(Closed) White/ Purple Sapphires. Do they stand the test of time? Show me your ring!!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t have a sapphire ring to show you but it’s my understanding that’s sapphire is a forever stone.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Here’s mine. We just finalized it with the jeweler. It’s a natural 1 ct purple color change sapphire in an antique platinum and diamond setting. My stone is a very sparkley violet in fluorescent light but more bluish in natural light.  Sapphires are very hard, not quite as hard as diamonds but close.

 I saw a few antique white sapphire rings. I’m not sure if it was the age or the quality of the stones but they all looked glassy/milky in larger sizes because they didnt have very much refraction or fire. In smaller sizes the glassiness was far less noticable, like in accent stones. They looked way different to me in person than they did online. Check some out in person.

 

 

 

Sorry for the low quality pics and crazy looking hands.

 

   

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  Ambi D.
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That purple sapphire is seriously stunning!

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Helper bee

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marissajoelle:  I think they do stand the test of time, but the most important factor behind how they look after a while is the cut. A lot of antique/vintage white sapphires look dull because they weren’t precision cut and a lot of “cheap” white sapphires you find in department stores also aren’t cut well. These stones – in my opinion – won’t stand the test of time. But if you get an excellent cut white sapphire, it will be brilliant for a looooong time. They are forever stones. The only thing that will dampen a white sapphire’s sparkle is gunk – they get dirty a lot faster than diamonds. But if you just stick them in soapy water every once in a while, they remain looking amazing.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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bgswifey: Thanks. I was worried about the purple being too trendy but in the end I loved it. 

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Helper bee

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marissajoelle:  Good luck! Are you thinking about a natural or lab white sapphire? Just curious! In my opinion, both are good.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a Pink sapphire its not an engagement ring it was a I love you ring. I’ve had it for about 8 years still looks lovely.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

by the way the baguette ring in my set is white sapphire. Love it!!!!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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marissajoelle:  Thanks…. the jeweler is rebuilding the prongs in platinum and setting the sapphire I chose for the setting. The color of the stone really brought out the setting more than the diamond. Check out the purple sapphires. Some are really affordable.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Hi marissajoelle,

Heres a picture of my e-ring. 1.27ct White Sapphire with 38 vvs white diamonds surrounding it. I couldnt be happier with the centre stone being a white sapphire – i love it!! 

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