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Types of Sapphires

⇒Blue Sapphires
⇒Blue Sapphires

Blue sapphires often have greenish blue and violetish blue pleochroism. It’s most desirable to orient the cut so the stone shows the violetish blue color when it is set in jewelry. Besides coming in all colors, corundum also comes in all cutting styles.

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⇒Padparadscha Sapphires
⇒Padparadscha Sapphires

What Is A Padparadscha Sapphire? Sapphires come in a wide variety or colors. Some colors are common, some colors are rare and some colors are so rare they are hardly seen.

⇒Pink Sapphires
⇒Pink Sapphires

Pink sapphires represent just one of the colors of this popular gemstone found in limited regions of the world. Colors range from pale, baby pink to hot pink shades that might appear violet. Pink sapphires symbolize loyalty, trust, and sincerity, making them popular stones for engagement rings.

⇒Rubies Are Sapphires?
⇒Rubies Are Sapphires?

Most people don't realize that ruby and sapphire are both gems of the mineral corundum. Both of these gemstones have the same chemical composition and the same mineral structure. Trace amounts of impurities determine if a gem corundum will be a brilliant red ruby or a beautiful blue sapphire.

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⇒Star Sapphires
⇒Star Sapphires

Star sapphires can range in color from blue in various tones to pink, orange, yellow, green, lavender, gray or black. The most desirable color is a vivid, intense blue. Most star sapphire exhibits a white star, but star sapphire from Thailand is famed for its gold colored asterism.

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⇒Unique Sapphire Colors
⇒Unique Sapphire Colors

⇒Unique Sapphire Colors – Sapphires come in almost any color of the rainbow,explore these unique options. ⇒Star Sapphires – An extraordinary gemstone, find out how star sapphires get their distinct look. ⇒Rubies Are Sapphires? – Learn how rubies and sapphires are related, see what the standards are for these red gems.

⇒Yellow Sapphires
⇒Yellow Sapphires

As a result, well-cut yellow sapphires are easier to find than other sapphire colors and are more readily available in specialty cuts. A good cut is especially crucial if the stone color is light. Dark gemstones can look lively and dramatic, even if the cut is not perfect.

Blue Sapphire Stone
Blue Sapphire Stone

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Blue Sapphires
Blue Sapphires

Large commercial-quality blue sapphires are more common than large fine-quality ones. As a result, size makes more of a difference in the price of fine-quality sapphire. A fine-quality 5.00 carat blue sapphire sells for approximately five times more per carat than the same-quality 1.00 carat stone.

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Color Changing Sapphire
Color Changing Sapphire

Most color change sapphire gemstones are quite small, but larger stones can be found with excellent clarity. Like all sapphire, color change sapphire has an attractive vitreous (glass-like) luster once cut and polished. Color Change Sapphire Cut and Shape. Color change sapphire is typically faceted to maximize its color shift ability.

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Padparadscha Sapphire
Padparadscha Sapphire

What is Padparadscha Sapphire? Padparadscha sapphires are not generally well known to the general public but gemstone collectors treasure them. They are very beautiful with colors that are amazing. Padparadscha is a derived from a Sinhalese word for “aquatic lotus blossom” with a beautiful salmon color. The color for the padparadscha sapphire can range from a salmon color with a pinkish hue to an orange hue.

Pink Sapphire Stone
Pink Sapphire Stone

What Are Pink Sapphires? Pink sapphires represent just one of the colors of this popular gemstone found in limited regions of the world. Colors range from pale, baby pink to hot pink shades that might appear violet.

Pink Sapphires
Pink Sapphires

Pink sapphires represent just one of the colors of this popular gemstone found in limited regions of the world. Colors range from pale, baby pink to hot pink shades that might appear violet. Pink sapphires symbolize loyalty, trust, and sincerity, making them popular stones for engagement rings.

Star Sapphire
Star Sapphire

Star sapphires can range in color from blue in various tones to pink, orange, yellow, green, lavender, gray or black. The most desirable color is a vivid, intense blue. Most star sapphire exhibits a white star, but star sapphire from Thailand is famed for its gold colored asterism.

source: gemselect.com
Yellow Sapphire Stone
Yellow Sapphire Stone

While of course synthetic yellow sapphires will be even cheaper, they do not have nearly as much value, durability or dazzle as natural yellow sapphires. The best of the best yellow sapphires will have an AAA quality rating. Keep in mind that like diamonds, yellow sapphires will also vary in tone.

Yellow Sapphires
Yellow Sapphires

Looking to purchase a yellow sapphire engagement ring? Take a look at our guide on these cheerful and bright stones before you buy.

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