- 8 years ago
Hi bees! This is for those of you considering white sapphires. 🙂
So awhile back, I posted a thread asking what ring was good for an anniversary. DH and I thought we would get a moissanite, but we were at Zales last month, and we saw this gorgeous white sapphire ring.
I fell in love with it instantly! It is a 8 mm (2 caret) white sapphire originally set in sterling silver, but we paid for it to be sized and reset in white gold. The side stones are also sapphires.
Originally, the ring was $120, including matching earrings and a necklace, but it was a little over $500 after getting it reset and sized. We probably could have gotten a better deal elsewhere, but we were fine with the price! We did not get the necklace and earrings reset.
Anyway, here are some pictures of the ring. It’s incredibly clear and sparkly. However, you should know that this is just a really good quality stone. Other white sapphires from Zales were really cloudy and milky. I would recommend seeing it in person, or you might be disappointed.
This is taken outside, during the day.
This was taken at under florescent lighting. This is when the ring looks its worst. It has like, an icy blue undertone, and it doesn’t seem as clear and sparkly.
The sapphire seems to practically glow in the dark, but I forgot to take a picture of itwhen it was dark-dark this morning. This picture was taken at dawn.
Additionally, my best friend has a 1.25 emerald cut diamond ring. We held the two side by side, and they were equally clear, but the diamond definitely had more rainbowy sparkles. I would say the sapphire had about 1/4 the amount of rainbows that the diamond had. My best friend could not tell the difference, but I could, because I knew what to look for.
So there you have it! Hope this helps you as you make your decision. I love the sapphire, but we may eventually upgrade to moissanite, depending on how the sapphire holds up. (Diamond is not an option for us, for ethical reasons.)