look i just want to found a queer separatist colony/retreat space in the rural south IS THAT SO HARD (yes)
This is a Diamond engagement ring (kinda obvious)
And this is an Opal engagement ring.
Just my opinion but why isn’t opal a giant thing :? You also get crazy variations like the Lightning Ridge Black Opal….
Dragons Breath Fire Opal…..
Even this fucking Harlequin Opal that looks like a rainbow on LSD
…JUST… OPALS MAN
PROPOSE TO ME WITH OPAL SHIT
Okay so the actual deal with diamonds is that one company, the De Beers Group, has controlled some 80% of diamond trade since the late 1800s. They’re the ones who came up with ‘a diamond is a girl’s best friend’ stuff, assigned diamonds as a birthstone (birthstone lists generally get changed up every century or so, depending on what stones are in style), and made them THE stone for wedding rings. Before then, sapphires and emeralds were way more common wedding ring stones. What we think of as being traditional now is just the result of 100+ years of really consistent marketing.
So yes, go for opals. If anyone’s intending to propose to me, note to yrself that I’m holding out for emeralds.
Also, y’all, stones are all crazy. Diamonds are carbon. Opals are silicone and water. The crazy colors in opals are caused by the size and organization of the silicone molecules. What the fucking science.
Got a #tumbler (not to be confused with #tumblr) and my quality of life is suddenly vastly improved. These pins are for @victoirelovesya 💎
Y’allllllll I found a #goldtooth going though my grandma’s jewelry and stuff. There’s tooth in it still. No one knows whose it was. It’s #gross and amazing.
'Carry candy, gum, #cigarettes, matches at all times' — #50s sorority realness! My granny p's super top secret sorority name was #cottoncandy, apparently?
Y’all I got accepted! To Renegade in Chicago! September 6+7th!