Crystal-clear aquamarine. Luscious
emeralds. Brilliant garnets. This site is all about colorful
gemstones. Have a December birthday girl on your list? Click on blue
topaz for dozens of choices, ranging from 1.6-carat pear-shaped
danglers to diamond-encrusted slides. Browse for rings in 16
categories including Filigree Fashion, Two-Tone Treasures and Gems
Galore. See a three-stone amethyst ring, but wish it came in peridot
and citrine? Click on Design Your Own, choose replacement stones and
the site will display an image of the new ring along with an
adjusted price. Did you know that the ruby is known as the stone of
courage or that ancient Greeks thought that white topaz prevents bad
dreams? Find fun nuggets of info like this for each gem on the site.
BEST: Can see the same setting with
different gems and metals with a click of a button.
WORST: Rings, pendants and earrings have
sub-categories like Hoops With a Twist and Bold Beauty to help
narrow your search but there's only one category for bracelets.
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discontinued their "Best of the Web" section.
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