(Closed) This ring, created or natural sapphires?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
621 posts
Busy bee

lol at your autocorrect errors. How did “man made” ever become “man madgod?” 

That being said, it’s really hard to tell from your photos due to the flash but I would guess man made. Natural sapphires often have internal flaws so they aren’t so clear and don’t glitter the same way as man made. 

Post # 4
3187 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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lurkingvee :  actually, there are PLENTY of mined sapphires that are eye clean (these are the ones that people usually pick out for their engagement rings….). They’re not internally flawless, but you can’t see the inclusions without a loupe. 


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lisaaj887 :  Bee, there’s only one way to find out – have a jeweler look at it with a loupe. There are a few different methods of growing sapphires in a lab, but two things jewelers look for are growth bubbles or growth rings. But you won’t be able to find out by just looking at it in daylight or posting pics here. 

Fwiw, I have an eye clean, very sparkly Ceylon sapphire as my ering. 

Post # 5
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Man made IMO

Post # 6
4078 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I say Man made- purely because color matching that many sapphires would be very, very tricky- and I don’t see variation in color like I would expect if it were natural. 

Hope I am wrong 🙂

Post # 7
10388 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Maybe heat treated ?

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