(Closed) Second guessing my sapphire's sparkle

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t answer your question, but wanted to say how gorgeous it is!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

oops, wrong post

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do you have another photo that shows the sapphire better?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

I’m not a jewelry expert but I think it’s gorgeous.  It’s a beautiful deep color and the filigrie is very artistic.  It may not sparkle as much as different stones but that doesn’t mean it isn’t completely beautiful in its own way.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love it and think it is GORGEOUS the way it is. I don’t really expect saphires to ‘sparkle’ too much. especially compared to other stones. I would also rather have a natural saphire than a man-created one that sparkled more. Maybe you can just get a really blingy wedding band??

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It’s beautiful!  In my experience, the darker natural sapphires don’t sparkle quite as much; it’s more of a glow in the right lighting…but I’m by no means an expert.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s beautiful. I would not expect that a sapphire would sparkle as much as a diamond, but it has its own unique qualities and color that make it beautiful. Love your setting as well!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I would get the stone assessed by another jeweler just to see, out of curiosity… But a dark stone doesn’t usually sparkle as much a lighter one does.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Exactly, what every one else is saying is the truth!

Deep blue sapphires, and sapphires in general don’t sparkle AS much. For example, take a look at Princess Kate’s sapphire…it doesn’t sparkle much!!!

I think the design of the ring is beautiful! And I think a natural sapphire is SO much nicer than a lab created sapphire.

I do suggest you get an appraisal…not only to make sure you didn’t get ripped off, but for insurance purposes!

By the way, the blue tone of your ring is very pretty! I’d love to see other photos!!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Heather-Lili:  From the picture it looks really nice. I have a coworker who has a sapphire and it doesn’t sparkle. I didn’t think sapphires were supposed to. Not like diamonds do, anyway!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d, too, love to see more pics of your ring; I think it’s gorgeous!!!! As others have said, that dark blue sapphire won’t sparkle too much, but it doesn’t have to because the color alone is breathtaking! You should love it, girl 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Aw, I’m sorry you’re feeling this way.  Your ring is gorgeous!

Sapphire will never have the sparkle/fire as some other stones (like diamond), instead it has a velvety smooth depth with hints of throwing light.

If you want to add some sparkle, you could have sparkly stones in your wedding band, like a half eternity ring or a bead set antique filagree diamond band.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Geez that setting is gorgeous Surprised

Ideally, sapphires should have “flashes” of color (from the facets) when you move it around.  They shouldn’t be super sparkly like diamonds because that’s just not how they’re built to behave.  From the picture it looks like your sapphire is pretty transparent, which is great.

I definitely second getting the opinion of an independent appraiser (as in not attached to a jewelry store).  If you were completely overcharged for the stone, I’d say that’s grounds for return if you’d really like to do so.

You can also ask for more opinions at Pricescope.  They tend to be either jewellers or huge jewelry buyers there.  It’s where I did a lot of research on stones, and they’re quite helpful there.  Just a word of caution:  many of them are also incredibly loaded and have access to very, very expensive stones, so don’t let that make you think that their stones are the norm!

Check that forum out here:  http://www.pricescope.com/forum/colored-stones/

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wow! That is such a stunning setting and sapphire. I love them both. I only have side sapphires on my ring, but they are dark. They don’t really sparkle much, but they do kind of “glow” in the right light- they become super blue. My diamond may sparkle more, but that glow is a different kind of (equal) beauty. I’d love to see more photos of your ring though, and congratulations on the proposal!!

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