Post by Justin_Cutter » July 20th, 2011, 1:21 am
Hello everyone this is my first post here on PS.
I wanted to share with you the stone that I have selected for the Engagement Ring I am building for my girlfriend. This has been quite the journey for me. Finding a Natural blue sapphire without any treatment was a challenge these past 6 months. This is actually my 3rd purchase in my search of a natural unheated sapphire. The first 2 sapphires proved to be heated once I had GIA test them for treatment.
I am perfectionist but I didn't have a unlimited budget so it took me a long time to select each stone, but now finally on my 3rd attempt I have a winner!
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Here is a quick "live" pic. I will take some high quality pics of it when it returns from AGL
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The sapphire is currently at AGL in New York. Christopher Smith called me today and informed me that the stone is indeed natural and untreated! I was so please to hear this after so much disappointment with my previous 2 purchases. I must say that I am extremely impressed with AGL. Christopher is wonderful to deal with and very knowledgeable. He took extra time to explain differences in report options for the stone in 2 separate phone conversations! It is rare to receive such detailed attention from the president of a world renown company.

As for Gemsthailand- the company I purchased the stone from on eBay. I will be writing a full review in a few days to share my experience with the community.

Please let me know what you think!
~Justin