Thank you! I'm having my current e-ring diamond made into a bracelet and then I plan to have the lab sapphire above (7 carats) made into a new e-ring.
Holy shmoles, that looks like you wrested it from an idol's eye and lived to tell the tale! Now it's magic is yours
Wow! That video is insane!
Wowie wow wow! Give it jotw please like right now. Your ring looks even better in these pics/video than the vendor shots!
The fabulous Gary does it again! He just cut me a pair of 5mm lab rubies that I plan to set into 3 pointer diamond halos as stud earrings. My 5 year old daughter's middle name is Ruby, and I've always wanted a ruby something because of that. I just love them.
I hope they glisten like your beauty @emeraldhummingbird!!
Yet another precision-cut sapphire (this time lab) rhr coming my way! I had none of these inclinations until I started perusing these colored stone forums! Thanks a lot!!!
Responding to my own post, hah. So you can see that the real life shot on my phone of the stone matches the professional photo above. What a testament to Bryan's cutting skills! Stag & Finch is wonderful, highly recommend them (and Canada to US shipping took only 1 day!).
Absolutely gorgeous!! I have wondered a lot about Stag & Finch lab stones but hadn't seen many real life shots. Is this the royal blue colour? The saturation is beautiful, but it's not too dark. You must be thrilled!! Any chance of more pics in other lighting conditions?!
Thanks @emeraldhummingbird! Even though I didn't want a really dark blue, I still chose royal blue because the other blue hues were too light for me. So I specifically asked Bryan to cut me a "light" royal blue if there is such a thing. I really think the type of facet design can bring a dark stone to life - the way it's cut captures whatever light there is and reflects it in a way that creates contrast. If you look at stagandfinch.com under their "facet designs" section, you can see all the designs they do. Their reddit page has a few posts from customers showing off their rings too. For future stones, I don't think I'll be able to go for anything except precision cut. There are so many interesting, unique, and beautiful facet designs out there!
The picture prior was actually captured outdoors in shade. The stone really glows in outdoor shade actually - I love it in that lighting condition. The following are in sunlight and indoors in front of a window. The most unflattering is of course the one in a dimly lit room. Hope this helps!
Haha! You paint a great picture!
When I think of rubies I do think of the one Abu was mesmerised by in the cave of wonders in the Disney Aladdin movie, so that is an apt description!
I inquired about a more orange pad because the other lab pads are way too pink for me. He found some old rough and cut this. It’s bigger than I initially had in mind but couldn’t pass it up!
Did you post photos of your lovely stone when you received it? Does the color shift in different lighting?
Is it possible to get lab sapphires in pastel purple (lavender, lilac, etc)? All the purples I can find are richer or darker shades, or shifting "alexandrite".