(Closed) Looking at a sapphire stone.. too good to be true?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1268 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That is really cheap, I would at least think they are fibbing on the no treatment- a no treatment stone is typically much higher and that is low for a heated stone of that coloring.

I’d beware- and if you have a local jeweler who at least can test if it is glass then I might go for it but chances are that it is heavily heated if not using other means of treatment.

On your second question: you should definitely talk to your boyfriend before making any purchases 

Post # 5
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It probably is heat treated.  Also, maybe this is just personal preference, but there seem to be a lot of inclusions in that sapphire, putting it at nowhere NEAR a VVS.  The clarity measures inclusions, not “transparency”.  The fact that they don’t comprehend the grading scales like that would warn me to stay away.

Post # 6
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

If there is a good return policy and you end up getting it, take it to a jeweler right away if it’s important to you.  If it’s not super important whether it’s treated, then just marvel at its beauty and no one will probably ever know the difference!

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have always had good luck with Ebay, until I tried to buy a ruby ring. I never got the ring, and the seller disappeared off the face of the earth. I think if it sounds too good to be true, it is.

Also, the color of that stone is extremely light. I thought that was bad, for sapphires?

And, if you buy it yourself and give it to your Fiance when the time comes, you take away his fun! Besides, you might end up with something even better.

I personally wouldn’t do it. I guess you could get it and make something else out of it, though, if it is inexpensive enough!

Post # 10
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Any update??

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