(Closed) Morganite vs. Sapphire sparkle?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mrspinesol:  I just got a morganite right hand ring, and so far it seems very sparkly.  That being said, I haven’t had much wear time so I haven’t witnessed how it holds up against grease or flim build up.  I agree with PP that it does seem to glow, but I have seen it sparkle in the right conditions as well. Regardless, I love the colour of it.  

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

 

My morganite e-ring sparkles like crazy. 🙂 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@mrspinesol:  i know you didnt comment that at me but i couldnt resist throwing out there that internal sparkle will be heavily affected by the cut of the stone. Fiance has given me two beautiful rings (one diamond cluster-my promise ring and a three stone white sapphire ering with a pave band) but I have also had a white sapphire solitaire temporary ring.  the temporary ring was of very poor cut and after numerous problems with the setting, he returned it but the stone itself was very flat.  as in no sparkle.  my ering on the other hand, has crazy depth! It is very well cut however.  I have quite a few “fire” pics but it came down to the cut.  be sure and take the stone out of the professional lighting of the store before you purchase-trust me, those things are made to hide flaws and enhance the product.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@mrspinesol:  Zale’s actually lol plus if you pay the extra $25 care plan fee, if a stone ever falls out or gets damaged, they replace it no questions asked.  Which is why we went with them.  I am a teacher and at times my hands take a beating with all the sanitizers and things like that.  Plus, I compete with horses so the 9 on MOHS scale was a huge plus.  I just couldnt justify spending a ton on a diamond just because society says thats what I should have.  Ya know? Plus sapphire is my birthstone and a very special month for us.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just got engaged a couple of weeks ago and had the same problem wanting to see stones in person instead of online. I bought the setting first (maybe not the best decision) and the stone second. I searched quite a bit online for reputable gem dealers.

 

I bought mine from Wild Fish Gems (wildfishgems.com) and was able to see it in person before my Fiance and I decided 100% to keep it. They have a 15 day return policy.

 

I’m so in love with my ring I’m sorry if I’m gushing. It’s a natural Padparadscha Sapphire set in a rose gold mount from a 1920’s design. Natural Pads are REALLY hard to find. If you don’t mind it being enhanced then you’ll be able to find them for slightly cheaper. But people will try to screw you and charge more just because they claim it’s the real deal.

 

Here’s my ring

 

 

It changes color all the time. Indoor lighting it’s slighting saffron, orange, pink. Outside it’s really champagney-peach. It’s amazing.

 

You can always find a jeweler who is willing to do the hard work for you but I wasn’t able to find a sapphire I really liked so I took it upon myself to find it.

 

Good luck on your search!

 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@mrspinesol:  I hear ya! We had a few problems with them over the crappy cut stone ring but in their defense it was a returned ring and they were up front about it.  If I had it to do over, I probably would have gone with an independent jewler but alas! He asked, I answered, and we couldnt wait to pick one out! lol

on the same subject though… check out your local trade day type events.  The local state park here has a gem show every spring and artist set up booths and craft right there in front of you.  Two of my close gal pals bought their stones from there.  (silver tanzanite) and they declare they couldnt have been happier.  All this time, I thought one of the friends had a diamond (she could afford it) and she was like “heck no! I bet I paid half what you did!” and she was right! She also works the horse scene like I do and wanted something that wouldnt break the bank if it got damaged even though we ride in gloves.

I love it when gemstone threads pop up! Makes me feel not so alone for opting out of a diamond even though Fiance was more than willling…

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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@mrspinesol:  it doesn’t sparkle as much as a diamond, I’ll take a video tomorrow in natural light for you. 🙂

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