White Sapphires?! Where can I buy one? Costs?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much did your white sapphire cost WITHOUT THE SETTING?
    $0-499 : (15 votes)
    58 %
    $500-999 : (6 votes)
    23 %
    $1000-1499 : (2 votes)
    8 %
    $1500+ : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1494 posts
    Bumble bee

    @mrspinesol:  I would think any jewlery would have them, or could order them for you so that you can look them over. Do you have a jewler that you like?

    As for how much they cost, sorry I can’t help you there.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I bought a really beautiful 2ct lab created white sapphire at Zales for only $150. I didn’t keep it because I didn’t like the setting, but the stone was gorgeous.  totally clear and “eye clean”. I could not detect any flaws.

    I never did any research when it comes to quality of a lab created white sapphire, but what I think I understand, you can get them to be flawless and strong at very low costs if you go this route. somebody feel free to correct me if I’m wrong though! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @mrspinesol:  My engagement ring is a diamond, but I just wanted to say that I LOVE white sapphires! The sapphire is my birthstone and I have had jewelry with blue, pink, and white ones over the years.  They are stunning, and I think out of the stones you are considering that a sapphire would be the most elegant and beautiful choice. I always wonder why more people don’t choose white sapphires over other stones.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a pair of white sapphire earrings from Zales and I have to say that I’ll never buy white sapphires again. They became cloudy after only a couple weeks and no matter how often I clean them they never get “uncloudy” 

    Post # 7
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My White Sapphires all came in their settings… so I’ve never bought a loose one.

    As another Bee said, a good quality Jewellery Store should be able to order you in one…

    That said, a quick GOOGLE turned up this Website for The Natural Sapphire Co. = http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/Sapphires/White/

     

    Which I found looked INCREDIBLY like the Blue Nile Diamond Website… made me wonder if the two aren’t related ???

    At any rate, I’m not one to buy my QUALITY Jewellery On-Line sight unseen, so I can’t speak to the Quality here (but it did say they were a BBB recognized Site / Business)

    In my world, if it isn’t costume jewellery, then I WANT TO SEE IT IN PERSON BEFORE I BUY

    The one thing this Website should be able to give you, much like Blue Nile does for other Bees… is the ability to check out various options in regards to CUTS (Shape & Quality) – CARATS / SIZE – CLARITY – COLOUR – and of course COST

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    1494 posts
    Bumble bee

    @mrspinesol:  Yes no doubt. My FI got my band from Reeds but because I wanted a blue diamond he had to go to another store. He was displeaed with Reeds and went to a local jewler Haydens. They had a few blue diamonds on hand and he got to pick the one he wanted.

    I dont see it as a problem, personally. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mrspinesol:  regular jewelry cleaner from the jeweler

    Post # 15
    Member
    2258 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    @mrspinesol:  are you looking for a natural stone it lab created? A lab stone would be very inexpensive, you could look around ebay and etsy for loose stones too. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have done a bit of research on this on Pricescope and a lot of people recommend Jeff White for sapphires especially if you want the stone to be as sparkly as possible.  Apparently he is able to cut gems amazingly well and he does custom work and picks out the cut that works best for a particular stone.  If I ever get a white sapphire, I will go with him and try to get as much sparkle out of the stone as possible.  Not affiliated, I just have him saved “to my “future engagement ring” pinterest!

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