Post # 1
I’m debating between a white sapphire and a moissanite. I love the idea of a white sapphire and have seen beautiful photos of its “glow”. I’m not bothered about trying to copy a diamond but I wanted a clear stone and love the romance of a sapphire (my mum had a blue one in her engagement ring so I like the continuity.) But I’ve read reports of white sapphires getting milky and cloudy. I’ve searched and searched for pics but can’t find any. So – please show me your pics of your milky/cloudy/dirty white sapphires! (Also how often do you clean? And is it really annoying or actually OK?) If it does get cloudy/milky is it easy to fix? Mine will be a pear halo, if that makes a difference.
Post # 2
alex123 : I can’t speak to cloudiness but I think an important thing to consider is if you want your stone to make any rainbows. One of my rings has tiny white sapphires in it and they glow bright white in the sun, which is pretty neat. However, I often find myself looking at the sapphires hoping to see rainbows and it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t realize how much I cared about this before. I’ve since ordered some cheap moissanites from India and they have incredible fire. Lab grown sapphires set in silver are very inexpensive. I got my ring at Kohl’s. Perhaps you could get one and see how you feel about white sapphires.
Post # 3
i have a white sapphire pendant which I wear basically 24/7. It does get pretty dirty and is very white but not very sparkly. That being said, it was just a stock piece from a storefront so I’m sure it’s not a very high quality sapphire. I think there are some beautiful white sapphires out there (we really considered one for my e ring) and if I was going to order one I would make sure to pick out the stone that looks best and be sure to ask for AAA rated.
Post # 4
I love my white sapphires. I wish I could upload a video. They do have rainbow flashes, not as much as Moissanite. It’s a subtle rainbow and leans towards the blue spectrum. I especially love my sapphires in overcast cloudy weather.
Post # 5
And I suggest a solitaire over a halo, the solitaire lets in an amazing amount of light. The halo does shine but not as much as the solitaire. I clean mine every other day with windex and have never seen it look cloudy or dull.
Post # 6
Also if you want more fire, you should go with a round cut. They offer more rainbow flashes. Pears are beautiful but very icey.
Post # 7
I had a white sapphire from Walmart and while it was moody and had a fab glow it got dirty very quickly which made it look dull. No luster till clean and the dust was very visible on the stone.
I religiously cleaned it everyday and made sure to baby the crap out of it because it would easily attract dirt dust oil. After a year a bought an eBay moisy and I am super duper happy with the outcome. I no longer have to clean it everyday and it had a beautiful moodiness to it too. I reset the stone at my local jewler for 15 bucks and o am in love with it.
eBay moisy was 12 bucks
Post # 8
alex123 : I know nothing about sapphires getting cloudy but I just wanted to say that you can clean your ring daily, it wont hurt it, and if you just use a soft toothbrush and liquid hand soap you dont even need to take it off. I clean my rings right on my finger that way all the time. And also, if sapphires getting cloudy really us a thing I would think that a rose cut would make that not so much of an issue, since I’ve seen almost opaque rose cut diamonds that still look sparkly
Post # 9
I cleaned my white sapphire everyday and it always looked great. Took me all of 20 seconds each morning.
Post # 10
They have been known [over time] to look like plastic or lifeless.