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Sapphire Ring Co have incorporated the official GIA Sapphire and Ruby color map below. The charts explain the color grading system used by all GIA G.G. gemologists in their color grading of Sapphires & Rubies. The charts illustrate the wide variations in color gradings for Sapphire and Rubies as well as the three main factors which make up a Sapphire's color: Hue, Tone & Saturation.

Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have on Sapphire color grading and how this is used today to give each Sapphire it's final color grade. Understanding these distinctions is important in properly choosing your perfect color in a natural Sapphire or Ruby.

           Hue
           Tone
           Saturation

 

GIA Color Grading Scale

Hue Table

The GIA Colored Stone Grading System includes a description system that uses 31 hue names to describe colored gemstones.

 

NameCodeColor
very slightly greenish bluevslgB
BlueB
violetish bluevB
bluish violetbV
VioletV
violetish purple*vP*
PurpleP
reddish purplerP
red-purple or purple-redRP/PR
strongly purplish redstpR
slightly purplish redslpR
RedR
orangy redoR
red-orange or orange-redRO/OR
reddish orangerO
OrangeO
yellowish orangeyO
orangy yellowoY
YellowY
greenish yellowgY
yellow-green or green-yellowYG/GY
strongly yellowish greenstyG
yellowish greenyG
slightly yellowish greenslyG
GreenG
very slightly bluish greenvslbG
bluish greenbG
very strongly bluishvstbG
green-blue or blue-greenGB/BG
very strongly greenish bluevstgB

 


Tone

The GIA Tone Scale helps you judge a gem's brightness or darkness. Three key standards to remember are (3) Light, (5) Medium. and (7) Dark.

 

NameScaleTone
very light2
Light3
medium light4
Medium5
medium dark6
Dark7
very dark8

 


Saturation Scale

Use the GIA saturation scale to judge a gem's strength of color. In warm colors, weaker saturations of 1, 2, or 3 appear brownish. In cool colors the same values look grayish. In both warm and cool colors, gems with saturations of 4, 5, or 6 are almost always more valuable if all other factors are equal.

 

NameCool ColorScaleWarm ColorName
grayish
1
brownish
slightly grayish
2
slightly brownish
very slightly grayish
3
very slightly brownish
moderately strong
4
moderately strong
strong
5
strong
vivid
6
vivid
 

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