Blue Sapphire Guide

Blue Sapphire

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide. It is typically blue, but natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors; “parti sapphires” show two or more colors. The only color which sapphire cannot be is red – as red colored corundum is called ruby, another corundum variety. Sapphire is one of the two gem-varieties of corundum, the other being ruby (defined as corundum in a shade of red). Although blue is the best-known sapphire color, they occur in other colors Too.
The cost of natural sapphires varies depending on their color, clarity, size, cut, and overall quality.
Un-heated natural stones are somewhat rare and will often be sold accompanied by a certificate from an independent gemological laboratory attesting to “no evidence of heat treatment”.


Royal Blue
Color White, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Multicolored
Hardness 9
Refractive Index 1.76 – 1.77
SG 3.9 – 4.1
Double Refraction .0008
Luster Vitreous to adamantine
Mineral Class Corundum


Blue Sapphire Stone contain very small inclusion(s) in terms of cut, clarity, transparency and treatment. Blue Sapphire Premium gemstones are remarkably transparent and hold high clarity parameters along with startling cut and rare treatments. Wearing Blue Sapphire Super Premium has magnificent positive effect in its wearer life.
Found In: Blue sapphire gemstones are mostly found in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Kashmir and Burma . They are also found in India,Australia,Thailand (Pailin and Kanchnaburi), Tanzania, Vietnam  and Russia.
Characteristic: Blue Sapphire Gemstone a considerable sparkle and might display different colors on viewing from different angles. They also have secondary hues like violet and purple.

Blue Sapphire Facts

Blue sapphire belongs to the mineral species corundum. The mineral corundum is composed only of aluminum and oxygen, and it requires a growth environment that’s free of silicon. It can be a pure blue or ranges from greenish blue to violetish blue. Both blue and fancy sapphires come from a variety of exotic sources including Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Australia. Good Quality Blue Sapphires are most expensive & desirable among all color sapphires.

Blue Sapphires Sources

In present times, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) has been a major source of Blue Sapphire Gemstones. Blue Sapphires from Kashmir are considered best & most premium. But Kashmir Sapphires are very rare and are generally available in smaller sizes. Kashmir mines are exhausted and therefore most of the sapphires of Kashmir origin have become extremely rare. Sapphires of Thailand origin are quite popular these days because of the affordability and good Quality. Bangkok (Thailand) Sapphires are slightly heated to enhance their color & transparency. First-Degree or Slight heating in Sapphires is considered acceptable by trade people as well as the astrologers. Any other Treatment or enhancement is not acceptable in Sapphires.

What is the Price of Blue Sapphire Gemstone?

Pricing of Blue Sapphires depends majorly on its: Color, Transparency, Luster and Cutting (symmetry). A Good Quality Blue Sapphire should have Proper color without any other color-tinge. There should be good transparency in the stone to allow light and energy to pass through. It should have a Good Luster along with symmetrical cutting. The Popular shapes of Blue Sapphires are Oval and Cushion shape. Blue sapphire is one of the most expensive gemstones and when you buy blue sapphire online, you may get to see attractive deals.