Blue Sapphire Buying Guide
Published on Jun 21, 2020
Who has been able to escape the bewitching charm of Cornflower Blue Sapphire! The magnificent deep blue hue resembles the intense blue color of a cornflower. Most exceptional quality blue sapphire gemstones are priced too high. Kashmir is one of the most famous sources for blue sapphires as the majority of cornflower blue sapphires were found there.
If you are planning to buy a Cornflower Blue Sapphire, you must look for a good quality original sapphire. Certain aspects can help you check the quality of the sapphire like clarity and color of the gemstone.
Color – People tend to get confused with the variation in the color tone of a Cornflower Blue Sapphire. Its color ranges from lighter and softer blue to bright and intense blue. But the purity of blue remains common and is not overruled by undertones of green and purple. Usually, the bright and deeply intense Cornflower Blue Sapphires are categorized as the top-quality gemstones
Clarity – Sapphires tend to have minor inclusions. The nature, location, and volume of these common inclusions determine the quality of the sapphire. Top-quality Cornflower Sapphires are expected to be eye-clean with no possible inclusions visible to the naked eyes. However, if we talk about inclusions like rutile silk needles, they are specific to origins (Kashmir). Though it usually decreases the transparency but also lends to a unique velvety sheen, enhancing the gemstone’s overall appearance.
Top-quality gemstones do not come cheap due to rarity and high demand. Besides the quality, the price of a Cornflower blue sapphire is also affected by the cut, carat weight, origin and uniqueness of the gemstone.
Cut - Cornflower Blue Sapphire rough is generally expensive. Therefore, Gem cutters try to minimize the wastage of the gemstone. Usually, Cornflower Sapphire prices rise for gemstones in fancy cuts as highly faceted cutting styles require more wastage.
Carat weight – Good quality Cornflower Blue Sapphires are seldom seen in big sizes. Due to which, Cornflower Blue Sapphire price per carat jumps exponentially if the size increases even by few carats but without negotiating on quality.
Origin - A certified Kashmir Cornflower blue sapphire price remains high because of its exceptional color, velvety sheen, and historical significance and also the fact that no new sapphires are produced at the commercial level. It can cost a lot in comparison to Cornflower Blue Ceylon Sapphire, Burmese Cornflower Blue Sapphire or Madagascar Cornflower sapphire of similar quality.
Uniqueness (Cornflower Blue Star Sapphire) – A rather rare and unique variety called Cornflower Blue Star Sapphire also exists. Some of these are densely packed with tiny rutile needles (silk), arranged in three directions. These inclusions reflect a star-like effect or ‘Asterism’ which further increases the value of this gemstone.
Decide on your budget and look for a gemstone that fits well in your budget. Also, make sure to not compromise on the quality if you are buying it for astrological purposes. It is highly recommended to buy a gemstone that comes with a certified gem lab certificate of reputed labs like GIA, GUBELIN, GRS, etc. as it increases the authenticity of the information.
If you are planning to buy a Cornflower Blue Sapphire online, look for a genuine source only. We, at GemPudit, neither compromise on the quality nor the aesthetic appeal of the gemstone. Our diligent staff works hard to serve the exact needs of the customers. We also provide a free gem lab certificate with each item to ensure quality. And the most exciting part is that you can also get your gemstone customized in the form of a pendant, ring or bracelet!