What makes a well-cut sapphire and Color?
A Sapphire's cut is Unique to that stone unlike a diamond where there is a standard in cuts. " Ideal " sapphires are cut taking into account that one stone’s particular crystal structure makes each stone a unique custom cut. Sapphires come in a rainbow of colors. Many people think of sapphires as being " Blue " but, as you will find, reading our pages, the " world of sapphires" are available in a rainbow of colors and shades. If red, a sapphire is known as a " Ruby " and even though the World Gem Association has added pink to the shades of red, we will treat all sapphires as a sapphire unless it is a true red.
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• Glossary •
Understanding the terms used to describe colors in sapphires and rubies can some times be difficult, here we try to give a index to the wordings which is often used in a description of these fine gemstones.
( please note the index below is for blue sapphires but the same principal applies to sapphires and rubies in general )
Hue : refers to the sapphire's basic color - blue, slight green, strong green, slight purple, and strong purple.
Saturation : ( also called color purity and intensity ) is the extent to which the hue is masked by brown or gray.
Tone : refers to the amount of color in the sapphire ranging from very light to very dark.
• How are Sapphires measured? •
Precious gemstones vary in density, for example when comparing a diamond and a sapphire of the same size, the sapphire will be heavier due to it's larger density. Gemstones are often classified by carats, which is a unit of weight, but for ease of selection and setting, size is a more useful measurement for sapphires, which we list in millimeters (mm). Our standard size for a round sapphire is 6 mm, which is approximately one carat.
Download the chart below and print it out for your own reference when selecting size.
• Cuts •
Sapphire Ring Co hand selects all of our sapphires to provide only the best cut sapphires, which are symmetrical, smoothly polished, and even in color and light.