Post # 1
Hey bees!!! SO and I have been going continually back and forth between a warmer colored diamond and a peachy/champagne natural sapphire.
For the ladies who have this color sapphire–can you tell me about the sparkle?! Do you still get some of that sparkle of a diamond or do you feel your stone looks flat at times?
Please post pics/help a fellow bee out!!!
Post # 3
– Pad, not champagne. I think it is sparkly but I viewed a stone that had an almost garnet color (still called a pad sapphire) and it REALLY sparkled. The one in the picture is an elongated cushion but the one with the crazy sparkle was a round cut. I think you may want to look at how different types of cuts effect how the stone refracts the light. …I think round cut is the most sparkle but may be wrong. Ascher and emerald are really interesting cuts to look at, but done give the same type of sparkle.
Post # 4
I have a morganite. Close ish to a peach/champagne sapphire! Sparkles all the time!
In rose gold…. of course! :))
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY
Mine sparkles when clean, but I feel like it gets dirty easily, but that may just be the setting. When clean, it’s definitely sparkly, but not in the same way that a diamond is. If you’re just looking for glimmer, you may love a Sapphire, but if you’re looking for that flourescense a diamond can give off, you may want to stick to a diamond.I will say that since mine is in a halo, it picks up some of the flourescense from the diamonds.
Here are some pictures, but it doesn’t look sparkly in any! lol
Post # 6
@oliviajuice: You seem keen on natural stones, but if sparkle is what you want and a peach color is also a must, why not go for a peachy pink moissanite? They are sparkly forever stones. They are certainly not natural though. However, it’s not like they’re popped out of mold. The scientists still have to grow crystals and have them cut from that.
Between a sapphire and a diamond, I would personally go with a diamond. I love sparkle.
Post # 7
I have a peach-champagne sapphire and it can be very sparkly. When it gets dirty though, it looks cloudy and yellow. I clean it once a week, or every two weeks, to make it sparkle. When I got it I didn’t realize how much cleaning it would need, so I didn’t clean it for 6 months. I couldn’t believe it after my sister cleaned it for me – it was a whole new stone, all sparkly and peach in colour.
I have an oval cut sapphire, for reference.
Post # 8
I don’t have a peach sapphire ring so I can’t tell you about it. However, I do have a round champange diamond which has a peach hue. I get complements on it all the time, might be because it stands out & catches the eye. Mine is set in a tradition box mounting with a baguette diamond (white) on either side. Because it’s a color stone, it doesn’t sparkle as much as a white diamond – so you have to clean it more often to get the reflective light. My diamond is a little lighter in color than the beautiful rings/stones posted, close to mallorinicole‘s color. Really horrible picture of when he proposed, guess I need to take one with it on my hand. Good luck on your decision!
Post # 9
I have a medium pink sapphire in a diamond halo for both earrings and e-ring. The cuts are very different. My earrings have a ton of sparkle. But, my ring has more of a reflective glimmer. I do wish the center pink sapphire was cut differently to show more sparkle. But, I didn’t get a say (so to speak) in the selection 🙂 So, to answer your question, yes you can have a sparkly sapphire ring.
Post # 10
@oliviajuice: unless you get a really low warm diamond, we’re talking L or lower, warm diamonds aren’t always tinted, only in certain lights/angles.
Peachy sapphires/pad sapphires can be very sparkley, but also more expensive since its a more desired color. I know there are a lot of more affordable ones on etsy, but most of the colors have low saturation and decent cuts but not wow. Because of the cuts and the lower saturation, they probably won’t sparkle quite ass well. You’d have to shell out almost as much if not more than you would for a diamond.
I also recommend spinel. It comes in peachy pinks and is highly affordable. Plus it has a higher refractive index so it actually is more sparkly than most sapphires. Just be sure to look for grayish tones in spinels. Its not a common stone, but its gorgeous. Many red spinels were confused for rubies I’m royalty crown jewels.
^This vendor has some nice peachy pinks. And he’s easy to work with and will send you extra hand shots if needed. Also has a 7 day return period so if you receive the stone and it’s not what you hoped you can return it immediately no problems.
Post # 10
Here’s my beauty. I’m newly engaged and he popped the question with this 3.5 peachy pink spinel in rose gold. It sparkles like you wouldn’t believe, and it takes on different colors in different light. SOmetimes more peach…sometimes a soft pink. I love it and would highly recommend the stone if you’re looking for durability and most of all sparkle.