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Statistics on Kate Middleton's blue sapphire

Ellie25

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I am looking for a blue sapphire like Kate Middleton's that is natural and unheated, but I can't find details on the color of hers. Does anyone have the estimated statistics of her sapphire (e.g., 4Cs, dimensions, brilliance). Is it dark, intense, or vivid blue? The below sapphires are about 10mm x 8mm. Which of these would be more like hers, if either? Where is a good source for finding sapphires like hers? Is the one attached too dark (pic #1)? Perhaps the other (which was taken in daylight/natural light) is too light and possibly too shallow (10mm x 8mm x 3.6mm; pic #2)? A setting might darken the center. My price is limited so some sacrifices to the 4Cs will be needed. I may also consider a sapphire a little lighter than hers so it appears blue in more settings rather than black.

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Thanks in advance for any information that can be provided.
 

scarsmum

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It’s a 12 carat Ceylon sapphire. Color is not specified as far as I know.
 

Austina

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I think I’ve read that it always photographs darker than it is in reality.
 

Barrett

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Here is Kate's sapphire. The color is not that great. I mean sure....if you catch the light just right, it almost certainly has a fantastic blue color. However, many other times it is overly dark n' dead looking. It blackens out like it's got a serious case of over saturation and/or extinction.....

Diana & Kates engagement ring.jpg Kate+Middleton+Kate+Middleton+Engagement+Ring+R8jYbQc07rfl[1].jpg Kate+Middleton+Kate+Middleton+Engagement+Ring+XGuiW7g6uBHl[1].jpg
 

Barrett

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Its color has nothing on many other famous celeb stones
Beyonce's sapphire is what a sapphire worthy of royalty should look like beyoncesapphire.jpg beyoncecloseup.jpg
 

Barrett

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Even Jay-Z has a sapphire with a color half way decent. Even though its lighter, At least it doesn't turn into a "black spinel look-a-like", like Kate's ring does jay-z-40-40-395-ring.jpg
 

Barrett

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I imagine Kate's ring to look like something along the lines of my Co bearing spinel from Sri Lanka. In this youtube I did, you can see how it blackens out much of the time, until it catches the light.....then it pops with color.

Please excuse the cover picture on the YouTube video. I don't know why that's up there because those are Vietnamese spinel. I'm not sure how that got switched like that but the video is of the spinel I speak of, and not the little pieces in the video cover photo there.
 
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