Buying loose stones online – sources?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1462 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I would highly recommend a light blue sapphire instead of a topaz or aquamarine, they are much sturdier and less prone to scratching and chipping. I have an aquamarine ring that is about 3 years old, and I looked at it under a loupe the other day and it is scratched and chipped on nearly every facet.

Post on the colored gem forums over at, they can help out and they also have a huge list of recommended sellers!

Edit: Also check out

They have tons of sapphire. This one looks just like an aquamarine:


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