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Burmese Sapphire

Burmese Sapphire Prices

Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight are the major factors influencing Burmese Sapphire value. Limited Supply and strong demand also fluctuate Burma Neelam stone price upto a certain extent.

Note: In India, Faceted Burmese blue sapphire price per carat starts from ₹ 25,000 per carat ($390 approx.) and goes up to ₹ 5 lakh per carat ($7795 approx.) and even above. The prices in countries such as United States and Dubai may differ.


Buyer Beware: Gemstone Weights in India are often expressed in Ratti. This system can be used to dupe customers who are not knowledgeable on how the conversion works. Read our guide to Understanding Gemstone Weights: Carats vs Ratti, and Don’t Get Fooled by Gemstone Prices in Ratti, instead of Carats!


  • Color

    – Top quality Royal Blue Burmese sapphire features intense blue color and good color consistency, therefore, cost a high premium. Burmese stones in medium dark to vivid blue hue also command good market prices. But, if the color is too dark or too light, Burmese Neelam stone price drops substantially.

  • Clarity

    – Just like other sapphires, Burma blue sapphire price increases drastically for eye clean pieces (no visible inclusion) with good transparency and luster. On the other hand, the presence of low transparency and high inclusions (beyond the acceptable range) create a reduction in Burma sapphire prices.

  • Cut

    – Best quality Burma gems are quite valuable. Even its rough stone is expensive, therefore, the gem cutters strive to save every point in weight and avoid deeper cuts. Generally, Oval cut and Cushion cut blue sapphire of Burma are highly preferred. It is because these cutting styles bring out the brilliance without causing significant weight loss.

  • Carat weight

    – Burma sapphire price per carat escalates exponentially with the increase in size. Therefore, one can expect a steep increase in blue sapphire Burma prices for stones above few carats.

Burmese Sapphire Quality

The overall quality of a Burmese Sapphire stones depends on a combination of separate factors including its Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. It is very important to check all these factors carefully before buying Burmese Sapphire stone online to ensure a quality purchase.

  • Color

    – Apart from the stereotypical ‘intense blue’ Burma gemstone, blue sapphires from Burma come in lighter and too dark blue hues as well. It is also found in various other shades such as Voiletish blue, Bluish violet, deep Royal blue and light Greyish blue etc. Excessively dark Blue Burmese gemstones are sometimes traded as Black Sapphire Burma.
    Burmese Sapphire
    Color variation in Burmese Sapphire

  • Clarity

    – Being a Type II clarity gemstone, Burmese Sapphires are bound to have some inclusions. It usually contains folded fluid inclusions and fingerprints. Eye clean pieces are extremely rare and highly valuable. Generally, more prominent are the inclusions, lower will be the quality.

    Included Burmese Sapphire Included Burmese Sapphire VS Clarity
    Eye clean Burmese Sapphire Eye clean Burmese Sapphire Good Clarity

  • Cut

    - Sapphires are generally available in plethora of shapes and cutting styles. Oval and Cushion cut Burmese Sapphires are common as it brings the brilliance and retains weight as well. Round, emerald cut and hearted shaped Burmese sapphires are comparatively less common. The best quality cabochons bear good color, reasonable transparency with smooth and symmetrical domes.

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    Burmese Sapphire Cabochon Burmese Sapphire Cabochon

  • Uniqueness (Burmese Star Sapphire) –

    - This exclusive variety of blue Corundum bears tiny, microscopic rutile needle like inclusions called Silk. These densely packed inclusion hampers transparency but creates a beautiful star-like effect on the upper surface by reflecting light. Burma Star Sapphire gemstone are rare, and its prices remains high in the market.

Burmese Sapphire Benefits

As per vedic astrology, Blue Sapphire or Neelam ratna represents powerful planet Saturn. Popular as Neelamani, Indraneelam stone, Indraneel or Neelam Pukhraj in different cultures, this auspicious gemstone is considered highly beneficial for people overgoing the difficulties during Shani’s Saadhe Saati, Dhaiyya, Kantakshini or Dhasa phase. It helps the wearer in gaining financial and professional stability. Astrologers often suggest natives to wear a Burmese blue sapphire due to its good color and clarity.


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  • For success in Business & Finances

    – Being a significator of Karmic planet Saturn, wearing a Burma Neelam stone benefits the individual to gain fair results of hard work. The positive energies of this planet help to accomplish goals and thereby promotes wearer’s professional as well as financial growth. Astrologers consider this gemstone highly beneficial for businesses dealing in oil, paint, fuel and machinery etc.
  • For Intelligence & Decision-making power

    – Saturn rules intellect, therefore Burma Blue Sapphire stone is considered good for wearers as it boosts their intellect and reasoning power. This gemstone is considered highly beneficial for lawyer, writers, researchers and scholars.
  • For Good Health

    – In medical astrology, blue sapphire is considered highly effective in curing joint, teeth and hair related ailments. This gemstone can also be worn to recover from depression, anxiety and fear.

  • Burmese Sapphire Benefits
  • Promotes Financial Growth

    Improves Intellect & Thinking Ability

    Cures Bone, Teeth & Mental Problems


Certificates

One can easily buy Burmese Neelam online from GemPundit along with gem reports issues by internationally renowned gem laboratories like GIA, Gubellin, IGI, GII etc. Some samples are given below.

  • Some fraudulent dealers sell tanzanite (heat treated) by the name of original tanzanite. To avoid the chances of getting duped, it is advisable to buy certified Tanzanite stones only from reputed gem stores. At GemPundit, one can shop for high quality, untreated and unheated Tanzanite available for sale online at the most affordable price per ratti or carat.
  • Lab certificated issued by an internationally recognized gem testing laboratory (like GIA, Gubellin, IGI, GRS etc.) always serves as a valid proof of quality and genuineness.

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IGI certified Burmese Sapphire IGI certified Burmese Sapphire
GRS Certified Burmese Royal Blue SapphireGRS Certified Burmese Royal Blue Sapphire

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