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Sapphire Gemstones


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Sapphire has been one of the most precious and sought after gemstones since ancient times. It has all of the attributes of a great gemstone. Its hardness is surpassed only by diamond. It comes in an enormous variety of vivid colours (not only the traditional blue) and has excellent brilliance. It is also tremendously rare in good qualities and large sizes. The most popular colours are blue, pink, orange and yellow, though there are many other beautiful colours available (such as purple, teal and green) for the person looking for something unusual. The most valuable colour is bright blue. If a blue sapphire is too dark or too light it loses a great deal of value. Second in value are pink and pinkish orange sapphires. Sapphires from East Africa often show what is called colour-change. This means they appear to change colour quite dramatically when the stone is viewed in different light sources. For example, a colour-change sapphire might be purple under incandescent light and blue or teal in daylight. This makes for a unique stone that is in great demand. Sapphires are rarely free from inclusions and flaws. A small number are acceptable, as long as they do not detract from the beauty of the stone. Most sapphires are heat treated. Untreated stones carry a small premium. Sapphire is the traditional birthstone for September.
Ref No: SAP0001
Weight: 1.28ct
Price: USD 128.00
Size: 8.3 x 5.4 x 4.0

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Ref No: SAP0002
Weight: 1.79ct
Price: USD 1,253.00
Size: 8.3 x 6.1 x 4.4

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Ref No: SAP0003
Weight: 2.61ct
Price: USD 2,088.00
Size: 10.5 x 7.3 x 4.3

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Ref No: SAP0005
Weight: 0.77ct
Price: USD 192.00
Size: 6.1 x 5.0 x 2.9

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Ref No: SAP0006
Weight: 1.34ct total
Price: USD 469.00
Size: 6.2 x 4.2 x 3.0 each

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Ref No: SAP0007
Weight: 1.09ct
Price: USD 196.00
Size: 7.2 x 4.6 x 3.9

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Ref No: SAP0008
Weight: 0.83ct
Price: USD 249.00
Size: 5.1 x 3.8

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Ref No: SAP0009
Weight: 1.12ct
Price: USD 280.00
Size: 7.1 x 5.2 x 3.3

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Ref No: SAP0010
Weight: 1.01ct
Price: USD 383.00
Size: 7.1 x 5.2 x 3.3

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Ref No: SAP0009
Weight: 1.12ct
Price: USD 280.00
Size: 7.1 x 5.2 x 3.3

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Ref No: SAP0008
Weight: 0.83ct
Price: USD 249.00
Size: 5.1 x 3.8

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Ref No: SAP0011
Weight: 1.67ct
Price: USD 1,002.00
Size: 8.5 x 5.9 x 3.7

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Ref No: SAP0012
Weight: 1.74ct
Price: USD 174.00
Size: 7.1 x 4.3

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Ref No: SAP0013
Weight: 2.24ct
Price: USD 492.00
Size: 9.8 x 6.9 x 4.2

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Ref No: SAP0014
Weight: 1.76ct
Price: USD 176.00
Size: 9.0 x 6.5 x 4.3

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Ref No: SAP0015
Weight: 1.36ct
Price: USD 163.00
Size: 7.9 x 5.7 x 3.9

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Ref No: SAP0016
Weight: 1.28ct
Price: USD 448.00
Size: 8.6 x 5.9 x 3.6

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