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2.20.2014

A FEW FAVORITES / 01 + GIVEAWAY

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just a few things i've been enjoying lately: the accessories edition. these days getting dressed involves picking a pair of skinny jeans, throwing on some boots, and then choosing between the same rotating handful of grey, white, and black sweaters that i brought out to oregon, over and over and over. the happy part of packing light + staying longer than expected is the realization that i never need to wear any other thing pretty much ever. color be gone! i've never felt more like myself. and what's even more fun is how much i've enjoyed that moment at the end where i go to the dresser, dab on a fragrance, and pick out a fun little extra to jazz things up.


these are a few of the pieces i've been playing around with lately. none of them are exactly the style i'd go for usually (minus the feral watch... brown leather straps and a big white face make my heart go pitter-pat), but that's been the most fun. bangles usually stress me out, but the two on their own set against the minimalism of the rest of my outfit, i really like it. a few times i've worn both of the pradman gemstone rings at the same time on the same finger, which makes for a kind of luxe crazy-person vibe, but only on one finger, and that's real good by me.

pradman jewelry has generously offered to give a cushion cut ring of the winner's choosing to one lucky hey natalie jean reader. to enter, simply scroll through the selections at their website HERE, then come back and tell me which ring you'd choose. (and please check out their instagram at @pradmanjewels!) our winner will be chosen monday and contacted privately. good luck and happy commenting!

473 comments:

  1. I would get the smoky quartz!

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  2. Citrine or Clear Quartz! (I can't decide which one.)

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  3. Smoky quartz for this girl!

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  4. Black onyx!! Beautiful.
    Cassandre_d16@hotmail.com

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  5. OH! the black onyx is pretty great

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  6. In love with the Chrysoprase ring! :)

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  7. Love the citrine ring!
    http://www.pradman.com/citrine-rings-stackable-semi-precious-gemstones-cushion-rings-bezel-rings/

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  8. Green Amethyst for me - these are all so pretty! and also...bangles stress me out too! haha.

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  9. The moonstone ring is lovely. I'm also digging on that watch...

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  10. I love the moonstone!!!

    And I have to say, I love the new fashion bits on here!

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  11. I can't decide between the green onyx or turquoise! So beautiful.
    Jenniallene @ gmail . Com

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  12. I love the smoky quartz!

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  13. I didn't even know Chrysoprase was a thing but now I am obsessed thanks to you!

    I would love a ring with that gem. It's colour is so unique and beautiful

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  14. The ruby ring is so pretty! I definitely need to start accesorizing more :)

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  15. I die over the moonstone ring. Die. Dead.

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  16. I love the black onyx gold cushion ring. So beautiful!

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  17. Oh I want that green amethyst!!!!

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  18. I would choose the smoky quartz ring! Gorgeous!

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  19. The moonstone speaks to me (I kinda love the labradorite too)

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  20. Probably black onyx! But hard decision :)

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  21. I absolutely love the labradorite ring!

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  22. Love the aqua sea foam. Just a subtle touch of color!

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  23. I love the black rutilated ring. Mmhm.

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  24. I am loving the citrine and the emerald

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  25. Oh my these rings were maybe one of the first things I ever pinned on Pinterest. The Black & Green Onyx rings and the Pyrite ring are to die for!

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  26. Ahhh so hard to choose. My favorite is probably the green amethyst or the blue topaz!

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  27. Smoky quartz is gorgeous!

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  28. I would get the amethyst and give it to my MUM!

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  29. It would be awesome if I could surprise my wife with one of the dark green ones.

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  30. black rutilated! love them all!

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  31. I'd pick one of the citrine ones--so gorgeous!

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  32. I love the chrysoprase. So hard to choose though! They're all beautiful!

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  33. Would love the citrine, me and my baby's birthstone.

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  34. It would be hard to pick between the emerald, the pyrite, and the citrine.

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  35. the black onyx. Be still my heart.

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  36. The black onyx ring, I die!

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  37. The blue topaz. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. The Black rutilated rings is pretty much finger loving perfection

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  39. They are all so lovely! I think I would pick the black rutilated or smokey quartz!

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  40. I love the lemon quartz or citrine!

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  41. I love the lemon quartz and the citrine!!! Fingers crossed for this one!!

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  42. The moonstone is stunning!

    Oh my word, I would pick them all if I could.

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  43. I just love the emerald and smoky quartz. Great giveaway!

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  44. I'm a total sucker for the black onyx. Love that line of jewelry!

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  45. Aqua seafoam, but of course!

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  46. IT was so hard to chose but I really love the moonstone ring

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  47. I thiiink I'd go with Emerald. But they're all so gorgeous!

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  48. Oh, the smokey quartz... or the aqua seafoam chalcedony... I can't decide yet, I love them both!

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  49. Labradorite is beautiful!!

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  50. That lemon or smokey quartz are speaking my language! gorgeous.

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  51. Gaaaahhhh aqua sea foam for me! Gorgeous :) I love your style, too!

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  52. I love love love the amethyst one! Thanks for hosting this!

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  53. I would choose the ruby rings, because red is my best and favorite color and it reminds me of my Nana!

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  54. I love the moonstone one!! Gorgeous rings! =)

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  55. I would get the smokey quartz -Hanna Lei

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  56. Pretty! It's hard to choose a fave but the green amethyst color is beautiful.

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  57. ahhh I've been looking all over etsy for the perfect gemstone ring and have yet to find what I want...and here we are. hello perfect. green amethyst or smoky quartz pretty please!

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  58. Ohhh I love the black rutilated ring! So different!

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  59. I love the black onyx! This would be a great start to build my nonexistent jewlery collection.

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  60. Your wardrobe choices sound a lot like my wardrobe choices. I think the black rutilated ring would go perfectly with my everyday neutral colors.

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  61. I have never much liked gold jewelry, so I gave away/sold most of mine. Now I would love a few pieces....rings and earrings...

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  62. I am thinking I need the black rutilated ring, because how gorgeous! I love finding clothing that makes you feel like yourself - for me it's the opposite, all the color all the time, please. And I am seriously digging your minimalist/geometric jewelry choices lately.

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  63. The black onyx ring is classic and beautiful! Love all of their pieces!

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  64. I love the black onyx ring :)

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  65. I would choose the citrine or the green amethyst ring!

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  66. I love the blue topaz!

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  67. Black onyx!

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  68. The Moon Stone is gorgeous, I have been admiring that type of stone for months now.

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  69. The lemon quartz!! They are all so beautiful.

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  70. oh man, that black onyx is calling my name so hard right now

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  71. Helllllo, black rutilated ring. You are something special.

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  72. o, goodness. i love them all. the citrine is lovely as is the smoky topaz. perhaps i'd choose the clear quartz. simple, yet divine. xo

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  73. Green Amethyst for sure. Cushion cut is the best!

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  74. I'm a new mom and observing your elegant simplicity has been really inspiring. Moonstone FTW.

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  75. So hard to choose! I love the smoky quartz if I have to pick just one!

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  76. They are all so very pretty, but I like the smokey quartz best I think.

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  77. Oooooh I would pick the moonstone ring first, but they're all lovely!

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  78. Miss Natalie! I love this ring aqua sea foam chalcedony ring. It sent my heart a flutters. Turquoise and me. BFFs. Ugh.

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  79. Thank you all for liking our jewelry and specially thanks Natalie for sporting our bangles and rings. Good luck to all the contestants of the Giveaway! Please dont forget to follow us on our Instagram and facebook @pradmanjewels

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  80. My son's birthstone is blue topaz, I would love that ring! Perfect!!

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  81. Always have had a thing for Citrine.

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  83. I love the Blue Chalcedony ring

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  84. I would love the Black Rutilated Rings cushion ring! Thank you!

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  85. Love the smoky and lemon quartz...

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  86. Well geez. This was rough! I like... Every single one! Mininimalistic but yet also a little extra fancy to simple get-ups.

    I'd have to go with the turquoise. Always with the turquoise.

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  87. Wow so many pretty rings! I love the smoky quartz or the aqua. Thanks for the giveaway, I love your blog and can't wait for your book! Xox

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  88. I think I've actually pinned the smoky quartz ring before, not knowing it was Pradman! I also reaaally love the black rutilated one...I think I just have a thing for mysteriously smoky. :)

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  89. Aqua Seafoam ring tugs at my heart strings!

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  90. Beautiful rings!! I would love to get the Aqua Seafoam Chalcedony ring!

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  91. So hard to pick a favorite, they're all beautiful! Aqua seafoam would be my pick!

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  92. oh stop these are so gorgeous! the labradorite is calling my name

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  93. oooh i amocing all their jewels!!! and i am so into the moonstone ring!!

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  94. oh my gosh, haha, **am loving!

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  95. I am always partial to emerald, my birthstone :)

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  96. Aqua Seafoam, Baby. I'm a March babe afterall. Here's hoping for a birthday gifT

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  97. What a great selection, it was really fun looking through all the possible 'giveaway rings'. I like the aqua seafoam the best I think! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. all of them are beautiful, but my favorite: Emerald

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  99. I love the blue Chalcedony ring. It's a perfect soft color.

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  100. I love them all, but the lemon quartz is my favorite.

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  101. Love that gorgeous emerald ring! xo

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  102. Wow, beutiful rings! I love the labradorite.

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  103. OOOOOOOOoooo!! The aqua seafoam is lovely! What a great giveaway Natalie! :)

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  104. Thanks Natalie! The black onyx is amazo.

    xx

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  105. Lovely, I would definitely choose the Labradorite ring.

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  106. I NEED the Green Onyx ring in my life!

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  107. gorgeous!! I love the smoky quartz...thanks for the chance to win!

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  108. The Amethyst for me. Do they ship to the UK?

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  109. I would love the ruby ring!

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  110. I love how the lemon is like gold on gold - what could be wrong with that?

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  111. What a difficult decision! I think I am leaning towards the black rutilated stone but they are all LOVELY! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  112. the clear quartz ring just speaks to me. thx for the chance to win a special accessory!

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  113. Goodness - both the Green Amethyst and the Smoky Quartz are simply, simply gorgeous. I don't know how to choose, but I think I'd go for the green amethyst if pressed!

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  114. I love the lemon quartz!!

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  115. Smoky quartz or onyx, love them both!

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  116. Smoky quartz or onyx, love them both!

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  117. Wow, the black rutilated and labradorite cushion rings are GORGEOUS! But since my birthstone is amethyst I might have to go with that one. :)

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  118. I love the Green Amethyst cushion ring. I die!

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  119. The smoky quartz and chalcedony are so pretty, but I think I would do the citrine, my little boy's birthstone.

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  120. Moonstone for sure! It's my baby's birthstone and I love how it goes with casual or dressy looks!

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  121. The green onyx ring is so beautiful! I think I would definitely have to pick that one!

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  122. Ooh the pyrite insert heart eyes emoticon!!!!

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  123. I have a heart face emoji going on over here from that labrodite ring. It would be a touch choice between that and the red ruby color. How simple and chic their style is. Love it!

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  124. OMG I absolutely LOVE the Aqua seafoam and black onyx! How pretty!

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  125. Looooove the oval black onyx ring!! Among like fifteen other ones....

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  126. I'd choose the Emerald, in memory of my Grandma! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

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  127. Oh my gosh, that black rutilated baby. My stars.

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  128. I like my basics... the Moonstone is my favorite!
    xo

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  129. i'm in love with the black onyx and the ruby!

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  130. Oh I love the carnelian - such a wonderful pop of color during these gloomy winter days!

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  131. The Lemon Quartz, for sure - kind of crazy beautiful yet subtle.

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  132. The ruby and green onyx are beautiful!

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  133. I love the carnelian ring!

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  134. Black Rutilated all the way. Subtle, but really cool.

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  135. can't get over that emerald one... loving your style!

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  136. Those rings are gorgeous!! The green onyx is just one of my faves!! Cant wait for you and Huck to get back to NYC!

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  137. The aqua seafoam = A+, 100 gold stars. Such a beautiful color!

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  138. I have no idea what Chrysoprase is, but I think I'd choose that one. Or the emerald.

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  139. Lapis Gold Bezel!! It's huge (that's what she said!!)

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  140. love the lemon quartz color!

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  141. absolutely in love with the black onyx!!!!!

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  142. I love the teardrop ruby ring!

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  143. When I looked at the Moonstone, I instantly felt peace. I think that means I NEED it...

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  144. the CITRINE RING is my birthstone and I usually don't like my birthstone color but this one is really nice and is a nice shade of yellow. Love it.

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  145. The labrodorite ring is perfect.

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  146. Black onyx, fo shizzle!

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  147. I'm so torn! The clear quartz matches a necklace I have perfectly... but the emerald ring is something of beauty!

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  148. Smokey Quarts will go perfectly with every single piece of clothing I own. Pick me, please :-)

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  149. I love the Emerald! May is the month I got married, so I've always wanted an emerald ring to wear to represent it.

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  150. I am kind of dying over the moonstone!

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  151. I adore the green onyx ring! So gorgeous! I work at a university and our colors are green and gold, it would be perfect! Crossing my fingers!

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  152. I like the chrysoprase ring!

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  153. Oh my gosh!! I love my wedding recently and we don't have money right now to get any kind of new one (we're poor med school students) and I've been so miserable without it. I would LOVE just the clear, quartz cushion ring as a replacement. I'll be crossing my fingers harder than ever!!

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  154. Such great rings! I love the black onyx one!

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  155. I love the black rutilated ring! Very unique.

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  156. Definitely the black rutilated ring! I love the sort of marbling effect.

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  157. that orange/carnelian ring is my fave.

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2014/02/atticus-outfit-1.html

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  158. i love the smaller stackable ones, especially the oval vioro ones. So pretty!

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  159. So hard to choose, but I think I'd go with the green onyx!

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  160. Oh, that lemon quartz ring is so stunning!

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  161. Moonstone ring is gorgeous!

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  162. Smokey quartz is totally my jam.

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  163. Amethyst or the Lemon Quartz are both amazing!!

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  164. I'd love either the Green Amethyst or Green Onyx one.

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  165. They're all so beautiful! I would choose black onyx or aqua seafoam.

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  166. Oh, they are gorgeous! I would put the smokey quartz on and never take it off... Thanks!

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  167. I like the chrysoprase ring.

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  168. Can't go wrong with black onyx - forever and always <3

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  169. Would have to be the chalcedony - that perfect blue on a hot summer day. Swoon. Thanks, pradman!

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  170. I love the black rutilated ring...classy, unique, and goes with every outfit!

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  171. The black rutilated ring is a beauty!

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  172. Loving the green amethyst and aqua seafoam chalcedony!

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  173. I love the Pyrite! The gray and gold compliment each other so well.

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  174. Love love love the aqua seafoam

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  175. I love the Green Amethyst. So beautiful.

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  176. the chalcedony ring is amazing as is the black rutilated ring. gorgeous!

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  177. smoky quartz! : )
    mariauciel at gmail

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