(Closed) Advice Needed – Buying Lab Sapphires

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

sapphirelover:  how about a moissanitco lab sapphire? Their 8×6 is only $150! I have seen two bees so far with their sapphires and both love them. I have their ruby and absolutely love it! I tried to screenshot the price and stone image. 

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

sapphirelover:  one great thing with moissaniteco.. You can order the stone and if you don’t like it, you can return it for a refund! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

If all you want is saturation and sparkle, go for the lab sapphire! But they do not look natural. I’ve seen some good ones that could have been mistaken for an extremely high quality sapphire, but from the context I knew that it was not a $10k stone.

Real sapphires are “imperfect”: they have inclusions, lower saturation, uneven colouring or uneven saturation, etc. Even if the imperfections are very minor, they affect how the stone looks overall. These imperfections give them depth, make them interesting and beautiful (IMO).

Lab-grown ones are almost always internally flawless and they have perfect colouring/saturation. Because of the lack of imperfections it’s easier to cut them perfectly symmetrically, so they tend to sparkle more. There’s such a huge price difference that unless you really love natural sapphires, I’d say go for the lab-created.

As to echo PP, be sure it’s well cut so you don’t get a window. Shouldn’t be a problem with lab-created ones though.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

What is your budget, and what are you looking for? Maybe we can help you find something.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I just saw your screenshot. Do they all have the same carat weight and cut?

 

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