What are your top five?

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  1. David B Fortier

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    I'm curious for those of you who call yourselves "gemstone collectors"- what are your favorite gemstones if you had to pare the list to only five? I think for me they would be sphene, ruby, opal, Mali garnet, and zircon.
     
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    My 5 are, ruby, topaz, alexandrite, opal & gem silica. We have other favorites but these are on the top of the list-steve...[I have another gem silica stone coming, this stone shows the blue suspended within the clear material almost as clouds in a blue sky, will post when complete]
     
  3. David B Fortier

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    I was REALLY debating whether my #5 was alexandrite or zircon. I love both of them!!!
     
  4. Woodseaves

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    David, I'm so pleased you've mentioned Mali Garnet- it is one of my favourite coloured gems. I love the amber/green tones - such an under appreciated gem.

    In no particular order my top five would be
    high quality red tourmaline with a pink/purple secondary hue.
    Spessartine garnet, clear and fanta orange.
    Ruby.
    Burma blue sapphire.
    Mali Garnet
     
  5. Queen of Sparkle

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    It's hard to pick only five,but here goes:

    Lightening Ridge Black Opal,
    Paraiba Tourmaline
    Top quality Mexican Fire Opal
    Columbian Emerald
    Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
     

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