Regarding Halle's ring, I don't know anything at all about emeralds, but I just don't think I would have one to wear every single day because I would be very afraid that it would crack or chip. Don't know if that is true or not, but I'd be very cautious about doing sinkloads of dishes, laundry and house cleaning while sporting one. Oh, wait!!! What was I thinking!!!!
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