August 27, 2008

The tension is unbearably... chic!

I have been eyeing these tension rings on Etsy for awhile now. Recently, I have been doing a little gemstone searching to name a cat (that I never got... he was either going to be Onyx or Obsidian, Sid for short). I have always had mixed feelings about my April birthstone being a diamond; they're gorgeous, but expensive and there are other reasons to wear diamond rings...
In my research I found some other ways to cheat a different colored birthstone. For example, I was born in April and these could all be considered my birthstone:
Diamond: Modern, Traditional, Ancient Hindu, Polish & Ayurvedic Birthstone
Opal: Mystical Birthstone
Sapphire: Ancient Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Roman, Russian, & Sun Sign (Taurus) Birthstone
Coral: Sun Sign (Taurus)
Turquoise: Sun Sign (Taurus)
Aventurine: Planetary Stone (Taurus)
Amber: Sun Sign (Taurus)
Emerald: Sun Sign & Planetary Stone (Taurus)
Garnet: Talismanic Stone (Taurus)
Now, I don't have to limit myself to just a diamond birthstone ring, I can have a choice!
The rings above are from Noform Design & Rob & Lean

2 comments:

Megan Langford said...

My vote for you is sapphire. You should definitely make that your new birthstone.

Sheryl said...

I agree with Megan ... and it's not just because sapphire happens to be my birthstone. My sister-in-law and niece both have sapphires instead of diamonds in their wedding rings -- and neither is a virgo or a libra.