What is the best sapphire color


  • The "Gem of Heaven"


    Sapphire means "blue" in Greek - an interpretation of the typical blue tones of sapphire. However, sapphires are also available in other colors.
    The sapphire belongs to the corundum family, which contains some of the most precious gemstones.
    The sapphire is most often found in a wide variety of shades of blue - from purple to cornflower blue to ink-colored and black-blue. That is why the name sapphire always refers to the blue sapphire without any addition. Other color variants must be identified by name, e.g. green sapphire or yellow sapphire.
    The sapphire unfolds its beauty best in a facet cut.
    The sapphire is also known as the “gem of heaven” and, together with the colorless diamond, the red ruby ​​and the green emerald, forms the quartet of the most coveted jewels.
    The incidence of light in particular plays a major role in the color or hue of a sapphire. There are deviations in the blue sapphires from colorless (i.e. white), yellow, green to an unusual orange or pink.
    Purity also plays a role in the price. The most desirable and therefore most expensive is a sapphire that is as transparent as possible with few inclusions.
    1 carat (ct) corresponds to 0.2 grams - and indicates the weight of a gemstone. The higher the carat number, the more valuable the sapphire is. But it alone does not determine value. Other factors such as color, purity and cut play a major role.
    The facet cut is mainly used for sapphires, as this positively emphasizes the optical properties of the gemstone.

    Pleochroism in sapphires

    Sapphires sometimes have a pleochroism. The gemstone shows up in different colors at different viewing angles. The gemstones usually look best in natural or fluorescent light.

    Special sapphires

    A sapphire that is as transparent as possible with few inclusions is usually the most valuable. It shows all its beauty and splendor best in the so-called facet cut.
    One of the most famous sapphires is the “Star of India”, which was discovered in Sri Lanka about 300 years ago. At 536 carats, it is the largest cut star sapphire and has been on display in the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1900.

    Special occasions

    The sapphire is the birthstone of September.

    A sapphire is often given away on the 5th and 45th wedding anniversary.

    Occurrence of sapphire

    The most important sapphire deposits are mainly in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Thailand. Sri Lankan sapphires typically fetch the highest prices in the jewelry market.

    Jewelery with sapphires

    Sapphires are mainly processed into gemstones. Are you interested in a sapphire or sapphire jewelry such as a sapphire ring?

    At RENÉSIM you will find a large selection of precious stones.

    Sapphire selection at RENÉSIM

    At RENÉSIM you can purchase loose sapphires or receive them together with an individual piece of jewelry.