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Help finding a sapphire please

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by ksage92, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. ksage92
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    by ksage92 » Jun 20, 2019
    Thank you lovedogs for suggesting I start this thread.
    The mastercut gems sale caught my eye! I’m looking to have a right hand ring made with a blue sapphire as September is our anniversary month. I’d prefer round around 7mm (i would like to halo it) and hopefully under $500 MAX budget for the stone. If it’s less, I have more to put toward the setting .
    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
     
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    by Sungura » Jun 20, 2019
    Personally I have not purchased from Steve, but many Pricescopers have, and he is on our colored stones vendor list.
     
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  9. ksage92
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    by ksage92 » Jun 21, 2019
    Just ordered it! I’ll post a pic once it arrives.
    Thanks to all for your assistance!
     
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    by ksage92 » Jun 24, 2019
    Poor iPhone pics —but it’s here! Thoughts? Sorry for the large pics.
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  11. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jun 24, 2019
    What do you see in real life? And do you love it?
    Does the stone resemble the pics in real life?
    Based on your photo’s I do not love it to be honest. The colour is dark and not saturated.
     
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    by T L » Jun 24, 2019
    Unfortunately, your photos show a dark gray cushion. I’m suspecting camera shadow is causing an issue here. What do you see in real life (echoing Acinom)?
     
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  13. ksage92
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    by ksage92 » Jun 24, 2019
    Here’s two more —
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    by ksage92 » Jun 24, 2019
    Added 2 more pics — this is a much better representation of what I see I person. Thanks
     
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    by T L » Jun 24, 2019
    It’s grayish, but well cut and pretty. Get a good look at it in direct sunlight as well. I think it would pop in rose gold. You could put it on a shiny copper penny if you want to see.
     
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  16. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jun 24, 2019
    Agree that rose gold would be pretty, and that sunlight pics are important!
     
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    by ksage92 » Jun 24, 2019
    Thanks again, everyone. No sun today due to storms but hopefully tomorrow! =)2
     
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    by ksage92 » Jun 25, 2019
    E534CC12-53B2-4AF9-A79C-C42C3895A1CF.png Last but not least-sunshine photo
     
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    by Rfisher » Jun 25, 2019
    What do you think?
    Does the shape of the stone mesh with a certain ring design if you’ve got that picked out? Do you know if this shape can go in a stock setting, or does it need custom (if that matters).
    For your budget and size requirement - which you met!!! - you’ve got a precision cut & non heated sapphire.
    It is a bit greyish - ok yeah, but doesn’t black out/go inky...It’s got some inclusions, but still sparkles!
    Very few sapphires look great in all lighting - it’s sad that’s the truth.
    Unless you see it going muddy in some of the lighting, I think the positives justify the negatives, because it hit your requirements.
    But 7mm sapphire! Yeah!
    But it boils down to you liking it enough to set it.
     
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    by ksage92 » Jun 25, 2019
    I do love it - totally agree the positives outweigh the negative. Working on a setting now. Thank you
     
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    by AV_ » Jun 25, 2019
    The colour is right up my alley!
     
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    by Rfisher » Jun 25, 2019
    I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d love to see the settings your contemplating. Exciting!
     
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    by Sungura » Jun 25, 2019
    So pleased you like it! I have a similar color (but smaller) blue unheated Umba sapphire And I love all the various moods it displays

    I can’t beleive how fast this all happened: Thread opened on a Thursday and gem in hand the following Monday!

    Keep us informed
     
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    by ksage92 » Jun 25, 2019
    Super fast! I’ll start a new thread for setting feedback once i have more info to share.
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Jun 26, 2019
    Super pretty! Congratulations!

    I had my eye on this one also but didn’t have the funds at present. Happy it went to a fellow PSer. Enjoy!!
     
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    by Anne111 » Jun 27, 2019
    Nice sky color and looks well cut.
     
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