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

Arkteia

Ideal_Rock
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OK a historian’s point of view.
Russia had its measure of horrible tzars, but Ivan the Terrible was the worst.
However, this cruel, sacral ruler had
one endearing trait.

He loved sapphires. Was addicted to them. I saw some stones from his collection. He’d play with them, look at them, they calmed him, too.

Why such a long prelude? @Acinom, if Ivan had the sapphire like yours, Novgorod, the free Russian city, could be saved from being destroyed. I am positive ))). Your stone would have the power.
 

bpaul

Rough_Rock
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I am late to this party..but do want to weigh in.:) This is cobalt blue, in my opinion.Not easy to find in
Sapphires. Is it a Kashmir origin?
 

Acinom

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OK a historian’s point of view.
Russia had its measure of horrible tzars, but Ivan the Terrible was the worst.
However, this cruel, sacral ruler had
one endearing trait.

He loved sapphires. Was addicted to them. I saw some stones from his collection. He’d play with them, look at them, they calmed him, too.

Why such a long prelude? @Acinom, if Ivan had the sapphire like yours, Novgorod, the free Russian city, could be saved from being destroyed. I am positive ))). Your stone would have the power.
I am late to this party..but do want to weigh in.:) This is cobalt blue, in my opinion.Not easy to find in
Sapphires. Is it a Kashmir origin?
Thank for these huge compliments @Arkteia and @bpaul !!
My stone is of Ceylon origin
 

bpaul

Rough_Rock
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Thank for these huge compliments @Arkteia and @bpaul !!
My stone is of Ceylon origin
You are welcome! This truly is a stunningly beautiful stone, are you going to get it reset? If and when you do, please use as accent stones either baguettes in an art deco style, or half-moon diamonds forming a scalloped effect. I can visualize how gorgeous that would look!
 

finerthings

Shiny_Rock
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Mar 4, 2004
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I'm way late to the party @Acinom but have to say that your sapphire is such a dreamy lucious vivid blue... beyond words! I love the setting and can't imagine it any other way. Congrats!
 

Illinifire

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Oct 18, 2012
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OK a historian’s point of view.
Russia had its measure of horrible tzars, but Ivan the Terrible was the worst.
However, this cruel, sacral ruler had
one endearing trait.

He loved sapphires. Was addicted to them. I saw some stones from his collection. He’d play with them, look at them, they calmed him, too.

Why such a long prelude? @Acinom, if Ivan had the sapphire like yours, Novgorod, the free Russian city, could be saved from being destroyed. I am positive ))). Your stone would have the power.
I think this is my favorite compliment I’ve ever read in my years of lurking here!!

@Acinom; I envy your ring collection and your hands!
 
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