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thoughts on this unheated sapphire (video)

himni

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I am looking for an unheated sapphire for a pendant.

I would love some help finding a good stone, since I am a newbie.

I found this one at Africa Gems, the price is a bit higher vs Pearlmans- but AG is having a 20% off mothers day sale at the moment so it will be cheaper at AG.

I am unsure of what to ask the vendor, so I thought I would come here for some help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euu7MreqLwE



http://www.africagems.com/cushion-blue-sapphire-gemstone-46721736.html


here is my pendant inspiration:

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GregS

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There looks to be quite a bit of color zoning in the video and the stone appears to be hazy. Other than that the color is a nice purplish blue and the cutting looks to be good.
 

himni

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thanks for your respond @GregS, maybe i should keep searching. I will ask the vendor for pictures of the stone.
 

chrono

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1. Why unheated? I'm just curious because most nice looking unheated stones tend to be quite costly.
2. Ct weight and mm size?
3. Budget?
4. Shape?
 

himni

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At the moment my budget for the gem is 5k. But after looking at sapphires for so long now, I have decided to wait and save more money so that I can get a larger stone for an engagement ring or rhr.

I just think sapphires are so classy and elegant.

I have a beautiful LM ring that I only wore a handful of times but dh will not let me sell it. So I will just have to save for a few months so that I can get a larger stone, afterwards I will save for the setting. I want at least 8mm and as close as possible to a royal blue- do you think 10-12k is enough for just the stone?

I don't mind heated stones, but for an engagement ring I would love it to be unheated. I am not crazy about concave cuts. So far finding at the right color has been so hard.

thanks so much for your help @chrono - i have read other posts and your insight has intrigued me, because you seem so knowledgable re:sapphires.
 
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