Is this sapphire too small for the setting? (pics)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is the sapphire too small for the setting?

    Yes, use it in something else.

    Yes, sell it.

    No! Use it for your e ring!

  • Post # 18
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    Helper bee

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    @ drosera   thank you!  I will not rest until everybody knows that gemstones actually look way different than the jewelry store stock and that the bright colors are out there if you want them!😆

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee

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    @ noninferiorasecutus   also, the only thing about the size is that the mm diameter actually corresponds to a 0.75 ct diamond, so the stone is probably cut shallow to let more light in.  If you like the way it’s cut and the effect on the way the light bounces around inside the stone, then great!  You can test it in indirect and direct sunlight, fluorescent light, etc.  but the atone does face up to its carat weight as a result of this shallow cut so you get more finger coverage!  Just more fun facts about sapphires!

    for example, mine actually weighs in at 1.29 ct but faces up like a 0.8 ct diamond.  But it’s got 4.5 mm of depth to it.  When I was choosing, I was obsessing over size and measurements, but then after I sent like 3 stones back, I got the cushion cut and the round I ended up choosing from Roger and didn’t care how big they were because I loved the colors.  I brought them into a local jewelry store to see them in semi mounts and the jeweler got all weird and told me that I was getting ripped off by Roger because the stone didn’t face up its diamond carat weight.  I was so upset because i didn’t want to get Fiance into a position where his hard earned money was being wasted, but when they tried to show me what a “reputable “ jeweler like themselves would sell me, all the sapphires were dark and without character.  In jewelry store lighting! Of course they promised they could get my desired color.  But I went home and posted on Pricescope colored stones forum in a confused panic and they quickly informed me that 1) carat weight doesn’t mean a whole lot with corundum and 2) I had fallen prey to sleazy sales tactics.  Love those expert gem lovers over there!  Then I consciously forgot about size and let myself fall in love with the stone itself.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee

    That really is not an insignificant size. I think the jeweler should be able to give you a reasonable approximation of how it will look, and the setting should be perfect for it. 

     

     

     

     

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee

    It would be too small for me, sorry.  I would make a ‘floting”necklace with it and get another larger stone for my ring.

    It is a beautiful color.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee

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    @ noninferiorasecutus   I am only the tip of the iceberg… if you head over to Pricescope and poke around, you will see there is a whole world of gemstones and color!  That’s how you get the best prices and choices.  Plus eye candy!  And if you tell the vendors that you found them through Pricescope, they will be Uber helpful because they know you will be posting pictures and want The good publicity.

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee

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    @ noninferiorasecutus   mine is an antique 3 1/2ish carat stone.

    And I meant “floating” necklace which would be beautiful, Kind of like Kate Middleton wore when she announced her engagement.

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