Blue sapphire

Cornflower blue sapphire, light blue sapphire stone meaning

Cornflower blue sapphire, light blue sapphire stone meaning.

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Blue sapphire stone

Natural nlue sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminum oxide (α-Al2O3). It is typically blue, but natural fancy gemstones also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors, parti sapphires show two or more colors. The only color which sapphire cannot be is red.

As a red color corundum is a ruby, another corundum variety. Pink colored corundum may be either classified as ruby or sapphire depending on locale. This variety in color is due to trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, or magnesium.

Commonly, we cut and polish natural blue sapphires as gemstones and worn it in jewelry. They also can be synthetics for industrial or decorative purposes in large crystal boules. Because of the remarkable hardness of sapphires. 9 on the Mohs scale.

The second hardest mineral, after diamond at 10. We also use in some non-ornamental applications. Such as infrared optical components. High-durability windows. Wristwatch crystals and movement bearings. And very thin electronic wafers. It is as the insulating substrates of very special-purpose solid-state electronics.

Sapphire colored

Gemstone color are grading in terms of hue, saturation, and tone. Hue is the pure color of the gemstone. Saturation refers to the vividness or brightness of the hue, and tone is the lightness to darkness of the hue. Blue corundum exists in various mixtures of its primary blue and secondary hues, various tonal levels and at various levels of saturation.

We grade sapphires upon their purity and their primary hue. The most common secondary hues found in blue sapphires is purple, also violet, and green. Violet and purple can contribute to the overall beauty of the color, while green is considered to be distinctly negative. Up to 15% violet or purple are generally said to be of fine quality.

Gray is the normal saturation modifier or mask found in blue sapphires. Gray reduces the saturation or brightness of the hue, and therefore has a distinctly negative effect.

The color of fine blue sapphire may be described as a vivid medium dark violet to purplish blue. Where the primary blue hue is at least 85% and the secondary hue no more than 15%. Without the least admixture of a green secondary hue or a gray mask.

Example of sapphire colored:

  • cornflower blue
  • light blue
  • dark
  • blue star
  • royal blue
  • blue green

Sapphire, from Preah Vihear, Cambodia

Sapphire from Preah Vihear

Cornflower blue sapphire

Cornflower blue sapphire is the highest valued and most desired color variety of the blue sapphire. While a lot of us may have already heard the word cornflower blue in the context of gem and jewelry, we may still be clueless as to the fine details and facts around his magnificent gemstone.

Light blue sapphire

Ceylon sapphires come from Sri Lanka, where the sapphires have a medium to lighter color. Ceylon sapphires, in general, tend to be closer to the cornflower blue standard.

Neelam stone

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

The blue sapphire stone in Hindi is as called as the Neelam stone, Nilam stone, and Neelam Ratna. The Neelam stone is the gemstone of the powerful planet Saturn or Shani in Vedic astrology. Saturn is a karmic planet and Saturn or Shani periods will make or break an individual’s life. The Saturn cycle can be a defining phase in an individual’s life.

The special effects of the Neelam stone are very powerful and superior and it is considered by many as one of the most powerful and influential gemstones in the world.


What are blue sapphires worth?

Blue sapphire price can range greatly, depending on many factors. Sapphires stone can come as cheap as $10 per carat, to over $20,000 per carat. A blue sapphire around 1 carat is likely to cost from as little as $10 to $2,000, depending on quality.

How do I choose a blue sapphire?

Generally, the more wrinkles and imperfections (inclusions) a light blue sapphire contains, the less prized it will be. To choose a quality sapphire, find one with few or no inclusions that allows you to see straight through it.

Are dark blue sapphires valuable?

The most valued blue sapphire  stone price are velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium-dark tones. Sapphires with these qualities command the highest prices per carat. Less valuable blue sapphires might also be grayish, too light blue sapphire, or too dark.

How can you tell if a blue sapphire is real?

Look for flaws or inclusions in real corundums, perform a breath test to judge authenticity, and get a certified gem. Look for air bubbles, try the scratch test, and shine a light through the gem to spot a fake sapphire. Always ask jewelers about the sapphires they are selling to find out what type of gem it is.

How can you tell a good quality sapphire?

Same as a diamond, remember these 4 steps when looking for a good sapphire: : color, clarity, cut and carat weight.

Are synthetic sapphires worth anything?

No. But It is OK to pay from 1$ to 5$ per carat for the work of the factory and the gem cutter.

Do sapphires hold their value?

Though gemstones are not as liquid as gold, a high quality Burmese ruby or Ceylon sapphire will always retain its value. … But in general, the world demand for fine gemstones far exceeds the supply, and gemstone prices mainly move upward over time. Any high quality gem may be worthy of investment.

What is the best cut for a sapphire?

The most popular cuts for a sapphire are oval, round and cushion. These are commonly used for all types of jewelry like rings, pendants and earrings. The sapphire form is an hexagonal crystalline structure. This enables it to be cut into a variety of shapes that are durable even with regular wear.

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