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Violet Sapphire Engagement Ring

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by BestLife85, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. BestLife85
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    by BestLife85 » Feb 2, 2019
    I have lurked for a long time and have used so much information on these forums, it only feels fair that I give back to the community a little bit. I’m engaged now, so I can share pics of my 2.7 ct violet sapphire. The stone was purchased from Gary at Finewater Gems, the setting is a Victor Canera design. I guess Victor doesn’t usually doesn’t allow people to source their own stones for this particular setting but he made an exception for us (maybe because diamonds weren’t a consideration for us and he sells his special antique cut diamond or something for this setting normally). I am sooooo grateful for his lenience because it was my favorite design by far and I am so happy every day. Finger size 6. I think it looks smaller in real life, but in a good way because I don’t want it to be so huge it makes people uncomfortable. Both Gary and Victor were wonderful to work with. The stone is a little darker than Gary’s photos which I didn’t bother to save, but it is cut well and I love it. Sometimes it is a little dark if there is no light, but that’s how gems work I think. I don’t really see that half darkness in the stone but sometimes I see darkness in a pattern of three triangles which I don’t mind. None of these photos are in ideal light. I will try to take better photos. It is purple in some lights and blue in others. Under a UV light it turns bright red. I think it’s a manganese based purple sapphire (no iron). I gotta take some pics of the sides too— will try to update later. It is so hard to take good pictures.

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  2. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Feb 2, 2019
    :love::love::love:
    Congratulations on your engagement and what a show stopper of a ring.
    The sapphire is uniquely beautiful and of course any VC setting is to die for.
    Wear it with much love, joy and pride.
     
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  3. voce
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    by voce » Feb 2, 2019
    Congrats on your engagement! That is a beautiful, beautiful sapphire and ring. Gary at Finewater Gems really has some of the best sapphires. :kiss2: Concerning the fluorescence, I believe that color change blue/purple sapphires contain vanadium, which can make them fluoresce. I would guess vanadium instead of manganese.
     
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    by AmethystHope » Feb 2, 2019
    Wow! :kiss2: Congratulations! It looks perfect on your hand.
    That colour of purple is all sorts of beautiful. And the VC setting is the perfect home for it.
    All the best to you two for a wonderful future together. =)2
     
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    by strawrose » Feb 2, 2019
    Congratulations! It is gorgeous!
     
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    by LJsapphire » Feb 2, 2019
    Beautiful, such a lovely colour sapphire :love:
     
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    by sapphiremomma » Feb 2, 2019
    That is one stunning ring!! I love the color shifts! And that setting is delicious ❤️❤️❤️
     
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    by elle_71125 » Feb 2, 2019
    Congratulations on your engagement. You ring is seriously gorgeous. VC does amazing work and that setting, in particular, is one of my favorites. :kiss2: I love that you guys went with a less traditional engagement stone...a purple sapphire. It’s gorgeous! It really pops on your hand and I bet you’ll get a million compliments in real life. :love:

    More pics please. :D
     
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  9. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 2, 2019
    Congrats!! Your ring is stunning and looks gorgeous on your hand. I love that you have chosen a colored stone for your engagement ring. Very elegant choice. Would love to see profile pics
     
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    by Bluegemz » Feb 2, 2019
    Awe, congratulations on your engagement! Such a wonderful and unique ring. I love the sapphire color, and think it’s a very elegant choice as an earring. :razz:
     
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  11. alene
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    by alene » Feb 2, 2019
    What a fantastic ring! Love this setting with a sapphire! Congrats on your engagement!
     
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    by dk168 » Feb 2, 2019
    Lovely stone and ring, thanks for sharing!

    DK :love:
     
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  13. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Feb 2, 2019
    Congrats!! Lovely stone in a gorgeous setting.
     
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    by scouty_gems » Feb 2, 2019
    Congratulations! Such a unique setting that looks beautiful on your hand!
     
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    by elliefire99 » Feb 2, 2019
    Gorgeous! It appears that VC and colored stones make a good team! And what a beautiful purple :)

    Congratulations and enjoy!
     
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    by leslie1956 » Feb 2, 2019
    Congratulations on your engagement! Your ring is just amazing :)
     
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    by passions4purples » Feb 2, 2019
    It's stunning! Sapphires in any shade of purple are among my favorite stones, and that one is just amazing.
     
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Feb 2, 2019
    My brain just screamed "Yes honey, Yes!!!" After reading your story and seeing that ring.

    Pricescope- The only place where even our lurkers have great taste. :P2:roll2:

    Enjoy the heck out of that beauty!
     
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    by natasha-cupcake » Feb 2, 2019
    Seriously impressive ring. Congratulations on your engagement!
     
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    by eapj » Feb 2, 2019
    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the elegant setting and the beautiful sapphire.
     
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    by MissyBeaucoup » Feb 3, 2019
    Congratulations! Wishing you much happiness!

    Beautiful ring and uniquely made just for you! So perfect!
     
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    by BestLife85 » Feb 9, 2019 at 11:47 AM
    Thank you thank you everyone (I don’t know how to tag people:cry2:) but here are some more pictures!

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    by elle_71125 » Feb 9, 2019 at 1:21 PM
    That is just stunning! I love everything about it. Bonus points on the gorgeous profile shot. :mrgreen2:
     
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    by violet3 » Feb 9, 2019 at 1:30 PM
    Woo Hoo! That is a truly special ring - congratulations on your engagement!!! Wear it in good health :love:
     
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    by Rfisher » Feb 9, 2019 at 1:38 PM
    Yes!
    It needs to be in the 'show me your profile' thread @BestLife85 !
     
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    by kimmyintexas » Feb 9, 2019 at 3:24 PM
    One of the prettiest sapphire rings I’ve ever seen. Seriously.
     
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    by Catmom » Feb 9, 2019 at 3:55 PM
    Congratulations!! Gorgeous stone and gorgeous setting which together make a stunning ring!
     
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    by clumberlove » Feb 9, 2019 at 6:13 PM
    Congratulations! I love the colour and the profile is to die for :eek2:
     
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    by minousbijoux » Feb 9, 2019 at 10:55 PM
    It is really lovely - love the color of the sapphire!
     
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    by 2Neezers » Feb 10, 2019 at 12:42 AM
    So beautiful :love:. Congrats on your engagement and gorgeous ring!
     

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