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INQUIRE FOR A SAPPHIRE

Sapphire is one of the “Big 3” of jewelry color gemstones—the other two are Ruby and Emerald. Sapphire is a durable stone that’s the best known as a blue gem, but in actuality is available in almost all colors. 

COLOR IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY FACTOR FOR SAPPHIRE
The most highly valued blue Sapphires are velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium dark tones. Preferred sapphires also have strong to vivid color saturation. The saturation should be as strong as possible without darkening the color and compromising the brightness of the gem.

CLARITY REFERS TO THE INCLUSIONS
Blue Sapphires often have some inclusions. Blue Sapphires with extremely high clarity are rare and very valuable. Price can drop if the inclusions threaten the stone’s durability. Kashmir Sapphires normally contain tiny inclusions that impart a desirable velvety appearance of the gem.

CUT, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN APPEARANCE
To achieve the best overall color, maintain the best proportions, and retain the most weight possible, cutters focus on factors like color zoning, pleochroism, and the lightness or darkness of a stone.

CARAT WEIGHT ALLOWS FOR PRECISE MEASUREMENTS
Blue Sapphires can range in size anywhere from a few points to hundreds of carats. Almost all gemstones vary in density. A Sapphire and a Diamond of the same carat weight will be visually different in size.  Sapphires tend to be heavier than Diamonds, so one-carat Sapphire gem will generally be slightly smaller in size than a one-carat Diamond.  A 6mm round ideal-cut Diamond will weigh about 0.80 carats. But a 6mm round Sapphire may weigh anything from 1.2 to 1.4 carats. If you are buying a colored gem to fit a specific jewelry setting, it is especially important to buy by size rather than carat weight.

The price of genuine color stones vary, based on their properties. We will work with you to find the best Premium Stones to fit your budget.

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