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Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Chrono- you nailed it on the head! I don't know why I couldn't articulate it just like you did! And yes, you're right- I do have small fingers, which has made selling rings very difficult for me. I wonder if a jeweler would take the setting/diamonds for scrap? Do you think it's worth getting the sto...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 9:03 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Yes, he can make it more squarish but you will need a new setting. Are you all right with that? Also with more weight loss due to the change in shape, there is a higher risk of colour alteration in a negative way. Colour zoning might become more apparent or the sapphire becomes less blue (more gray...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 8:43 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Thanks for the translation, Chrono!!! Is is possible for him to radically transform the stone from the rectangular shape to a more squarish shape? I know it would lose a lot of weight...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 7:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

OK, let me see if I can do this. I mentioned my main concern was the window. It's not huge, but it's there: If window is slight, and not completely the size of the table, then likely enough bulk available to lay in a dozen or so new facets on the pavilion at proper angles to get rid of the window. T...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 6:26 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Jerry and I have already exchanged several emails, in which he explained a lot (not that I understood a word of what he said). He was very responsive and nice- now I just have to figure out the best course of action, as the stone is in a halo that's being consigned with my local jeweler. I haven't h...

by Logan Sapphire

April 17th, 2014, 5:52 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

I just sent him an email with some pictures; can't wait to see his reply!

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 10:57 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Wow, sign me up! Beautiful makeovers! Are you talking a couple hundred dollars in general or more like in the thousands? My sapphire is a light ceylon blue stone- I'm not a huge fan of the color but my husband really likes it. I'm hoping a recut can get it into fighting shape to where we both like i...

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 8:55 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: Best person to recut a sapphire?

I just asked this question, everyone seems to recommend Jerry Newman. He did a wonderful job on a 2+ct. Montana sapphire that had a huge window. Took him about a week. Send him an email with your problem and the measurements of your stone. He will tell you if he thinks it's a candidate for a recut....

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 7:45 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Best person to recut a sapphire?

Can anyone recommend someone to at least begin discussions with to see if my sapphire is a good candidate for a recut?

Thanks!

by Logan Sapphire

April 16th, 2014, 7:38 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: Best person to recut a sapphire?

Replies: 27

Views: 344
Re: ERD ring is done!

A real life perspective, as well as a car mirror shot.

by Logan Sapphire

April 13th, 2014, 3:22 pm

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1473
Re: Congrats to Laila619 on reaching 10,000 posts!!!

Congratulations Laila! I've always enjoyed your kind and level-headed posts. Hope you're still enjoying your new rings.

by Logan Sapphire

April 11th, 2014, 12:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Congrats to Laila619 on reaching 10,000 posts!!!

Replies: 40

Views: 386
Re: What CS for this setting?

WOW! I love that! Congrats and you be must on edge waiting to receive it!

by Logan Sapphire

April 11th, 2014, 12:11 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
Re: What CS for this setting?

I'd be open to any and all colors, including Montana sapphires or even back to my original interest of blue sapphires. I'm not sure why the 2 blue sapphires I had didn't do it for me in that setting- maybe they were too big (is there such a thing??) and looked out of balance in that setting. SMC- be...

by Logan Sapphire

April 11th, 2014, 12:02 pm

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
Re: ERD ring is done!

One showing my ering and new ring.

by Logan Sapphire

April 10th, 2014, 8:24 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1473
Re: ERD ring is done!

Thanks, everyone! I'm loving it more and more. I can't get over how comfortable it is to wear, particularly since the there's a bit of diamond overhang onto my other fingers. I don't feel a thing- maybe because the difference is more subtle between the shank and the height of that last diamond. I'd ...

by Logan Sapphire

April 10th, 2014, 5:59 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1473
Re: ERD ring is done!

Comparison with my ering.

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 10:42 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1473
ERD ring is done!

This is my new right hand ring! It's a graduated OEC five stone in platinum. I asked for a thin shank (I think it's 2mm) and for the stones to be very low-set. I used a few rings people here posted as well as various antique jewelry sites as inspirations with some modifications of my own. I'd waffle...

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 10:37 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: ERD ring is done!

Replies: 48

Views: 1473

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 8:58 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Under 1ct diamonds

Replies: 2121

Views: 581234
Re: Under 1ct diamonds

Here's my new RHR- graduated 5 stone OECs. I had asked for the ring to be very low-set, and ERD nailed it. The stones are 5.3mm, 4mm, and 3mm.

by Logan Sapphire

April 9th, 2014, 8:56 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: Under 1ct diamonds

Replies: 2121

Views: 581234
Re: If you were to go "belly up" tomorrow ...

It would go to my children and my twin sister- the wedding/ering would be saved for my kids and then my sister could pick something sentimental for herself. I don't think I'd want my ering/wedding ring to go to my son, though, as I wouldn't want him to give it to his wife and then during a breakup, ...

by Logan Sapphire

April 8th, 2014, 8:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: If you were to go "belly up" tomorrow ...

Replies: 38

Views: 686
Re: What CS for this setting?

The problem is the colour at the size-point, rather than price-point. The smaller the gem, the more likely the colour will not be as good because there is not much material for the light to pass through. It is easier to find well coloured gems in the 1 ct to 2 ct range, rather than 0.7 ct range. An...

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 8:33 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
Re: What CS for this setting?

No matching band, so no worries there.

I'm open to any and all colors! Do you think aquamarine would look too light for my price point? It's both my husband's and my birthstone, so there's always that appeal.

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 7:15 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
Re: What CS for this setting?

It might be possible, per my jeweler.

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 6:50 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
Re: What CS for this setting?

Sorry- I know the pics aren't great. It's 18kt white gold, I believe. It probably needs to be replated...

Yeah, it would be occasional wear so I would think around $200-$300 would be palatable to the bank account! Is that too low??

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 6:47 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
What CS for this setting?

What CS would you recommend for this setting? I had tried a blue sapphire in it and while I loved the color, something just looked a little off to me. Relatively inexpensive would be great too, as I had hoped to sell the setting but have had no luck. The biggest it could take would be around 5.6mm. ...

by Logan Sapphire

April 7th, 2014, 6:25 am

Forum: Colored Stones

Topic: What CS for this setting?

Replies: 24

Views: 406
Re: From halo to 3-stone

Beautiful! I have a three stone with similar proportions and I've been considering the reverse of you- haloing mine.

Any side views? Looks terrific on your finger.

by Logan Sapphire

April 5th, 2014, 4:47 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: From halo to 3-stone

Replies: 35

Views: 1010
Re: Parents with 2+ kids, do you have a favorite?

I have a favorite- whomever is behaving at the moment! :naughty:

Actually, I only have two kids- one boy and one girl- and I can honestly tell DD she's my favorite daughter and I can tell DS that he's my favorite son.

by Logan Sapphire

April 2nd, 2014, 9:12 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Parents with 2+ kids, do you have a favorite?

Replies: 28

Views: 544
Re: pretty please show me your Single Stone rings!

This is cheating since I don't own these, but merely tried them on.

by Logan Sapphire

March 31st, 2014, 11:16 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: pretty please show me your Single Stone rings!

Replies: 13

Views: 689
Re: The Forum Engagement Ring Folder/Eye Candy

Just wanted to add my 5 year anniversary upgrades to this thread! I was married on 11/8/08. :love: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/files/icp/picture_024.jpg Top: 3 stone halo from Blue Nile with a 0.59 J VS2 GIA 3ex medium blue fluor center stone, on a size 7.5 finger Middle: bead set diamond band,...

by Logan Sapphire

March 26th, 2014, 7:01 am

Forum: Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)

Topic: The Forum Engagement Ring Folder/Eye Candy

Replies: 8904

Views: 4136155
Re: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

I'm wading into the conversation here as a former NC resident (and I now live in the DC area, but in Northern Virginia, which is like a separate state of its own). I personally did not have a good experience growing up as a minority in NC. Of course, this was in the 80s and 90s and I hear things hav...

by Logan Sapphire

March 19th, 2014, 11:30 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Moving back to East Coast. MD or NC top options.

Replies: 85

Views: 1535