If I were to have a sapphire cut, I'd listen to the cutter. I do not really know how many would agree with what I said about this sapphire, of course, I'd rather they do... I see stones cut this way tolerated on the shelves of J. Dyer & R. Orbach because the cut works - and their own fully precise cut styles are not obscure.You really know your stuff
Yes one of your inspiration rings was sourced by enhoerning. Probably they can find you another similar stone at the 1.5 ct mark in budget.Thanks, quibitasaurus. Enhoerning gems wasn't on my radar. I did a quick peek and saw this lovely but it's been sold.
But like you suggested, they might be able to find one.
I also checked out concave gems. I'm such a dumb-dumb it took me a while to figure out that Corundum is a sapphire! Duh!! I'm always trying to learn more. So I hope this isn't a real rookie question. Their photos have a strange look to them compared to others I've seen. Is this because they are trying to capture a sparkle? Example:
The main reason I was focused on a round or oval was the setting I was leaning towards. See my post above. I'd welcome your thoughts on cuts that would compliment that kind of setting.
Thank you for the explanation. Makes perfect sense.The concavegems look funny because they are concave faceted. Which is a different way of cutting that changes the sparkle and optics of the stone. I guess maybe you could make an analogy to a modified round brilliant cut in a diamond vs and oec. One throws off bigger broader flashes than the other (which generally throws off more smaller scintilation/sparkle) due to the different style of cut.
I am still learning too! Was just going by her description where she mentions there is some windowing and that she would like to see it recut possibly. I'm not sure I can even see the window in the pics on the Etsy listing. What were your thoughts on it? ... but OMG that color in the IG picture leaves me drooling!!!@scouty Thank you so much for the great examples.
As I'm still learning, can you tell me what you're seeing with the gem stone project stone? I have some ideas of what could be problematic but I'd like to hear your thoughts on that. So far, that's one of my biggest weaknesses. I can look at two stones from two different vendors that look relatively the same to me (color, size, shape) and they can vary by $1k or more! So clearly I'm not always picking up on the subtle or not so subtle quality issues.
Thank you so much for pointing this thread to me. I'm very much convinced you MUST see the gem in person and in different lighting. A photo can only capture so much. These stones are perfect examples of how different they look in real like and even the same gem from picture to picture!![/QUOTE]
Please post pictures when you do!Yes! this was incredibly helpful. As the is my first project from scratch, I welcome the knowledge others have learned and are generous enough to share. Can't wait until I have a few stones in my possession to check out in all kinds of conditions!