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'. The item "VINTAGE ESTATE 14K WHITE GOLD BLUE SAPPHIRE DIAMOND EARRINGS J-HOOK SIGNED AJ" is in sale since Sunday, March 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Earrings\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped worldwide.