Ok I'm turning 18 in 3 months and its time to think of a b'day present (from parents and sister) i have a budget of approx. $500 i want something that i can use forever i.e. jewelry (btw open to suggestions to anything don't limit to jewelry) I was thinking about a ring obviously a diamond is out of the q with the budget and i don't do CZ or the fake stuff. (no offense to those who like it) anyway i want something with a bit of sparkle, i like onyx (because its black and wil match everything) but i want something that is more transparent so you can see the cut of the stone. Since i dont know much about the variety of stone it hink you gals could help me out. i hate emeralds and anything green but apart from that open to suggestions. Oh and the cut im looking at is a baguette/emerald, would mind somthing yellow or orange. and btw i am a guy so keep that in mind.