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Do people ask you if your sapphire is an amethyst?

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beaujolais

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Do people ask you if your sapphire is an amethyst? (No disrespect to amethyst, btw.)

Do all sapphires go purple in indoor lighting?

When I wear my sapphire (of which I asked the vendor to find me one with little/no purple), people (in indoor lighting) ask if it''s an amethyst.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 11:35:25 AM
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Do people ask you if your sapphire is an amethyst? (No disrespect to amethyst, btw.)

Do all sapphires go purple in indoor lighting?

When I wear my sapphire (of which I asked the vendor to find me one with little/no purple), people (in indoor lighting) ask if it''s an amethyst.
I think a lot of purple stones are mistaken for amethyst, not because they''re not beautiful, but because many people only think that amethyst is the only purple gemstone. Chalk it up to ignorance on the general public. However, some purple stones, and some sapphires included, do resemble amethyst color.
 

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Thanks TL.

Oh, I wanted to tell you - I forget which thread it was on - the photo you posted in reply to someone''s new stone - of all the people wearing sunglasses - was hysterical. It made me laugh. Also, that was so nice of you to find that photo for that person.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 11:54:33 AM
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Thanks TL.

Oh, I wanted to tell you - I forget which thread it was on - the photo you posted in reply to someone''s new stone - of all the people wearing sunglasses - was hysterical. It made me laugh. Also, that was so nice of you to find that photo for that person.
Thanks, glad you liked it, and glad you had a good laugh.
That was a response to Chrono''s amazing mandarin spessartite garnet, and how I imagined people would react to it.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 11:35:25 AM
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Do people ask you if your sapphire is an amethyst? (No disrespect to amethyst, btw.)

Do all sapphires go purple in indoor lighting?

When I wear my sapphire (of which I asked the vendor to find me one with little/no purple), people (in indoor lighting) ask if it''s an amethyst.
I have a 3 stone anniversary ring with 2 round blue sapphires that has no purple. It doesn''t have a hint of purple indoors either. Wink picked them out for me.

I have seen purple sapphires and they don''t resemble amethysts at all. I guess most people are not aware that purple sapphires exist, or that there are purple stones other than amethysts.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 12:07:45 PM
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Date: 3/29/2009 11:54:33 AM
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Thanks TL.

Oh, I wanted to tell you - I forget which thread it was on - the photo you posted in reply to someone''s new stone - of all the people wearing sunglasses - was hysterical. It made me laugh. Also, that was so nice of you to find that photo for that person.
Thanks, glad you liked it, and glad you had a good laugh.
That was a response to Chrono''s amazing mandarin spessartite garnet, and how I imagined people would react to it.
TL,
I had a good chuckle too. Where did you find that picture?
 

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Not an amethyst but they always ask if my color change is a tanzanite.
 

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Thanks all. Thanks Michelle !

Chrono: " It doesn''t have a hint of purple indoors either. Wink picked them out for me." I''m realizing that is what happens when people go with a top vendor and ask for their expert advice.

Thanks.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 5:00:37 PM
Author: Chrono

TL,
I had a good chuckle too. Where did you find that picture?
You''re going to laugh even harder now. It''s a picture of people observing a nuclear test. They need to wear special black glasses to view the blast.
 

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Date: 3/29/2009 10:35:11 PM
Author: tourmaline_lover

Date: 3/29/2009 5:00:37 PM
Author: Chrono

TL,
I had a good chuckle too. Where did you find that picture?
You''re going to laugh even harder now. It''s a picture of people observing a nuclear test. They need to wear special black glasses to view the blast.
That''s really cool although I hope my stone isn''t radioactive.
 

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Date: 3/30/2009 10:41:07 PM
Author: Chrono

Date: 3/29/2009 10:35:11 PM
Author: tourmaline_lover


Date: 3/29/2009 5:00:37 PM
Author: Chrono

TL,
I had a good chuckle too. Where did you find that picture?
You''re going to laugh even harder now. It''s a picture of people observing a nuclear test. They need to wear special black glasses to view the blast.
That''s really cool although I hope my stone isn''t radioactive.
Well it does glow!!
 
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