Post # 31
I was talked into purchasing a Blue Topaz ring with White Sapphires in Halo setting when I got my first promotion at work when I really wanted diamonds around that Topaz, and never again! I ended up selling the ring because those Sapphires looked absolutely cloudy after a few months of wearing and getting them replaced with diamonds wouldn’t have been cost effective.
Post # 32
I totally agree there are white sapphires that are not cut well. I found out very quickly that the cut is everything. Many times the white sapphires set in rings are poorly cut. I always thought white sapphires were cloudy and not very pretty stones. But, the one I saw on the mall one day changed me forever. Once I saw up close how beautiful these stones can be I knew i wanted one. I still have a white sapphire engagement ring to this day. Was going to have it set with something else later. But, truth is I feel in love with the look of my sapphire for its sparkle, cut, size and clarity.
Post # 33
I think the main thing with white sapphires is 9 times out of 10 the cut is poor. People complain all the time they can see the finger or skin through the white stone. I’ve seen this happen myself with other peoples white sapphires. I do have a white sapphire as an engagement ring. And I was afraid of the ‘skin showing through stone’ affect. But, the cut on my stone is excellent and no skin can be seen. I feel the cut can make or break the white sapphire for some people.
Post # 34
I love colored sapphires. I have not seen a white sapphire that sparkled, so I would not be interested in one. They seem to lack a little bit of life. I would prefer a moissy over a white sapphire.
Post # 35
I think cut and sapphire quality is defintely a big factor. I love white sapphire because they look like sparkling water. I have been in love with this ring forever:
I wouldn’t say no to this one either:
Post # 36
White sapphires look cloudy to me; I prefer the clean sharp sparkly look of my diamond.
Post # 37
Those rings are GORG! What type of cut are those?
Post # 38
I’m not sure. Round brilliant?
Post # 39
The only issue (on the top of my head) about a Sapphire is that they are not as hard as other stones and may be scratched or messed up easier. I have a Moissy, so I am not a diamond nut.
Post # 40
They have their own beauty, but if I’m getting a sapphire, I want it in a pretty color!
That, and I’m all about the sparkle, so they don’t do it for me that way.
Post # 41
So many people not liking white sapphires, so sad.
CLOUDY/ DULL STONE… I do feel the people stating sapphires are dull or cloudy are seeing poor cut stones. And or poor quality stones. You can’t compare a low quality sapphire to a high quality one with an ‘excellent’ grade cut.
CLEANING… Cleaning white sapphires needs to be considered when buying settings or having them made. You have to be to get under the prongs to clean. The smaller the stone the more difficult to clean. Usually baby soap cleans them fine. They however can also be cleaned with more harsh chemicals but its usually not needed. It is also recommended to dry with a hair drier after cleaning. This prevents water spots. Using a hair drier was recommended to me by a jeweler specializing in white sapphires and its the best advise I ever got about cleaning.
HOW OFTEN DO I CLEAN… Realistically I clean my solitare about 1 time a week. I stick it on my hand and hit it quickly with a soft tooth brush and baby soap. Then I run a blow drier over it. Not a big deal. If I’m in a hurry I run a tooth brush over it with baby soap and leave the house with it still wet to air dry.
piper628 For hardness a diamond is 10 and a Corundum is 9. So, not much difference there. I think mossys are a 10.5-11 for hardness if I remember right.
LIGHTING… There are some types of lighting in which white sapphires will look especially dull. The same affect has been said about Mossys in some specific lighting circumstances.
SPARKLE… How much light reflection you get is directly connected to how good the cut is. If there is a poor cut there will be less light reflection.
My stone is not calibrated and is deeper than it ‘should’ be. Because of this it in my opinion creates more depth to the stone color and sparkle. No one can tell me any different… The light reflection on my white sapphire tends to be cooler more blues, purples and of course white. In certain circumstances I have seen my stone reflecting red and yellow light which are more rare but it can and does happen.