Star Sapphire Value, Price, and Jewelry Information - International Gem Society (2022)

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Star SapphireValue Kashmir Sapphire Kashmir Sapphire - Top Grade: vB 5/6, 6/6. B 5/6, 6/6. Kashmir Sapphire - Very Good Grade: V 4/6, 5/6, 6/5. bV 5/6, 6/6; vB 5/5, 4/6, 6/5. Kashmir Sapphire - Good Grade: V 4/5, 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 6/5, 7/5; bV 4/5, 4/6, 5/4, 5/5, 5/4, 4/5; vB 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 5/4, 4/5; B 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 6/4, 5/4, 4/5. Other Blue Sapphires Other Blue Sapphires - Top Grade: vB 5/6, 6/6; B 5/6, 6/6. Other Blue Sapphires - Very Good Grade: V 4/6, 5/5, 6/6; bV 5/6, 6/7; vB 5/5, 4/6, 6/5; B 4/6, 5/5, 6/5; vslgB 4/6, 5/6, 6/6. Other Blue Sapphires - Good Grade: V 4/5, 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 6/5, 7/5; bV 4/5, 4/6, 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 6/5; vB 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 5/4, 4/5; B 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 6/4, 6/4, 5/4, 4/5; vslgB 7/5, 5/4, 6/4, 4/5, 6/5, 5/5; gB 4/5, 5/5, 6/5. Other Blue Sapphires - Fair Grade: V 3/4, 3/5, 4/3, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4; bV 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4, 7/5; vB 3/4, 4/3, 6/2, 7/4, 5/3; B 3/4, 4/3, 7/4, 6/2, 5/2, 5/3; vslgB 3/4, 3/5, 4/3, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4; gB 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 5/4, 6/3, 6/4, 7/4; vstgB 4/4, 5/4, 6/4. Fancy Sapphires Pink Sapphire - Top Color: stpR 3/6, 4/6; RP 4/6; rP 4/6 Pink Sapphire - Very Good Color: slpR 4/6; stpR 4/5; RP 3/5, 4/4, 4/5; rP 3/5, 4/4, 4/5; P 4/5. Pink Sapphire - Good Color: slpR 3/5, 4/4, 4/5; stpR 3/4, 3/5, 4/4; RP 3/4, 4/3; rP 3/4, 4/3; P 3/4, 4/4. Pink Sapphire - Fair Color: slpR 3/3, 4/3; stpR 3/4, 4/3; RP 2/3, 3/3; rP 2/3, 3/3; P 3/, 4/3. Yellow Sapphire - Top Color: Y 3/5; oY 3/5. Very Good Color: Y 3/4; oY 3/4. Good Color: Y 3/3, 4/4; oY 3/3, 4/4. Fair Color: Y 2/3, 4/3; oY 2/3, 4/3. Green Sapphire - Top Color: vslbG 6/3, bG 6/3, G 6/3. Very Good Color: BG 6/3, vstbG 6/2, 5/3, 6/2; bG 4/3, 5/3, 6/3; vslbG 4/3, 5/3, 6/2; G 5/3, 7/3; slyG 5/3, 6/3; yG 6/3. Good Color: BG 4/3, 5/3, 6/2; vstbG 4/3, 5/3, 7/3; bG 4/2, 5/2, 7/3, G 5/2,6/2; slyG 5/2, 6/2, 7/3; yG 5/3, 6/2, 7/3; styG 5/3, 6/3; styG 5/3, 6/3. Fair Color: BG 4/2, 5/2; vstbG 4/2, 7/2; bG 3/2, 7/2; vslbG 7/2; G 4/2, 7/2; slyG 4/2, 7/2; yG 5/2, 7/3; styG 5/2, 6/2. Purple Sapphire - Top Color: RP 6/6, 5/6; rP 6/6; P 6/6. Very Good Color: stpR 5/5, 6/5; RP 5/5, 6/5, 7/5; rP 5/6, 6/5; P 5/6, 6/5; bP 5/6, 6/5. Good Color: slpR 5/3, 6/3; stpR 5/4, 6/4, 7/4; RP 5/4, 6/3, 6/4, 7/4; rP 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 7/5; P 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 7/5; bP 4/5, 4/6, 5/5. Fair Color: . Other Sapphires White Sapphire Color Change Sapphire Blue Cabochons Star Sapphire Star SapphireInformation Pursue Your Passion for Gemstones with the Ultimate Gem Resource FAQs Videos

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Kashmir Sapphire

Certified origin. Untreated material. Average brilliancy of 40 to 60%. Add to 20% or deduct to 10% for other cutting. Prices for ovals and cushions. Add 8% to 10% for rounds and pears. Add 10% to 20% for emeralds and marquis.

Kashmir Sapphire - Top Grade: vB 5/6, 6/6. B 5/6, 6/6.

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Kashmir Sapphire - Very Good Grade: V 4/6, 5/6, 6/5. bV 5/6, 6/6; vB 5/5, 4/6, 6/5.

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Kashmir Sapphire - Good Grade: V 4/5, 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 6/5, 7/5; bV 4/5, 4/6, 5/4, 5/5, 5/4, 4/5; vB 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 5/4, 4/5; B 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 6/4, 5/4, 4/5.

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Other Blue Sapphires

Heat treated material. Average brilliancy of 40% to 60%. Add to 20% or deduct to 10% for other cutting. Prices for ovals and cushions. Add 8% to 10% for rounds and pears. Add 10% to 20% for emeralds and marquis. Note: If certified Burmese and untreated, add 50%, except fair or lower grades. Typically, mid-quality untreated blue sapphire will sell for 20-30% more than a treated stone of the same quality. Top-quality unheated stones could get a premium of 50% or higher, especially if they’re large.

Other Blue Sapphires - Top Grade: vB 5/6, 6/6; B 5/6, 6/6.

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Other Blue Sapphires - Very Good Grade: V 4/6, 5/5, 6/6; bV 5/6, 6/7; vB 5/5, 4/6, 6/5; B 4/6, 5/5, 6/5; vslgB 4/6, 5/6, 6/6.

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Other Blue Sapphires - Good Grade: V 4/5, 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 6/5, 7/5; bV 4/5, 4/6, 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 6/5; vB 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 5/4, 4/5; B 3/5, 4/4, 6/3, 7/5, 6/4, 6/4, 5/4, 4/5; vslgB 7/5, 5/4, 6/4, 4/5, 6/5, 5/5; gB 4/5, 5/5, 6/5.

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Other Blue Sapphires - Fair Grade: V 3/4, 3/5, 4/3, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4; bV 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4, 7/5; vB 3/4, 4/3, 6/2, 7/4, 5/3; B 3/4, 4/3, 7/4, 6/2, 5/2, 5/3; vslgB 3/4, 3/5, 4/3, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4; gB 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 5/4, 6/3, 6/4, 7/4; vstgB 4/4, 5/4, 6/4.

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Average brilliancy of 30% to 40%. Add to 20% or deduct to 10% for other cutting. Prices for ovals and cushions. Add 7% to 10% for rounds, pears and marquis. Add 15% to 30% for emerald cuts.

Pink Sapphire - Very Good Color: slpR 4/6; stpR 4/5; RP 3/5, 4/4, 4/5; rP 3/5, 4/4, 4/5; P 4/5.

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Pink Sapphire - Fair Color: slpR 3/3, 4/3; stpR 3/4, 4/3; RP 2/3, 3/3; rP 2/3, 3/3; P 3/, 4/3.

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Yellow Sapphire - Top Color: Y 3/5; oY 3/5. Very Good Color: Y 3/4; oY 3/4. Good Color: Y 3/3, 4/4; oY 3/3, 4/4. Fair Color: Y 2/3, 4/3; oY 2/3, 4/3.

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Green Sapphire - Top Color: vslbG 6/3, bG 6/3, G 6/3. Very Good Color: BG 6/3, vstbG 6/2, 5/3, 6/2; bG 4/3, 5/3, 6/3; vslbG 4/3, 5/3, 6/2; G 5/3, 7/3; slyG 5/3, 6/3; yG 6/3. Good Color: BG 4/3, 5/3, 6/2; vstbG 4/3, 5/3, 7/3; bG 4/2, 5/2, 7/3, G 5/2,6/2; slyG 5/2, 6/2, 7/3; yG 5/3, 6/2, 7/3; styG 5/3, 6/3; styG 5/3, 6/3. Fair Color: BG 4/2, 5/2; vstbG 4/2, 7/2; bG 3/2, 7/2; vslbG 7/2; G 4/2, 7/2; slyG 4/2, 7/2; yG 5/2, 7/3; styG 5/2, 6/2.

Purple Sapphire - Top Color: RP 6/6, 5/6; rP 6/6; P 6/6. Very Good Color: stpR 5/5, 6/5; RP 5/5, 6/5, 7/5; rP 5/6, 6/5; P 5/6, 6/5; bP 5/6, 6/5. Good Color: slpR 5/3, 6/3; stpR 5/4, 6/4, 7/4; RP 5/4, 6/3, 6/4, 7/4; rP 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 7/5; P 5/4, 5/5, 6/4, 7/5; bP 4/5, 4/6, 5/5. Fair Color: .

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White Sapphire

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Star SapphireInformation

DataValue
NameStar Sapphire
Is a Variety ofSapphire
ColorsAll except red.
FractureConchoidal, Frequent parting
Hardness9
CleavageNone
WearabilityExcellent
CrystallographyHexagonal (trigonal).
Refractive Index1.757-1.779
Birefringence0.008-0.009
Dispersion0.018
LuminescenceSee "Identifying Characteristics" under the Sapphire main gem listing.
Luminescence PresentYes
Luminescence TypeFluorescent, UV-Long, UV-Short, X-ray Colors
Absorption SpectrumSee "Identifying Characteristics" under the Sapphire main gem listing.
PleochroismVery pronounced.
  • Blue sapphire: intense violet-blue/blue-green
  • Green sapphire: intense green / yellow-green
  • Orange sapphire: yellow-brown or orange/colorless
  • Yellow sapphire: medium yellow / pale yellow
  • Purple sapphire: violet/orange
  • Brownish-orange sapphire: brownish-orange / greenish
  • Padparadscha sapphire: orange-yellow / yellowish-orange
OpticsRI: o = 1.757-1.770; e = 1.765-1.779 (usually 1.760, 1.768); Uniaxial (-).
Optic SignUniaxial -
LusterVitreous to adamantine.
Polish LusterVitreous to subadamantine.
Fracture LusterVitreous.
Specific Gravity3.99-4.10; usually near 4.0
EnhancementsHeat treated: common. Diffusion treatment (places a thin blue coating on colorless sapphire): occasional. Irradiation (turns colorless gems yellow, orange, or light blue.): rare.
Typical TreatmentsHeat Treatment, Irradiation, Lattice Diffusion
TransparencyTransparent to opaque.
PhenomenaAsterism.
BirthstoneSeptember

Star Sapphire is a type of sapphire displayingan optical star-like effect. This effect is caused by asterism.You can read more about asterism in our Phenomenal Gems article.

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How much are star sapphires worth? ›

Star Sapphire Price

The price of the Star Sapphire gemstone varies depending on the origin, cut, clarity, and color. At GemPundit you can get Star Sapphire price per carat starting from INR 10,000 ($150) - INR 50,000 ($650) or even more.

How much is a 1 carat star sapphire worth? ›

A 1 carat sapphire here costs around $1,000-1,600. An example on the high end is this 0.99 cushion shape sapphire for $1,625. Larger stones (3 carats or more) are more rare, and thus will command a higher price tag.

What color star sapphire is most valuable? ›

Blue Sapphires

Sapphires with these qualities command the highest prices per carat. Less valuable blue sapphires might also be grayish, too light, or too dark.

How rare is a star sapphire? ›

The presence of a star is one of the more remarkable phenomena encountered in the world of colored gemstones. This optical phenomenon is quite rare, being only found in a tiny percentage of the sapphires mined around the world. Star sapphires can occur in any color, but the most common colors are blue, black and pink.

How do I know if my star sapphire is real? ›

Using a magnifying tool, if necessary, look at is the bottom of the gem to see if there is an "L" stamped on the stone. If you find an "L" stamp, it means it is a "Lindy Star" and, therefore, means the gem is synthetic. If it doesn't have an "L," examine the stone for imperfections within the stone.

Is a star sapphire a real sapphire? ›

Blue Star Sapphire are a rare and beautiful type of sapphire. The star which shines upon its surface is an asterism, which gives the stone a six-rayed star when viewed under light.

Are sapphires a good investment? ›

True, high-quality sapphires are rare which is what makes them a good investment. The traits that drive up the value of sapphires include colour, hardness, lustre, saturation, and durability.

Do sapphires have resale value? ›

With rare exceptions, most color gemstones do not have much resale value. Important, well-cut, undamaged, auction quality, LEGITIMATE certified rubies, emeralds, and sapphires are the exception, as are a few rare collector examples of fine gems (and rare pearls!).

How much do sapphires sell for? ›

Sapphires range from $25 per carat to more than $11,000 per carat; the most expensive one ever sold came in at $135,000 per carat. The price of a sapphire is determined based on its quality, which means that a large, low-quality sapphire is much cheaper than a small but very high-quality sapphire.

What is star sapphire weakness? ›

Though Star Sapphires do not have a weakness to other Corps (they are immune to the energy stealing properties of an Orange Power Ring), they are more susceptible to being controlled by their own power.

What makes a star sapphire valuable? ›

The colour and clarity of star Sapphires has a major influence on the overall price. A stone with a very transparent body is extremely rare and will fetch a high price. The best star Sapphires will have a blue transparent body with a nice deep blue colour and a sharp and vibrant star.

What are star sapphires powers? ›

Powers & Abilities

As Star Sapphire, she can use her gem of power to fly and to hurl blasts of force nearly equal to the power of a Green Lantern's ring. Moreover, the Sapphire bestows upon her a certain amount of invulnerability and allows her to survive in airless space.

How do you clean a star sapphire ring? ›

Exceptions include black star sapphires or stones that are heavily fractured or included. However, the best way to clean sapphire jewelry is with warm soapy water and a soft brush without soaking it. Avoid harsh detergents. Never clean your jewelry with solvents such as alcohol, acetone, or paint thinner.

What is a star sapphire called? ›

A gemstone that exhibits this effect is referred to as a star stone or asteria. The best known is star sapphire, but many other minerals can also be asteria, usually due to impurities in the crystal structure.

What is the meaning of a star sapphire? ›

Star sapphires are called the "Stones of Destiny " and the star visible in the gemstone represents destiny faith and hope. • Sapphire may guard against injury toxic vibes and evil thoughts. • Star sapphires aid in meditation and extend mental focus and knowledge.

Can a real sapphire be scratched? ›

Sapphires are very durable, so while they do scratch and can chip, you'll probably get many years of wear. Eventually, you may notice some scratches, and you can always have your sapphire resurfaced.

How can you tell a good quality sapphire? ›

You want to look for a sapphire that has no inclusions visible to the naked eye. experts look at the size, location and number of inclusions to judge clarity. The less visible the inclusions are, the higher the grade. Cut: The cut is essentially what makes a sapphire really sparkle.

Can you test a sapphire with a diamond tester? ›

Dupeakya diamond tester is an electronic instrument designed and manufactured according to the thermal conductivity of diamonds to identify the true and false diamonds. It can also be used for testing sapphire, ruby, crystal, agate and other stones.

Can a star sapphire be polished? ›

Even stones as hard as Linde Star Sapphires can get scratched over time. We can re-polish them while they are still in the mounting. This saves the cost and risk of removing the stone and then re-setting the stone after re-polishing.

Are star sapphires heated? ›

Many of the blue sapphires mined in Sri Lanka, both the cabochon-cut ones showing the star effect and those that are faceted, are natural-colored stones that do not undergo heat treatment.

Can star sapphire be lab created? ›

Synthetic star corundum is not rare, but these were among the largest laboratory-grown star rubies and star sapphires submitted to the GIA laboratory. Masumi Saito is staff gemologist, and Yusuke Katsurada is senior staff gemologist, at GIA in Tokyo.

Do sapphires increase in value? ›

Getting a well-cut, high-quality carat sapphire would cost more than other gemstones since a quality sapphire is made to the very best value and is a very rare gemstone which makes the demand high and increases the price.

How can I sell my sapphire? ›

The three most popular options for selling sapphires are auctions, pawn shops, and private buyers. Auctions – auctions, especially online auction sites such as eBay, are common considerations. While you will end up selling your sapphire, you may not end up doing it as quickly as you wish.

What size is a 1 carat sapphire? ›

Our standard size for a round sapphire is 6 mm, which is approximately one carat.

Do sapphires hold their value better than diamonds? ›

The precious categorization is a reference to value: a really fine ruby, emerald or sapphire can be priced higher per carat than a diamond. Sapphires are extremely hard and durable, so they will last a forever in a piece of jewelry, and rubies and emeralds are extremely rare.

Is a sapphire a diamond? ›

A sapphire is a mineral but it is not diamond even though a diamond is a mineral as well. They are both different types of minerals. Sapphires are a variety of the mineral corundum,which is an aluminum oxide. Various elements found within the sapphires cause different hues.

Are blue sapphires expensive? ›

High quality blue sapphire cabochons usually sell for around $50 to $500 per carat, depending on size and color. The least expensive faceted blue sapphires are stones that have been diffusion treated with beryllium to improve the color.

Where do the best sapphires come from? ›

The locality considered to produce the finest blue sapphires in the world is Kashmir, India. These amazing stones are mined at 16,500 feet in the Zaskar region. Kashmir blue sapphires are known to have a velvety or sleepy quality that is very desirable.

Are Star Sapphires evil? ›

Star Sapphire was a villain until she became a hero during Geoff Johns' Blackest Night comic series. Following that and the New 52 Reboot, she has become a hero.

What is the Star Sapphire oath? ›

The Star Sapphire Oath is as follows: “For hearts long lost and full of fright, For those alone in Blackest Night, Accept our ring and join our fight.

Why is my sapphire so dark? ›

It is a variety of the so-called “star sapphires” – stones that due to their unique crystal structures reflect light in the shape of a star. Black star sapphire is mostly mined in Thailand, West Africa and India. This stone's black color is a result of iron and titanium traces present in the mineral.

Where are star sapphires found? ›

The most important deposits of fine star sapphire today are found in Australia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka and Thailand. Other significant star sapphire sources include Brazil, Cambodia, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, United States (Montana), Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

How can I tell if my blue sapphire is real? ›

Look for flaws or inclusions in real sapphires, perform a breath test to judge authenticity, and get a sapphire certified. Look for air bubbles, try the scratch test, and shine a light through the gem to spot a fake sapphire. Always ask jewelers about the sapphires they are selling to find out what type of gem it is.

What is the difference between sapphire and blue sapphire? ›

A sapphire that is black should not be called a blue sapphire; this is a commercial quality stone. If a sapphire is to be called blue” it must not have more than 15% secondary color tones within the stone such as yellow, green or purple.

Why is Star Sapphire a villain? ›

Though she isn't quite as popular as Sinestro, Star Sapphire has still proven to be quite the antagonist for Green Lantern. Her personal involvement in Hal Jordan's life, specifically, makes her all the greater an adversary.

Are black Star Sapphires rare? ›

This optical occurrence is quite rare, being only found in a very small percentage of the sapphires mined around the world.

What is sapphire gemstone? ›

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide (α-Al2O3) with trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, or magnesium. The name sapphire is derived from the Latin "saphirus" and the Greek "sapheiros", both of which mean blue.

Are star sapphires man made? ›

In Verneuil process: Synthetic corundum. Star rubies and sapphires, first developed in 1947 in the United States, are made by adding one percent rutile (titanium oxide, TiO2) to the starting powder, forming the boules in the usual manner, and then heat treating them at temperatures between 1,100° C and 1,500° C.

What do star sapphires look like? ›

Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions following the underlying crystal structure that causes the appearance of a six-rayed “star”-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source. The inclusion is often the mineral rutile, a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide.

Are black star sapphires valuable? ›

There are also black star sapphire varieties that exhibit pink and purple hues. Unlike black sapphire, black star sapphire is a very expensive gemstone and can cost thousands of dollars. It is prized by gem lovers because of its beauty and rarity.

What does star sapphire represent? ›

Star sapphires are called the "Stones of Destiny " and the star visible in the gemstone represents destiny faith and hope. Sapphire may guard against injury toxic vibes and evil thoughts. Star sapphires aid in meditation and extend mental focus and knowledge.

What is star sapphire weakness? ›

Though Star Sapphires do not have a weakness to other Corps (they are immune to the energy stealing properties of an Orange Power Ring), they are more susceptible to being controlled by their own power.

How do you clean a star sapphire ring? ›

Exceptions include black star sapphires or stones that are heavily fractured or included. However, the best way to clean sapphire jewelry is with warm soapy water and a soft brush without soaking it. Avoid harsh detergents. Never clean your jewelry with solvents such as alcohol, acetone, or paint thinner.

Can a star sapphire be polished? ›

Even stones as hard as Linde Star Sapphires can get scratched over time. We can re-polish them while they are still in the mounting. This saves the cost and risk of removing the stone and then re-setting the stone after re-polishing.

Is a star sapphire a precious stone? ›

A stone with a very transparent body is extremely rare and will fetch a high price. The best star Sapphires will have a blue transparent body with a nice deep blue colour and a sharp and vibrant star. These types of stones are extremely rare and can fetch tens of thousands of dollars.

What makes a good star sapphire? ›

The ideal star sapphire would be entirely transparent , but the rutile silk that causes the star phenomenon ensures that every star sapphire is to some degree included. Fine star sapphires must have enough silk for a bright, well-defined star, without compromising the stone's transparency.

What are star sapphires powers? ›

Powers & Abilities

As Star Sapphire, she can use her gem of power to fly and to hurl blasts of force nearly equal to the power of a Green Lantern's ring. Moreover, the Sapphire bestows upon her a certain amount of invulnerability and allows her to survive in airless space.

Can sapphires get scratched? ›

Sapphires are very durable, so while they do scratch and can chip, you'll probably get many years of wear. Eventually, you may notice some scratches, and you can always have your sapphire resurfaced. Sapphires come in a rainbow of colors and hues!

How much do sapphires sell for? ›

Sapphires range from $25 per carat to more than $11,000 per carat; the most expensive one ever sold came in at $135,000 per carat. The price of a sapphire is determined based on its quality, which means that a large, low-quality sapphire is much cheaper than a small but very high-quality sapphire.

Are Darker sapphires better? ›

As a general rule, blue sapphires with a medium or medium-dark tone have the highest value. The sapphire's saturation – Saturation refers to the purity of a blue sapphire's colour. A gem with gray or brown overtones is said to have poor saturation, while a sapphire with a vivid blue colour has good saturation.

Why are sapphires so special? ›

Sapphires score a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, meaning they are very hard and durable. They are also popular for their potential brilliance and shine. This combination makes them suitable for a daily wear ring as well as any other type of jewelry.

Are star sapphires heated? ›

Many of the blue sapphires mined in Sri Lanka, both the cabochon-cut ones showing the star effect and those that are faceted, are natural-colored stones that do not undergo heat treatment.

What is the star sapphire oath? ›

The Star Sapphire Oath is as follows: “For hearts long lost and full of fright, For those alone in Blackest Night, Accept our ring and join our fight.

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