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A Stone of a Different Color

Things don’t always appear as they seem. Can you guess which stone is which?

PHOTOGRAPHY BY noushin nourizadeh
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{1} Sliced sapphire earrings surrounded by Pavé diamonds set in an oxidized sterling silver post, $720, LFR Designs, 1266 Prospect Street, La Jolla 858.964.4660 lfrdesigns.com

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{2} Multi-colored sapphire 18k white gold arrow necklace, $899, Jewels by the Sea, 1237 Prospect Street, Suite B, La Jolla 858.459.5166 jewelsbythesea.biz

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{3} 18k yellow gold with green amethyst and diamonds, $6,100, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.459.3678

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{4} 18k yellow gold Madera citrine ring, $295, OB Antique Mall, 4926 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach 619.223.6170 antiquesinsandiego.com

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{5} 118k white gold with orange sapphire and diamonds. (2.15 ct. sapphire; 0.45 ct. tw. diamonds), $5,295, Bowers Jewelers, 7860 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 858.459.3678

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{6} “Little Windows” oval center ring set with 9.18 ct. mandarin spessartite garnet, $13,500, Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach 858.794.8000 passionfinejewelry.com

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{7} “Circle Set” ring with 2.72 ct. Mali garnet, $9,450, Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach 858.794.8000 passionfinejewelry.com

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{8} Steven Battelle Cabochon tourmaline bracelet, $4,320, Steven Battelle faceted post earrings, $695, Passion Fine Jewelry, 415 South Cedros Avenue, Suite 100, Solana Beach 858.794.8000 passionfinejewelry.com

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{9} 14k yellow & white gold ring with diamonds and pink sapphires, $499, Vignettes, 4828 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach 619.222.9244 vignettesantiques.com

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Sapphire
With colors as varied as the sunrise, this traditionally blue stone symbolizes truth and delivers protection to the bearer. Like ruby, sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum and possesses the qualities of both beauty and durability.

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Tourmaline
Tourmaline is a gem with an incomparable variety of colors. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of the Earth, passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it assumed all the colors of the rainbow. This gemstone has an endless number of faces and suits all moods.

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Citrine
Prized for its beauty, affordability and durability, citrine is an excellent choice for everyday wear. The energy possessed by citrine will focus the mind, emotions and intuition into a singular harmony.

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Garnet
Garnet is a complex and exciting group of gemstones. Spectacular finds, especially in Africa, have enhanced the traditional image of the red garnet with a surprising number of hues – even if red does continue to be its principal color. A garnet of any color is linked to increased imagination and inspiration.

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Amethyst
This birthstone of February is said to calm the spirit and bring focus to its owner. Amethyst is the most popular variety of the quartz mineral and is an excellent choice for everyday wear. When worn as an amulet, amethyst will protect from intoxication and evil spells.

ANSWERS: 1. Sapphire 2. Sapphire 3. Amethyst 4. Citrine 5. Sapphire 6. Garnet 7. Garnet 8. Tourmaline 9. Sapphire