Sapphires have been one of the most sought after gemstone for ages because of its elegance and beauty. Their association with the royalty has also led to the popularity of sapphires.
While most people confuse sapphires with the blue gemstones that adorn several celebrities, sapphires are actually found in a variety of colours – blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, pink and more. However, there is nothing like a red sapphire because they are named as rubies not sapphires.
When buying a sapphire you need to look for the four Cs just like in the case of purchasing a diamond. But unlike the case of diamonds, sapphire colour is more important than anything else. In addition to the four Cs, especially the colour, treatments and origin of the sapphire gemstone should also be considered.
However, colour remains to be its most important attribute to consider while purchasing a sapphire. You should look for its hue, tone and saturation.
Hue refers to the colour of the stone, which can be anything ranging from blues to greens and yellows to pinks. Sapphires with blue as their primary hue are considered to be the best in quality. This includes sapphires in blue, violetish Blue and purplish Blue.
Tone refers to the lightness or darkness of the stone.
Saturation refers to the amount of colour in a gemstone, and directly affects its price. Ideal saturation ranges between moderate to strong.
Blue sapphires are the most common as well as the most favourite of the entire sapphire family. Though sapphires are found in different colours, it is the mineral corundum which gives all sapphires their particular hue.KGK Group’s legacy of trust started with the trade of precious gemstones like emeralds, rubies and sapphires. KGK mines, processes, cuts and polishes its own gemstones to ensure maximum quality and value. You can always trust them for the finest quality of gems.