Color change sapphires???? Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Tiges33:  I don’t have this, but my oh my so pretty!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Tiges33:  Dewingedpixie has a color chage sapphire and seems to know quite a lot about them I would PM her if she doesn’t see this post.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

That is such a gorgeous style!

 

 

 

dewingedpixie  does have a ton of info on sapphires, I think this will “tag” her, so she will see the post 🙂

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Tiges33:  Yes! The stones you are referring to from Tanzania are called Tanzanites. I have had several over the years and they are AWESOME! My favorite (and highest quality) is a “Kutamani Tanzanite”.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I just got a white one it color changes a little bit…

Post # 7
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Newbee

Billsgirl:  that is not correct. Tanzanites are an entirely different stone. While they are beautiful and do display the type of color change OP is looking for, they are not everyday wear stones. Their Mohs hardness is only 6.5-7, while a sapphire is rated at 9 (with diamonds as 10).

OP, because color change sapphires are uncommon (so most will be cut to maintain carat weight and so value), unless you commission a stone from a lapidary, it is unlikely you will get such a perfect princess shape. However, as long as you are open to heat treatment and imperfect cutting, you can find what you’re looking for with a bit of work. This one, for example, seem to check many of your boxes and isn’t horrifically expensive:

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Post # 8
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Helper bee

I realize this is an older thread but for reference: 6.5 carat untreated colour change Ceylon Sapphire. 

 

In daylight standing near a window.

 

 

Under regular tungsten household lights. 

 

 

By candlelight.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Give multicolour.com a try! I got my alexandrite through them, and was very pleased. They have a reasonable selection of color change sapphires, and thier stock gets added to frequently.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Give multicolour.com a try! We bought my alexandrite through them, and it was a great experience. They have a reasonable selection of color change sapphires right now, and their stock changes frequently. Good luck!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Brilliant Earth has a few color changes sapphires. Just saw one in person (it was an 8×6 oval) – it changes from a violet blue to a green blue. super cool!

Post # 13
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Newbee

Woops… I totally didn’t realize how old this thread was. Just saw the newest entry and didn’t bother to check the original date. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

hahaha me neither. lol.

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