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Looking for Montana Sapphire

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  1. Nuzhat Majid
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    Hi Everyone,

    I am a new member of this community. My partner and I are currently looking for a Montana sapphire. We found one that we really like and seems like a very reasonable price. Everywhere else I looked, the price was way higher that what the seller asked for. I am posting some pictures of the stone here. I am hoping you could help me to decide the quality of the stone. Below are the description seller posted:

    Carat weight: 1.95
    Natural Loose Unheated Montana Sapphire.
    Shape: Round
    Color: Teal Green
    Weight: 1.95 carat
    Dimensions: 6.8 mm. Depth 5 mm
    Treatment: Unheated (very rare stone).
    Clarity: Eye Clean (VS)
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    Thank you so much in advance :)
     
    


    


  2. Nuzhat Majid
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  3. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Jul 23, 2019
    can’t really tell what it gains or loses by what looks to be a really thick girdle?
    Quality is somewhat (subjective and) dependent on the asking price.
     
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  4. Nuzhat Majid
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    She's asking for $1150.
     
    


    


  5. mdi
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    by mdi » Jul 23, 2019
    Oof, that seems a bit high for such a grey stone -- unless that's what you want. Have you checked out Earth's Treasury yet? Their prices are also high, but I think you'd get more bang for your buck.
     
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  6. mdi
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    by mdi » Jul 23, 2019
    Also, try Blaze-n-Gem if you're looking for a deal -- his photos are atrocious, but his sapphires are really nice...not necessarily precision cut, but still nicely done.
     
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  7. Nuzhat Majid
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    Thank you for the insight. I don't know much about stones, so this is really helpful. I'll check out Earth's Treasury.
     
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    by Rfisher » Jul 23, 2019
    For my money-
    There’s several round Montana’s at Gemfix (restrictions on international shipping tho if that matters) that I’d prefer over this one.
    Either smaller diameter or upping budget up to 1700.
    Montana’s shift so differently in environments - it’s hard to compare. That part and color are all personal taste.

    This one you have is gaining size for (IMO) the faceting, that thick girdle, possibly muddy color - can’t tell on video.
     
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  9. mdi
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    by mdi » Jul 23, 2019
    What exact color are you looking for? I can check out some of the usual haunts and see if there's anything that looks good (to me, at least!)
     
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    by Rfisher » Jul 23, 2019
    :lol:
    If not - what are we supposed to do with this commentary?
    Or whom would you suggest?
     
    


    


  11. Nuzhat Majid
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    I'm inclined towards teal, blue/green, or sea(mermaid) green. I haven't fixated on a color, but I know that I don't want a royal blue sapphire. Parti sapphires look really cool too, but I think those will be out of our budget. Thanks for looking, I appreciate your help so much!
     
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    Thanks! I checked out Gemfix, really beautiful sapphires, but a little out of our budget :(
     
  13. mdi
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    by mdi » Jul 23, 2019
    There's a couple cool pieces at Westview Gems at the moment (I believe they are on the approved vendor list) -- if you're into a checkerboard cut:
    http://www.stevorocks.com/Home/Detail/1878409
    http://www.stevorocks.com/Home/Detail/3232912

    Personally I think the second one's a bit dark -- I'm just leaving work at the moment, but I'll post anything else interesting if I come across it.
     
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    by mdi » Jul 23, 2019
    P.S. Parti sapphires aren't necessarily out of budget -- I got a really cool orange-lavender one for my engagement ring for under $600 (will post pics soon as we will be setting it in the next few months).
     
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  16. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Jul 23, 2019
    Worth asking for handshots in different lighting?
    678A0587-728A-4DBC-AD1F-71173CFBB9D4.jpeg https://www.etsy.com/listing/643764133/natural-parti-sapphire-green-yellow
     
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  17. mdi
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    by mdi » Jul 23, 2019
    Ooh that's a nice color -- ask for a video too! Be forewarned that Montana sapphires especially are very shifty in different lighting conditions.
     
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    by lovedogs » Jul 23, 2019
    What is your budget? I don't like the original stone you posted very much, because it looks windowed and grey. I definitely wouldn't pay anywhere close to the asking price for it. I like the one that @Rfisher posted! What size are you looking for, and what is your max budget?
     
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    Sorry this was from my phone and I messed up the formatting :cry2:
     
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    This is beautiful! . Seriously considering to buy this!
     
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 23, 2019
    Hi, I'm looking for round cut 7-7.5 mm sapphire in teal, green-blue or the color changing patri ones. We don't want to go over $1200 for the sapphire. Please let me know if you find anything!
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jul 23, 2019
    Just 2 cents on seller sapphire pal- I've bought from him and returned the stone for not looking as good in real life. ..and he's in Australia. Return was smooth, but US to and from Australia=time & money. Just a heads up. The sapphire looks good in his pic though.
    This is smaller than you wanted, 6.5mm, but teal colored and under budget.
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    https://www.etsy.com/listing/672215838/119-ct-teal-blue-montana-sapphire-65mm

    I really like the Mastercut sapphire too. That vendor is trusted here, posts honest pics and they are super nice, easy to work with.
     
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 24, 2019
    Thanks you so much for this! I love this one. I sent Dana a Facebook message. Hopefully they'll consider to give me some discount.
     
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    by Nuzhat Majid » Jul 24, 2019
    Thank you everyone for giving me all these resources and helpful advice. I am truly grateful. What an amazing community. I will post pictures once I decide on a sapphire :)
     
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    No not at all.
     

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