White Sapphire Help

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  1. kellyfish

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    I'm in the process of a ring project. I've evolved from just using a stimulant to an aquamarine, to finally landing on a white sapphire as my center stone. Of course, I want the largest, nicest stone for my $ & my max is probably $1400 for the stone. I'm thrilled to pay less.

    I'd like eye clean/nice clarity, no yellow, cushion or oval, 9mm-ish x 7mm ish, if possible.

    Here's the inspiration ring style:.
     

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    Here are a couple of precision cut sapphires I found on etsy. Any thoughts? I know in my price range I'll have to make compromises. This one is about $760
     

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    I like this one better, but it's 1260
     

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    I don't know if you are looking specifically for an untreated stone, but I bought a HPHT treated white sapphire from the ebay vendor "brilliantsolitaires" a few years ago. Mine was called a modified fancy round brilliant and it is clean, very well cut with no windowing, and was absurdly inexpensive.

    I just checked ebay and he has:
    an 8x10 oval checkerboard for $80. Oval Checkerboard 8x10 mm 2.9 ct VVS IF White Sapphire Brilliant Diamond Cut | eBay

    a 7x9 oval for $70, Oval 7x9 mm 2.4 ct VVS IF Rare Real White Sapphire Brilliant Solitaire Cut | eBay

    and a 7x9 fancy radiant (not what you asked for but I thought the cut looked nice and was the right size) for $70. Fancy Radiant Brilliant Cut 7 x 9 mm Real 2.9 ct VVS White Sapphire Solitaire | eBay

    These may not be what you are looking for, but thought I would share since they are so much less expensive. Also, I am pretty sure there are pics of my ring somewhere on this forum in a past white sapphire thread.

    Best of luck with your search!

    ETA: Here is the thread with the pictures of my white sapphire from this vendor: Photos for Cricketgrrl
     
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    Thanks for your response! Actually, I think Im going to do a white lab sapphire. I found the name Dan Sexton on this site & he's going to custom cut an elongated OMC cushion. I'm doing 10 x 8 (why not?) and am really excited. He's got a shop on etsy with lots of gemstones & great reviews. I'll let you know how it goes. Pretty excited to have the cutlet & chunky facets. This is his 9x7 version :)
     

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    How exciting! Glad you were able to find someone willing to custom cut lab material in the exact shape you want. Please do post pics when you get your stone. I bet it will be all sorts of glowy goodness and I would love to see it!
     
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    I'll definitely post when I get the stone. I'm not having it set until spring for my anniversary. The gem cutter posted this last night & this is my actual stone, I believe. I'm pretty stoked
     

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