Sapphire Jewellery Buying Guide

Sapphire Jewellery Buying Guide

Sapphire is one of the most highly sought after gemstones in the world, and it is easy to see why. Their classy, elegant and beautiful appearance, as well as their connection with royalty, makes them favourite among many.

Sapphires can be found in many regions around the world including Thailand, Eastern Australia, Africa, China, and some parts of North America.

Being a variation of Corundum, Sapphire can be found in multiple colours, but blue is the predominant colour. To buy the right sapphire, there are several things you need to know. We have prepared a comprehensive sapphire buying guide to help you out when buying gemstone earrings and gemstone rings.

What colours should you choose?

One of the most important attributes you need to consider when purchasing a sapphire iscolour. The important consideration when it comes to the colour of a gemstone include;

Saturation - which means the amount of colour in a certain gem. Clear gemstones have little saturation while vibrant ones have high saturation.

Tone - this is the darkness or lightness of a stone. Tone gives you an idea of how dark or light the colour of stone is.

Hue - this is the colour of the stone. Blue Sapphire is the most desirable and most common of the sapphire family, but there are other colours as well.

Some of the common colours of sapphire you can choose from include;

Yellow sapphires - known for sunny and cheerful colour. This is brought by traces of iron during stone formation.

Green sapphires - it symbolizes truth, integrity, and honesty.

Purple sapphires - it is elegant and refined. These make beautiful jewellery.

Red sapphires - classified as ruby, this sapphire receive red colour because of high chromium levels in it.