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Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please help

paeeddie

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Hello,

I have never purchased any precious stones before, but I am looking for some help in finding something suitable for an engagement ring.

The ring style will be a more delicate (I guess?) twist band like this: http://www.bluenile.com/build-your-own-ring/review?? diamondBt=7&offerId=56003&gclid=Cj0KEQjwhbzABRDHw_i4q6fXoLIBEiQANZKGW5Pxq1R7BH5IO78HimRauPrFA3k0KCNcxN3x2HTrd0YaAnvv8P8HAQ&click_id=701302998

She seems to enjoy pear/Trillion cuts and slightly brighter colors most (blues/lavenders/yellows)

I was hoping to keep the stone under $2k.

Thank you!
 

Niel

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

Can you provide photos of her favorite colored stones she's found.
 

OTL

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

You have a wide range of selection:
Blue, lavender, yellow color ---blue sapphire, lavender sapphire, yellow sapphire, blue spinel, lavender spinel, chrysoberyl that is greenish yellow and very bright. All suitable for everyday wear.
Any preferred dimension of the center stone?
 

paeeddie

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

I will get on that! It's tough because she's not TOO particular about color and sapphires come in so many... :wall:

As for dimensions, I'm not positive, but she liked the sizes of the >1 to 1.5~ct trillion cuts we looked at. What is that, like close to 7mm in width? Also the more rounded cuts, not the super triangular ones.
 

chroman

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

Pears always bring to mind a nice mahenge spinel (probably because there are some awesome examples by PS folks!). Something along the lines of this:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/221753818929?_mwBanner=1
Any chance that sort of color appeals?
 

paeeddie

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

Colorwise, it would be on more of the "hate it" spectrum I'm afraid haha. More into the blues/greens/purple/yellows.

As far as Spinel goes, is the stone being something like an 8 vs 9 hardness not a concern longevity wise?
 

paeeddie

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

The yellow and blue sapphires and their cuts are :clap:
I think cut and color wise these are close to perfect, but pretty darn huge for her fingers. Also, maybe I am wrong, but I think the clarity of the yellow is preferred.
 

chroman

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

Maybe a few other options in blue/yellow:

Blue pear sapphire, a little sleepy which may or may not be of interest:
http://www.thegemtrader.com/Feb16BSapphirePage.htm

Another blue pear that *might* be too dark.. Sort of hard to read the photo:
http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/gemstones/?sku=1500

Blue trillion - this might be my favorite of the lot:
http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/gemstones/?sku=8227

Another blue trillion thats more rounded, but slightly over your 2k target:
http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/gemstones/?sku=1048

A yellow pear that might be interesting:
http://www.spectralgems.net/sapphire/sapphireyellowtricush1_61ct_2176/

A very lemony "trillion":
http://www.earthstreasury.com/product/1-10-carat-lemon-yellow-umba-sapphire/
 

OTL

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

paeeddie said:
The yellow and blue sapphires and their cuts are :clap:
I think cut and color wise these are close to perfect, but pretty darn huge for her fingers. Also, maybe I am wrong, but I think the clarity of the yellow is preferred.
well, it fits your budget, so why not something bigger for her :tongue:
 

paeeddie

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Re: Trillion/pear cut sapphire for engagement ring please he

Oooh this is a lot of pretty things to look at/into. Thank you for all the help everyone. :dance:
 
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