Blue Sapphire Gemstone

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Helper bee

7AD00EB7-470F-4A8B-8A29-245FCB7565085CADA89F-9332-4F81-8CF9-8C35B1F28BD9OH I can help!!!  Make sure to look at the stone in person (so if an online vendor, make sure they either send you the stone to preview OR have a good return policy) because lots of sapphires are super dark or not well colored.  I got my stone from Roger Dery of Spectral Gems and my Fiance custom designed my ring with David Klass.  You should also look at GemFix, Precision Gem, Jeff White gems (he could custom cut something GORGEOUS), mastercut gems, Finewater gems, Earth’s Treasury, and the Gem Trader.  Also go to the Pricescope Colored Stones board!

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Post # 17
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Busy bee

dinowave :  thank you! So i haven’t looked much into natural sapphires because I know they can be pricey and i fell in love with the chatham that i felt it was more useful to use that money towards the wedding. but for lab sapphires, i think chatham is the way to go! like i mentioned before, you can order loose gems on africagems.com to see what they’re like in real life. they have an awesome return policy so if you don’t like the stones, you can return them! 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

haninstlk :  My engagement ring was $650. It’s a 2.3 carat sapphire with .7 carats of diamonds surrounded set in 14k yellow gold. 

The band was just like $200 or so. It’s just a band I got made to sit under my ring basket at a local jeweler. 

Post # 20
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Worker bee

We bought our stone and setting from James Allen but you can buy just the stone.

It is a natural sapphire but they also sell lab created diamonds.

We loooved how you could have a 360 view of all diamonds and could narrow your search based on cut, price, carat, etc.

I recently read that the round cut will sparkle the most but I don’t know how true it is.

I love my sapphire, the colour and sparkle!

 

Post # 22
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Newbee

Awesome kiss

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

dinowave :  Yay for sapphires!! My ring isn’t here yet 🙁 but this is the look we based it on. I second either going to a jeweler to see it in person (my jeweler ended up getting in – no joke – 8 stones) or online with a great return policy. I also looked online and got in a couple myself before we went to the jeweler. I will say, there was no comparison. The ones online, even with the full video, etc. just did not look like the onese the jeweler was able to get in, the jeweler’s were so much better! And he got in like 4 different shades of blue. He got in these GORGEOUS cornflower blue stones, but I had my heart set on an ice blue sapphire! 

I personally would go for the setting you want instead of the 3 stone! But go try some on to see! 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

dogmom76 :  Oh that’s crazy. They are very similar. Yours is very pretty! 

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Scotland

dinowave :  SO sorry to hear you lost your ring, I would be DEVASTATED in your shoes. 

That being said, my fiancé purchased my ring from Brilliant Earth, which is a super affordable mostly online retailer that has brick and mortar showrooms in some major cities. Not sure where you are located but we are in eastern MA and the Boston location was convenient for us, we were able to try on settings and actually see the actual sapphire we’d be purchasing. You can also buy loose stones from them, but we had them set ours. My sapphire is lab grown which was important to me (lower environmental impact and lower cost, added bonus!) and is literally the most gorgeous rock I have ever set my eyes upon. Everyone who sees it remarks on how brilliant it is and the amazing depth of color. I couldn’t be happier with my ring, and brilliant earth is a responsible, respectable company. 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Scotland

dinowave :  I say go with the solitaire. Let the gorgeous  and unusual stone speak for itself. Unique and understated and elegant. Maybe I am biased because my ering is a solitaire blue sapphire, but I literally wanted a 3 stone ring my ENTIRE life (cushion center sapphire, 2 round diamonds) until I stumbled across the setting that would become my ering. Don’t make your sapphire compete for the light with 2 diamonds. I’m sure what you and your future husband settle on will be gorgeous!  

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Scotland

namsayin :  high five for 9×7 lab sapphires! What a beautiful ring!

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