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  1. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 16, 2019
    Hello,

    I’m looking at this 2.9ct yellow sapphire from Jeff Davies. I am not familiar with buying sapphires. Is there anything about this one that I should be aware of? To my eye it looks pretty but I need expert opinions :)

    Thank you.




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  2. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jun 16, 2019
    Looks beautiful. It seems similar to my little one and such a colour is very vibrant and glowy. Jeff Davies is a top cutter and Lotus is a top lab so I’m sure you’ll be very happy with it. I do believe that on the off chance you don’t love it, Jeff accepts returns.
     
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  3. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 16, 2019
    Thank you @Bron357 Im so pleased you like it. Do you have a picture of your yellow sapphire? I would love to see it.
     
  4. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jun 16, 2019
    You can see how even in low light it’s very bright and glowy. Same cut as yours. I love emerald cuts, my engagement ring is also an EC
     
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  5. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 16, 2019
    Wow!! Thank you for sharing that photo. It’s gorgeous! Are you planning on setting it?
     
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  6. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Jun 16, 2019
    ABB50F4C-A8A5-4D86-90D2-BEC0E6977486.jpeg F5EC44AF-BABF-46DF-9652-031DCB633A88.jpeg Unfortunately no. I have a “to set” list I already can’t afford! :cry2:
    I acquired a once in a lifetime treasure trove of gemstones nearly two years ago. So far only two gems have been set.
     
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  7. T L
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    by T L » Jun 16, 2019
    Why is it green on the Lotus report?
     
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  8. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Jun 16, 2019
    I'd request a natural outside light video just to check the colour.
     
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  9. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 16, 2019
    I remember reading about your exciting find! The stones you have set are beautiful :love:
     
  10. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 16, 2019
    @T L and @mellowyellowgirl

    I noticed that but didn’t ask because the actual report lists the sapphire as yellow. I’ve sent Jeff an email to ask about it :))
     
    


    


  11. mellowyellowgirl
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    by mellowyellowgirl » Jun 17, 2019
    I learned this very important lesson with buying jade.

    Check it in all the lights! Especially natural light. Make sure the light they use is normal and not nice studio lights. Then go and check it across a bunch of devices to see the colour!!!
     
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  12. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 17, 2019
    Great advice! Thank you.

    My blue Zircon (in my avatar) is from Jeff. It’s exactly the same in person as on the video/photos I saw from him. I really hope this sapphire is the same.
     
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  13. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 17, 2019
    The Lotus People (Ha!) are the most picky about printing images of precious stones - at least in the books. I expect less from reports (perhaps just because I have had no reason to keep up with printing tech as they have...) & nothing much from pictures of reports - as printed paper plays with light rather differently than faceted crystals.
     
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  14. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 17, 2019
    So you think I shouldn’t rely on the photo on the report? I’ve messaged Jeff and asked for a video. Waiting to hear back from him.
     
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  15. smitcompton
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    by smitcompton » Jun 17, 2019
    Hi,

    The stone looks beautiful.

    Annette
     
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  16. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 17, 2019
    Thank you Annette :) I’m looking forward to this project!
     
  17. AV_
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    by AV_ » Jun 18, 2019
    Exactly.

    His step cut looks great in anything...
     
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  18. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Jun 18, 2019
    I heard back from Jeff. He said that there is absolutely no green in the sapphire. It would say that on the grading report. It only says yellow. I will post photos when it arrives :)
     

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