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From antiquity, the allure of sapphires has made them the most popular of all colored gemstones. Sapphires remain America’s #1 selling colored gem. Their beauty and mystique continues to enchant buyers from all over the globe. The prices for fine quality large sapphires can be higher than that of diamonds.
Gemstone species: Sapphire
Cut: Oval Cut
Carat weight: 3.7 cts
Measurements: 10x8 mm
Country of origin: Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
What makes this gemstone unique?
Sapphire is the birthstone for September. It belongs to the corundum family that also includes ruby. With hardness of 9 in Moh scale, it is suitable for a variety of jewelry. Sapphire comes in a variety of colors and shades. Sapphire from Ceylon are considered some of the finest in the world.
This big gemstone is great in a pendant or in a ring.
Eye Clean – Gems that are clean to the naked eye.
Loop Clean - No imperfections are visible at 10x magnifications (a jeweler's loop)
VSI (very slight inclusions) - While these gems have some small inclusions, they will not diminish the brilliance and beauty of the gem when set
SI (slight inclusions) - These gems have some inclusions visible to the naked eye but not to the extent of affecting the brilliance of the gem.
Included - These gems have some larger and/or many minor inclusions that somewhat diminish the brilliance of the gem.
Transparent - Transparent gems allow light to pass through them without diffusing (scattering) the light.
Translucent - Translucent gems allow light to pass through them, but the light is somewhat diffused (scattered).
Opaque: No light passes through the gemstone.
From time immemorial, the allure of sapphires has made them the most popular of all colored gemstones. Sapphires have been linked to royalty and nobility throughout history and are arguably the most widely recognized of all colored gemstones. Capitalizing on their beauty and value, the modern era has seen blue sapphires become America’s #1 selling colored gem.
Sapphire's beauty and mystique continues to enchant buyers from all over the world. The prices for fine quality large sapphires can be higher than diamonds.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September. It is given as a gem for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversaries while a star sapphire is given on the 65th wedding anniversary.
Traditional Metaphysical Properties of Sapphire:
Joy, peace, beauty, intuition, prosperity, fulfillment of dreams.
See: Detailed Info on the healing powers of Sapphire
See Also: More detailed description of Sapphire
Estimated Replacement Cost: $370
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