A bit of the ocean 🌊 on my finger. That’s what I wanted for my engagement ring. After visiting several jewelry boutiques and poring over images on Instagram and Pinterest, I wanted a bi-color blue/green sapphire.
I was eventually forced to accept that I couldn’t expect to snap my fingers and magically get the stone I imagined in my head (damn it, nature!). I had initially sought a marquise bi-color stone of a certain dimension. One jewelry proprietor told me that there were three qualities of a gemstone — color, shape, and size. I could hope for getting two out of the three that I wanted, but getting all three would mean waiting indefinitely.
After searching for months, including having expensive sapphires shipped to my apartment from Montana, I ended up finding the gorgeous center stone for this ring, a 2.47ct oval bi-color sapphire from Sri Lanka, at @naturalsapphireco here in NY. It is natural and unheated (some sapphires are heat treated to make the color more vibrant). It is a color change sapphire (looks more blue in outdoor light, more green in indoor light). Many thanks to @rika_shey (who coincidentally lived in the same dorm as me in college!). She patiently showed me dozens of sapphires from all over the world, helped me select the center stone, and make decisions about the setting. (If you ever want a sapphire ring, I wholeheartedly recommend going to them). The center stone is flanked on the sides by five sapphire melees of different colors, sourced for me by @oliphant.katie at @the_gem_gallery in Montana. The 6th stone is a diamond. I love my ring but will probably do something more simple for my wedding band. 😅
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