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  1. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 19, 2019
    Just received these pics...and I think I'm in love:

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    2 ct., unheated, and HKD45,000
     
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  2. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jul 19, 2019
    Based on these pics it’s gorgeous! Could you ASK for more pics in various lighting and a video?
     
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  3. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 19, 2019
    Since the seller's in Hong Kong and I'm in Shanghai, she's offered to send it to me so I can check it out in person. Have to pay beforehand, but if I don't like it, I'll be fully refunded and returns are free :) Should I go with that?

    EDIT she also did send videos but I can't attach
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Jul 19, 2019
    Yes!
     
    


    


  5. chrono
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    by chrono » Jul 19, 2019
    The new pics look delish!
     
  6. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 19, 2019
    Going to go for it :D
    Thank you! I'm extreeeeeemely tempted as well...and the videos she sent look amazing :kiss2::kiss2:
     
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  7. qubitasaurus
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    by qubitasaurus » Jul 19, 2019
    Can they get a lab report before sending it? GRS is in hong kong. So should be relatively simple for them.
     
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  8. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 19, 2019
    Yep! She's sending it over with a GRS report :)
     
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  9. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 19, 2019
    I LOVE IT!!!!
     
  10. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 19, 2019
    Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself :D

    More pictures; natural sunlight and brightly lit indoors:

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  11. T L
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    by T L » Jul 19, 2019
    If the photos are accurate, I love it!!
     
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  12. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jul 19, 2019
    This is my dream color @Lilith112 !!! I hope the pics are true to life and that you love it in person!
     
  13. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Jul 19, 2019
    The natural sunlight one is......everything........
    :love:
    Brightly lit indoors ain’t shabby, tho!
    Wonder about more day to day ‘regular’ environment lighting on this one?
     
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  14. voce
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    by voce » Jul 19, 2019
    Looks pretty promising. Hope the GRS report will be what you expect. :geek2:
     
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  15. Arcadian
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    by Arcadian » Jul 19, 2019
    Fingers in the 2nd photo look blueish to me, so I'm guarded. Do see what you think in your own environment. thats the only thing that matters outside of the lab report.
     
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  16. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 19, 2019
    I think that will be the true test....how good it looks in normal indoor lighting. Fingers crossed!

    Same! Hope this will be "the one"
    True, true. Well, hopefully I should be able to see it in a day or so and I'm really hoping it lives up to the photos!

    @lovedogs Thank you! Fingers crossed it works out now =)2=)2
     
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  17. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 20, 2019
    More pics! Indoors in dim lighting:

    mmexport1563598287943.jpg mmexport1563598284176.jpg
     
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    by icy_jade » Jul 20, 2019
    So stunning

    Looks really good! Anyway take the cornflower title with a pinch of salt. I’ve seen GRS cornflowers that don’t look good. Most important is whether you love the stone.
     
  19. Nick_G
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    by Nick_G » Jul 20, 2019
    Stunning! That's got to be one of those Kashmir-type sapphires from Madagascar, yes? The intense blue colour, the glow caused by just a little silk, and yet not enough to dim the transparency too much.
     
  20. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 20, 2019
    For sure! Fingers croosed here!
    It's actually.ceylon, but yes, same principle...hopefully!
     
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    by Nick_G » Jul 20, 2019
    Wow. That's an amazing colour for a Sri Lankan sapphire!
     
  22. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Jul 20, 2019
    Love it.
    :kiss2::love:
     
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    Looking amazing from this lights and can't wait to hear updates from you!

    I wonder how it looks against skin tone that goes even darker due to lack of light.
     
  24. Bluegemz
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    by Bluegemz » Jul 20, 2019
    Wow, amazingly gorgeous blue!
     
  25. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 21, 2019
    Thank you! Fingers cross omg.

    The color is stunning so far. I'm so excited to see it!

    Yeah, the dim lighting in real life will be the ultimate test imo.

    Thank you! Hopefully it's as blue in real life as it is in pics/vids :3
     
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    by mpc » Jul 21, 2019
    That looks beautiful!!! And seems like a really good price too!! Can’t wait for you to see it! Please post more pics when you do!
     
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    by arkieb1 » Jul 21, 2019
    It's a really pretty colour irrespective but can you notice the difference in the colour between the two sets of photos, sapphires do shift/darken or lighten a little with various lighting.
     
  28. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 21, 2019
    Thank you! I definitely will do so :)

    Yep, the shade's deeper in the dim lighting setting. I think as long as it doesn't fully blacken and it still has an attractive color in my normal lighting setting (that is, brightly lit office), I'll be fine with it. Ahhhh I'm excited!

    Maybe I"m getting ahead of myself, but now I'm deciding on a perfect setting. Anyone have suggestions? I was thinking of something simple like this:

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    OR:

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    What does everyone think? Also, white, rose, or yellow gold?
     
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  29. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 21, 2019
    Gold depending on what you usually wear/prefer? Personally I think blues go with white gold better.

    As for settings, I’m usually a “halo makes every stone look prettier” person. :lol:

    You planning to custom or get a ready made?
     
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    Preferably custom-made! I like halos on other people, but I think they tend to overwhelm me lol. I'd normally go for rose-gold, I just don't think it'll pair that well w/the blue lol.
     
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