, size 7 3/4
Opal Marquise ring, 14k yellow Gold, size 7 3/4
$2,149.00 USD
Diamond Ring - Opal Glitter Iridescent Nail Polish Aurora Borealis nail 5 free nail polish handmade indie nail vegan cruelty free
Diamond Ring - Opal Glitter Iridescent Nail Polish Aurora Borealis nail 5 free nail polish handmade indie nail vegan cruelty free
$9.75 USD
Vintage 3.12 Carat Opal and Diamond Engagement Anniversary Ring 14kt Yellow Gold
Vintage 3.12 Carat Opal and Diamond Engagement Anniversary Ring 14kt Yellow Gold
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RESERVED / Antique Victorian Locket. Banded Agate.
RESERVED / Antique Victorian Locket. Banded Agate.
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Onyx Bookends Natural Stone Caramel Home Office Decor
Onyx Bookends Natural Stone Caramel Home Office Decor
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lot of vintage minerals cut eleven cut slices malachite, petrified dinosaur bone, petrified wood, quartz, agate, gold specked red jasper,
lot of vintage minerals cut eleven cut slices malachite, petrified dinosaur bone, petrified wood, quartz, agate, gold specked red jasper,
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Nine stone turquoise cuff bracelet
Nine stone turquoise cuff bracelet
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Vintage Native American Abstract Turquoise Ring: Size 8
Vintage Native American Abstract Turquoise Ring: Size 8
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Vintage Armchair Blue Turquoise Vinyl Walnut Wood Frame Lounge Office Fireside Chair Danish Retro Mid Century Modern Atomic Eames Furniture
Vintage Armchair Blue Turquoise Vinyl Walnut Wood Frame Lounge Office Fireside Chair Danish Retro Mid Century Modern Atomic Eames Furniture
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