- Mar 31, 2016
I am brand new to this is and am trying to find a reasonably priced 12x10 oval sapphire as a gift for my son's Naval Academy ring. We purchased a stone from the ring company and were not happy when the ring arrived. They were very nice and acknowledged we weren't happy so they are crediting us back for the stone and now we are in a hurry to find a stone to fit his ring before his ring dance at the academy. We also have to find a jeweler to set the stone even though we aren't buying the stone from them. All jewelers we have visited are just way too expensive for a sapphire that size when there are so many online that appear to be so much cheaper. How do I know they are reputable. Does just saying it is genuine and comes with an appraisal make it legit? I am assuming not. I would love all feedback and guidance to make this ring a special gift for our son within our very limited budget. The original stone we purchased was a dark topaz that resembled a sapphire but when it came it definitely was not the stone we set aside and was the typical aquamarine color. Our son is really drawn to the royal blue color. Bring on the advice and suggestions....