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Mrs_Strizzle

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While I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new sapphire ring, I spent lots of time searching PS looking at everyone else's. I think it would be awesome to have them in one thread! I'll start, here are mine. My 5.89 ct unheated color shifting sapphire in a halo (avatar pic), 3.2 ct heated blue with baguettes, and my 6.47 ct light blue ballerina.

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How lovely! Is the host rock pegmatite, limestone, or marble, @Nick_G? It's clearly not basalt. The other day, it occurred to me that I didn't know what mineral colored purple sapphire. I sort of assumed it was a variation of the trace elements which color blue sapphire (titanium and iron). But it's actually vanadium. Isn't that wild? Vanadium makes beryl green, but corundum purple. :)
 

Nick_G

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How lovely! Is the host rock pegmatite, limestone, or marble, @Nick_G? It's clearly not basalt. The other day, it occurred to me that I didn't know what mineral colored purple sapphire. I sort of assumed it was a variation of the trace elements which color blue sapphire (titanium and iron). But it's actually vanadium. Isn't that wild? Vanadium makes beryl green, but corundum purple. :)

Hi there. Yes that specimen is in marble. It has chromium in it as it fluoresces with my LWUV torch, but I expect there is just the tiniest bit of iron+titanium adding blue to the pink to make it purple. The iron/titanium chromophore is a lot stronger than chromium, so there's enough to shift the colour to purple without dampening the chromium fluorescence too much.

Sapphires coloured mainly by vanadium are very rare and are colour changing from green to reddish, like alexandrite. AFAIK they are only found in Mogok and an alluvial deposit in Tanzania.
 

Bron357

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Mine.
The blue sapphire out of a ring that I then set the white sapphire. The diamond mount was originally for one of the 9mm round blue sapphires but I listened to advice and kept them as a pair.
The white sapphire from the gem haul recycled into the other setting.
The vivid pink sapphire from the gem haul in a pre loved setting from Ivy and Rose
One of the purple sapphires from the gem haul into a pre loved setting from a fellow PSer.
The yellow and blue trilogy sapphire ring and the opalescent purple pink sapphire. B483213F-F74A-4638-A8EF-BD706CACA188.jpeg
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Daisys and Diamonds

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saphire is my birth stone
my blues arnt great colour :(2
i love the teal ones as opposed to my awful green one :(2

my new phone is still in the box
so i cant post actual rings
so ill just post these instead :lol-2:


and

 
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Tinkybell

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I have a few, all from my Grand Mother. My avatar that I had reset in a new custom setting, an oval sapphire,7 carats set in 18kt gold and silver with diamonds, a small oval set- in platinum with diamonds either Edwardian or Art Deco, an 18 kt. 20221001_194440.jpg eternity band, and a small sapphire set in 18kt gold with enamel, pearls and diamonds. These are what I have in ring form. I only wear the avatar and the oval 18kt.The others sit in our safe. I will pass them on to my daughters and Grand Daughters. The small sapphire in platinum is smaller than what I love on my hand. The eternity band is very large in diameter and too big for me to wear. The enamel ring is just not my cup of tea. 20221001_202126.jpg 20221001_202241.jpg 20221001_202303.jpg 20221001_202442.jpg 20221001_202450.jpg 20221001_193933 (1).jpg
 

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Starstruck8

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I have a few, all from my Grand Mother. My avatar that I had reset in a new custom setting, an oval sapphire,7 carats set in 18kt gold and silver with diamonds, a small oval set- in platinum with diamonds either Edwardian or Art Deco, an 18 kt. 20221001_194440.jpg eternity band, and a small sapphire set in 18kt gold with enamel, pearls and diamonds. These are what I have in ring form. I only wear the avatar and the oval 18kt.The others sit in our safe. I will pass them on to my daughters and Grand Daughters. The small sapphire in platinum is smaller than what I love on my hand. The eternity band is very large in diameter and too big for me to wear. The enamel ring is just not my cup of tea. 20221001_202126.jpg 20221001_202241.jpg 20221001_202303.jpg 20221001_202442.jpg 20221001_202450.jpg 20221001_193933 (1).jpg

As @Daisys and Diamonds says, grandmothers' rings are the best! I love the ?Victorian ring with pearls, gold and blue enamel.
 

Tinkybell

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Mine.
The blue sapphire out of a ring that I then set the white sapphire. The diamond mount was originally for one of the 9mm round blue sapphires but I listened to advice and kept them as a pair.
The white sapphire from the gem haul recycled into the other setting.
The vivid pink sapphire from the gem haul in a pre loved setting from Ivy and Rose
One of the purple sapphires from the gem haul into a pre loved setting from a fellow PSer.
The yellow and blue trilogy sapphire ring and the opalescent purple pink sapphire. B483213F-F74A-4638-A8EF-BD706CACA188.jpeg
730AF9C5-897A-478D-B9A3-DDEEE607D719.jpeg 31FBFC79-C0EE-46C2-8A48-BC2E987A09F3.jpeg 597FAC6A-890A-436C-9D38-E25A88803F99.jpeg 1F59CF2B-28C0-4033-8D14-D1ABBF37D5BC.jpeg 57AAFE7C-E376-4660-A32F-21774A135702.jpeg 7FEB418D-7EC1-4825-8EA6-009F20C961EC.jpeg 2E817339-A2FC-4951-A639-C6726C2817DF.jpeg

You have really beautiful sapphires. I think the pinkish purple one is so gorgeous and so very different from most sapphires you see. It glows in a way. Such a nice collection!
 
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