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Montana Sapphire E-Ring Help?

eesmom

Shiny_Rock
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Here is the reality on Montana Sapphire rough. This photo shows 3 parcels of rough. I purchased these all around the same time about 9 months ago. All parcels are the same cost. Which parcel is more appealing to you? One parcel is Montana sapphire, the other two are from Madagascar.

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Do you know when your timeline is for cutting these?
 

elrohwen

Ideal_Rock
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Hi everyone! Long delay, but I was finally able to see the ring in person a few days ago and decided to keep it! Unfortunately, I only took some really subpar pictures while I had it (it's now hidden from me and I'm doubly regretting having no good photos to stare at in the meantime...), but I did find some videos from Anueva that I think capture some of its moods well for those who are curious:


This is what it looks like under fluorescent lights:


As you all warned me, color was difficult to capture, but here's my best personal photo (apologies for the fingernails -- I was peeling hatch chiles when it came):

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It looks like that first video I posted in the OP in bright indirect sunlight and, at its darkest, is a deep teal kind of like this. It never grays out, as I hoped it wouldn't. It flashes blue and teal; the teal strip is almost like a parti coloring, which I really love. The setting seems well-constructed and is very sparkly.

I was able to see some other stones in person (and had an extensive group of ones I liked online) to compare and this stone was definitely my favorite -- but there are so many beautiful stones out there! Case in point those you sent, @Lykame and yours, @lknvrb4. I'm saving them all as inspiration for a pendant or bracelet one day... sigh. Also, @lknvrb4, your whole ring is gorgeous and I went back to your thread to stare at it about 5 separate times. I'll probably go check it out again now.

Agreed, @elrohwen, the demand is there and prices are justified. I also saw you got your ring in -- congrats!! It's such a unique and beautiful take on a classic 3 stone and your sapphire looks perfect in it.

Anyway, thank you all for your help and support!! I'm off to catch up on work I put off while staring at this ring for 3 days.
Your ring looks gorgeous! I love that deep teal and the setting looks perfect for it. I can’t wait until you get it “for real” and can share more pictures. I was really looking for something similar in color to that (though maybe lighter) and ended up with a more blue stone because the cut won me over. But I still want a deep greenish teal.
 

elrohwen

Ideal_Rock
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Here is the reality on Montana Sapphire rough. This photo shows 3 parcels of rough. I purchased these all around the same time about 9 months ago. All parcels are the same cost. Which parcel is more appealing to you? One parcel is Montana sapphire, the other two are from Madagascar.

SapphireRough.jpg
I prefer the middle one. I like the more muted blue greens.
 

Lykame

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I'm delighted for you @CirceofAeaea that you found your dream ring. It sounds like a pretty unique stone. We cannot wait until you've been proposed to so you can share more pictures!
 

junebug17

Super_Ideal_Rock
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This is a gorgeous ring!! Love the color of the stone, and I really love the setting...a very pretty and slightly different take on a halo. I hope you can wear it soon!!
 
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