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mellowyellowgirl

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Omg is that your new dream Sapphire????

It's gorgeous!!!

What did you set? I can't wait to see them!
 

moneymeister

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Did some shopping today! Some random pics of stuff that caught my eye, stuff I was/am considering etc

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Set some stones and now with jeweller so pics of actual purchases next week when I get them...
I love the look of the jade earrings. So fine and transparent.
 

qubitasaurus

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Omg is that your new dream Sapphire????

It's gorgeous!!!

What did you set? I can't wait to see them!

Haha yes, deets on the sapphire please :dance:, it is gorgeous :love:. it looked like the process was converging for a while there, that would be a perfect end for it!
 

icy_jade

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I love the look of the jade earrings. So fine and transparent.
They are gorgeous. So tempted until I heard the price and then I also remembered that I already have two pairs of glassy/icy jadeite earrings.

But still... beautiful “ying guang” (sheen/glow/whatever) and setting is pretty too so I took pics cos I knew PS-ers will appreciate.

Omg is that your new dream Sapphire????

It's gorgeous!!!

What did you set? I can't wait to see them!
Not quite dream but I like it enough to buy. Not cornflower but more like a sparkly sapphire.

Will post what I set when I get them back. Bought 3 settings, setting 2 stones and one setting cos I love the setting so now I have to find a stone... creating first world problems for myself gosh.

Haha yes, deets on the sapphire please :dance:, it is gorgeous :love:. it looked like the process was converging for a while there, that would be a perfect end for it!
I will go through my pics and post a bit more in a while.
 

voce

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And erm these from a few days before...

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3.5 ct vivid green tsav
5.1 ct unheated blue sapphire
What makes this not your dream blue? Is it not vivid enough in person to call it cornflower? Does it photograph as more blue than it actually is, like some sapphires that I've bought?
 

icy_jade

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Saw a few stones from an IG seller and ended up with the tsav and blue sapphire that I posted earlier...

Color variation due to lighting etc. all pics taken with iPhone and not edited except for cropping.

With darker/royal blue stones. The cushion I got is in the middle.
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It is a sparkly and lighted up when the light hit...
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With a cornflower - you can see how the tone is very similar? But mine doesn’t have silk to make it cornflower.
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Was honestly quite torn between the two stones
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And the tsav is just a gorgeous color. So cannot pass up. Even my local lab said it’s a beautiful color when he first saw it.

That’s it!! On tsav ban unless a pair for earrings.
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icy_jade

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What makes this not your dream blue? Is it not vivid enough in person to call it cornflower? Does it photograph as more blue than it actually is, like some sapphires that I've bought?
Not sure. But it’s not. I feel like I will know when I see my dream blue.

More and more I feel like shopping for stones is about affinity and fate... probably sounds like gibberish but it’s a lot about “feeling” in deciding if I should get the stone, rather than hard facts.

You know like when you have a whole tray of stones in front of you and one just catches your eye immediately without you quite understanding why? That sort of feeling.
 

qubitasaurus

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Not sure. But it’s not. I feel like I will know when I see my dream blue.
Really it looks perfect! I think that one really does look like a dream blue. Maybe you'll fall in love with it as you set it.

Edit as I have been trying not to look for trouble, but I can not help myself haha. Can you share the instagram account?
 

icy_jade

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Really it looks perfect! I think that one really does look like a dream blue. Maybe you'll fall in love with it as you set it.

Edit as I have been trying not to look for trouble, but I can not help myself haha. Can you share the instagram account?
Can you ask Wriston to pass you my contact? I’ll pass to you via WhatsApp.
 

Lilith112

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Really it looks perfect! I think that one really does look like a dream blue. Maybe you'll fall in love with it as you set it.

Edit as I have been trying not to look for trouble, but I can not help myself haha. Can you share the instagram account?
I agree! It's a very "love-at-first-sight" feeling. Referring to the sapphires, I prefer the slightly more silky, but that's because I love the glow of silky ones.
 

icy_jade

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I agree! It's a very "love-at-first-sight" feeling. Referring to the sapphires, I prefer the slightly more silky, but that's because I love the glow of silky ones.
Yes that. Heart palpitations, etc

I also like silky sapphires (and other stones) but felt more drawn to the non-cornflower one.

At one point I seriously considered getting both.
 

Lilith112

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Yes that. Heart palpitations, etc

I also like silky sapphires (and other stones) but felt more drawn to the non-cornflower one.

At one point I seriously considered getting both.
It's a beautiful color! Plus it looks well cut and very sparkly, especially in sunlight! Do you think it's your ideal blue? Or do you still feel like something's off?
 

icy_jade

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Missing silk... I think I need a big glowy blue.

Anyway no hurry... need time to replenish my bling funds.
 

mellowyellowgirl

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I like the one you bought much better Icy.

There is some psychedelic cutting going on at the bottom of the other one.
 

qubitasaurus

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Yes ditto the one you bought was much nicer -- I think you made the right choice. I dont think the cutting style of the other one is psychedelic though, I suspect it just has far too much silk and you can see the rutile needles through the table.
 

icy_jade

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icy_jade

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I like the one you bought much better Icy.

There is some psychedelic cutting going on at the bottom of the other one.
Yes ditto the one you bought was much nicer -- I think you made the right choice. I dont think the cutting style of the other one is psychedelic though, I suspect it just has far too much silk and you can see the rutile needles through the table.
It’s the ring holder seen through the window, not funny cutting.

The cornflower is 4ct plus that faced up like a 5ct. It has a symmetrical bottom so I didn’t mind the window so much as I think with a covered bottom setting it won’t be so obvious...

Anyway... the hunt continues...
 

qubitasaurus

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What time are you dropping by? I need to pick up my rings next week so could be there on Tue too
I think arround 12. It would be nice to see you, but I also dont want to drag you all over the place, as I know I'll at best get a half hour before I have to go (as I have shoved all my work commitments onto the afternoon to make time in the morning to take my daughter to see a specialist on orchard.).

It’s the ring holder seen through the window, not funny cutting.

The cornflower is 4ct plus that faced up like a 5ct. It has a symmetrical bottom so I didn’t mind the window so much as I think with a covered bottom setting it won’t be so obvious...

Anyway... the hunt continues...
Lol I am not sure what you are still hunting for, this one is perfect!

Shame about the 4 ct. stone being cut so shallow. The bizzar cross crosses make perfect sense now.
 

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STUNNING new stones!!

I love how they hold their color in all sorts of lighting! Congrats.
 

icy_jade

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I think arround 12. It would be nice to see you, but I also dont want to drag you all over the place, as I know I'll at best get a half hour before I have to go (as I have shoved all my work commitments onto the afternoon to make time in the morning to take my daughter to see a specialist on orchard.).



Lol I am not sure what you are still hunting for, this one is perfect!

Shame about the 4 ct. stone being cut so shallow. The bizzar cross crosses make perfect sense now.
Ha. If we meet then we meet. If not there is always WhatsApp :)
 
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