(Closed) Africagems Chatham lab created blue sapphire

posted 5 years ago in Rings
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  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

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    jenebbuh:  they’re pretty! i can tell the difference between the BE one and the Chatham ones, but I think the Chatham ones are still quite beautiful (and especially for the price). fwiw, most showrooms do have special lighting that makes everything particularly sparkly….except Brilliant Earth, lol. At least not their Boston showroom – the lighting was TERRIBLE, and my sapphire looked much prettier outside than it did in the showroom lighting (the showroom was not well lit in Boston).

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    Blushing bee

    I think my 4 mm was around $400 so now I think I way overpaid! Beautiful stones, enjoy!

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I LOVE Africagems! That’s where i got all the colored diamonds for the band of my ring (not my center diamond though) they are awesome! They do have a great return policy and if you are buying more than one stone from them they will color match too. Your sapphires are beautiful and I’m sure your ring will be amazing! Congrats!

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    Sugar bee

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    jenebbuh:  i hear ya. i got a natural one from BE and it was NOT cheap! (which kinda always makes me laugh when people assume that we picked out a sapphire to save money…nope!).

    i think the lab created stones have a really fun sparkle that you don’t get with natural stones – the good natural stones i think have more depth, but it’s different from the sparkle you get with the lab created stones. i think you have two great ones! which one are you going to keep??

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    Newbee

    I’m a bit confused here regarding the BE/Chatham comparison.  My understanding is that Chatham grown sapphhires have better tone/saturation with no occlusions compared to those found in mines.  Your experience is different?  

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