(Closed) The Sapphire Hunter

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1847 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@NinjaWings:  I have a (small) sapphire oval.

I didn’t choose it – I gave Fiance a pic of what I wanted and he matched it the best I could. Sapphires DO sparkle, but in a different way than diamonds do…at least to me! Sapphires “give up” less than diamonds do. I loooove that about them – I look at mine often and because it’s such a deep blue, she looks different all the time.

Yes, color is important. A lot of sapphires are being lab created now and it’s hard to find an affordable natural sapphire. My natural sapphire is very deep blue…in the light it’s a deep blue and in the dim light of a lamp it’s almost black. Apparently that’s not “desirable” but I LOVE it. It’s really up to you what you’d prefer – do you want a bright blue or a deep blue?

Natural Sapphire Co. is a good place to look at the color variants. 🙂

Post # 4
1879 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If you post on Pricescope with what exactly you want, they will help you find that, even if it is outside of what they think is ideal. However 99% of sapphire threads on PS are looking for the trade ideal sapphire, so the posts are always geared that way.

What DO you want in a sapphire? Other than oval shape – which is the easiest to find for sapphires so that’s good. Size, color, sparkliness (they do sparkle – all the ones I own do), level of treatment, budget? If you don’t have any of that in mind, I would recommend going with for the level of treatment basic heat only, and getting a lab report to back it up. DO NOT BUY IT AT THE MALL. Sapphires from any store likely to be in the mall, even high-end jewelers like Tiffany, are usually beryllium-treated and horrendously overpriced. Find an independent jeweler who is good with colored stones. (If you post where you are, some people may have suggestions, or you can search the PS colored stones forum for your city, or google or whatever.) And then just have them bring in lots of sapphires until you find one you love.

So what made me decide to pick my EXACT stone… I knew it was the one when I saw it. Idk. When the jeweler tried to take it back from me I snatched it away, and every other stone I looked at just didn’t compare. This was the one that felt special to me.

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