1.25 CT Top Quality Oval Cut Parti Sapphire Gemstone (N)
Royal Blue Color
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Sapphire is the most precious and valuable blue gemstone. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent color, hardness, durability, and luster. In the gem trade, Sapphire without any color prefix refers to the blue variety of the mineral Corundum. However, the term Sapphire encompasses all other gem varieties and colors of Corundum as well, excluding Ruby, the red variety of Corundum, which has its own name since antiquity.
Sapphire is one of the most popular gemstones, and is used extensively in Jewelry. Fine colored Sapphire with a deep blue color and excellent transparency can reach several thousand dollars a carat. The blue variety is most often used in jewelry, but the yellow, pink, and orange "fancies" have recently become very popular. Green and light blue Sapphires are also known, but are less commonly used in jewelry. Opaque Black Sapphire is also used a minor gemstone.
Sapphire is used in all forms of jewelry, including bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. It is used both as centerpiece gemstone in pendants and rings, as well as a secondary stone to complement other gemstones such as Diamonds. Star Sapphires are polished as cabochons, and, if clear, are extremely valuable.
Parti sapphires are graded like other sapphires in terms of carat, cut and clarity, but it is the colour that sets them apart. As the crystal is forming, different colours appear depending on the trace elements present, creating different zoning of blues, greens and yellows. Sometimes only two of these colours appear, whereas other stones display all three. For this reason they can also be known as bi-coloured or polychrome sapphire.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September.