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#JOTW Finally - my ultimate "ticks all the boxes" sapphire & diamond 3 stone ring

diamondhoarder

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I had been looking out for my perfect blue sapphire to make a three stone right hand ring for years. There were so many criteria on my wish list for this sapphire, which is probably why it has taken so long to find "the one". :lol:

It had to be the perfect shade of blue with just a hint of violet, well enough saturated to have a striking colour, but not too intense, and certainly not too dark. But not wishy-washy either. :razz: The colour needed to be just as beautiful in daylight as in incandescent light. It had to have great transparency and be at least eye clean. I wanted some kind of rectangular or cushion shape with a pleasing outline. It needed to have an interesting facet pattern with great symmetry, not too deep nor with too much bulge under the stone so as to maximise the face up size from the material. It needed to have plenty of brilliance and no obvious windowing. And finally, it needed to be very keenly priced, in spite of the fact that sapphire prices have been on the rise in recent years. :pray:

Finally, I found this beauty a few weeks ago:

20190402_133627.jpg

Miraculously it ticked all my boxes. It was uncertified and the dealer felt that it was likely to have been heat treated so he offered me a great price. Maybe because I had been searching for so long, it just seemed too good to be true. :think: I was hesitating, so to seal the deal the dealer offered to have the stone certified for no additional cost. My husband said for goodness sake snap it up, and offered to buy it for my birthday.
So we bought the stone and had the best surprise when the certificate came in identifying it as unheated!!! :appl::appl::appl:

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I decided to go with beautifully cut round brilliant diamond side stones, and in order to ensure they were top performers I bought certified diamonds from Bluenile so that I could choose diamonds with complimentary table and pavilion angles and all the other important things that we PS'ers obsess about :lol:

20190913_154855.jpg

And finally - here is the finished ring. I love it so much! :love:

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bunnycat

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It's lovely! Congrats on a successful hunt!
 

diamondhoarder

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It’s stunning !!!!

Thanks :kiss2:

Gorgeous! The long search and sticking to your criteria - well worth it.

Thank you. There's a lot of satisfaction in finally getting exactly what I wanted. It actually means more and makes it more special when you have to hunt something down so extensively :D

Well done! Gorgeous ring! :love:
It's lovely! Congrats on a successful hunt!
Good things come to those who wait! That is a beautiful ring.

Thanks guys :kiss2:

Another couple of pics:

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Madam Bijoux

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What a beauty:appl:Congratulations!
 

lovedogs

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OMG what a gorgeous outcome! Congrats!
 

sarahb

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Your sapphire color is so gorgeous! & I love the setting, what a beautiful ring, congratulations!
 

Ally T

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What a STUNNING colour! Absolutely beautiful ring!
 

cushioncutnut

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I had been looking out for my perfect blue sapphire to make a three stone right hand ring for years. There were so many criteria on my wish list for this sapphire, which is probably why it has taken so long to find "the one". :lol:

It had to be the perfect shade of blue with just a hint of violet, well enough saturated to have a striking colour, but not too intense, and certainly not too dark. But not wishy-washy either. :razz: The colour needed to be just as beautiful in daylight as in incandescent light. It had to have great transparency and be at least eye clean. I wanted some kind of rectangular or cushion shape with a pleasing outline. It needed to have an interesting facet pattern with great symmetry, not too deep nor with too much bulge under the stone so as to maximise the face up size from the material. It needed to have plenty of brilliance and no obvious windowing. And finally, it needed to be very keenly priced, in spite of the fact that sapphire prices have been on the rise in recent years. :pray:

Finally, I found this beauty a few weeks ago:

20190402_133627.jpg

Miraculously it ticked all my boxes. It was uncertified and the dealer felt that it was likely to have been heat treated so he offered me a great price. Maybe because I had been searching for so long, it just seemed too good to be true. :think: I was hesitating, so to seal the deal the dealer offered to have the stone certified for no additional cost. My husband said for goodness sake snap it up, and offered to buy it for my birthday.
So we bought the stone and had the best surprise when the certificate came in identifying it as unheated!!! :appl::appl::appl:

20190913_154626.jpg

I decided to go with beautifully cut round brilliant diamond side stones, and in order to ensure they were top performers I bought certified diamonds from Bluenile so that I could choose diamonds with complimentary table and pavilion angles and all the other important things that we PS'ers obsess about :lol:

20190913_154855.jpg

And finally - here is the finished ring. I love it so much! :love:

20190913_152040 (4).jpg 20190913_152040.jpg
20190912_200031.jpg 20190913_152808.jpg
 

cushioncutnut

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That is just gorgeous and I am thrilled that you could check the last box with an unheated stone!
 

Tekate

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love it!!
 

mpc

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Love the color! Especially those shots in the sun!!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Knockout!!:love:

cheers--Sharon
 

partgypsy

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It is simply gorgeous! I saw it on picture of the week! That it is unheated is simply icing on the cake!
 

EmeraldEmpress

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I had been looking out for my perfect blue sapphire to make a three stone right hand ring for years. There were so many criteria on my wish list for this sapphire, which is probably why it has taken so long to find "the one". :lol:

It had to be the perfect shade of blue with just a hint of violet, well enough saturated to have a striking colour, but not too intense, and certainly not too dark. But not wishy-washy either. :razz: The colour needed to be just as beautiful in daylight as in incandescent light. It had to have great transparency and be at least eye clean. I wanted some kind of rectangular or cushion shape with a pleasing outline. It needed to have an interesting facet pattern with great symmetry, not too deep nor with too much bulge under the stone so as to maximise the face up size from the material. It needed to have plenty of brilliance and no obvious windowing. And finally, it needed to be very keenly priced, in spite of the fact that sapphire prices have been on the rise in recent years. :pray:

Finally, I found this beauty a few weeks ago:

20190402_133627.jpg

Miraculously it ticked all my boxes. It was uncertified and the dealer felt that it was likely to have been heat treated so he offered me a great price. Maybe because I had been searching for so long, it just seemed too good to be true. :think: I was hesitating, so to seal the deal the dealer offered to have the stone certified for no additional cost. My husband said for goodness sake snap it up, and offered to buy it for my birthday.
So we bought the stone and had the best surprise when the certificate came in identifying it as unheated!!! :appl::appl::appl:

20190913_154626.jpg

I decided to go with beautifully cut round brilliant diamond side stones, and in order to ensure they were top performers I bought certified diamonds from Bluenile so that I could choose diamonds with complimentary table and pavilion angles and all the other important things that we PS'ers obsess about :lol:

20190913_154855.jpg

And finally - here is the finished ring. I love it so much! :love:

20190913_152040 (4).jpg 20190913_152040.jpg
20190912_200031.jpg 20190913_152808.jpg

Well done! What a fantastic surprise with the cert!!! WOW :appl:
Side stones compliment perfectly, very very pretty!!
 

nala

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:love::love::love::love::love:This is heavenly. You are a lucky lady! Love that it ticked all your boxes and especially that hubby was on board! I’m blue with envy....lol.
 

tyty333

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I think that is the prettiest color of blue sapphire I've ever seen (it ticks all the right boxes with me)! The diamonds just make it pop!
Well done!
 

gregchang35

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Wow!!! Nicely worked together for that 3 stone!! Well done! Enjoy!!!!
 

MamaBee

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Wow! I love the color and the proportions are perfection!
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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What a beautiful stone! And so glad you held out for just the right one, you will cherish it!
 
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