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sloe-eyed

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Hi all, I''ve been looking for the right stone for my e-ring forever, and now that the wedding plans are going strong, I feel like it''s time to just pick one and be done with it. There are three from Natural Sapphire that appear promising (I want an unheated stone). Any opinions for/against any of these?

http://thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/nscnet/expandedstones.aspx?stoneid=B1051

http://thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/nscnet/expandedstones.aspx?stoneid=B2085

http://thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/nscnet/expandedstones.aspx?stoneid=B140

This is the setting that I will have custom made, with slight adjustments ("leaves" on side will be tilted closer together for a smaller gap)

 

MustangGal

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I''m no expert, but I like the first one. The other two look really deep, which would mean the ring would have to stick up high. I know the depth sometimes helps the color or something like that tough...
 

FacetFire

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1 or 3 look nicer to me...it seems that 2 windows toward the center from straight on, which would bother me.
 

Kismet

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From the pictures, I like the look of B1051 as well but buying a colored stone just based on pictures can be tricky. Is there any way to look at all 3 in person at once (have them sent to a local jeweler or appraiser)?
 

decodelighted

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I like the first one .. it''s "vivid" and has a smaller table & nice cushion shape. Good face up size for the weight too.

On the setting ... logically I can''t see how the two leaves can be pushed any further together without seperating in the back then?? It''s spacial relations - not magic ... I''m stumped! Maybe *smaller* leaves?? Or maybe the gap won''t bother you so much with a cushion shaped stone in there?

Anyway - looking forward to the final product & many pix!!
 

starryeyed

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I agree with everyone else - the first one. The color is "Vivid", which is the most intense. The stone is just as spready as the others that have higher carat weights. The price is the best. The proportions are nice. The sparkle looks fab.

I might ask the NSC if they would send the stone to the AGTA for an independent cert - I''m not sure what their policy is.

This will be a gorgeous ring!
 

diamondseeker2006

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It will be beautiful! I can''t wait to see the finished ring! I do like that setting just the way it is!
 

Kaleigh

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The first one gets my vote. Didn''t love #2, and #3 I like too, but doesn''t look fully saturated. Going by pics is hard for colored stones. But this company has a great rep on here. Love the setting as is....
 

tulip928

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I like the first one. Its absolutely gorgeous! The color and dimensions look the best to me.
 
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