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bookworm240

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I''ve been searching for an aqua and noticed that many of them are very large. They are cut and polished. Could I have them re-cut? Make two smaller stone? Make a scepter and pretend I am queen?
 

T L

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How large a size are you looking for?

What shape?
 

icekid

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I wouldn''t bother most likely with buying a huge stone and getting it recut. Why not just look for one in the size that you want? Reasonable sizes are readily available, too.
 

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Precisiongem.com has some smaller ones on his aqua page. He has a beautiful 3 carat one sitting there right now.
 

ma re

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And who says that such a large stone wouldn't lighten in color considerably after the re-cut? Why not search in other varieties with light blue stones available?
 

ma re

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Exactly. And it would probably be way more cost-effective to get a small:

- ceylon type sapphire
- blue spinel
- blue zircon
- or maybe even light blue tanzanite (if not for an everyday ring)

than a huge aqua, just to have it re-cut.
 

bookworm240

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Thanks so much for the info! I was just really surprised to see so many large stones. I will stick with the size I want. I will look at the stones you suggested Ma Ra. :)
 

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Just one word of advice - be careful from who and where you buy a sapphire. Simplysapphires.com has a nice large supply of sapphires, some are light blue as well. Blue spinels tend to be very grey in color, it's hard to find a nice blue one without a grey modifier. Zircons are also kind of soft, so you need to be careful with it in a ring.

Well maybe that was more than one word of advice.
 

chrono

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Most aqua shades are very light, the choices offered by Ma Re are good but the blue is different. It isn''t easy to find a light blue spinel without a gray modifier and blue zircons tend to have a greenish hue to them. They are also too soft as a daily worn ring.
 

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It is really difficult to find an aqua blue stone other than an aqua. I have an aqua colored tourmaline, but those are kind of hard to come by.
 
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