Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fun Monday

It's been a while ....

M set the topic this week, to show a piece of jewellry that has special significance for you.

Mine is a ring I got when my son was born. He was the first baby, and because he was a boy I thought I might like something with a blue stone in it.

However, when we got to the jewellers and I saw this particular ring, I fell in love with it instantly! The stone is called tanzanite and is the most unusual shade of purple; not pink/purple like an amethyst would be, but a fabulous blue/violet purple - just the colour of my new baby's eyes.

A photograph of my ring does not do the stone justice, as you cannot see and fully appreciate the colour, so I have posted this picture of a tanzanite instead.

16 comments:

judysteapot said...

I haven't participated in Fun Monday for a long time either so thanks for the motivation.

Your ring is beautiful and holds such priceless memories - love Judyx

Janis said...

What a beautiful color, to match your Baby's eyes.

Anonymous said...

Ali
How close are you now to your 10000post? I think you need to give us a clue so that we know when to increase our input!!
I think I will remain anonymous in case you think I am trying to curry favour!!

IamwhoIam said...

Tanzanite is a beautiful stone and your son is also a beauty.

misformisanthrope said...

Ali...wow. That stone is absolutely gorgeous! And a lovely story to match :-) Thanks for playing this week!

Lil Mouse said...

interesting all i got when my baby was born was a csection scar--that i didnt want!

Ali said...

Ah, lil mouse, I got one of those too. Two actually.

Well, in all honesty ... three if you count the hysterectomy scar!

Mamalang said...

It's beautiful. That is one of my favorite stones.

Mariposa said...

Yes, you're right, shade of tanzanite is really amazing! And your baby's eyes has it?! Oh my...how beautiful...

Happy Fun Monday!

Jan said...

Ali, I love tanzanite. I just gave my tanzanite ring to one of my daughters for her 38th b'day, the other daughter got a ruby ring for her 40th b'day. I stopped wearing them, so some one else should be able to.

Karmyn R said...

that is a beautiful stone! Now that I am done having kids I'd love to get a ring or necklace that had a stone for each child.

The Church Lady said...

I have a pair of tanzanite earings that I hardly wear. Since you reminded me about tanzanite, I will be sure to dig them out! Very nice post.

Sarah said...

That's a very beautiful stone - what a great colour. Thanks for sharing your Fun Monday with us :)

Sayre said...

That is a gorgeous blue - the same color as MY baby's eyes too!

Faye said...

How nice to be able to wear this lovely stone every day and remember the happiness of your new baby. What memento do you have of your second child's birth?

ChrisB said...

That is a beautiful coloured stone.