Talk me out of a white sapphire!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@RedHeadKel:  I have a RHR and love it… maybe I should clean it more lol, its not that sparkly

I would say you’ve seen it and love it  GO FOR IT! All the clear stones act differently, go with what you like/cost right

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@RedHeadKel:  I also have a RHR and love it (emerald cut), I do need to clean it quite often but overall I have no complaints!  It doesn’t “sparkle” the way diamonds/czs/moissanites do, but it has its own version of sparkle that I love!  The only “bad” thing I can think of is that they window a lot, but even that doesn’t bother me as a RHR (it would as an engagement ring though)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MrsTywinLannister:  you have an emerald cut white sapphire??  Could I see a picture please 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@RedHeadKel:  I have seen a white sapphire ring next to a moissanite ring, next to a diamond ring.

The sapphire looked entire different than both. If didn’t have the same kind of depth, and it was more like a clear rock that you could see the bottom of. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are really pretty, but they just don’t sparkle enough for me. They only gleam white light, and when they get dirty, they can be pretty unlively.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I had a natural sapphire in my ring at first and it just didn’t do it for me once I put it next to a diamond. Definitely lacked the sparkle in direct comparison. Was a pretty stone, but not what I wanted in an engagement ring. Ended up replacing it with a diamond.

I’d probably opt for a moissanite or a colored sapphire given the choice between that and a white sapphire.

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@RedHeadKel:  Not going to talk you out of it 🙂 I have white sapphire earrings and love them. Dirt/oil does stick to them a bit easier compared to other stones, but I just run them through an ultrasonic cleaner with a drop of dish soap and they are as good as new.

White sapphires are very pretty but tend to “flash” a bit more versus “sparkle”. not the scientific terms, but I think they bounce a lot of light, but have very little fire/don’t shoot rainbows.

Another white alternate stone that isn’t moissy or CZ to consider might be white topaz. I have a set of white topaz earring as well – they are similar to white sapphire but tend to be “cooler” and look a little less “cloudy”. These again are probably not great descriptive words, but my white sapphires can sometimes look a little cloudy/translucent even when clean; topaz tends to have a nice cool/bluish/greenish icy depth to it.

You can order relatively inexpensive white sapphire and white topaz earrings on amazon or overstock if you want to “see” them in person before deciding on a ring.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@MrsTywinLannister:  I also want to see the emerald cut white sapphire! I love white sapphires in step/squareish cuts (e.g., emerald, asscher). I really think it works well with and accentuates the unique “white flash” that sapphires have.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@blushbliss:  I don’t have it with me at the moment and I can’t find any pics on my computer, but as soon as I do I’ll upload some!   

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I really like white sapphires so… sorry…. not talking you out of it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@RedHeadKel:  I don’t think there is anything wrong with them! They are lovely– go for it!

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