Help! Which setting is better? Sapphire/Barely pink Moissy

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I really love the second ring…the first one is gorgeous but would be very hard to fit a wedding band with..the cushion sapphire halo is more dainty and feminine which I really like! 

Post # 3
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Newbee

I love morganite… It is so beautiful and delicate in the sunlight. Although both stones are soft which must be taken into consideration if you plan on everyday wear and/or are rough on your hands. 

 ETA: 

sapphire is beautiful however, under general indoor lighting it appears really dark and lifeless… Though, that’s just my opinion which should certainly be taken with a grain of salt. That being said I adore how it reacts with sunlight… 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Barely pink moissanite would be more durable and would throw more sparkles in dimmer lighting. Sapphires don’t tend to sparkle in dimmer settings, but they’re lovely.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

the top picture is my favorite 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I think you should get a barely pink moissy!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I just wanted to say that a sapphire is not soft and is about a 9 on the Mohs scale. Morganite is between 7,5 and 8. Both of these stones are perfectly suitable for everyday wear.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I call BS on a sapphire not being sparkly. I have a beautiful color changer and she throws plenty of sparkle. That sparkle is warm and velvety. I find moissy sparkle eye jarring.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Faith123:  I have a sapphire from Tanzania. It is a color change and goes from purple to green plus many other colors. Most of the time it is varying shades of purple (orchid, purple, violet) but it does do midnight blue, aqua green, olive green, brown, and burghundy as well dependent on the lighting. The big thing with sapphires is getting a good cut. My cut is not a traditional one. I also clean my ring every week. One way you can ensure the cut is good is based on depth ratios. I made sure before seeing any stone to run the ratios of depth. Every stone has ideal ratios. The number of facets and angles of the facets makes a big deal too.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

dewingedpixie:  Faith123:  Agree. The thing with colored gemstones is that most people don’t know or understand that the same way you wouldn’t expect a poorly cut, I3, not so nicely colored diamond to sparkle as one with very ideal specs, the same happens with sapphires. 

Most people haven’t personally seen sapphires other than poor quality and commercial grade stones that almost always look so dark that you can’t seem inside the gem at all. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Sporty-Bee:  Agreed a gem grade sapphire is something to behold. Any stone will have certain lighting where it will deaden but a well cut stone refracts light in a manner that is brilliant.

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