Peach Sapphire Owners Please Help

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

@HelloCarly:  Most gemstones’ color will appear different when lightning changes.  I don’t have peach sapphire, but do have pink sapphire and it looks a lighter pink in daylight sunny outdoor, almost ruby red under interior yellow lightning and bright pink under interior fluorescent lightning or exterior overcast lightning.  I also have a morganite, which has a warm hue similar to peach sapphire and its color appears way lighter under outdoor natural/sunny light.

Post # 6
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Maybe if you get a darker peach one, in bright light it will still have some color to it. My violet sapphire is from http://www.gemsny.com and I love it. Their prices are a lot lower than a lot of other places and they have a good BBB rating. They got back to us very fast when we had questions and my stone came quickly. The local jewelers thought it was really expensive and it was only about 400 bucks for  a 1 carat with really amazing color and great brilliance. All of their sapphires are natural, but most of them are heat treated. (They tell you.) I know that matters to some people. It didn’t to me. Just thought you might want to check them out. Good luck!

Post # 7
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592 posts
Busy bee

Its hard to say without a picture of it. It could be a couple things. It could have a very large window, which is where the center of the stone you can see through to what’s behind the stone, and so when the color shifts in light the window whites out the stone almost.

It could also be that the stone just isn’t heavily saturated and has very little color to it. A stone that has good saturation will be consistently vibrant in all lights. It might change color, but the level of color whatever it is never does. Either way, if its windowed heavily or has faint saturation, that should be reflected in its price. 

Is the stone more colorful around the outer edges but not inside?

Post # 8
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@HelloCarly:  I don’t have a peach sapphire, but I will say one thing about transparent colored stones and bright light, they do get washed out.

Examples of my e-ring in different lighting

Here it looks almost clear in the center and you can see the inside of the prongs

Here you can see how bright it shows up with a flash, but not clear in the center

And then here in dim indoor lighting it almost looks opaque

Post # 11
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@HelloCarly:  Thanks! I actually hate emerald cut diamonds, I just love them in gemstones! 🙂 I am so in love with my ring, but man, bright light is a killer!

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