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missyc

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Hi! New member here. I’m just seeking some advice on an Etsy seller and was wondering if anyone can give me any advice.

I bought a lavender sapphire 0.80cts from Sapphire Pal on Etsy for $292 AUD. Here are the details:




Has anyone bought from this seller before? I haven’t received the stone yet and it seems returns are pretty easy, so not too worried in that regard. Do you think it’s worth the price? I’m in Australia, so getting it appraised might be difficult/not worth the money for the amount I paid for the stone.

Thanks!
P.S. I am specifically looking for a cushion cut lavender sapphire under 1ct :)
 

voce

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It seems a reasonable price, and it looks beautiful to me.
 

lovedogs

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I haven't bought from them but did ask them a question about one of their stones and found them nice and responsive. I think it looks great
 

missyc

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Thanks for the replies! Does the stone look like it has a window? I am planning to eventually set it in a bezel setting.
 

CHRISTY-DANIELLE

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I bought a spinel from him. I ended up returning it for a window not shown in his pics. I'm in US so returning it was not cheap. Sapphire Pal is in Australia by the way.
 

LilAlex

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It will look less lavender and less saturated than that, imo. On my monitor, it looks like the whole area around the stone (on the white velvet) is slightly lavender so I think it is either intentionally or unintentionally enhanced.

Everyone uses these crummy cell-phone videos now saying they have not been enhanced, but they are "automatically" enhanced by the phone's image processing.
 

missyc

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I bought a spinel from him. I ended up returning it for a window not shown in his pics. I'm in US so returning it was not cheap. Sapphire Pal is in Australia by the way.
I am also concerned that my stone will have windowing. I will have to wait until tomorrow to see if there is any windowing in person. And yes, I am lucky that he is in Australia as well, otherwise I would be hesitant in purchasing in the first place.

It will look less lavender and less saturated than that, imo. On my monitor, it looks like the whole area around the stone (on the white velvet) is slightly lavender so I think it is either intentionally or unintentionally enhanced.

Everyone uses these crummy cell-phone videos now saying they have not been enhanced, but they are "automatically" enhanced by the phone's image processing.
I don't mind if it looks less saturated - unless it's to the point that it looks colourless! I will see what it looks like when it comes in the mail tomorrow.
 

chrono

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I took a look at the link and it doesn't look windowed but it's probably going to have quite a bit of tilt windowing, which might be lessened once set. Still a good price all things considered.
 
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