(Closed) Natural vs. Lab SAPPHIRE?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My ring is a natural yellow sapphire and I love it. I would look at both.  I looked into blue and I actually preferred the lab ones I saw.  The lab ones where more of the steriotypical sapphire blue, and the natural ones they had looked black.  Although you can get any natural or lab produced stone in any shade imaginable those shades are the most common.  You will have to look harder and pay more for anything else.  

As for the yellow sapphire, it was the opposite for me.  Most lab produced ones were a dark orangish color that looked like urine… Gross!  Natural ones are bright and sunny yellow- just what I wanted. 

You just need to look at some stones in real life.  In the end what is best is the one you like best. 

 

 

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hi. Mine were all naturals. They are pretty. But for this color quality of natural sapphires are VERY expensive. So price wise, I would say lab sapphires are much cheaper but has the vibrant color and clarity. 

Post # 48
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Wannabee

Difference between a lab created sapphire and a mined sapphire, their both made of the same! Same hardness! Colours can be the same! There to perfect! No flaws!  Out done mother nature!  At there cost, very rare to find a clean near perfect stone!

 

 

Post # 49
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Terazza at CCG

LittleAudrey:  where did you get it?!?! 

Post # 50
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Newbee

Posting here to be helpful for future searchers.  Mine is from Chatham.  It is lab created through crystalization.  Center stone is 4 carats – emerald cut with radiant pavilion.  Side stones are white sapphries from Chatham as well.  Love my ring!!

 

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2020

I won’t want natural stones, it reminds me of some poor, deprived, sweaty men mining in a stuffy cave, whereas lab created stones give me an impression of some cool scientists in a lab. Also lab created stones are often perfect compared to the natural ones, since they are carefully made in labs to perfection and are not subject to natural impurities and mineral inclusions.

Post # 52
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Worker bee

My engagement ring –  2ct  oval lab created sapphire,  in 14k white gold.

My promise /RHR lab created sapphire in sterling.

I can’t speak for the e-ring yet but I can say that my rhr has been out through its paces. I have a fairly physical job that it’s sometimes hard on my jewelry,  and its survived 3  years of 24/7 wear in immaculate condition.

Post # 53
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Newbee

I have a lab sapphire from Moissanite & Co. in the light cornflower blue that I’m in love with.  I really wanted the cornflower color (med. blue w/ just a hint of purple), but a natural stone in this color and a large size was so expensive (over $3,000).   I’m really happy with this one.  This is an 8 mm cushion cut with moissanite side stones, size 8 ring (my hand is large – I’m 6 feet tall).

Post # 54
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Newbee

Oops – just double posted by accident…

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

MrsPom :  Love your ring! Looks just like the one I’m getting 🙂 

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

I wanted a bigger ring with a vibrant color, so I went with a 9×9 cushion lab sapphire. If I wanted this in natural it would cost way more than our budget allows for right now lol. However.. I’m considering natural sapphires or moissanite for the wedding band, since the e-ring wasn’t very expensive 😉

 

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