by Pinkmartini87 » Oct 11, 2018 Hi everyone, Thought I'd give you all an update since you were all so helpful in my engagement ring hunt, and deserves to know what ringI ended up going with. As the title implies, I feel a little scared telling folks that I ended up buying the antique ring with the sapphire that folks here said had a "huge window a truck could drive through" lol. I can't explain really why I still did it, other than I just really liked the ring and kept thinking about it and going back to it. I wanted something also that was an antique and all original, rather than sourcing a stone without its original setting. Also the fact that i thought it sold originally, but then saw it again in the store, I took it as a sign/second chance. I know it's not a great saturated stone, but I love the pale color of it, and also color change from purple to blue. I also am a sucker for Art Deco period pieces, and this ring is all original (or so I've been told by the jeweler) with its platinum mounting and single cut diamonds. Thus I like to think I'm not the owner of this ring, but rather the caretaker of a small piece of history, and pass it on to someone else one day. I was able to bargain a little, and in the end I paid around $2300 per carat for the almost 6 carat sapphire which I was able to verify as unheated. 3 questions (and of course would love to hear everyone's thoughts on the ring in general!): 1. I know value is in the eye of the beholder and I obviously like the stone, but just curious did I waaaay overpay for it? It's okay if I did, would just like to know out of sheer curiosity. 2. Are those rutile silk inclusions on the surface? Or something else? 3. Would anyone consider a recut of the stone to minimize the window? Personally I'll likely leave it be and not take a chance, but curious to hear what the experts say. Also included some photos under different light conditions to share with you all and thank you all again for all your help! I'm very grateful even if I didn't listen!!