Last week we all votes for our favourite ranking system. Precious gems came out on top. So in the spirit of sisterhood, community and good vibes/feelings, today I present our new ranking system
based on the idea that all our members are of great value and considered precious gems to us here on the forum.
A precious gem is a mineral, rock, or petrified material which, when cut and polished, can be used in jewelry. A gem is evaluated mainly for its beauty and perfection. The characteristics and availibitlty on the Earth lead to its value. The forum will now be using a similar ranking system based on the precious gems rankings on the global scale according to their value. So the more you post, the more valuable you are.
This may encourage more posts Zirconia
- any member with 0 posts.
Members with Zirconia status are not allowed to view the full forum once an introduction is posted.
Zirconia is a white crystalline oxide of zirconium; and is a diamond simulant.Kunzite
- any member with 1 introductory post.
Members with Kunzite status will be allowed to only view the forum, but only reply to posts in the Coffee House until they have reached 5 posts.
Kunzite is a pyroxene mineral. It occurs as colorless and is considered a 'gemstone in the making.Peridot
- any member with 2-9 posts.
Members with Peridot status or higher will be allowed to only view the forum, and all post in sections except the Private Lounge.
Peridot is semi-gem quality forsteritic olivine and is one of the few minerals that occur in only one color, an olive green.Spinel
- any member with 10-24 posts.
Spinel is the magnesium aluminium and are appreciated for their brilliance, hardness and wide range of spectacular colours.Opal
- any member with 25 - 49 posts.
Opals are the gems of fire and lightnings, their colour are reminesent of all the colours of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Quartz
- any member with 50 - 99 posts.
Quartz has been the common chameleon of gemstones, standing in for more expensive gemstones ranging from diamond to jade.Onyx
- any member with 100 -149 posts.
Members with Onyx status or higher will be allowed to only view the forum, and all post in sections including the Private Lounge.
Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony which is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite. With its fleshtone color, onyx can be said to resemble a fingernail.Tiger's Eye
- any member with 150 - 199 posts.
Tiger's eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is a golden to red-brown color, with a silky luster.Jade
- any member with 200- 299 posts.
Jade is a gemstone of unique symbolic energy, and unique in the myths that surround it. With its beauty and wide-ranging expressiveness, jade has held a special attraction for mankind for over 7000 thousand years.Turquoise
- any member with 300 - 399 posts.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.Amethyst
- any member with 400 - 499 posts.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz containing an impurity of iron, which gives the violet color to the mineral. The hardness of the mineral is the same as quartz's. Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple.Aquamarine
- any member with 500 - 599 posts.
The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. The name beryl is derived (via Latin: beryllus, Old French: beryl, and Middle English: beril) from Greek βήρυλλος beryllos which referred to a "precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone. Its light blue arouses feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. Good feelings. Feelings which are based on mutuality and which prove their worth in lasting relationships.Topaz
- any member with 600 - 699 posts.
It is a fluorine aluminium silicate and comes in yellow, yellow-brown, honey-yellow, flax, brown, green, blue, light blue, red and pink ... and sometimes it has no colour at all.Sapphire
- any member with 700 - 799 posts.
Sapphire (Greek: σάπφειρος; sappheiros, "blue stone" is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide, when it is a color other than red or dark pink; in which case the gem would instead be called a ruby, considered to be a different gemstone. Emerald
- any member with posts 800 - 899 posts.
Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. The name emerald comes from the Greek 'smaragdos' via the Old French 'esmeralde', and Arabic: برق barq "lightning"). It really just means 'green gemstone' Innumerable fantastic stories have grown up around this magnificent gem.Ruby
- any member with 900- 999 posts.
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. The ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald, and the diamond.Diamond
- any member with 1000 posts.
In mineralogy, diamond (from the ancient Greek αδάμας – adámas "unbreakable") is an allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at ambient conditions. Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. In particular, diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Those properties determine the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools.Special Ranks:Pearl
- Any Admin. Pearls are organic gems, created when an oyster covers a foreign object with beautiful layers of nacre. Long ago, pearls were important financial assets, comparable in price to real estate, as thousands of oysters had to be searched for just one pearl. They were rare because they were created only by chance.Coral
- Any Moderator. Corals are the product of tiny living beings which settled in enormous colonies in the depths of warm seas long before our time.Coral's many colors give it appeal for necklaces and other jewelry. Intensely red coral is prized as a gemstone. Red coral is very rare because of overharvesting
If we ever come to the point where, we need addition ranking then again we will have a forum vote.
Any questions or comments regarding the ranking can be made in the Suggestion Area in the Guidelines section.
Have fun my precious gems!