Post # 1
Should I set this ? It is a 44 ct blue stone. Got it from a jeweler upstate sold as sapphire. 3 other jewelers confirmed rugged sapphire.
It is rugged and a poorer cut of stone but i still find it unique and pretty for an e ring. So I’m torn between this or get a smaller diamond heart shape. I love the shape and stuff just confused on it. It is huge so the band will have to be made custom which is a pain.
This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by lola.t.gomez.
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I would set it as a pendant but it’s too big for an e ring IMO.
Post # 3
lola.t.gomez: I love heart shaped stones! That being said, I think a ring that size would be totally impractical. Can you have it recut? That size stone, you could have a ring, earrings, necklace, and bracelet!
Post # 4
I agree with PP. I say use the stone (it’s gorgeous) but maybe get it cut down a little… Or a lot. You could use less than a quarter of that stone and have a pretty sizeable ring. At least that’s what it looks like from the photo. Maybe you could use the rest of the stone in a pair of earrings or a pretty necklace. 🙂
Post # 5
It’s far too big to be practical and I suspect you will find it uncomfortable to wear. If it is from good rough you could see about recutting it.
Post # 6
I think for an engagement ring it is way too big. It will probably get damaged and you’ll probably need a bulky setting to keep it in its place.
I would recommend a pendant or just leave it as is. Or even trade it in for a better cut/quality stone.
Post # 7
I would set it as a pendant or a bracelet, but it is too big for a ring. You’re going to end up banging it around all the time.
Post # 8
lola.t.gomez: I have to agree withother posters 44cts is huge, far too big for a ring but it would make a gorgeous pendant. I have a similar oval rugged sapphire but mine is drilled as a bead. They really are lovely stones.
I would also think getting it recut would cost much more than the stone is worth and you would have to cut alot off to get it down to a usable ring size. The heart shape is unsual and it unusual to find these stones in shops but they are more common online. I would look for another heart shaped stone, prob blue sapphire between 1ct-3ct as you seem to like that look.
My sapphire for my ring is 0.75 because I know any bigger and I will catch the ring on everything ( I am rather accident prone)
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Set it as a pendant. Far too large for a ring. I have a 2.36 carat sapphire in my ring and its plenty big enough anything bigger would probably get in my way.
Post # 10
I suggest what others already have…. turn it into a pendant. It would be perfect for remaking the necklace from the Titanic!
Post # 11
It has potential, but way too big to be set in any wearable piece of jewelry, in my opinion. I’d get it recut into a more wearable size (and you said the cut was poor to begin with, so win-win!).
Post # 12
I agree with everything yorkiemad00 said. Getting it recut would be costly, and it would be gorgeous set as a pendant!
Post # 13
It looks like the heart of the ocean from Titanic. I’d have it set something like that.
Post # 15
Agree with PPs: it’s too big for a ring; have it made into a necklace