1.65 CT Royal Blue Color Sapphire Pair (N)
Weight: 1.65 CT (Combined)
Shape: Pear Cut
Color: Royal Blue (Matching color)
Treatment: Heat Treated
Size: 7x5x3 MM (Matching Sizes)
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.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September.
Matched pairs are highly sought after in the gemstone world, especially for earrings, and also for rings and pendants. However, matched pairs can be difficult to find because a lot of work is required to produce them.
Putting together matched pairs requires sorting through hundreds of stones to find good candidates, and then careful cutting to make sure the pieces are well coordinated. A finely matched pair will be as similar as possible, and that can be a challenging task. Matching the size is not that difficult, since a larger piece can be cut to match the smaller one. But finding two pieces with identical color and clarity is always difficult. Then the gems must also be faceted with the same angles to achieve the same brilliance.