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Lavender Sapphire Oval Ring

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This stone is a 1.35 Lavender Ceylon Sapphire purchased from Master Cut Gems, it is unheated. It is 7mm x 5mm and is set North/South in a Stuller white gold setting.

This photo shows the unset stone on a window sill, for more photos prior to setting see https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/lavender-sapphire-from-master-cut-gems.215965/

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In the car on an overcast day without using a flash.
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Another shot without using the flash this one shows the side view.
lav_sapphire_side_view_in_car_overcast_day.jpg

Outside in sunlight, this shows how sparkly this cut is.
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Here is a side view that shows the shank of the setting. It's a bit different. This shot was taken outside but it was overcast and I can see a bit of blue in the stone.

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Here is another photo showing the stone outside but in overcast conditions.

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All of my photos seem to show the stone a bit darker than what I see with my eyes. I hope to take some car (big lightbox) photos on a sunny day and see if those show the color I see.
 

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Here are a couple of photos that show more purple.

Inside with no lights at dusk.
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Inside with artificial lights on in the room.
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Niel

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Very pretty! What a fun ring. The setting is cool too!
 

lovedogs

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That setting is great--unique and fluid, but still classic and understated. And it goes nicely with the stone. Congrats on a wonderful ring!
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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I like the color shifting of the spinel I see in your photos, from blue to lavender. The setting is very nice as well, simple but elegant. :appl:
 

apacherose

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Very pretty- I am a huge fan of lavender sapphires. It is on my wish list! Yours goes perfectly in its mount, enjoy wearing your ring!
 

_lovesvintage_

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Beautiful! :love: I really like the setting you chose for your stone too. It is like a more artsy version of the infinity symbol.
 

Rockinruby

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Beautiful! I really like the setting you chose for your stone! :appl:
 

dk168

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Pretty ring, thanks for sharing.

DK :love:
 

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Thank you! Neil, lovedogs, LisaRN, apacherose, _lovesvintage_, Rockinruby, and dk168

I looked at thousands of settings several times before I even noticed this setting. I'm glad that you all think it suits the sapphire. =)
 

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We had some sunlight today and these photos look more like what I see when I look at my new sapphire ring.

ETA: Rechecked my paperwork from Mastercut Gems and they list this cut as an Oval Brilliant. It really is a brilliant cut.

Outside in the afternoon with green grass as a background. I see both blue and purple in this photo.

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Outside at 5pm going for a walk with the sidewalk as a background. This is closest to the lavender color I usually see, even inside during the day.

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_lovesvintage_

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Your new pics are beautiful!
 

ilovegemstones

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Looks great! Enjoy it! Yay!
 

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Thank you lovesvintage and ilovegemstones! I still enjoy wearing this ring.
 

pregcurious

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That's an interesting color for a sapphire. I like how it shifts.
 

Keeliamira

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Beautiful! Great choice on the setting!
 

Arcadian

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Thats a beautiful setting which showcases that lovely stone. :love: :love: :love:
 

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Thank you pregcurious, Keeliamira, and Arcadian! All the advise here in Colored Stones really helped me with picking the setting. This is a lively and helpful forum. :sun:

ETA: I have a soft spot for color change stones.
 
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