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New Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring

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starryeyed

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Well I finally managed to take some photos of my new ring. I am really excited about it, and you guys are some of the few who are as obsessive about sparkly things as I am! So, I thought I'd share.

It's a 4.30 natural, un-treated pink Ceylon sapphire (VS-VVS+ clarity) with 1 carat tw of F/G VS half-moons set in platinum. I bought the sapphire first, then the half-moons, then drafted the design, and had the ring made. It was a 3-4 month process, so I'm thrilled to finally have it on my finger.

And like most of us who suffer from bling-obsession, I wear it always and find myself staring at it for minutes on end! Ok, I'm crazy....I knew you'd understand! Ha-ha!

PinkSapRing1.jpg
 

poptart

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Beautiful!! I love that shade of pink!

*M*
 

starryeyed

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Thanks poptart and KimberlyH!

I was really fortunate with the sapphire - I bought it after being told it was heat-treated, knowing that most pink sapphires have been exposed to heat. I asked the dealer to send it to the AGTA for certification, just to make sure it was corundum. Much to our surprise, it came back with no evidence of heat. So the value of the stone went up like 2.5-3 times! I was shocked - the dealer was too!
 

kcoursolle

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It''s beautiful! I love the color of your sapphire and the half moon sides give the ring a very classy look.
 

Kaleigh

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Yowza, that''s gorgeous!!! I love pink sapphires, and the half moons are stunning!!!

Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!
 

Sundial

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That is one big beautiful ring! I love the color in that sapphire and what a bonus that it is actually untreated!!!
 

UCLABelle

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HOT PINK! That ring is just perfect....and HUGE! I love love love the oval with the half-moons....YUMMY!
 

diamondfan

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Wow that is just the perfect setting. What a stunning ring, the color is great and the shape of the center and sides is so lovely together! I am sure you are enjoying it totally!
 

poptart

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AND it''s untreated?? That''s amazing and it makes the color even more astounding!

*M*
 

Cind11

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I absolutely love your ring. It''s fantastic. I''d love to have a ring exactly like that!
 

ForteKitty

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I''m sooooo envious!! That is a gorgeous pink.. and untreated too!!
 

Beacon

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Wow - your story is amazing to hear. It''s fabulous that it turned out to be natural color. One of those one in a million things that *never* happen, except it did happen and that means it is just meant to be for you. Stunning ring and very elegant design.
 

starryeyed

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Thanks KCoursolle, Kaleigh, Sundial, UCLABelle, Diamondfan, Cind11, poptart, Gailrmv, ForteKitty, and Beacon! I knew you guys would understand! Yes, I can hardly believe it came back not heat treated. You're right - it's one of those things that nevers happens, but it happened. Kinda like winning the lottery. Can you imagine how the dealer must have felt, knowing he could have gotten 2.5-3x more money for the stone? I'd have every stone checked from here on out!

And thanks for your compliments on the design. I wanted something that sat low on my finger. Also, I designed it so the band gets a little wider at the back. This keeps the top of the ring from flopping forward, since it's a large (hooray!!!) stone. It works really well.
 

Dee*Jay

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Your new ring is BEAUTIFUL!
 

elsie

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Wow, what a great color -- you did good!

And I totally understand about staring at your ring. In fact, I should be working but I''m sitting here staring at your ring!
 

starryeyed

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Thanks DeeJay. Elsie, we have similar problems - I was staring at YOURS! It''s such a great color blue! Congrats!
 

elsie

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Date: 11/27/2006 11:51:16 AM
Author: starryeyed
Thanks DeeJay. Elsie, we have similar problems - I was staring at YOURS! It''s such a great color blue! Congrats!
Awww... thanks, starryeyed!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Whoa! Splendid piece--enjoy!

cheers--Sharon
 

starryeyed

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Thanks ImpatientOne, Sharon, and Anchors1! I''m so grateful for all of the compliments - my family is sick of listening to me! Ha-ha!
 

bling*diva*

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~~That is so beautiful!!! I really like the pink color w/ the white diamonds!!!
 

Tacori E-ring

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I love that shade of pink! The setting is perfect as well!
 
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