Post # 1
Being on weddingbee has really opened me up to wanting a nice right hand ring that is either a sapphire (my birthstone) or maybe a ruby or something else. I am on http://www.gemselect.com right now browsing the loose gems and wondering which is better heated or unheated? Thanks!
Post # 3
… & can someone show me a picture of their sapphire with carat weight inlcuded because I don’t want to get a huge stone and do not know the differnce by mm or w/e, I need photos! lol 🙂
Post # 4
Untreated stones that are a desirable color and clarity are considered premium, but simple heat treatment is totally acceptable among fine jewelers, because all it really does is get you a deeper, brighter color in the stone. What you don’t want is repeated heat treament or chemical treatment, which destroys the value.
For blue sapphires, a lot of people prefer a Ceylon sapphire with a cornflower blue color, while others prefer a deeper or darker blue color. DH got down to 2 sapphires as final contenders for my ring. A 3 carat cornflower blue untreated sapphire with very good clarity, or a 2.71 carat bright blue heat treated sapphire with eye clean/flawless clarity. Ultimately he felt that the bright blue was more me (he was right!) and he wanted me to have an eye clean stone.
My stone is a round cut stone, 8mm around or 2.71 carats, but I have a big size 8 ring finger, so I think it looks pretty proportional.
My stone is a true blue with violet undertones, which you can usually see under bright lights:
Outside or in sunlight, it looks more a true blue:
Post # 5
Thanks so much for the info! Your ring is gorgeous!!!! 🙂
Post # 6
This is such a beautiful set! It reminds me of princess Diana’s ring.