Calling any LAB CREATED blue sapphires, please!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Here is my Chatham lab created sapphire it is a deep blue /midnight blue in a round brillant with a slight halo it is 7mm this is a pic of it in the son and below is a inside pic 

Post # 3
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3104 posts
Sugar bee

8×6 oval lab sapphire, natural diamonds.  The lady I got this from got it from etsy I believe.  

Post # 4
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

The windowing has nothing to do with whether or not the sapphire is lab created, and everything to do with the cut. There are plenty of natural sapphires out there with awful windowing because of their cut. Windowing will always look worse in a loose stone, especially if held up with the light going straight through it. There are ways to disguise this with a proper setting, so all is not lost in that department. Basically you want to have a setting that has metal under the stone, this will reflect back within the stone and disguise the window.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

My sapphire is lab created and an OEC cut.

First picture is direct sunlight, second is next to a lamp.

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Post # 8
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Worker bee

klr4589 :  I don’t have a blue cultured sapphire, but the vendor on etsy who sold my fiance my peach one sells blue as well:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/VIPgemstones

Not sure if you’d care for a picture of a peach one, but I’ve linked the video below. I was super concerned about windows, and a lot of VIP’s stones are windowed, but there are many that aren’t. If you go for an oval, do expect some kind of bowtie though.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

klr4589 :  Like @mrsgreeneyes said, it is a cut problem. Most lab cut stones are poorly cut and a lot of cutters won’t cut lab rough. Phil Lagas-Rivera of [email protected] is a stupendous precision cutter and will work on lab rough. His prices are very fair. You could inquire if he would do a custom cut for you. He can source the rough. He usually does not like to cut below 6.5 mm or so, but that woudl be ok for the ring you noted above. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlternativesLapidary?section_id=7702598

This is a pretty much a perfect color and cut for a sapphire. Might be a good inspiration to send to Phil for a goal. Just be aware that setting a sapphire will darken it. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RyWdnNKkeU

Do be a bit wary about ETSY rings. Some are fabulous, but some are really thin and fragile and a lot of scammers have ended up on that site. If you post your inspiration, we might be able to point you to some good options. Most folks will work with outside stones, but not all. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I also have a Chatham sapphire! 9×7 with 2.5mm Halo size 5

Post # 13
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Busy bee

klr4589 :  my vote is definitely for Chatham sapphires! I bought mine from africagems.com 

They were having a 20% off sale when we bought it. If I’m not mistaken, they have sales during holidays, so I’d check close to labor day to see if they are having a sale

Please share once you get yours!!!

Post # 14
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Worker bee

klr4589 :  Thanks so much :). Still so in love with it. You’ll love having a sapphire ring. They’re still traditional but still a little different from the conventional diamond.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

klr4589 :  I believe Chatham is also one of the few doing flux-grown sapphires, as opposed to flame fusion. Flux-grown have a more brilliant appearance. 

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