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On color alone - which of these two stones would you pick?

Which color?

  • Dark blue

    Votes: 22 40.7%
  • Teal

    Votes: 32 59.3%

  • Total voters
    54

athenaworth

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I'm sorry. I'm the most neurotic person on the planet. Pretend you're just picking on color and nothing else. Which of these two stones would you pick? (Hey! Yay me! My first poll!)

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bright ice

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I would pick the teal, to me it's a more pleasing color. I am just not a dark blue kind of person.
 

Arcadian

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

The teal, because the dark blue is slightly on the darker side than I would want in a sapphire. I did however fall in love with a dark blue spinel, but its pretty darn sparkly even in low light, so go figure :lol:

-A
 

K9

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Teal. Only because I'm partial to teal over dark blue.
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I like lighter tones in gems, generally, so I picked teal. If I ever get a sapphire I will be going for a much lighter color than is typically desired I think.
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Right now the votes are even 8-)

Dare I say I picked ..... teal ?
I think it's because I personally trend toward the lighter shades in general,
and am not the biggest fan of darkly saturated blues,
although one of my dream stones is going to be a nice blue sapphire...
(some day. along with a nice ruby.....sigh........ )

I TRULY see the appeal.... the richness... the blue flashes.... imagine the
gorgeousness with diamonds.... ahhh........

Anyway, it's going to be a tough choice.... wish you could just hold on to it for awhile
and take longer to decide.....
(actually, it reminds me of Steve's Sapphire.)
 

packrat

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I chose teal too, not b/c the blue isn't beautiful, but b/c as I've been collecting, I notice I'm drawn more towards the lighter/medium colors now.

I totally feel ya on the neurotic thing too..I second guess and eleventy seven guess and email Freke 27 times and say "Do you think I'm weird?"

LACES OUT FREKE!
 

VapidLapid

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I voted dark. Lush and velvety, not velveta-y
 

FrekeChild

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

packrat|1307417846|2939587 said:
I chose teal too, not b/c the blue isn't beautiful, but b/c as I've been collecting, I notice I'm drawn more towards the lighter/medium colors now.

I totally feel ya on the neurotic thing too..I second guess and eleventy seven guess and email Freke 27 times and say "Do you think I'm weird?"

LACES OUT FREKE!
She really does. I always tell her she's not, but you know... :wink2:

I voted teal too.
 

Gempassion

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I voted teal too... I like teal's calming effect. And it will reflect more light than the dark blue one.
 

BoulderGal

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Gempassion|1307420403|2939605 said:
I voted teal too... I like teal's calming effect. And it will reflect more light than the dark blue one.
I second this. I'd worry that the darker blue, though it is absolutely gorgeous, would look flat (?) in indoor lighting. My dream sapphire, which I *will* get someday, will be a deep sky blue (the sky at 10,000 feet color). Also, you don't see stones the color of that teal very often, so the uniqueness appeals to me.

Good luck deciding!
BoulderGal
 

natsplat

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Always teal for me. And pooooooooooosssibly that blue could be on the dark side (prolly not with the right careful setting). Both GORGEOUS though! Nice problem to have ;P :love:
 

Lovinggems

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I like both, what colour is lacking from your collection?
 

rosetta

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Teal please!
 
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talamasca

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Out of these two particular stones I've voted teal.

However, I would have gone for the blue if it was a touch lighter.
 

ZestfullyBling

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I voted teal. Very pretty Blue but too dark for me. I would have fell in love with the blue if it were more a medium and not medium/dark.

Athena, you are not neurotic. You look for great tone, saturation, dispersion, price per carat, and exceptional color in a CS. Who doesn't? I personally find it both nerve wrecking and enjoyable to find the gems that are Just Right. Im an obsessive/compulsive :errrr: ;))
 

Barrett

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

although dark overall, it's very hard to beat,
I am sure, the flashes of blue when the dark
one decides it's time to sparkle
 

athenaworth

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

The true test was how the blue was going to look in the office - and I love it. It's such a beautiful cobalt blue.

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colorluvr

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I picked the dark blue even before I saw the last picture - now I'm even more sure of my vote - very very nice!
 

Aoife

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

athenaworth|1307463572|2939871 said:
The true test was how the blue was going to look in the office - and I love it. It's such a beautiful cobalt blue.
I think you've got your answer then! It looks lovely! :appl: :appl:
 

natsplat

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Can I change, and pick BOTH?! :love: :love:
 

athenaworth

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

natsplat|1307466673|2939926 said:
Can I change, and pick BOTH?! :love: :love:
I'm already reconsidering re-selling it. :D
 

ZestfullyBling

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

athenaworth|1307463572|2939871 said:
The true test was how the blue was going to look in the office - and I love it. It's such a beautiful cobalt blue.

It looks Stunning in your setting!! Beautiful :love: !!!
 

kenny

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Blue.
 

natsplat

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

athenaworth|1307467494|2939928 said:
natsplat|1307466673|2939926 said:
Can I change, and pick BOTH?! :love: :love:
I'm already reconsidering re-selling it. :D
That's your answer. Keep BOTH and eat RAMEN :D sorted! :naughty:
 

K9

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

ZestfullyBling|1307468161|2939936 said:
It looks Stunning in your setting!! Beautiful :love: !!!
It really does look very lovely in the setting AND in your office lighting!
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

That blue is hypnotic !!!! :shock:
I change my mind !!!!

I think the blue is a winner !!!! :love: :love: :love:
 

MakingTheGrade

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

I love darker toned gems, so I voted blue!
 
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talamasca

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

After seeing office pics - I change my mind and def pick BLUE :love:
 

chrono

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Re: On color alone - which of these two stones would you pic

Blue, but only because I am partial to blues. It seems dark in the top picture but shows a brighter blue in the lower pictures.
 
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