Blue Sapphire Gemstone

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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588 posts
Busy bee

Hi there! So sorry to hear that you lost your original ring!

My sapphire is Chatham lab created that I bought from africagems.com. they have sales occasionally (wouldn’t be surprised if there’s one for memorial weekend) and an awesome return policy! I first bought 2 rounds but decided to go for an oval and the return process was seamless. David Klass made my ring. Here’s a photo! It’s 9×7 with 2.5mm halo stones ring size 4.5

Post # 3
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2617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

My husband designed my ring and had it custom made. The jeweler gave him about 20 stones to look at. I am unsure of where the stone came from. I love the cut of my ring which is cushion cut, because it really allows the light through it and shows off the blue really nicely. I own other sapphire jewelry and some of the cuts make the stone look much darker because it is not cut to allow the light through it. If you find a reputable source online, make sure you can see all angles/video of the stone before purchase, or request to look at stones at a jeweler.

 

Here’s my blue beeauty:

 

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Post # 4
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49 posts
Newbee

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We chose the sapphire in my e-ring for the depth and intensity of its colour rather than its sparkle, which is why cushion cuts are more ideal if you want that sort of thing. The stone and e-ring came from The Natural Sapphire Company.

If you want to maximise sparkle, you’ll be better off with a round brilliant cut sapphire or a mixed-brilliant cut if you want another shape.

Post # 8
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2617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

dinowave :  I personally prefer natural, but I have no issue with lab. Is there a local jewler near you? If so, I would call and ask them if thye carry a stock of loose sapphires. If you go online, I have heard good things about Brilliant Earth and James Allen although I have not personally done business with them.

Post # 9
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Newbee

dinowave :  

So sorry to hear that you lost your ring!

If you are going to buy a sapphire ring, you need to know these ..

1.Heated or unheated

First ask is sapphire stone is heated or unheated. Heat treatment is common and it is totally acceptable and it uplifts sapphire color.If it is unheated it has more value than heated one.

2. Clarity :

Most of Ceylon (sri lanka )gem sellers says if gemstone if without any inclusions it is “Clean stone” IF have some minor inclusions and not seen to normal eye It called “Eye clean “

Clean gemstones are very rare and valuable than eye clean

Simply Fiance clarity equal “Clean”

3 Origin:

Most beautiful and vivid sapphires find in Sri Lanka. Sri lankan gemstones are more price than other.B ecause cant beat Sri lankan sapphires.It has its own beauty.

4.Gem Identification Certificate:

Always ask 3d party Gem Identification Certificate with sapphire jewelry.

Copied from Quora : https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-choose-a-good-sapphire-ring

A recommended place to buy a sapphire ring Sumuduni Gems at Etsy..

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I don’t know if this helps but my sapphire engagement ring is from Etsy. I prefered my husband to get a ring that was used and therefore more eco friendly and I just like vintage things 🙂 My ring isn’t sparkly at all because it’s a super super dark sapphire (almost black)! 

If I would have bought my ring brand new I think it would have been at least triple in price. There are a LOT of vintage sapphire rings on Etsy that are gorgeous and really affordable. 

Post # 14
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2327 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

namsayin :  No joke your ring is my favorite on all of Wedding Bee. Everytime you post it I start to drool! Haha.

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