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lucida23

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I've been wanting to get a sapphire but not daring enough to make the first move. I think i need some advise before I really make the plunge or maybe to get one at local stores (which I can see the actual stone).

Following are some sapphires that I quite like but am uncertain about the price and which is of better quality. My dream stone is more of cornflower blue sapphire, the blue blue type, not violetish. Appreciate your feedback.

1) Untreated Blue Sapphire 2.35 cts. (Price US$2600)


Clarity: VS
Dimensions: 7.81x 6.70x 5.66mm
Design: Barion oval
Origin: Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Treatment: No Treatment
Cut by: John B. (list on http://gemrite.com/home/170-blue-sapphire-235-cts.html)

2) Unheated Ceylon Sapphire Oval 1.45 (Price US$2175)


Size: 6.50 x 5.38 x 4.79mm
Shape: Oval Portuguese Cut
Weight: 1.45 ct
Origin: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Treatment: None
Color: Cornflower Blue
Clarity: Eye Clean, nearly loupe clean
List on: Yvonne Raley etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/238529708/unheated-ceylon-sapphire-oval-145?ref=shop_home_active_12)

Or any other better recommendation??

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Niel

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Looooove the fist one
 

lucida23

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Hi Niel,

Do you think the price is reasonable? The other two pictures (see below for one of it) that was posted looks very purple but the video looks blue.. so not sure which is more accurate...

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PieAreSquared

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lucida23|1444055120|3934986 said:
Hi Niel,

Do you think the price is reasonable? The other two pictures (see below for one of it) that was posted looks very purple but the video looks blue.. so not sure which is more accurate...

The vendor's description says: "The stone does have a small color shift depending on the light source" which may explain the difference. Likely the video was taken in different lighting than the photo.
I have found it is always best to read the descriptions carefully, as photos only tell part of the story.
 

lovedogs

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The first stone is amazing IMHO. I would 100% prefer that to the second one, just because the color is so yummy!
 
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SparkliesLuver

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The only real, true way to know if you love it is to order it and see it in person. Maybe the shift is so subtle that you're okay with it, but maybe it's too much. You won't know for sure unless you see it with your own eyes. Always double-check the return policy first!
 

lucida23

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Dear all,

Thanks for your reply. The shop has return policy. I will give it a try and update on the outcomes :)

Cheers,
Lucida
 
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