Even if pink is not a favorite color, a pink sapphire remains one of the most beautiful precious gemstones. It is for exampl much more expensive than a yellow or green sapphire.
Before buying a pink sapphire, you need to verify all the details that make the diference between a dheap sapphire and and expensive one.
As you can see on the phoo, grade GEM has the deepest color which gives real brillance to the gem. In gemology, est la plus profonde et qui donne un vrai brillant à la pierre. En gemmologie, les saphirs with a pink color are called « pink rubies » or « pink sapphires ».
The most beautiful pink sapphires come from Myanmar (former Burma) or Australia. Sapphires from Sri Lanka, Thailand or Madagascar are of lesser quality even it is possible to come across beautiful stones.
To choose a high quality pink sapphire, slight ping sapphires must be without inclusions whereas dark pink sapphires can ave a few inclusions without the quality being altered.
As with other precious gemstones, many shapes exist for pink sapphires: round, pear-shaped, cushion , heart shaped,…
A pink ourmaline is called rubellite , and is the semi-precious stone the closest to a pink sapphire.Make sure when buying a pink sapphire that you are not being sold a rubelitte which should be much less expensive. Below is an example of a tourmaline garnet.
It s the September birthstone and is often associated with the zodiac sign « Cancer ». In ancient legends, pink sapphires protected people from hell and increased the physical strength of the bearer and gave the person power.Today others believe a pink sapphire transforms negative energ into positive energy and thus affords joy and love.
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