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Is it worth it to fix gemstone window, Sapphire
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I posted a question about gemstone windows and Michael E. responsded. I took his advice and tested it against light and paper ....and my sapphire has a window. Check out the pics. Now I would like to know if anyone has had this type of problem and if it is worth it to fix the window or should I just send the stone back. It is a sapphire that was a little over $4,000. Although, it doesn't show up on the pictures it is pastel blue when in natural light and becomes a darker shade of blue away from natural light. I like it but not the window...and while I would keep it I don't want to put a lot of money into this stone if it would be better to buy another for my ring. The specs on the 8.01 gem is in my last post which is located at the following link:

http://www.diamondring.com/forums/s...77#p ost572001

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Re: Is it worth it to fix gemstone window, Sapphire
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Ouch! that is a window indeed. For that size stone and that investment I'd make the decision on how much I liked the color/change. If it doesn't impress you than maybe it isn't the stone for you. But if you do like it a talented cutter like MichealE will make the stone better looking while fixing the window at a reasonable additional cost.
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I posted a question about gemstone windows and Michael E. responsded. I took his advice and tested it against light and paper ....and my sapphire has a window. Check out the pics. Now I would like to know if anyone has had this type of problem and if it is worth it to fix the window or should I just send the stone back. It is a sapphire that was a little over $4,000. Although, it doesn't show up on the pictures it is pastel blue when in natural light and becomes a darker shade of blue away from natural light. I like it but not the window...and while I would keep it I don't want to put a lot of money into this stone if it would be better to buy another for my ring. The specs on the 8.01 gem is in my last post which is located at the following link:

http://www.diamondring.com/forums/s...77#p ost572001

Any suggestions are appreciated.



A lot of times colored stones aren't cut at the best proportions but to maintain the best color. From the link you posted your stone looks like a lighter sapphire color and if someone were to re-cut the sapphire the color would probably change and might get lighter. Your best bet is to return it and find another sapphire that you like.

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I just wanted to thank everyone for their help!

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