Sapphire costs?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am going to try my best to help you out, to be honest i dont have much info on my rings, but here i go: My engagement ring is a sapphire, the center stone is a .35, with .32 ct of diamond surrounding it in the halo. As for my wedding band the sapphire band and diamond band are equal in ct. the diamond band is a 1-12 clarity and H-1 color ct = .33 

I do have an inclusion in my ring, (see photo below) , kind of looks like a white… ‘crystal’ locked within the stone, you can only see it in certain lights.

Total cost of my E-ring & wedding band $3,500

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@WestCoastingIt:  I don’t know a whole lot about how much my stone cost because it was included in my ring but I’d wager around 3-4k. It’s from a swiss company- C. Dunaigre (whoever they are!), from  Sri-Lanka (Ceylon), 2.11 ct, 8.55×6.45×4.39, yellow, transparent, excellent quality, and untreated….I don’t think mine is GIA certified. 11k seems like a LOT but what color are you looking for? Padpasharas (sp???) are a lot more expensive from what I’ve read.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My 3.5ct natural sapphire (unknown country, since it’s a 1925 ring) in the original platinum/diamond baguette deco setting was a bit over 9k.

It looks inkier in my pictures: IRL it flashes a deep cobalt.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

My ring was about 8k it appraises for more. The center stone we got for 2k its a 2.36 carat sapphire cut by Larry Woods who has won AGTA awards. The stone is untreated and has a few rutile chrystals in it that can only be seen at an odd angle or in certain light so its graded eye clean. The color is alexandrite color change which only comes out of 2 small mines in tanzania.

 

Considering that your stone is treated I think the cost you’re being quoted is very steep. LArge untreated blues can go for top dollar because people want high end blue sapphires, but I think you can get a better price for a treated one. A stone like mine is much more rare but due to it being unknown except to mostly collectors they can be had for a lower price if you know where to look and what you’re looking at.

 

 

 

This stone shows the most comon color change of my stone, but its a different stone:

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@WestCoastingIt:  I missed the fact that it was heat treated in the OP somehow…I would tend to agree that 11k seems way overpriced for a heat treated stone. Is the jeweler reputable? Is there a way you can take it and have it appraised somewhere independent? I can’t fathom a stone that size that’s been treated being so expensive.

http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/Sapphires/Blue/#&&XeUe7Wn1rL/SfdMh2/jDvQeZ4D71U26oUtP8NTZUGMOkESYQM2ci3I+b4omQEA8JAPZdsEeGROPI32GjxpG2ZwIXY7Bw7LxTNyTF9A6Sp0QHAxTp0x3gZ8gJzl+b4H1ygcHXCBgQlvAEuK99s9EiNMbCJ4E=

I used this site as sort of a guideline personally.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@WestCoastingIt:  I would also advise against heat treating if you are willing to spend as much as you are. Heat treating lowers the value of stones but also can fade over time and change the color of your stone completely

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a 7mm X 5mm green sapphire which cost around $400. I don’t know much about my stone beyond that though.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Eckle:  seeing your ring pop up on the boards every once and a while makes me happy.:) I really love it. EDIT – any plans for wedding band?

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Unfortunately there’s a lot of variation on sapphire costs depending on natural vs synthetic, quality, size, origin, and treated vs. untreated.  Some rare high quality sapphires cost more than equivalently sized diamonds.  While I don’t know specifics, I will say that I wouldn’t spend  thousands on a treated stone.

 

We ended up going with a lab made sapphire because it was chemically identical and would have better clarity (and therefore would be sparklier).  I also liked that it was not a mined product.  Lab made’s the cheapest route to go.  I’ve honestly never seen a prettier sapphire in person that wasn’t in a mueseum.  I got mine from Better Than Diamond for $100, it’s their Kashmir blue round brilliant cut.  They also have cool cuts like Hearts & Arrows and Concave cuts.

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