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greatmamoth

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Hello Everyone,

I have been looking at sapphires for a few months now and I am looking to take the plunge. The sapphire is for an engagement ring. So far these are what I am looking at:

http://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/sdetail/ceylon-sapphire-1-26-carat/10883/17664

http://www.wildfishgems.com/inc/sdetail/ceylon-sapphire-1-36-carat/12743/13498

http://www.africagems.com/round-blue-sapphire-gemstone-54727044.html (20% off)

I have a max budget of ~$2,000. Anything you guys find that is nice, or any critiques on the ones I chose? (best one perhaps?)

Thanks for the help guys.
 

chrono

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First and foremost, what exactly are you looking for? The reason for this is that the 3 sapphires you linked to are so different from each other as night and day. One is light blue, one is silvery greenish blue and the last is the "typical" blue.

1. Carat weight and mm size you hope to get
2. Shape
3. Budget = $2K
4. I presume heat only or are you looking for untreated?
5. Colour - straight blue? some green? Light or dark or medium dark?
 

greatmamoth

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Thank you for the reply Chrono. You are right I was not very specific with my post.

1. Carat weight and mm size you hope to get = about 1.3ct 5.5 - 6mm
2. Shape = Any shape really, I am looking for vibrancy more than anything.
3. Budget = $2K
4. I presume heat only or are you looking for untreated? = either is fine
5. Colour - straight blue? some green? Light or dark or medium dark? = I prefer straight blue, but this is also where I am not picky. I like the icy look of some lighter color sapphires and I also like the greenish hue of some Montana Sapphires. But a rich blue sapphire in my price range would be great!

Thanks again.
 

Niel

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How do you think you'll set your sapphire?
 

Niel

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greatmamoth|1461694375|4023838 said:
I have been thinking of a halo setting.
Oh that would be lovely. How much did you budget for that?
 

chrono

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greatmamoth|1461695614|4023848 said:
I am thinking 500 -1000.
Probably not realistic for a halo setting, even if in white gold.
 

greatmamoth

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What would you put on a realistic value for a halo ring. I may have to change my expectations.
 

Niel

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Chrono|1461696091|4023852 said:
greatmamoth|1461695614|4023848 said:
I am thinking 500 -1000.
Probably not realistic for a halo setting, even if in white gold.
Not necessarily. There are things you can do to reduce the price of a halo. Diamonds on in the halo, not the shank, for example, or buying a stone that fits stock settings. I'm looking now, I may have an idea, but it'll be a moment
 

chrono

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greatmamoth

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This one is very lovely, and very affordable. The choices are tough. I truly appreciate the help from you guys, I think I am more able to make a decision now. Thanks again.
 

Niel

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Chrono|1461685612|4023792 said:
http://gemfix.com/gems/sapphire-blue-1254-round-roulette-cut-1-24cts
Beautifully cut, 6 mm round, just shy of $2K, and rich blue colour.

http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/gemstones/?sku=7509
6 mm cushion (kinda small for its ct weight), lovely bright blue, and less than $2K

id jewelry confirmed this is for a 6mm round, it would fit that first round sapphire,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-35ct-38-Stone-Round-Brilliant-Cut-Diamond-Halo-Pave-Setting-18K-White-Gold-/182035576758?hash=item2a622a77b6

(obo, too!)
 
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