If you HAD to have a sapphire, which colour would you choose?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 106
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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yorkshirelass86 :  Ah your ring is soooooo gorgeous!!!! I love it!! Congratulations!! It is a stunner for sure!! 

Post # 107
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

All the rings on here are so beautiful I’m drooling!! My fav is pink but I’m loving the peach now after seeing them on here. Here is my small sapphire collection: 

Post # 108
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow. This baby is true to color. Loving this raspberry paired with gold or rose gold *swoon*

Post # 109
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Windborn :  Your set is so beautiful and your sapphire is just the perfect blue 🤗

I’d like to have a blue one too, but for now I’m happy with my pink sapphire. 

Post # 110
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

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Windborn :  so beautiful! Congrats! 

Post # 111
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2022

My sapphire is of a deep blue colour and I love this dainty beauty! 

Post # 112
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I like deep blue sapphires, as the two sidestones on my ring are sapphires. Another question to consider is whether you want natural sapphires or are okay with heat-treated ones. Most sapphires on the market are heat treated (or have undergone some other treatment, some more invasive than others) and typically less expensive, as the treatment is a way to deepen the color of the sapphire to the rich blue most people associate with sapphires. However, this treatment process typically destroys the rutile silks which are seen in most natural sapphires to varying degrees. Star sapphires are examples of sapphires which have such extreme rutile silk patterns that they literally reflect a star pattern of light when they are polished into a dome shape. Others may be more subtle, and a heat treated sapphire will be clear without any reflections of the rutile silks. 

Here is a good basic guide on sapphire quality: https://www.gia.edu/sapphire-quality-factor

The sidestone sapphires on my ring are natural sapphires, and they react differently to different lights than a perfectly clear stone due to the rutile silks in them. They aren’t quite as clear, but have a sort of… pearlescent sheen. In mine it seems to be more of a surface sheen in low lighting and an internal glow in brighter lights. It’s hard to get a picture of the sheen in low lighting, but here is a picture where you can see the glow reflected by the silks.

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Post # 113
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Helper bee

I  initially wanted a peach but fell in love with this one. The color looks different in every lighting and goes from pure blue to green and grey hues.

Post # 114
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I love your ring! I would get the same color as yours. Very pretty! (I’m talking to the original person who posted this thread. Lol)

Post # 115
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2006 - City, State

I have a light blue sapphire as engagement ring, flanked with 2 diamonds.  

 

Post # 116
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

My new pink beauties!

Post # 117
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

Every ring and every stone in this post is gorgeous! Here is my new baby, lab white and blue sapphires 

Post # 118
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Love the rings on this thread! My fav color are the grays (then Montanas, multi colored Australians, all shades of blues, purples and greens, ruby red and yellow!) but my absolute fav are the color shifters and stars. Went with a gray moissy for my e ring but had Amy at David Klass make a Lalique inspired RHR with a gray star sapphire from the Natural Sapphire Co just last week! It’s not AAA grade material so it was super hard to photograph the star, this was the best I could do on my shitty iphone 6 camera. Unless there’s a single point source of light it looks like a glowy gray moonstone which is fine by me!

 

Post # 119
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Buzzing bee

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Windborn :  I do love blue sapphires because they are so classic, but I’ve never been a blue girl myself.

I’d probably choose a padparadscha for myself because I like the peachy color! Or maybe a yellow one… this is hard.

Post # 120
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Definitely peach – something like chitownyogini :‘s beauty, one of my all time favs on the Bee.

ETA: forgot about Montana sapphires. Love those too!

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