Post # 1
I am travelling to South Africa over xmas and will be meeting with the family jeweller to design the bling (yay!). I would love a color change sapphire in deep violet with a change to blue in incandescent light. I have read they are mainly sourced in Madagascar and some in Tanzania. I emailed my jeweller and by her response she doesn’t seem to know much about them.
Does anyone have a colour change sapphire ring? Where did you get it/where was the stone soured, and around how much am I expecting to pay for a decent size stone with signifiant color change? (I guess I can play with size as I have tiny fingers but I’m trying for princess or square cushion cut).
Any help on this would be so very appreciated!
Thanks very much :0D
P.s This is the style Im leaning towards with the colour change sapphire as the gorgeous centre stone along with straight edged diamond trillions *sigh* ;0)
Post # 3
@Tiges33: I don’t have this, but my oh my so pretty!
Post # 4
@Tiges33: Dewingedpixie has a color chage sapphire and seems to know quite a lot about them I would PM her if she doesn’t see this post.
Post # 5
That is such a gorgeous style!
dewingedpixie does have a ton of info on sapphires, I think this will “tag” her, so she will see the post 🙂
Post # 6
@Tiges33: Yes! The stones you are referring to from Tanzania are called Tanzanites. I have had several over the years and they are AWESOME! My favorite (and highest quality) is a “Kutamani Tanzanite”.
Post # 6
I just got a white one it color changes a little bit…
Post # 7
Billsgirl: that is not correct. Tanzanites are an entirely different stone. While they are beautiful and do display the type of color change OP is looking for, they are not everyday wear stones. Their Mohs hardness is only 6.5-7, while a sapphire is rated at 9 (with diamonds as 10).
OP, because color change sapphires are uncommon (so most will be cut to maintain carat weight and so value), unless you commission a stone from a lapidary, it is unlikely you will get such a perfect princess shape. However, as long as you are open to heat treatment and imperfect cutting, you can find what you’re looking for with a bit of work. This one, for example, seem to check many of your boxes and isn’t horrifically expensive:
Post # 8
I realize this is an older thread but for reference: 6.5 carat untreated colour change Ceylon Sapphire.
In daylight standing near a window.
Under regular tungsten household lights.
Post # 9
boaxai: your ring is beautiful!!!
Post # 10
Give multicolour.com a try! I got my alexandrite through them, and was very pleased. They have a reasonable selection of color change sapphires, and thier stock gets added to frequently.
Post # 11
Give multicolour.com a try! We bought my alexandrite through them, and it was a great experience. They have a reasonable selection of color change sapphires right now, and their stock changes frequently. Good luck!
Post # 12
Brilliant Earth has a few color changes sapphires. Just saw one in person (it was an 8×6 oval) – it changes from a violet blue to a green blue. super cool!
Post # 13
Woops… I totally didn’t realize how old this thread was. Just saw the newest entry and didn’t bother to check the original date.