Are you looking for the perfect sapphire ring?
A sapphire ring is an increasingly trendy piece fine jewellery or engagement ring setting of choice for many women to own. As such, sapphire is considered as one of the most precious gemstones today. Various gemology laboratories have even sorted sapphire into distinct shades. “Royal blue” sapphire is a fan-favourite lauded for its hardness, durability and sparkling luster comparable to that of a diamond. In the gemstone trade, sapphire without any kind of colour refers to blue varieties of corundum mineral. A sapphire ring can incorporate all gem colours and varieties of corundum, excluding ruby and red varieties. A true-blue royal blue sapphire ring is intense and lighter in colour, especially when viewed at various angles.
From a unique reddish to purplish sapphire, you can rest assured that you will be spoilt for choice when crafting your customised sapphire ring.
Heat Treatment for Sapphire
In order to achieve an improved overall appearance and colour, a sapphire is heated gently. Such heat treatment methods are increasingly common as it also helps to dissolve minor inclusions within the gemstone, thus further enhancing its clarity. Heat treatment methods are also commonly used on other coloured gemstones such as ruby and emerald.
A pastel-toned sapphire is ideal as it is will be of the highest saturation and clarity. It will not affect its market price. However, if you are able to source for a natural, unheated sapphire with minimal to no inclusions and blemishes, you’ve found yourself a gem that can easily command a high premium.
Colour diffusion For Sapphires
Colour diffusion introduces artificial chemicals to enhance a sapphire’s colour. This process is completely unnatural. Take care to notice any gemstone certification that has colour diffusion written on it. Although these gemstone certifications may indicate that the sapphire is natural, it simply means that the sapphire is ‘natural’ in that it wasn’t created in a laboratory. The artificially enhanced colour may look brilliant and intense, but the sapphire will often be valued at a lesser price.
Blue is symbolic of truth, peace, and spirituality. A pure blue symbolises inspiration, sincerity, calmness, and psychic power. It eases communication between family members, spouses and friends.
One of the most valuable sapphire colours is the cornflower blue. However, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, consumer in the asian mainly source for “Cornflower Blue“, whereas, the westerner prefer the “Royal Blue” sapphire. Most of the sapphire quality are source from Burma, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar, while Kashmir receives the highest premium on per carat weight.
Colour Change Sapphire
Sapphire has gone beyond the mentioned rare colours, to colour change from purple to blue and blue to purple. Definitely they do not changing depending on individual mood, but under different light conditions. Under the natural day light, it exhibit a mix of blue and purple tone in this gemstone.
Valuation of a Colour Diffused Sapphire
Regardless of whether a sapphire has been subject to colour diffusion, its value is determined by its colour intensity and saturation. As such, a sapphire with stronger, vivid colour is usually valued higher than a sapphire that is lighter in colour.
For colour diffused sapphires, we will judge its estimated value by how quickly and effectively it changes colour. This can range from weak, moderate to strong. It is one of the main factors that determine a sapphire’s value. The price of a sapphire ring with a gemstone that has been subjected to colour diffusion can range can range from $1000 per carat to $5000 or more per carat for the unheated sapphires.
Padparadscha– The Rarest Sapphire of Them All
With a customised Padparadscha sapphire ring, you can capture a beautiful shared love for eternity!
Pronounced “pad-pah-raj-ah”, a Padparadscha sapphire combines the best of a pink sapphire (symbolising romance and passionate love) and an orange sapphire (symbolising an abundance of sunshine and joy). If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot on Padparadscha sapphire among ten-twenty high-quality blue sapphire gemstones.
A customised Padparadschasapphire ring’s unforgettably beautiful hue will definitely be the gem of your eye!
Customised Sapphire Ring and Fine Jewellery
Pink and yellow-hued sapphire rings are an increasingly popular among our female customers these days. One of the main reasons for this trend is that they are comparatively affordable next to their naturally true-blue, “royal blue” counterparts. Sapphires come in different shapes (e.g. round, pear, princess and baguette). Due to its excellent hardness, sapphires are incredibly malleable and can also be altered into other shapes and sizes. We can have a multi-coloured sapphire ring and other fine jewellery tailored to meet your personal preferences.
Our bespoke customised sapphire ring service will provide you with a gem of an heirloom investment to cherish for generations to come.
Sapphire Engagement Ring
There is increasing demand of pink and yellow sapphires as customised engagement ring or centrepiece gemstone for fine jewellery pendant. The fact that these are slightly affordable as compared to the blue ones. We have multi-coloured sapphire customised wedding bands. Opaque black sapphires are also used as minor gemstones setting.
A jewellery that complement, to the outfit you wear and whatever type of event you attend. That will definitely be sapphire, which comes in different range of colours and shapes. This brilliant gemstone, with a bespoke design setting is sure to be unique in the crowd. Truly an investment gemstone to cherish for decades, and a heirloom jewellery for generation.