What color is sapphire?

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Sapphire is generally known as a blue gemstone but surprisingly it comes in a wide range of colors and quality variations. In general, the more intense and uniform the color is, the more valuable the stone. Sapphires that are not blue are known as fancy sapphires, and may be any color—except red (which is aruby).

How can you tell a good quality blue sapphire? You want to look for a sapphire that has no inclusions visible to the naked eye. experts look at the size, location and number of inclusions to judge clarity. The less visible the inclusions are, the higher thegrade. Cut: The cut is essentially what makes a sapphire really sparkle.

How can you tell padparadscha sapphire?

  • Color: Padparadscha Sapphires are chiefly judged based on their color. This ranges from pinks to oranges, creating a mix that’s quite unlike any other type of gemstone.
  • Clarity: In terms of clarity, clear stones without any inclusions or blemishes are regarded as high-quality stones. ...
  • Cut: Most of the Padparadscha Sapphires are shaped into unique and asymmetrical cuts, to minimize wastage of the stone’s rough....

What color of sapphire is most expensive? The most valued blue sapphires 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, or too dark.