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Teal Sapphire for an E-Ring

Niel

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Did you already buy that setting
 

lovedogs

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Could you provide a picture of what you mean by "teal"? I ask because there's a huge variety of blue/green or green/blue sapphires (which is what I imagine when someone says teal).

This isn't "teal" per say, but it's a montana sapphire, which tend to be cool in terms of having a variety of "personalities" and colors they display.
https://www.mastercutgems.com/Products-251-Ruby_and_Sapphire/8682-Montana_Natural_Unheated_Sapphire_1_55_ct_-Gem.php?FromPage=1

Here's some other montana sapphires from Gemfix:

http://gemfix.com/gems/sapphire-montana-712 **I know it's over budget, but I love this color of teal, so mostly wanted to see if you think its too dark.

http://gemfix.com/gems/sapphire-blue-1264 **this is kind of more periwinkle

http://gemfix.com/gems/sapphire-blue-1250-oval-portuguese-cut-2-30cts **also kind of periwinkle

ETA: it's always easier to find a stone first and setting later. So if you haven't already purchased that exact setting I might find a stone you love first, and then get something very similar to that custom made. It might make the entire process much easier.
 

ChelseaB

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Not yet, but it's the go to at the moment. Apparently it is much easier to pick a setting than a stone. :)
 

ChelseaB

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You guys rocked this!!! Thank you for your input. I will be in contact with these vendors ASAP.
 

minousbijoux

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Chelsea: please do not buy the setting before you purchase the stone. You will complicate your life considerably if you do.
 

chrono

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minousbijoux|1464325188|4036813 said:
Chelsea: please do not buy the setting before you purchase the stone. You will complicate your life considerably if you do.
+1.
 

deskjockey

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ChelseaB|1464310131|4036700 said:
Not yet, but it's the go to at the moment. Apparently it is much easier to pick a setting than a stone. :)
Definitely try to pick the stone out first, if you can. That way you don't get as stuck with a certain size - I think if you're bound to an 8x6 stone your budget is going to become a problem, especially if you're really bound to a specific color rather than a range.

This is my "teal" sapphire -
myring2_0.jpg

I'm posting because I want to point out that this type of sapphire (a Montana, from mountain momma gems on etsy, who I would recommend), has some serious TEAL moments, but most of the time is a more muted, steel blue with hints of green (or sometimes pure green under LED lighting). It's pretty dark, too. But if mine is the kind of thing you might be looking for, it's a 6.5mm round and was about exactly what your budget is for the stone despite being smaller than what you're looking for.

Buying the setting first is really locking you into a MUCH more difficult stone search, between having to get a certain size and color for a budget.
 

Garnetgirl

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As others have said, please find your stone first. It's much easier to get a setting to fit the stone, than vice versa. Here's another source you can check for Montana sapphires:

http://www.earthstreasury.com

I bought a garnet from him last year, which he cut for me. So if he didn't have the size you were looking for, in the colour you want, maybe having one cut especially for you would be an option.
 
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