by Ayers » Mar 24, 2009 I''m helping a friend track down a sapphire engagement ring - it feels a lot harder than the diamond shopping I did for myself a few months ago (and that was tough!) He''s looking for a: Ceylon, untreated, 7x9mm, oval sapphire and a custom setting with a trellis solitaire look that is contoured (thinner at top) 1) Looking at a few sites reveal a WIDE range of prices from cheap (sapphires.ca) to expensive (cherrypicked). How would I know I''m not getting ripped off? There were a few on Planetarygems.com that also looked good. 2) What kind of certification is reliable? 3) Can you buy custom settings pretty easily without buying the stone? 4) Any other factors I need to ask him about? Thanks a ton!