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Old 03-19-2009, 11:49 PM   #21
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As a man, I don't wear much "bling", just a simple wedding band most days. But I do have a couple of nice watches for when I want to "bling it up".
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I stopped wearing my SwissArmy watch since I had the cellphone which shows time. Heck, I use the cellphone only AS a watch, as I do not even remember its number, and do not give it out. The only one ever calls me is my wife.
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Yup, nail polish helps. By the way, I'm sure you must have noticed how I focused on your pretty hands while the guys around here...well, we all know how thier minds work
Nice hands.........
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Yeah -- I was wondering if she was showing off her bling or her nails...
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Handsome watches F'dreamer. Thanks for posting the pic....
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In the photo, is the necklace the only thing you are wearing?
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Several of these are 24" necklaces......in yer dreams am I gonna show ya da goods, boyz.

All you rockhounds can have fun telling me what gemstones and minerals are in these necklaces.
Origins: Alaska, Hawaii, all over continental USA, South America, Europe.
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Bingo on 2
Real black pearl necklace at 1 o'clock, bought at Circus Circus kiosk, Las Vegas NV.
Faux white pearl necklace in center, bought at Dollar Store, East Nowhere NY.

All of the rest of the necklaces are genuine.
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They are beautiful freebird! I have a white pearl necklace that I love and wear on occasion, but I don't have a black pearl necklace. Maybe on my 80th birthday I'll get one.
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They are beautiful freebird! I have a white pearl necklace that I love and wear on occasion, but I don't have a black pearl necklace. Maybe on my 80th birthday I'll get one.
TY. These are my favorite treasures. Each one reminds me of a trip.
Sounds like a road trip to Vegas is in order for a black pearl necklace.
Get that newly retired hubby motivated, lady!
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Beautiful bbbBling, bbbamI!

I stopped wearing watches some months before ER, but still have this one, can you tell how long it's been in the family? Gotta go check eBay and Craiglist; it's genuine vinyl.
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Here is just a small sampling of my watch collection . I love fun watches . The spider man watch was given to me by my SO and the heart one was from my late husband for Valentines day years ago . It probably cost all of $9 but all my friends were green with envy .
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Several of these are 24" necklaces......in yer dreams am I gonna show ya da goods, boyz.

All you rockhounds can have fun telling me what gemstones and minerals are in these necklaces.
Origins: Alaska, Hawaii, all over continental USA, South America, Europe.

At the top, snowflake obsidian. Going clockwise,next right, the black fresh water pearls, next is a Turquoise, can't tell if it is sleeping beauty mine, which would be huge bucks, or if it is blue chalk turquoise or stabilized turq. Then tiger eye, with a blackish stone (anything from onyx to tiger iron).

Next up is lapis lazuli with probable malachite.

Next up has a few possibilities. It could be a quartz, but I am thinking aventurine. But tough to call, there are a lot of green stones out there. Could even be aquamarine, I've seen some with that tone.

Next continuing counter clockwise could be a jades, or moonstones, but if totally opaque, mookite. Mookite is from Australia and that wasn't on your lists, and there are no pinks or lavender toucher so I think not. . .Too hard to tell from the picture and too many possibilities for me.

Next has amethyst on each side of malachite (it looks like), but the dark stones are too hard to see.

Next looks primarily like jasper, leopardskin?

Next is fluorite.

Next is the tiger eye.

Next looks like quartz, including rose quartz, but there are other possibilities too.
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At the top, snowflake obsidian. Going clockwise,next right, the black fresh water pearls, next is a Turquoise, can't tell if it is sleeping beauty mine, which would be huge bucks, or if it is blue chalk turquoise or stabilized turq. Then tiger eye, with a blackish stone (anything from onyx to tiger iron).

Next up is lapis lazuli with probable malachite.

Next up has a few possibilities. It could be a quartz, but I am thinking aventurine. But tough to call, there are a lot of green stones out there. Could even be aquamarine, I've seen some with that tone.

Next continuing counter clockwise could be a jades, or moonstones, but if totally opaque, mookite. Mookite is from Australia and that wasn't on your lists, and there are no pinks or lavender toucher so I think not. . .Too hard to tell from the picture and too many possibilities for me.

Next has amethyst on each side of malachite (it looks like), but the dark stones are too hard to see.

Next looks primarily like jasper, leopardskin?

Next is fluorite.

Next is the tiger eye.

Next looks like quartz, including rose quartz, but there are other possibilities too.
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I am very impressed. You got everything right and then some.
All the black beads are onyx.
The sky blue turquoise came from Alaska and was very inexpensive ($5).
Right on with amethyst and malachite.
Lapis lazuli bought by LH in Argentina. The blue-green beads may also be lapis but I'm not sure.
The all green one also came from Alaska, same store, same price as the turquoise. I do not know what it is.
The 3 colored pastel one at 11 o'clock is not quartz. I cannot figure out what it is made from. It was labelled sea coral, but I doubt that is correct. I bought it in a tourist trap in Waikiki, Hawaii for $10. It is definitely not costume jewlery. Somebody's mistake is now my treasure.
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Freebird, if the all green chips also came from Alaska, then it might be a jade. There are lots of jades in Alaska.

Tough to do this with pictures. The one called sea coral, it is somewhat transparent, yes? If so, it sure isn't a coral. Sometimes things like "sea coral" and "sea opal" are code words for glass.

The one at the bottom which I said might be moonstones, is that somewhat transparent too? Where did you get it?
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Freebird, if the all green chips also came from Alaska, then it might be a jade. There are lots of jades in Alaska.

Tough to do this with pictures. The one called sea coral, it is somewhat transparent, yes? If so, it sure isn't a coral. Sometimes things like "sea coral" and "sea opal" are code words for glass.

The one at the bottom which I said might be moonstones, is that somewhat transparent too? Where did you get it?
Jade works for me.

Alleged "sea coral" - I thought it was glass too, when I first saw it, but it is way too heavy for its size to be glass. The beads are semi transparent and you can see small random striations inside. Not bubbles or cracks as in glass, but mineral type striations.

Bottom one is completely opaque. The white beads have the exact color of milk. No clue where LH bought it, somewhere in the US.
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