Favorite Gemstones – Round One

Our next topic is Favorite Gemstones.

I’ve tried to use the most standard color for each one. Using only one color per gemstone allows for more types to be considered (e.g., rather than allowing garnets in three different colors, etc.), so I’ve generally tried to follow that without getting overly picky about differences, relations, and mineral contents, although I’ve tried to keep it to natural instead of man-made. The brackets are organized by these basic colors, progressing generally from light to dark within each color.

New rounds will begin every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as usual.

Also, as usual, please only one ballot per person.

Vote now in Round One! The deadline is Thursday evening, July 30.

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