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Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Hi,

I have decided on a ring for my girlfriends and I anniversary! I'm pretty sure I'm going with a pink tourmaline. I'm just wondering the major difference in these two stones? The ring in the link is the one i'm buying. What are your guys/gals thoughts on this as far as the cut and such? thanks and, have a great day!

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Re: pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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No one can help me out here???

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Re: pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Hi Mark. Welcome to DR.

Tourmaline is not quite as tough as sapphire. It will chip and scratch eaiser. Spinel would be another option.

I tried the link you posted but it did not work for me.

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Re: pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Sorry the link didnt work. here is a picture of the ring. what is your guys thoughts on the quality?

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Re: pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Hi Enjoi,
I would be concerned for the overall quality of the stones since there is no info. What size are the gemstones? I watched the 3D representation and the stones in that particular ring were not cut well- as it spun around you could see windowing in the stones. What is the clarity of the diamonds btw?? Do they have a good return policy?
I know, I know, I sound like I hate it... but I don't. I think it's a pretty ring, but you need to know more about what you're buying.
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Re: pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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They are 1 carats of genuine Pink tourmailine, and 0.13 diamonds. The diamonds range from H-I-J( no visible color) and clarity is I2. All of the diamonds are fully faceted. The ring is 6.06 grams of solid gold(thats quite a heavy ring i belive?). As far as the return policy, I have 30 days to return it. No harm is done!

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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It think one major difference is the price in regards to the way they are cut. Tourmalines are bigger and the material is less expensive so they are not cut for weight as much as sapphires are. If you are looking at a sapphire you should expect irregularities in the cut. This doesn't suggest the cutter did a poor job, but the opposite. The same cutter could have cut an amazing pattern in a non-precious gem.

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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I can't get your link to work
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Hi,

I have decided on a ring for my girlfriends and I anniversary! I'm pretty sure I'm going with a pink tourmaline. I'm just wondering the major difference in these two stones? The ring in the link is the one i'm buying. What are your guys/gals thoughts on this as far as the cut and such? thanks and, have a great day!

http://www.jewelsforme.com/item-mai...mMonth=&Ad=&CU=


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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Hmmmmm?

When I see images like the one I have attached below, I always want to warn the actual consumers that they should always insist on actual photographs.

This image is a computer rendering which are always perfect and tell nothing of the actual quality one may expect to get when ordering.

I should also mention that oftentimes the use of renderings to represent actual items for sale is a red flag

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Thank you! I already have canceled my order yesterday . I think buying a bigger loose stone is better and more to what i am looking for. I sure learned my lesson. Thank you all

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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When i called about my order.they said they already shipped it a few days ago. Since it came today, i thought i should take a few pictures. Now that you can see the real thing, what are your thoughts on the ring? Sorry about my horrible picture taking skills.

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Enjoi,
Does the ring look as you had hoped and do you like it?


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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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It does look nice and i do like it, but a since im a noob at telling how well the actual stone is cut and the over all quality. I might take it somewhere to have it looked at.

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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Two points.

One: how did the whole thing turn out? Was the ring worth it? Are you keeping it? Did she like it?

Two: The picture from their website is not necessarily computer generated. I have personally taken pictures of similar quality. It might very well be edited in Photoshop or the likes to look smoother, but the main point is the proper photo equipment, particularly the lighting. It is the same as pictures of models in magazines: people are real, just placed in artificial controlled environment and post-processed.

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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The ring turned out to be great! I took it into a friend of mines shop for his thoughts on the ring. He said it was very nicely cut and a good quality ring. I will know if she likes it Monday, thats when im going to be giveing it to her. She has a big thing with the color pink. I think she will love it. I will keep you updated.

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Re: Pink tourmaline Vs pink sapphire?
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The update. She absolutely loves the ring! Which makes me happy. All in all it was well worth it.

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Congratulations Enjoi! Glad it all turned out well.


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