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My 5.54 ct sapphire is here. And she is blue!

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  1. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    My journey started with a charming little ruby I
    found at a jeweller here in Holland. Because
    of the very high pricing I figured that I could
    perhaps better explore other options.

    A blue sapphire has always been high on
    my list. On the day I had almost decided to
    buy the little ruby anyway, I found this
    sapphire at a local jeweller, specialized in
    antique jewelry. It was love at first sight
    although it looked rather dark in the very
    poorly lit store.

    I decided to further explore more options,
    but although I found stones that had looked
    better on paper (lighter, better cut, lower
    Pricing) I kept getting back to this one. The
    one I fell in love with immediately. There is
    Something about the color that is just
    mesmerizing.

    It has been on a very long layaway plan and
    the idea was to collect the ring in december
    but as it turned out I could collect it earlier
    and I couldn't have been happier!

    The stone was already set in a platinum setting
    from a local goldsmith. I planned to send the
    stone to Victor , but the setting has really grown
    on me. It has small baguette sidestones and the
    setting has a very modern/classic architectural
    feel about it. All parts feel logical and in place
    and the baguettes fit in like glass in a modern
    building.

    Here is my newest addition to my colored stone
    ring collection:

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  2. D&T
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    by D&T » Oct 18, 2014
    ooohhh I can't wait to see it! She sounds AMAZING! :love:
     
  3. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    My sapphire is so difficult to photograph. I cannot grasp the beauty in a photo.

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  4. VirginiaZee
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    by VirginiaZee » Oct 18, 2014
    That blue is gorgeous!! Seriously drool-worthy. :love:
     
    


    


  5. Asscherhalo_lover
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    by Asscherhalo_lover » Oct 18, 2014
    Holy flocking crap that's AMAZING :love:

    Do you have any idea of treatment? I'm just curious as I had no clue about treatments before joining PS.
     
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    by LLJsmom » Oct 18, 2014
    :appl: :appl: :appl: that is a gorgeous blue! Congratulations! Acinom you sure are amassing a significant colored stone collection. That is wonderful. So happy for you! A sapphire is on my list too. And a ruby! This ring is just straight up beautiful!!
     
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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    I hope you like the pics DandT. Looking forward to see what you think.
    Unlike my other 'PS stones' I did a lot of searching in local jewelry stores with my own eyes. And well... It proves how difficult it is to buy a stone only based on photo's alone (like I did with my other stones).
     
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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    Thank you for liking the blue VirginiaZee :wavey:. I am so thankful I have found this ring.
     
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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    Thank you!!! I did not have a clue about treatments either before PS :oops:
    I learned on PS to trust and believe but not without receiving written proof :read:
    According to the report it's a natural corundum with signs of heating.
     
    


    


  11. AprilBaby
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    by AprilBaby » Oct 18, 2014
    Gorgeous color!
     
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    by sarahb » Oct 18, 2014
    Acinom,

    Your collection is one of my favorites.. :love: ..that blue is almost electric, & it goes with that setting so well, great find!! :appl: :appl:
     
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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    Thank you for dropping by LLJSmom. You are always such a happy and cheerful person. Thank you for your kind words!!!
    I cannot wait to learn what you think about Victor when you get to meet him in person. What do you think about the lovely stacks posted in your thread. Will you indeed consider a reset? Happy contemplating!!

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    by Acinom » Oct 18, 2014
    Aww, thank you aprilbaby!!!

    sarahb: what a huge compliment. I am glad I kept this setting and did not ask the jeweller to make the kitten paw prongs thinner. Arkieb deserves the credits for that as she advised me to keep the setting as is. I started looking at in setting with different eyes and I totally love it now!

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  15. Niel
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    by Niel » Oct 18, 2014
    Wow. That blue! I love the teal flashes. Its just perfect.
     
    


    


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    by dk168 » Oct 18, 2014
    The kind of blue that I like, lively and vivid.

    Thanks for sharing!

    DK :love:
     
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    by D&T » Oct 18, 2014
    Exquisite! Jaw dropping wow! Now that is electric blue! :love:
     
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    by junebug17 » Oct 18, 2014
    Wow!!! :love: That is a fabulous color acinom and I love the shape and size - and the setting is gorgeous! Congrats on finding such a beauty! :appl:
     
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    by Rosebloom » Oct 18, 2014
    That is insane. Wow!!!!! Just incredible.
     
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    by Asscherhalo_lover » Oct 18, 2014
    Thanks for sharing the info, the color is ridiculous in the best way! It reminds me of the photos of Beyonce's Blue ring, mesmerizing!
     
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    by LuckyKelleyK » Oct 18, 2014
    WOW! I love it!!! Gorgeous. Worth the wait I'm sure :)
     
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    by minousbijoux » Oct 18, 2014
    Where to start?!! You have an amazing eye, Acinom! That is as close to the perfect sapphire blue as I've almost ever seen. Vivid, vibrant, medium tone - full on spectacular. Yes to the setting too. I get that you wanted to make it your own, and it seems kind of... well, weird to just take the whole ring as is, but the quality and simplicity of that setting rock the stone! Kitten paws - perfect description. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

    And no, you can't have both the Paraiba and this. You'll have to decide which one will be mine.

    Judging from your photos, you will have to be very careful wearing it, because I doubt anyone around you will hear a word you say when that ring catches the light! :love: :cheeky:
     
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    by arkieb1 » Oct 18, 2014
    It's gorgeous, stunningly so!!!! I remember the very first pic in the shop low lighting and it was so hard to tell, you insisted that it was magnificent and you were right to trust your eyes and gut - well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    by woofmama » Oct 18, 2014
    What an incredible find! The color is amazing, it looks beautifully cut and I personally love that setting :love: Would not change a thing!
    Congratulations on your gorgeous new addition :appl:
     
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    by vintageinjune » Oct 18, 2014
    Well no wonder it immediately stole your heart, it is an amazing stone! Congratulations, and thank you for the pictures, getting to see a sapphire that remarkable is a treat for the eyes indeed.
     
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    by marcy » Oct 18, 2014
    It is beautiful. What a great color!
     
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    by luv2sparkle » Oct 18, 2014
    The color of that stone is stunning! I haven't seen a stone with that electric blue color in a long time. I can see why you kept coming back to it and you were so right. The setting is lovely too. I am so glad you decided to keep it as it is. It adds to the sapphire and doesn't steal the attention away from that amazing stone. Congratulations! It is truly a beauty!
     
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    by cflutist » Oct 18, 2014
    Oh wow, that is drop dead gorgeous :love: :love: :love:

    One of the best hue, tone, and saturation I have seen posted here.

    Congrats to you and enjoy !!! :appl:
     
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    Beautiful! Incredible ring.
     

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