A Note about ‘Sapphire’
Sapphire is a variety of ‘Corundum’. Any colour of corundum except Red, is called Sapphire and there are many sapphire Colours. The name Sapphire alone refers typically to Blue Sapphire. All other colours have the colour name added to the stone, such as ‘Pink Sapphire’, Yellow Sapphire, and Green Sapphire. Sapphires sister stone ‘Ruby’ is the red variety of corundum. Therefore ‘Pink’ Sapphire is the pink Variety of Corundum.
How to buy a PINK SAPPHIRE
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Pink Sapphires range in colour intensities from a light almost pastel pink, to a dark deep rich grapefruit pink. When searching for types of Pink Sapphire, keep in mind that the most important factor when determining the value is its colour. Usually, the deeper the pink in the sapphire the more valuable the Sapphire. Clarity, on the other hand should be viewed as the secondary factor when selecting.Make a decision of what your desired intensity of colour is (whether it is the lighter, mid or darker shade) then, you can move on to the next step which is clarity.
1. Pink Sapphire Colour
The most sought after Pink Sapphire colour would be a mid to deep Pink. The pink is usually bright and well dispersed throughout the stone. Lighter pink sapphires, in recent times have been sought after because of their similarity in colour to that of a Pink Diamond. The light pink Sapphire may be considered for an engagement ring, instead of a pink diamond ring because of the fact that a pink Sapphire engagement ring would be a more affordable alternative and also having hardness second to that of a diamond. When looking at colour, keep in mind the colour can vary quite a bit from one stone to the next; it is rare to find two exact matching pink sapphires unless they were cut from the same crystal to begin with.
2. Pink Sapphire Cut
Pink Sapphire being a precious stone, is generally cut for size. It is found to be cut mostly in Oval Cut Pink Sapphire. A cut which is increasing in popularity for engagement rings is a Cushion Cut Pink Sapphire engagement ring. Other cuts that Pink Sapphires can be found in are: Round Cut Pink Sapphire, Pear Cut Pink Sapphire, Emerald Cut Pink Sapphire, Marquise Cut Pink Sapphire, Square Cut Pink Sapphire, Cabochon Cut Pink Sapphire, and Baguette Cut Pink Sapphire.
When looking at the cut of a Pink Sapphire look for general visual proportion balance. If a stone is cut in an oval cut for example, look at it to see that one of the top and bottom are of equal measurements, and that one end does not bulge out more than the other end. Most Sapphire cuts are performed by hand so therefore, often the cut may be slightly off from perfection. Visually you will see when the proportions are great and when they are too poor, with the naked eye.If you are looking for a Pink Sapphire engagement ring, keep in mind that the sapphire may /will be the focal point; therefore it would be in this case that you may decide to have a higher quality pink sapphire with a proportional cut.
3. Pink Sapphire Clarity
Pink Sapphires have a range of clarity types. There is generally always some type of inclusion found in a Pink Sapphire. The most common type would be that of Silk. Pink Sapphires host many different inclusions and even the highest quality stones are expected to posses some type of inclusion when viewed by a 10x loupe. It would be very rare to see a Pink Sapphire free from all inclusions, and therefore should be considered whether it is a synthetic stone or a glass imitation.
4. Pink Sapphire Hardness
Pink Sapphires are one of the hardest gemstones available. Moh’s scale of hardness is a universal scale for minerals showing their position in the scale as to compare which ones are harder than others. As an example the hardest known mineral is Diamond, given a 10 on Moh’s scale. The softest known mineral isTalc given a 1 on Moh’s scale. A pink Sapphire would therefore be suitable for any type of jewellery such as: a pink Sapphire Engagement ring, a Pink Sapphire dress ring, Pink Sapphire earrings, Pink sapphire Pendants, and Pink Sapphire bracelets.
Pink Sapphire comes in at a hardness of: 9.
A Natural Pink Sapphire usually displays quite a high amount of its diagnostic inclusion ‘Silk’. One of the treatments that is commonly adapted and widely accepted to Pink Sapphire is that of Heat treatment. Heating a Pink Sapphire at certain laboratory temperatures may aid in the displacement of some of the silk that was there naturally, and therefore allows the Pink Sapphire to display a higher brilliance than before.
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