(Closed) Sapphire with "origin assumed" cert. (help!)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond alternative to you prefer?
    (white) sapphire : (14 votes)
    44 %
    amora moissanite : (13 votes)
    41 %
    other moissanite : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I like sapphires personally but they look different than diamonds. You could also consider a polar diamond they are conflict free from canada.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I LOVE white sapphire.  The only downside is that it doesn’t sparkle like moissanite, or even as much as diamond.  However, the more subtle look is very classy and would leave a lot of options for fun wedding bands open. 

     

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    I think that white sapphires don’t sparkle as much as moissanite or diamonds. They are beautiful, and I love sparkly things, so that’s not for me personally.

     

    I LOVE ceylon Sapphires though. They are so beautiful. The documentation the jeweler said he could provide sounds sketchy to me, though. I wonder if that’s the norm…shouldn’t stones be tracked?

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    @goodasitgets:  I know exactly where my sapphire came from. It was dug out of the Umba River Valley in Tanzania. Luckily its also a color that only comes from that location as well so even if I didnt have a piece of paper for this stone simply moving it to different light sources would pin point where it was from with the right research.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    @littletop:  I don’t think you’re being crazy. I would want documentation for my stone, 100%. That’s what makes it legitimate, no? Otherwise it could have come from any other place that excavates or produces those types of stones.

     

     

     

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    @littletop:  There are two traits of sapphires from umba the first is an orchid purple with champagne/cherry tones and the other trait of most of these stones is what is known as alexandrite color change. Some lights my stone is blue green, others violet, inside an orchidy purple. I have seen it navy, and burghundy if the cloud cover is just right too. Everything is dependent on the light source and angle.

     

    http://www.royaldiadem.com/article.php?id=131

     

    My stone does not shift quite as vividly as this one. I do get olive green, turquoise, dark inky blue, the two colors I do get that are more vivid are the purple and violet though:

     

    http://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/pdetaili?pid=15959

     

    other examples:

     

    http://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/pdetaili?pid=14226

     

    http://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/pdetaili?pid=10790

    That is my stone 🙂

     

     

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @dewingedpixie:  there are no diamonds in Canada. They are synthetic GROSS.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    @bbfyso:  Wrong. The best diamonds come from Siberia actually but Russia doesnt let them out which is good business for Debeers. Canada, and Alaska actually have huge diamond areas that could flood Debeers out of business. Most of Alaska is protected by refuge laws or in areas difficult to get too hence why you dont see them flooding the market. Canadian diamonds were found in the 90’s they are beautiful and ethical. http://www.jubilee.ca/diamonds/canadian-diamonds.aspx 

     

     

     

    I personally just did not want a diamond. I have a hard time swallowing the price of something that is extremely common. I also have a love for color so a white diamond wasnt for me.

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Not only are there absolutely diamonds in Canada but they are among the clearest diamonds in the world. Some of them have an ice blue hue due to some being mined in glaciers.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @littletop:  Sorry I don’t have a photo, but I own both a white sapphire and an Amora moissanite. DH bought me several loose sapphires before we discovered moissy. I definitely prefer the Amora, no question. The sapphire is fine on its own, but when held next to my Amora the sapphire looks like a chunck of glass in comparison. Really, I can not stress to you enough how much more beautiful the Amora is than the sapphire — it’s astonishing, they’re both just little white rocks, but the Amora is sooooo much nicer than the sapphire. Granted, my sapphire is cut like a diamond, round brilliant I think, so if you go with a fancy cut a white sapphire might look more appealing.

    Regardless of appearances, if your primary concern is ethical sourcing why are you even considering a mined stone? I’ve traveled in Thailand and Sri Lanka and I bought jewels while I was there, I would not do so now that I am more informed. Have you considered lab grown sapphires?

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