- Oct 1, 2015
Yes loads. Hang on...
You are 100% correct and he told me so in our chat, I must have hallucinated! Still looking forward to receiving it!Double check with him on heat. Untreated doesn’t mean unheated in SL. I asked about this stone and was told heat only. His unheated stones are ALWAYS described as unheated in the comments under the photo. This colour in sapphires is always heat treated in my experience.
Agree.So the track record on sapphires seems pretty good - not so much on spinels!
This is true. The closer to the equator you look at a stone, the more vivid it will look. Especially warm colors. A fact.I wonder if it’s a factor of the natural lighting. Tropical lighting is supposed to be good for stones right? Put the same stone in some gloomy winter weather, it could look completely bleh.
Thank you! It's quite a low price (low enough for impulse buy) and it IS heated, I clearly hallucinated when typing the post and it's too old for me to edit it.I do not mean to belittle your stone as it looks beautiful. But I do hope the price was reasonable as yellow Sapphire this intense is rarely not heated, but they do exist. I would send it in for a report at a reputable gem lab. If it is indeed unheated it will be worth more money than a sapphire the same color heated.
I would not worry too much. I think people put too much credence in how a stone looks in sunlight. For these two reasons:Scary if I ever have to move to another continent then, lol. How devastating if all my stones look crap in the new place
Nope! I live in the UK and have been buying gemstones from all over the world for over 25 years now. I know for example that if I buy something from Gene that what I get will be exactly as photographed AND it will appear exactly the same in real life in the US or UK. Similarly, I have bought from vendors in Asia and never ever had a problem. Obviously with less sun and typically grey overcast skies in the UK, dramatic photoshoots are harder to do and gems don't always look at their best but a good gemstone should resemble the seller's photo - not be a million miles away to the extent you wonder if you've been sent the right stone!I wonder if it’s a factor of the natural lighting. Tropical lighting is supposed to be good for stones right? Put the same stone in some gloomy winter weather, it could look completely bleh.
I am not sticking up for this vendor or calling LD a liar, but what I see here may not tell the whole story.I wouldn't buy from them ever again. I know there are 2 or 3 people here who have had good experiences but I'll let you judge from his selling photo to what I received! Lesson learned and a gemstone that has been consigned to the bin. He seems to be one of just a number of Instagram sellers who seem to "always" have very good, highly saturated gemstones at "cheaper than normal" prices. So buyer beware! Oh and when I told him I was seriously unhappy his response ................ why not buy one of our sapphires as they're always good!