Buffed to a brilliant luster, this chic 18.0-inch paper clip chain necklace secures with spring-ring clasp. Blue is indeed the best-known and the most valuable of sapphire colors.The prized Kashmir and Burmese sapphires have a deep blue that is described as both intense and velvety. These sapphires are not often seen on the market today.
Sri Lankan and Madagascar sapphires are the most common today, with a wide range of colors from light blue to dark blue. With blue sapphire, the intensity of blue is the most important factor. For example, a huge sapphire with a washed-out, weak blue color is much less valuable than a much smaller stone of excellent color. An intense, rich pure cornflower blue that is not too dark or too'inky' is the most desirable color.
Overall, sapphires that are too dark or too light in color are less valuable, but light-blue sapphires often have greater brilliance that is rarely found in darker blue stones. Colorless sapphires are actually quite rare, since most stones will exhibit some faint hints of color. In the gem trade, when referring to sapphire, blue sapphire is the official designation; all other colors, including pink, green, orange, purple and white sapphire, are referred to as'fancy sapphire'. SAPPHIRE Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties. Its powers include spiritual enlightenment and inner peace.
Sapphire is believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness. It is also considered an antidepressant and an aid to psychokinesis, telepathy. Sapphire is the non-red variety of corundum (the red variety of corundum is ruby). A 9.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness, sapphire is the second hardest natural mineral. Blue is by far the most popular color for sapphires.
A legacy four generations in the making, the Duneier story began with Max Duneier, an Austrian emigrant who arrived in New York City in 1910 with a single suitcase and a lifelong passion for exquisite gemstones. Years later, his son Clyde took over the business. Under his expertise, the firm became synonymous with the highest quality stones and precious metalsdeepening the reputation for integrity and excellence associated with the Duneier name. Today, the third and fourth generations of Duneiers run the business, building upon tradition and upholding the values forged over the last century.
The item "VINTAGE ESTATE 10K GOLD NATURAL BLUE SAPPHIRE NECKLACE SIGNED CID LARIAT" is in sale since Saturday, October 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
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