Big Ass Sapphires

posted 6 months ago in Rings
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Helper bee

I don’t have a sapphire but I think that sounds awesome and wouldn be beautiful! 

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Newbee

if you can rock then go for it! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I have one. It’s a 9 carat untreated colour change Ceylon Sapphire. It’s a family heirloom on my FIs side from the 1920s. It’s not my ering so I don’t wear it every day but when I do wear it I’m super careful.  

Do people find it ostentatious?  I really don’t think people know what it is. Because it is lighter than what people usually think sapphires are they might think it’s a topaz or glass, etc. The only people that pay rapt attention to it are employees in jewelry stores. They all seem to know what it is and always want to take a closer look. 

I think a 3 carat would be an awesome size for a Sapphire and you could rock it every day without issue. 

Here’s a few photos.  Love the colour change.  It seems to be a different colour every time I look at it 

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Helper bee

Not sure if mine is considered large but my answer is no to all your questions 

My ring is set extremely low so it doesn’t get in the way (I’m a programmer) and I usually just get compliments about my ring

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

ooooooh.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Mine is in production. In the meantime, here’s a pic of my 3.13 cushion cut pink sapphire and the setting, rose gold double halo.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

My sapphire is between 4.5-5 carats, (can’t quite remember) and I find it to be a great size, especially given that I have large hands and long fingers. I’m 5’10” and find that this size is just a good proportion for me. It’s never looked like too much, or tacky, mainly because sapphires are subtle.  A large sapphire gives a lot of beautiful COLOR with unique personality, and people usually are drawn to the beauty rather than thinking of the money immediately, which is winderful IMO. Therefore, one can easily wear big and bold, while remaining subtle with sapphire. It’s hasn’t  gotten in my way either.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

BijouBee :  sigh…THAT ring is SUBLIME!!! Look at that color! That’s the essence of ethereal, that dreamy blue lavender! 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

My sapphire is not huge but it’s a pretty good size for me and the halo setting adds even more finger coverage, it’s hard to twist my ring to the inside of my hand. My sapphire is 2.08 carats with 1 carat of diamonds in the halo.

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Sugar bee

I wear my godmother’s sapphire engagement ring as a RHR. I love it! I have no idea what the carat weight is, but it has a lot of presence on the hand. It’s a very old antique ring from the Victorian era. It’s super low profile and never gets in the way. It looks dark in some lights and then flashes midnight blue.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

bluegemz :  Your set is beautiful!!! I love the color of your sapphire! It’s dreamy!

BijouBee :  I know I’ve told you before, but I just adore your sapphire! The color is amazing and I love the cut. 

Wow, so many beautiful rings here in this thread!

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