- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I got my ring today! It’s a 1ct emerald-cut natural sleepy sapphire in a diamond halo w/ a micropave split shank. The moment I saw that split shank, I was in love! The stone itself doesn’t sparkle a whole lot since the sapphire looks pretty sleepy w/ a streak of lighter blue (looks like water). And in the light the diamonds sparkle and that blue sapphire glows.
Originally I wanted an oval or an elongated cushion, but this is an emerald-cut. I just loved the setting and the look of the royal blue so much.
But here’s the thing; FI and I came in wanting to set my lab created padparadscha sapphire in a setting – the jewelry store was having an event w/ tons of settings – but none w/ what I wanted, what’s up w/ that? So I asked about the ring we had been looking at last week (which is this one) and they told us that to set it w/ an oval, they’d have to redo the halo a bit to make it fit better – which would cost a $1,000 more! So, we said no to that, obviously. However, we were then told that if we wanted to bring in another stone w/ the right dimensions, that they would swap it out w/ the existing sapphire for no charge. So, then I’d have an extra sapphire, woo!
So, I’m not entirely sure what I’d like to swap it out for. I had my heart set on my lab pad, but every ring I’ve ever owned and most of my jewelry is a royal blue sapphire w/ white gold, so it just felt right. And now, I either hunt for a replacement lab pad or a replacement blue sapphire.
The main reason I would be switching out the stone is because, even though FI and I really like the look of the sleepy emerald-cut sapphire, it just…doesn’t look lively enough? So, I’m trying to look for a slightly clearer, elongated cushion-cut sapphire and boy, is it hard to one! Really don’t want to spend more money than we have to though…But anyways! I couldn’t stand to leave w/out my ring, so I wore it home. I figured it would give me time to think about what I really wanted before changing the stone. And I need to have my ring re-sized, so I figured once I find the right stone, I’ll just have them do both at the same time, since I’m told it shouldn’t change the wait time. When I have my ring all re-done, I’ll be sure to post pics of the finished product.
Also, anyone out there who has bought or atleast seen a good, reputable site w/ elongated cushion-cut sapphires? Other than Natural Sapphire Company.
PICS would be awesome if you have any 🙂
*Picture quality isn’t the greatest. I took the photo w/ my cell phone and it was in our pale yellow bathroom – it makes it look washed out. Last one is a picture of the ring on my sausage finger, haha.
Okay, I’m done showing mine, now show me your sapphire engagement rings!