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35 Stones and Minerals That Are Prettier Than A Diamond

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There’s that popular line from a song that goes, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Indeed, most ladies would be in awe when they see lovely flashing diamonds and will even be ecstatic if they receive it as a present. However, diamonds are not the only gemstones deserving to be praised for its beauty.

There are stones and minerals found on Earth, which are stunning enough to become a girl’s new best friend. Once you’ve laid eyes on them, you might change your mind about diamonds being the most beautiful gemstone there is.

#1. Lightning Ridge Black Opal

#2. Bismuth

#3. Ocean Inside An Opal

#4. Fire opal

#5. Luz Opal

#6. Opal fossil

#7. Rose Quartz geode

#8. Azurite

#9. Burmese Tourmaline

#10. Fluorite

#11. Titanium Quartz

#12. Watermelon Tourmaline

#13. Uvarovite

#14. Scolecite

#15. Chrysocolla In Malachite

#16. Realgar on calcite

#17. A combination of Fluorite/quartz/pyrite

#18. Cobaltocalcite

#19. Crocoite

#20. Peruvian Blue Opal

#21. Opalized Amonite

#22. Purple Geode Druzy Stone

#23. Blue Agate Geode

#24. Labradorite

#25. Raw Emerald

#26. Esquel Pallasite

#27. Phantom In Amethyst

#28. Alexandrite

#29. Wulfenite

#30. Cuprite

#31. Larimar

#32. Poudretteite

#33. Grandidierite

#34. Musgravite

#35. Morganite

When you think that diamonds are overrated to be given as a present, or say engagement ring, you might want to consider these stones and minerals. Some of them can be extremely rare in nature, which makes them even more precious as a gift.

Which one is your favorite from the list? Got anything to add? Let us know in the comments below.

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