Sunday, July 11, 2010

Contest!

Elements & Artifacts is holding a guessing contest! The winner will receive a pair of earrings made out of the mystery gemstone.


Which Gemstone Is This?
The gemstone I am thinking of is considered to be a major energy-drawing stone and is often worn to boost longevity. Its projective power and energy rivals that of the herkimer diamond, but this mystery stone is not clear or translucent. It comes in up to four colors and is considered rare.


Leave a comment here with your best guess! On Friday, July 16th at 12PM Pacific Time, I will randomize the correct guesses and will announce the winner. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you don't get comment notifications to this post.

Good luck!


ETA: Another hint. Its name means "little thorn".

43 comments:

angeldemon said...

Jade?

leapoftheory said...

Alexandrite?

fairyfate said...

Smokey Quartz?

switch said...

opal? asks samarablackcat =)

Amy said...

I will also say Jade

jealoussin said...

My first guess is Kryptonite, but I'm pretty sure you don't know Lex Luthor, so I too will guess Opal.

mamadragon said...

I hope it's Zincite.

M. said...

Does your hint mean we're allowed to use Google? ;) 'Cause if so... spinel?

jealoussin said...

May I take back my guess and say Spinel? May I?

mamadragon said...

I thought Spinel too but it's translucent and there are about ten different colors.

mamadragon said...

how about another hint? =D

djnevermore said...

My guess would be spinel b/c of my knowledge of Spanish and some of its roots. However, I once owned (and lost) a fantastic, clear-as-a-bell brilliant cut red spinel stone. :( So I'm not sure. ;)

Alicia Dabney said...

You all may make extra guesses if you like, and I assumed Google searches would be involved. :)

kristana said...

spinel, I think, or beryl. but I don't think beryl has anything to do with thorns... wait, can I guess twice? :p

if not, spinel

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bienegold said...

I'll stick with spinel.

Franchesca said...

Spinel. One of my favorites is white spinel, I used to have a pair of earings made of them then they disappeared. :(

ayelienne said...

Spinel is my guess too :)

switch said...

yeh, spinel, but all i have seen in traslucent, but you probably have magicla spinel, lol

Samantha said...

Yay for Google-fu! Spinel. :D

shahea said...

Spinel!!

wind-4 said...

I'll say BLACK spinel.

Haven said...

Rhodonite?

lushalishous said...

Spinel!

Sara said...

Spinel! :)Red?

K von Eerie said...

Spinel.

;)

Cyrene Myst said...

spinel is my guess

Triskelmoon said...

I say Spinel! (And I hope I'm right as it seems a trend, lol)

elonweis said...

Spinel? :)

Haven said...

Snorts...might as well jump the wagon.


Spinel too, though it still seems to be too easy an answer. This is gonna bug me all week!

changeofthemoon said...

Spinel! The clue gave it away!

Emily said...

Spinel's my "guess" insofar as google is my friend.
-Em

Misti said...

Spinel!! I know this one! :)

Miss said...

With the new clue (well, new since I last looked anyway!!) I'll have to agree with Spinel.

roseaeron said...

I love your contests! I'm gonna guess Spinel, also.

deazinn said...

Spinel!

jesmond said...

My guess is Spinel.

Karen said...

Ummm...taking a wild guess here: spinel? ;)

Shauna said...

Spinel? (Thank you Google. Well, maybe.)

kakiphony said...

Spinel certainly does seem to fit the clue, although I feel like I'm missing something

Karin said...

Well, i must say spinel too...though in searching, jade and even black coral seemed as if it might fit. ~kmasden

royalewcheeze said...

jumpin on here to also chime in with spinel!

Alicia Dabney said...

The winner is...Franchesca!

Black spinel was the answer, and I took down anyone who said any sort of spinel. Randomizer selected the number that corresponded to her comment.

Franchesca, please email me so we can discuss your black spinel earrings. :) stardust at aliciadabney dot com