Peach champagne sapphire?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

I’ve seen lots of gorgeous ones on Etsy! Maybe check there??

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

A friend of mine bought a peach champagne sapphire ring off brilliantEarth.com.   It’s absolutely beautiful. She’s using it as her engagement ring.  Try there?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My sapphire is from http://www.gemsny.com. We took it to an independent local gemologist and jeweler and she wanted to know where we got it and said we did a good job. Most of their sapphires are heated but they do sometimes have ones that are unheated, and I am sure if you contacted them and told them what you want specifically, they could get it for you. If I had extra cash sitting around, this would be my pick:

http://www.gemsny.com/loose-sapphires/1.02-Carat-Round-Sapphire-S73015RD/

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Try Natural Sapphire company. You can also ask better jewelry stores to find one for you. 

Expect the natural untreated stones to cost more. Color matters much more than the cut and clarity with sapphires, and will influence the price as well.

Here is my natural non-treated padparadscha sapphire:

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mrs.DK:  Thanks! Mine is 18k yellow gold.

Originally, he’d gotten one from Natural Sapphire Company ( unbeknownst to me ), but I changed my mind about the setting I wanted. The original stone was too small for my new setting, so he returned it and had a jeweler search for a larger one.

Something else to keep in mind ( and you may already know this) , the more rare stones often (but not always) are cut to maximize the carat weight and they stray from the standard sizing that diamonds have. They don’t like to “waste” the material. That’s why the first sapphire had to go back. My new setting required a minimum of 1 carat diamond to fit. The first sapphire was over 1 carat, but cut bottom heavy, so the face was too little to set it in the setting. You have to go by the millimeters, not the carat weight to know if it will fit your setting, assuming you buy the stone then have it set. You can easily google the standard mm sizing for the various diamond carats and cuts. I’m not sure if you are interested in padparadschas, but they are often “gemstone” cut.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I’m looking at sapphires as a possible engagement ring and pricescope has helped me out a lot when it comes to educating myself in the process of buying a colored gemstone. This is a good thread:http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/new-to-coloured-gemstone-buying-read-this-first-t174284.html

The Natural Sapphire Company from what I’ve seen mainly deals with native cut stones.

If you plan on putting the stone in a commercial setting your best chances are to go with a precision cut stone.  Here are two links that show the importance of the cut: http://www.pricescope.com/blog/importance-good-colored-gemstone-cutting-john-dyer

http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/colorgems/colorgems_cut

This link contains respected vendors, most if not all deal with natural stones:

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/can-we-start-a-new-thread-with-respected-cs-vendors-t169561.html

Also, remember that the carat weight of a sapphire is heavier than a diamond so a 1 carat sapphire is smaller than a 1 carat diamond.

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Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mrs.DK:  Oh yes, I understand. My ring size is 6.75. That’s a huge ways away from a 3.5. Lol. 

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