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elizat

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There’s two unheated Thai darker blue sapphire rings with diamond halos, one newer one vintage in the 6ct range that are retailing for 13-19k on 1st dibs.

Real apples to apples comparisons are incredibly difficult without knowing much more



Good find. eBay had not much similar.

I'd offer 30 percent off on that ring.

Not too far off what I said on the loose stone when considering the mounting.
 

Mreader

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There’s two unheated Thai darker blue sapphire rings with diamond halos, one newer one vintage in the 6ct range that are retailing for 13-19k on 1st dibs.

Real apples to apples comparisons are incredibly difficult without knowing much more



Lol I think the first one that you link is the same one that OP is talking about! Correct me if I’m wrong @Efleon!
 

LilAlex

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I think it is both dark and undersaturated, like many Thai sapphires. Dark and very saturated is a matter of taste -- and bright light would make it shine. But dark and undersaturated is just meh imo. I get the "flashes" of color that you refer to and love -- but it should be clearly if not vividly blue pretty much all the time...
 

westofhere

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If it is the 1st dibs ring, note that it’s already discounted on its Etsy listing, so negotiate based on that number:

 

icy_jade

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If you wear it on your finger and the window doesn’t bug you at all, then I don’t think it’s a concern. You can also add a plate underneath to minimize the window, fairly easy fix.

As others have mentioned, the color is dark, but it doesn’t matter since you like the color.

But I would ask… didn’t you just get a Diana ring? How is this different enough (apart from being unheated) from the Diana ring?

Also, price is a consideration… is it worth it for what you will pay?
 

Efleon

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That IS the ring!!!
You all are simply amazing.
So yes. I will be negotiating from that listed price.
And if I go this route, then I won’t be keeping the 4 carat Diana ring.
I really need to decide today.
My jeweler has been more than kind and would let me take my time but I don’t want to trespass on his kindness.
So I will keep you all posted!!
PS-I woke up this morning determined to keep the 4 carat…but then I waffled again while making the coffee….
 

chrono

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I prefer the visual balance of the smaller sapphire ring too, but again, just personal preference. If you can negotiate a really good price on the larger ring, by all means get that one. The setting looks lovely enough that I would keep as is.

If you unmount the stone, what will you put in the setting?
 

Mreader

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I’m also curious about the setting! Bc right now it’s has transitional diamonds right? According to the description? What were you thinking of changing it to? They are both lovely.
 

icy_jade

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Often I find that if I waffle, and am not 100% sure or have the heart palpitations type of feeling, then maybe I just don’t love the stone/piece enough (and just like it very very much). When I first started I might have shrugged and gotten it anyway because I like it so much, but then it wouldn’t be enough later you know (not true love!)? Like I would sort of regret later when I see a better one down the road. But only you will know for sure if it’s really the one, regardless of what we all say.
 

Efleon

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Ok gang.
So I just wrote a long email to my jeweler outlining everything we have all observed and discussed here.
I didn’t hold back!
I know him well enough that he won’t be mad at me that I pointed out all the cons of this piece…the color, the window, the big booty, the setting!
And then we will talk today or tomorrow (most likely tomorrow since I have end of school stuff today!!!)
Honesty if he’s super negotiable on price then I may take a chance on the bigger unheated stone.
If I can’t get a bargain on the 6 carat then I’m perfectly happy with the original 4 carat since it just feels so nice on my hand and the balance is perfect.
 

Mreader

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Ok gang.
So I just wrote a long email to my jeweler outlining everything we have all observed and discussed here.
I didn’t hold back!
I know him well enough that he won’t be mad at me that I pointed out all the cons of this piece…the color, the window, the big booty, the setting!
And then we will talk today or tomorrow (most likely tomorrow since I have end of school stuff today!!!)
Honesty if he’s super negotiable on price then I may take a chance on the bigger unheated stone.
If I can’t get a bargain on the 6 carat then I’m perfectly happy with the original 4 carat since it just feels so nice on my hand and the balance is perfect.

I'm still curious about what you do not like about the setting and how would you set it? Good luck and let us know what you decide!
 

Efleon

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I'm still curious about what you do not like about the setting and how would you set it? Good luck and let us know what you decide!

Oh.
Well…I think it’s just a bit high.
My guys tell me it’s a very solid hand-made setting and if I just size it I will like it much better.
That may be all it needs since I’m such a dork wearing it with a big ugly sizing band on it now!
Also, it may be just a tad prong heavy on the halo.
TBD
 

Mreader

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Since you just responded to my tourmaline question I decided to hop over here and ask if you have made any decisions yet???
 

Efleon

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Since you just responded to my tourmaline question I decided to hop over here and ask if you have made any decisions yet???
@Mreader I don’t feel like I helped you on the cleaning question but the update on the sapphire is that I put in a best and final offer.
They are solidly considering it.
I said please no rush since I can’t get in to them until Monday but I feel good about my offer.
I also very much fear that I’ve bonded on this particular ring and stone!
So fingers crossed….
I’ve learned that this love of gemstones and jewelry is not for the faint of heart!
 

Mreader

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@Mreader I don’t feel like I helped you on the cleaning question but the update on the sapphire is that I put in a best and final offer.
They are solidly considering it.
I said please no rush since I can’t get in to them until Monday but I feel good about my offer.
I also very much fear that I’ve bonded on this particular ring and stone!
So fingers crossed….
I’ve learned that this love of gemstones and jewelry is not for the faint of heart!

Tell me about it! Much much more complicated than diamonds. And by the way I went back and looked at your old threads and I adore that emerald you have as well as the sapphire that’s in your avatar. Such stunning stones!
 

Efleon

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Tell me about it! Much much more complicated than diamonds. And by the way I went back and looked at your old threads and I adore that emerald you have as well as the sapphire that’s in your avatar. Such stunning stones!

@Mreader Thank you! Very much. I really appreciate.
The emerald is super duper special! Just off the charts perfect color.
The sapphire bombe satisfies my desire for a classic cornflower blue.
Hence, how we arrive at a navy Princess Diana ring!!!!
 
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