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Blue sapphire- thoughts?

Linny

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Hi all,
I’ve recently purchased a blue sapphire to fit a setting I have and I’m a newbie to colored stones and would love your thoughts on it. The color is very nice medium blue. When I tilt it in at the same angle in any direction I see a transparent area but otherwise I don’t really see a window affect when I look straight down at it. I don’t know if it has other issues that are concerning but D3D15806-0AC3-4C38-BF10-88F010B6C32D.jpeg t I’d be interested to see what you think! I took pictures in all different kinds 3AF42D80-4028-4B34-A11E-501B41629929.jpeg light. You’ll see the transparency issue in a couple of the photos. 78CBE976-5F33-421F-981C-750E76B42F0B.jpeg 2E4292FF-BCDC-4312-8975-211CF0A5EC80.jpeg 506C142C-5C2E-45FD-8F56-880157A7E7A0.jpeg 42621C8A-8AFF-46AC-8DC0-C7EAD5BE3252.jpeg 4C87EED8-9835-41CA-8637-D95ED8F4F2B8.jpeg BB3685F6-D5F6-4381-AAB9-ED8D4FA0053C.jpeg 4DFD63B4-FC3C-4C7D-ACCD-21EE075DA36B.jpeg
 

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Bron357

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A “window” that is considered unfavourable in a gemstone is judged when “looking down” on the gem. If you can see through to the finger underneath, it’s called a window.
A “tilt window” is being see through but only “side on”. Most transparent gemstones will have a tilt window. Gemstones are usually cut to show the best look and colour and viewed “looking down” because that’s the predominant view everyone sees and enjoys.
 

dk168

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Nice stone and concur with the others about tilt windows.

DK :))
 

Linny

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I’ve noticed the culet is not quite centered. Will that affect the brilliance? It will look a bit off when set from the profile view. It was purchased from gemfix and cut by them so I imagine it is a nice cut despite the off center culet? Thoughts? 6C222308-B793-4116-8150-7CA521AD084C.jpeg 4921CE71-DC94-43E3-949A-08FA85BAF0B0.jpeg
 

dk168

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Was it listed as a precision cut stone?

Was it obvious in the photos in the listing that the cutlet is off-centre?

Not everyone cares for precision cut. Some value the colour about all else when it comes to CSs.

Only you can decide if the off-centre cutlet bothers you.

DK :))
 

Linny

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I actually love the color and got a very thoughtful response back from Andrew and Laura. It is a keeper and will be beautiful once reset in Maytal’s setting. She’s remaking the prongs and refinishing the ring. It will be a stunner for me! Thank you for your response!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I actually love the color and got a very thoughtful response back from Andrew and Laura. It is a keeper and will be beautiful once reset in Maytal’s setting. She’s remaking the prongs and refinishing the ring. It will be a stunner for me! Thank you for your response!
Looking forward to it
 

LD

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It shouldn't affect the brilliance but as you look into the ring your eye may be pulled off centre following the line of the facets. It might be worth putting it between tweezers and then looking down into the gem. If you move it slightly, see how the light reacts and where your eye is drawn. Some lovely gemstones don't have the benefit of a precision cut so if you love it, keep it.

EDIT: Ignore me completely I've just seen it's already set and honestly it looks gorgeous x
 

GliderPoss

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What a gorgeous stone! The colour is luscious :lickout: the setting really shows it off beautifully too.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Ok, so I'm not a fan of halos, but THAT halo is freaking nice. I mean it really looks so perfect surrounding that sapphire. And what a vibrant color sapphire. The entire ring is very nicely done. Very lovely.
Me neither but like you im loving this ,halo around this saphire of @Linny 's
Is it the proportion why we like it ?
 

LIGemzGal

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Me neither but like you im loving this ,halo around this saphire of @Linny 's
Is it the proportion why we like it ?
I have to agree with you that it's probably the proportion. The diamonds in the halo are literally perfectly sized. And they truly do complement the sapphire in every way. This is just an outstanding ring. I'm really blown away by how well done it is.
 

Linny

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Just added a new thread with pics from the finished ring. Thank you all again for your help and thoughtful comments ❤

 

Linny

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Ok, so I'm not a fan of halos, but THAT halo is freaking nice. I mean it really looks so perfect surrounding that sapphire. And what a vibrant color sapphire. The entire ring is very nicely done. Very lovely.
The melee is extremely delicate - around 1mm diamonds so really makes the sapphire pop!
 
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