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3.03ct Blue Cushion Cut Sapphire and Diamond Ring
The color of this Sapphire is nothing short of stunning. We've had a few people up today, and every single one gasped when we opened the paper to show it to them. It's also extremely well cut. Symmetrical, and no windows. Nice size.
The only thing to point out is a small crystal under the table facet. It's not easily visible - in fact it's impossible to see it in anything but a high power spotlight. The stone was heated during the cutting process.
Although it's by no means "cheap", it's actually priced a lot less than many other stones of this color.
This ring was actually made for a different Sapphire. The stone was set into a different style of ring- so we had this setting. I was thinking we'd need to re-cut a stone to fit, but lo and behold- this sapphire could not fit better.
The ring looks spectacular in person. The sharper eyed among you will notice that the stone is actually not even set in these pictures. We'll set the stone once you buy it and tell us your finger size. The white diamonds provide a stark contrast making both colors more vivid. A remarkable piece.
The photos above are ACTUAL Photos of the sapphire you will receive.
WE LOVE SAPPHIRES THAT SPARKLE
In the photo on the right, you can see what I'm talking about.
The Sapphire on the left is quite a nice one. Believe it or not,
in this particular case, the Sapphire on the left had a higher
price than the stone on the right - which is the stone I chose.
It's making its new owner very happy as you read this.
Sparkle is the type of Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds we
Our stones are all NATURAL - including this awesome
This one is a great example of the sparkle I love combined
with a deep rich color
Many Natural Sapphires, as we assume is true of this one, are heated during the cutting and finishing process.
Why we sell heated sapphires
When shopping for the gems we offer, we have incredibly high standards. We want to carry only exceptional diamonds, and sapphires. Yet we want to do this in a way that includes the collectors, and connoisseurs, as well as "normal people" who may want to forgo some of the finer points to get more bang for the buck.
When it comes to sapphires, there is a distinction between heated, and non heated stones. If a sapphire can be cut that keeps the color saturation, and brilliance without heating, it will bring a premium over a heated stone. In some cases, a huge premium.
The evidence of heating is fairly simple for labs to detect.
We have purchased sapphires that were claimed to be non heat stones, and sent them to GIA - every time they've come back non heated. We are very choosy in our sources as well.
No matter how comfortable we are with our sources for Sapphires, we will only guarantee a sapphire "non heated" with a GIA report to back it up.
The reason we offer primarily heated sapphires is that heating can be considered a part of the cutting process for most sapphire rough. When done properly, it will produce an even color and reduce the appearance of color striations - color banding.
We can obtain non heated sapphires when needed, usually we'll have a few on the site. However, when I see a stone that has a great appearance and reasonable price that has been heated, I like to offer them.
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