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How would you describe this sapphire color?

Ondine27

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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?
 

Rfisher

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If you buy it - I’d love love to see your in hand pics.
 

arkieb1

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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.
 

lovedogs

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The actual listing has full 360 degree viewing- it’s on James Allen. I just took screenshots as the video rotated.
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
 

Ondine27

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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
Good to know. Do you have any suggestions for a better place to find sapphires?
 

Ondine27

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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.
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.
 

arkieb1

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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.
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....
 

T L

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If you like that much zoning, the price of the stone should reflect it, because it’s a typically undesirable feature in sapphire.
 
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