On the left are two of my absolute favourite pieces of jewelry.I almost never wear jewelry unless its a big occasion but that doesn't stop me from collecting really pretty pieces when I find them. The ring on the left I bought at a Carnivale costume shop in Venice.
At €24 (about AUS $60 ) it was something I thought about long and hard before buying but I now know that it was completely worth it. It was the only piece of jewelry I wore to my Year 10 formal and I think it's one of the prettiest things I own. Both the main diamond shaped section and the outer arms are all crystals.
The ring on the right was given to me by a friend who got it from a friend who was given it as a family heirloom by his Grandma. Neither of my friends liked it so I ended up with it and I think its great. The main part is sort of like fake peridot (its just green glass Im pretty sure) and the outer stones are either crystals, cubic zirconia or glass.