Because of computer problems, I can’t copy links to this message. I suggest you do a Google search for Zultanite and read the details of the rare stone. I was attracted to the gemstone during a seminar on the cruise ship. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard the prices on the ship. On one of the islands, at a shop at the end of the pier, I saw Zultanite at a more reasonable price. Later, back on the ship, a salesman in the jewelry store said it was a fake.
Another island, another shop, I was drawn to this ring that resembles a ring I loved, and lost. This ring was within my budget but the earrings were “too expensive.”
Another island, another shop, and a salesman suggested my birthstone.
Preparing for the cruise, trying on pretty (old, neglected) clothes, packing jewelry, I felt “ladylike.” Seated in a fine dining room, linen tablecloth, fine dishes, and glassware, I was elevated beyond the shabby clothes worn at home working in my garden. I was no longer an “orphan adult” looking for her “Intentional Community.”
Quite possibly, I bought “costume jewelry” at jewelry store prices. The rings are pretty and I hope for opportunities to wear and enjoy.