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Light Blue Sapphire equate to gray..?

Agnesg

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It does seem like so to me..those light blue I see so far always have a gray tone to it..on a search for one that resemble clear water. Unheated, better so if its custom cut. mm..size 7mm and up. Can someone point me the right direction?? Thanx
 

Gempassion

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I'm not sure if it's treated or not (you'd have to email Peter) but this one looks pretty (it isn't very light but it's not dark either):

http://www.torraca.net/gems/gems.php?id=Sap454

This one from gemrite is unheated, it's light with slight grey:

http://www.gemrite.com/cubecart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=283

If you want something specific, you'd have to email the cutters directly

Jeff White at whitesgems seems to be the most popular (on this forum) for custom sapphire gems:

http://www.whitesgems.com/gemselection.htm

What's your budget?
 

chrono

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Light blue doesn't always equal gray - light blue only means that the tone is light. The greater the saturation, the less gray it shows. Basically, you seem to be looking for a light toned blue sapphire but with at least medium to strong saturation. I haven't shopped for blue sapphires for a while so I'm not sure where's a good place to look other than Tan.
 

T L

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If tone is super light, or super dark for that matter, it will impede saturation. However, you should be able to find saturated gems in a medium light tone, and that includes sapphires.
 

Agnesg

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Hi TL, Chrono and Gempassion thanx for the help.

I have seen the saaphires from the link. They appeared very gray to me..Pete's stone is off my budget. I am looking at $600 and below.

I have browsed Tan's site and most of his sapphire are of darker blue. I will drop him an email to enquire more..
 

Agnesg

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Hi Stonerocks, do u have a message for me? well, I can't read u..thanx to all!
 
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