Colorful gemstones such as sapphire & ruby are a version of corundum gems minerals and precious's crystals and are perfect for beautiful jewelry. Physically sapphires are the same as rubies (corundum) but have other colors where the hue appeared during the creation process via additions of trace elements. All sapphire gemstones shown on our website are natural products, no synthetics they are from inside mother earth not fake or modified via heat treatment or artificially grown in a laboratory
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Sapphire colors include pink and white plus yellow, they are available and more. Actually corundum is the gemstone family with the most crystal colors in the entire precious stone spectrum.
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The sapphire cabochons photo above shows the splendor of colors of the whole corundum precious c family which is divided again into the ruby stone sector and the other version which is the sapphire with a blue hue.
Blue Sapphire Gem.
It is very likely that most of the fine blue 'Kashmir' sapphires sold today in India saw the light of day at the Mogok Stone Tract in Myanmar the former Burma.
Next to Kashmir stones Burmese sapphires are unsurpassed.
Sapphire photo including the famous pink sapphires.
It's easy to see the countless variants of Sapphire colors. Especially interesting are pink sapphires since they have a high fashion component because of the color and are often used as a substitute for Pink Diamonds since they look very similar and have an almost identical property (hardness is only marginally less than diamonds) The photos above show polished sapphire cabochons from Myanmar's Mogok gem district north of Mandalay which is a typical Burmese sapphire stone district.
Although certain heat-treated Sri Lankan sapphires may rival them in beauty the Burmese stones are of a deeper richer color simply because there is more color. Moreover the Burmese Sapphire gems do not require heat treatment for their beauty. Truly the Myanmar stones come out of the ground in living color a blaze of blue that must be seen to be believed.
Star sapphires are very rare but many fine examples exist from Myanmar some of the large sizes. Fine Myanmar sapphires tend to be ever so slightly more violet in hue position than those from Sri Lanka.
The Pailin mine in Cambodia has produced a number of fine stones over the past 100 years although today production is limited because of political problems. Pailin precious stones however tend to be a little on the dark side and stones larger than 5 carats cut are rare and generally too dark in color. This is in contrast to Kashmir Sri Lanka and Myanmar which have produced a number of fine sapphire giants. Until the late 1970's Sri Lankan sapphires generally reached the richer blues only in stones of 10 carats or more. However the discovery of appropriate heat treatments has changed the situation completely so that today deep blues of all sizes are available. Here we talk about untreated sapphire and other gems only.
Sri Lanka is perhaps the most prolific producer of giant sapphires and has yielded the vast majority of all large sapphires that the world has seen. Blue sapphires from Sri Lanka have a unique beauty being brighter and more lively than any others. While Burmese stones are of a more intense 'royal blue' the Sri Lankan sapphire is a brighter 'cornflower blue' as there is less color in the stone. Sri Lanka is also the source of a number of fine star sapphires some weighing hundreds of carats and is the greatest producer of star sapphire/corundum of all colors
Together with some diamonds to add "fire" or sparkling it could give a perfect engagement ring in blue or pink colors. The demand for the stone is maybe a bit less compared to ruby with the right parameter but sapphire is quite similar. Since these two gemstones come from the same family which is corundum they are always found in the area, they are also on the market as synthetic stones.
Now, what is the main difference? If the stone has no inclusions at all it’s probably a synthetic one just the same as the red version because natural gems of this type without inclusions are extremely rare.
The blue gemstone is a bit like jade when sold and someone asks for quality parameter and will find out there are none like it is with diamonds. Every dealer makes his own price and this leads to manipulations. If you stick to the four "C'", color, cut, carat, the clarity you are on the way to a good buy. These are the parameters that are valid for every gemstone including all color variants of sapphires.
Why blue Sapphire?
The color of a blue sapphire result from an entirely different mechanism that of rubies the process is known as intervalence charge transfer. Involved in this are traces of both titanium and iron. The mystery of the magnificent blue color was not discovered until recent times. Auguste Verneuil the “father” of the synthetic ruby discovered that titanium and iron were responsible for the blue color but the mechanism involved eluded detection until much later.
Blue sapphires are the most sought-after version of this precious stone A few hundred dot percent of titanium in corundum produces no color whatsoever; while the same amount of iron imparts only a pale-yellow color appears. However if both iron and titanium are present together beautiful deep-blue color results Iron and titanium both substitute for aluminum in the corundum crystal structure.
Actually sapphires are another version of the corundum family and keep in mind when you see the word "created" it means synthetic which again indicates not natural since its made in the lab.
Physically sapphires are the same as rubies (corundum) but other colors which include pink and white plus yellow and more. In the pink spectrum it is an excellent substitution for a pink diamond and who tells about the blue gem only just watch the header picture.
It is one of the gemstones with a timeless value. There is quite a wide color spectrum the stones are available, there are pink, yellow white and some variants from, if the gem is clear has a so-called cornflower blue, good cut and a bigger size a premium price can be achieved. Under the definition corundum sapphire and rubies are known. Although rubies are only in the red spectrum and all other colors (there are many) are defined as sapphire.
Now why people buy Myanmar (Burmese) Rubies which always have the highest prices? Because they are the best in terms of clarity and color and that is visible even by the naked eye. Most popular colors are blue, pink and yellow sapphire, often people use them as a diamond replacement because their physical parameters and visual appearance are amazingly similar.
Sapphire Gems Colors.
There is quite a wide color spectrum the sapphire stones are available although the three premier color variants are "cornflower blue" pink yellow white and some variants of it. The interesting fact is that in the rough stone version the minerals or crystals are not so attractive but when a creative artist handle them they come to live and the value rise.
Sapphires are most sought after in the blue and pink color spectrum but also an excellent substitution for diamonds with yellow and white hue they are gemstones with a timeless value and they also are a girls best friend not only diamonds, if they are cut an faceted its almost impossible to see a difference to colorless diamonds.
Sapphire heat treatment
Sapphire heat treatment is a method to control the color of the precious stone.
Why the blue color of a sapphire gemstone?
Most popular are cornflower blue pink plus white and yellow sapphire, their color result from a process known as inter-valence charge transfer. Involved in this are traces of both titanium and iron. The mystery of the magnificent blue color was not discovered until recent times. Auguste Verneuil, the “father” of the synthetic ruby discovers that titanium and iron were responsible for the blue color but the mechanism involved eluded detection until much later.
With a sophisticated cut and a bigger size plus low inclusions a premium price can be achieved. Under the definition corundum sapphire and rubies are known. Although rubies are only in the red spectrum and all other colors (there are many) are defined as sapphire stones.
Sapphire color stones variants.
Raw color gemstone from Myanmar, the former Burma is together with Brazil the country where most precious stones are mined but all mining is sabotaged by the USA and the former colonial power UK. since the end of WW2 the myanmars dont dance to British tune so they are embargoed and sabotaged until about 2010 the USA even financed a insurgency by teaming up with Chinese drug-dealers in the notorious golden triangle area at the border to Thailand and Laos before they bombed Laos for years pretending to get rid of communist Vietnam actually the USA finally lost against Vietnam after millions of $ virtually were blown into the air and what for?
Hues of blue sapphire gemstone.
Cut and polished sapphire cabochon its interesting to see the variants of the blue color of the stone cabochon are mainly used in precious stones fashion design. Korean fashion designer are famous for their fashion stone art using precious and semi-precious sapphire & ruby stones.
A few hundredths dot percent of titanium in corundum produces no color whatsoever while the same amount of iron imparts only a pale-yellow color appears. However if both iron and titanium are present together beautiful deep-blue color results. Iron and titanium both substitute for aluminum in the corundum crystal structure.
Together with some diamonds to add "fire" or sparkling it could give a perfect engagement ring in blue or pink colors. The demand for the stone is maybe a bit less compared to a ruby with the right parameter but quite similar. Since this two gemstones come from the same family which is corundum they are always found in the same area (in Myanmar e.g. in Mogok and Mong Hsu) they are also on the market as synthetic stones.
Now what make them valuable? If the stone has no inclusions at all it’s probably a synthetic one just the same as the red version because natural gems of this type without inclusions are extremely rare.
Green sapphire cabochon polished
Pink Sapphire Cabochons
How to get a perfect Sapphire Stone?
One of the oldest methods of cutting sapphires or gemstones in general is the rounded shape known as the cabochon used also heavily for rubies. This is a French term which itself was derived from the Latin cabo meaning head. Cabochon-cut rubies and sapphires generally fall into two categories: stones that are too heavily included with impurities to be faceted and star stones. The cabochon may be cut in a number of ways. Domes vary from very low almost flat surfaces to very high steeply curved surfaces. Usually a medium to high dome is preferable. With transparent gems, the back of the cabochon is generally flat or slightly convex and polished. Convex polished bases are used to provide greater brilliance in stones that possess enough transparency. However, should the stone be near or completely opaque a flat base is considered more desirable as there is no excess weight below the girdle.
In any case excess weight below the girdle should not exceed about 20% of the whole stone for it must be remembered that the stone is being paid for by weight. Occasionally stones from Myanmar India and Sri Lanka are seen with such heavy bottoms that they look like bowling balls. Just as with faceted gems these bottom-heavy stones should be valued at the weight they would be after recutting to perfect proportions. Overly dark material is sometimes cut as 'hollow' cabochons with the base being concave to lighten the whole firstname.lastname@example.org
Pink sapphire v Pink diamonds.
With the upscale trend in to pink diamonds the pink sapphire gained tremendous importance because when cut polished and faceted in the right way they appear like pink diamonds actually same is valid for white sapphires and diamonds too.
The highest quality natural genuine sapphire & ruby.
The highest quality natural genuine sapphire & ruby.still come from Mogok and Mong Hsu to be honest from Mogok north of Mandalay Mong Hsu is near the border to Thailand as it is visible on the map above. The gemstones in Mong Hsu are mostly put into the burning oven to melt out inclusions which can therefore improves the transparency of the stones dramatically.
Amber Gemstones from Myanmar crafted into bracelets necklaces and Amber bangles . But naturally all have different color since amber sapphire & ruby stones are different.
Here are Sapphire Cabochon with a different color range to show part of the spectrum available. The sapphire shades shown here are only part of the possibilities available. They are mainly used for in fashion jewelry design. For genuine high end fashion they sought after since people like genuine natural materials they have enough of this Chinese glass imitation.
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