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Jewelry alphabet – how to use gem letters instead of personalized engravings

in Creative Miscellenea Online

gemstones

There is a system, of French origin, that allows to record messages on jewelry using gems whose names begin with specific letters. For instance, the so-called “Regard” rings had inscriptions formed by a combination of such stones:

Ruby

Emerald

Garnet

Amethyst

Ruby

Diamond

Lapis lazuli

Opal

Verd  antique

Emerald

You can easily write a simple motto or a name using this system. There is even something secretive and mysterious about it. The only problem is that it may be difficult to find gems that begin in certain letters. I suppose you can replace them with other types of minerals or use the same gemstone for more than one letter (Ruby can represent both R and Y)