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Finally- completed blue sapphire project.. times two!

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icekid

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Well, I am back and my Barry Bridgestock sapphire is set! I also took some photos of my mom''s, which I never got around to doing after she received hers for Christmas.

Quick stats- the bigger one is around 1.8 ct, 7 mm, light blue untreated umba sapphire,BB cut
my mom''s is 1.2 ct, 6 mm, a darker more classic blue, but also untreated umba sapphire, BB cut

I love them both
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And I am soooo thrilled to finally have my sapphire set, on my hand, where I can be distracted by it all day. Photos coming... hang with me as I resize!

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Okay, I am posting before all the pictures are up, but I HAVE to tell you how much I ADORE those gorgeous lighter blue stones!!!!!!!!!!
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Date: 2/24/2009 7:28:09 PM
Author: diamondseeker2006
Okay, I am posting before all the pictures are up, but I HAVE to tell you how much I ADORE those gorgeous lighter blue stones!!!!!!!!!!
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I am totally with you, ds! Get ready
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in artificial lighting, which makes them both color change to purple. This one is very accurate on the color of mine, but my mom''s I could not quite get perfectly. It turns into this stunning tanzanite purple. When I brought it to the jewler to be set, the woman working there absolutely did not believe me that it was a sapphire. She told me they really needed to know, since tanzie is much softer than sapphire
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Of course, she also didn''t believe me about the color change.. what can you do! They did a great setting job though, which is all I cared about. OH, and when I told her what I paid for it, she asked if it was synthetic
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This one shows the color change on the little guy slightly better, but not a nicely as the real thing.

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It changes character so greatly based on lighting conditions..

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Date: 2/24/2009 8:03:32 PM
Author: LtlFirecracker
Oh you were not done yet....love the new pics too.
I know... obsessive, right? You know how type A we doctor folks are
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icekid

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Date: 2/24/2009 8:06:50 PM
Author: yingh
Absolutely gorgeous! What a color! Congrats!
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Thank you so much, yingh! I am quite a fan of your collection, as well.


(are you guys beginning to wonder how many pictures I really took?)

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what a classic setting! Both stones are gorgeous but I love your ring! Congrats
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Not only do I LOVE the stone in your ring, but I think the design is amazing!!!
 

icekid

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Date: 2/24/2009 8:13:18 PM
Author: akmiss
what a classic setting! Both stones are gorgeous but I love your ring! Congrats
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Thanks akmiss! I am really happy with how the sapphire ended up looking in the setting. It was a fabulous deal too
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Quick profile shot, I didn''t take too many of these for some reason.

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icekid

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Date: 2/24/2009 8:19:56 PM
Author: shaunrice
Not only do I LOVE the stone in your ring, but I think the design is amazing!!!
Thanks so much, shaunrice.

I promise, just a couple more photos... (somehow I can''t "waste" them after I spent so much time getting good ones! hehe)

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