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How would you describe this sapphire color?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by Ondine27, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Ondine27
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    by Ondine27 » Jul 13, 2019
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    I found this sapphire that I’m interested in for a solitaire pendant- it caught my eye because of its unique (to me) color- definitely stands out among the typical royal blue sapphires. It’s also got a band of color zoning which I think adds to it’s uniqueness, but I know this would detract most people. How would you describe this color?
     
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  2. T L
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    by T L » Jul 13, 2019
    Medium to medium light grayish blue. Royal blue is much darker in tone.
     
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  4. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 13, 2019
    I suspect the seller is trying to hide a massive window. Ask for pictures of the stone straight on.
     
    


    


  5. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Jul 13, 2019
    If you buy it - I’d love love to see your in hand pics.
     
  6. strawrose
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    by strawrose » Jul 13, 2019
    I thought you meant Yondu Blue.

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    I second the “straight on” photo request.
     
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  7. Ondine27
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    by Ondine27 » Jul 13, 2019
    The actual listing has full 360 degree viewing- it’s on James Allen. I just took screenshots as the video rotated.
     
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    by arkieb1 » Jul 13, 2019
    That is not a Royal blue at all it's a different shade of blue and it has stripes of colour zoning (someone else was asking what colour zoning looks like in another post) which are the different coloured bands in lines across the centre area of the stone.
     
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  9. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 13, 2019
    Ok well that's good. When vendors take pics at these angles it sometimes means windowing. Also James allen doesn't usually have good colored stones, just to warn you
     
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  10. Ondine27
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    by Ondine27 » Jul 13, 2019
    Good to know. Do you have any suggestions for a better place to find sapphires?
     
    


    


  11. Ondine27
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    by Ondine27 » Jul 14, 2019
    I didn’t intend for my post to sound like I was saying that this sapphire is royal blue- meant to say that it’s different than what you typically see which is royal blue. And yes, it is color zoned. Which I actually liked. It’s unique, but most would say it’s a major flaw.
     
  12. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 14, 2019
    I would take a look at the "trusted vendor" link that's bookmarked to the top of the page.
     
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    by arkieb1 » Jul 14, 2019
    It should in theory (the zoning) make the stone cheaper, but I agree it can be cool if sapphires have a number of different coloured bans of two or more colours they are often called parti sapphires....
     
  14. T L
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    by T L » Jul 14, 2019
    If you like that much zoning, the price of the stone should reflect it, because it’s a typically undesirable feature in sapphire.
     
  15. Ondine27
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    by Ondine27 » Jul 14, 2019
    It’s reasonably priced $600 and it’s 1 carat
     
    


    


  16. T L
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    by T L » Jul 14, 2019
    That’s a fair price.
     
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    by Anne111 » Jul 15, 2019
    Yes, fair price but nowhere near royal anything.
     

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