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  1. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 22, 2019
    Sapphire came in and omg loooove: IMG_20190723_111341.jpg IMG_20190723_111307.jpg IMG_20190723_111323.jpg

    what does everyone think?
     
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  2. icy_jade
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    by icy_jade » Jul 22, 2019
    Nice and blue.

    Is it certified? This is the HKD45k one?
     
  3. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 22, 2019
    Certified! And yes, it's the HKD45,000 one.
     
  4. Rad_Fan
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    by Rad_Fan » Jul 22, 2019
    These are the same sapphire, correct? Too many eye candies from your posts and got confused. [​IMG]:lol-2:

    Do you mind sharing with us the vendor name?
     
    


    


  5. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 22, 2019
    Yep! Same one! I purchased with thegemcollector on etsy and Instagram :)
     
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    by Rad_Fan » Jul 22, 2019
    Your sapphire is yummy! Thanks for sharing. Does it look as fab. as vendor's pictures under bright light? :love:
     
  7. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 22, 2019
    It's soooo pretty...in the light, the sparkle is so beautiful! Never blackens even under my desk and it's got a nice silk and sparkle balance :D I'm extreeeeemely tempted by it.

    Regarding how I found this seller, I found her first on Etsy and started chatting w/her before we moved our convo to WeChat (since she's in HK) and then she shipped it over to me w/in one day :)
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    More pics! Shaded indoor lighting: IMG_20190723_120218.jpg IMG_20190723_120149.jpg IMG_20190723_120139.jpg IMG_20190723_120131.jpg
     
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    by Rad_Fan » Jul 23, 2019
    I thought you love it and it's a keeper? How long is the viewing period?
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    3 days! I loved the pics, but since the seller's in HK and I'm in SH, wanted to see it first w/the caveat I can return it w/in 3 days if I don't love it. So far, I'm loving it :D
     
    


    


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    by Rad_Fan » Jul 23, 2019
    Your office uses incandescent light? I cannot tell from your own photos because they looked a bit whitish on my screen. The sapphire still stays blue under slightly dimmed warm light?
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Not exactly sure, but our office light is very white and yes, it stays blue even in dimmed sunlight :)
     
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  13. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jul 23, 2019
    What a beautiful blue!!! A very pretty and vibrant stone.
     
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    by Acinom » Jul 23, 2019
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    My vote goes to this design: fresh and young and symmetric. It’s a classic yet with a new vibe and I love the nature theme.
    A halo would also look great
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Hearing that from you, that's a great honor! I'm also falling in love with it, it's such a beautiful and vibrant blue in real life <3 It's cloudy outside w/no sun yet the color is still quite nice :kiss2:
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Next to window in. sunlight:

    IMG_20190723_143717.jpg IMG_20190723_143652.jpg
     
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    by Rfisher » Jul 23, 2019
    Very pretty!
    I know it’s impossible - but I’d love to know how you feel it looks to your eyes, compared to the vendors pics colors and yours, as seen on my monitor.
    It looks beautiful on your hand!
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Thank you! I'd say it's more sparkly than I thought it would be! In daylight though, they look very alike; lights up w/some sun :geek2:
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Pic IMG_20190723_201011.jpg taken under white light:
     
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    by icy_jade » Jul 23, 2019
    It sounds like it’s a keeper for you?
     
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    Leaning towards it, but would always love to hear what PS-ers think :)
     
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    by icy_jade » Jul 23, 2019
    I suppose:
    - it’s reliably certified
    - And you love the color
    - want the size
    - feel ok about the price...

    Then it all seems to work out?

    It looks velvety blue and doesn’t seem to black out from the pics. But I always think ultimately is how it looks irl which maybe the pics taken/posted maybe are not as accurate. Most important imo is how you feel about it and it sounds like you love it. It doesn’t have to be a trade ideal for you to love it.
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    I think given the price and my status as a first-time gem shopper, I'm always ready to learn from more experienced eyes :) It's been a very fun journey for me, learning about trade ideals and what I personally like in a sapphire!
     
  24. voce
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    by voce » Jul 23, 2019
    It does look pretty much like trade ideal to me, and if the pictures you took are the same as what you see in real life, you should consider keeping it. The only "down" side is the price, but maybe trade ideal sapphires always cost more than average price. I think that sapphire will hold its value very well over time. Plus the velvety blue is very dreamy!
     
  25. Lilith112
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    If anything, the color is even more saturated/velvety in real life in natural sunlight :D In my time browsing PS, I've loved sapphires such as @Acinom and I've always aspired to that kind of saturated, velvety, and dreamy blue :)
     
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    by voce » Jul 23, 2019
    I think your sapphire is every bit as velvety as @Acinom's, and I think she will agree. @Acinom's sapphire looks bigger though.
     
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    by icy_jade » Jul 23, 2019
    Ok I think price is the drawback. Otherwise it looks really good to me.
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Awwww that makes me super happy to hear! :D

    @icy_jade Yeah, I love the color but as a newbie, I just wanted to see what everyone thinks of its stone quality (color, clarify, velvet, etc) versus its price because it'll be the priciest thing I've ever gotten
     
  29. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Jul 23, 2019
    I completely agree! To my eyes it’s worth it. Unfortunately sapphires do not come cheap. But you will love this forever. It’s a Classic! And based on the pics it’s a gorgeous blue: saturated and velvety. And a nice open blue in Some lighting. Personally I would go for it. You do not see Stones like this everywhere.
     
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    by Lilith112 » Jul 23, 2019
    Thank for you praise, it means a lot to me! I've already seen 20+ sapphires and this easily stood out above all, so I'm leaning towards it :geek2:
     
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