Post # 1
Eeeek! I’m so excited! My loose Montana Sapphire just arrived today. I ordered it from Mastercut Gems. I’ve been looking for a Montana that was in the lighter, steely, denim sort of blue range. And I wanted it to be round and measure at least 7mm across. I felt so lucky when I came across this one, because it seems to fit my search almost perfectly!
I was a little unsure because the seller advertised this stone as a color shifter, from a steely sort of lavendar indoors to a light blue outside. I wasn’t sure if I would love the color shift in person, or if I would like the lavendar. I have to say, it’s a pretty moody stone, but right now I think I love it. I need to take it outside again tomorrow in earlier morning light to make sure I’m not just in the “ooh! sparkly!” honeymoon phase with it — lol.
Anyhow, some pics! (Too many pics, as always.) I wanted to try and capture some of the different color shifts it seems to have in different lighting.
Outside, in pretty direct sunlight. (Terrible pic as the stone is still in the bag, so you can’t see the sparkle. But it was the only way to get it into the sunlight. LOL)
Outside in indirect sunlight:
Outside in the shade:
Indoors, incandescant light and indirect sunlight filtered through glass doors:
Post # 2
longtimemrs: so pretty!!! I love sapphires and that is such an unusual blue!
Post # 3
me like lots….. How or what you setting it in??? Ring, pendant or bangle. I think it would pop in a white gold setting. Very excited to see what you do with it. Xxx
Post # 4
longtimemrs: wow nose bleed.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
oh I like that! the colour looks so lovely, I even like it next to your yellow gold ring, it brings out the blue tones. Bezel pendent?
Post # 6
Ooo, I love Montana sapphires. Congrats, it’s beautiful!
Post # 7
Gorgeous!! I’ve been looking for a stone similar to that. How are you going to set it, if you don’t mind me asking!
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BalletParker: vhenke1: missmuppet: marriedalready69: Thanks so much, gals! And thanks for letting me share my excitement with all of you, too. No one in my real life would understand my giddy excitement over its arrival — lol.
doglovingwife: Splodge2003: elatedmidnight: I am hoping for this to be the center stone in the “next” (in quotes, because I’m not sure exactly when I’ll be able to get it set) project I hope to do with DK.
I’m wanting a RHR that has a modified sort of bezel setting to it. And with some sort of organic design around the bezel and down the shank. I’m not sure yet what type of metal I want. I’m always thinking of rose gold because I love it so. But I’ve been warming up to the idea of yellow gold recently, too. I do think the stone would be beautiful in white gold, although I’m mentally kind of shying away from that metal, as I don’t want to have to redip it.
Post # 10
longtimemrs: it is beautiful! I can definitely see that it shifts color and has a nice violet/lavender color in one of those pics. How exciting and I can’t wait to see how you set it. It would look good in rose gold, i think. Though, can’t go wrong with platinum either 🙂 yay for you!
Post # 11
Well am sure when you set it we will see it. I would go rose out of the warmer metal tones. X
Post # 12
Aaah that’s gorgeous!! I think it will look stunning in either yellow or rose, especially as a bezel! Perhaps see on etsy if there are any similar coloured stones in yellow or rose setting? Do you have any pics of what you’re thinking of doing?
Post # 13
I hate to say it but that stone in a white gold bezel would be AMAZING! It would be worth the re-dip. In my head I see DK making a band that has a water/ ocean feel with a peak-a-boo stone on the inside of the band. Don’t worry, I have this all worked out for you
Post # 14
longtimemrs: Ahhhh-mazing! I think most Montana sapphires are color shifters to an extent. Mine looks bright turquoise in direct sunlight and more dark steely blue indoors. I agree with the Ukulele4You’s ideas for setting it in white gold or platinum to really show off the color. LOVE!
Post # 15
That is GORGEOUS!! And I too think it would look stunning in a white gold/platinum setting — it’s just a nice icy/cool toned light blue/lavender that I would worry about rose or yellow clashing a bit and taking away from the clean/freshness of the stone.