Precious GEMS
Blue Sapphire

Wijaya Gems is one of the largest suppliers to the world sapphire markets. Color in gemstones breaks down into three components: hue, saturation, and tone. Hue is most commonly understood as the "color" of the gemstone. Saturation refers to the vividness or brightness of the hue, and tone is the lightness to darkness of the hue. Blue sapphire exists in various mixtures of its primary (blue) and secondary hues, various tonal levels (shades) and at various levels of saturation (vividness).

Blue sapphires are evaluated based upon the purity of their primary hue. Purple, violet, and green are the most common secondary hues found in blue sapphires. Violet and purple can contribute to the overall beauty of the color, while green is considered to be distinctly negative. Blue sapphires with up to 15% violet or purple are generally said to be of fine quality. Blue sapphires with any amount of green as a secondary hue are not considered to be fine quality. Gray is the normal saturation modifier or mask found in blue sapphires. Gray reduces the saturation or brightness of the hue, and therefore has a distinctly negative effect.

The color of fine blue sapphires may be described as a vivid medium dark violet to purplish blue where the primary blue hue is at least 85% and the secondary hue no more than 15%, without the least admixture of a green secondary hue or a gray mask.

The 423-carat (84.6 g) Logan sapphire in the National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest faceted gem-quality blue sapphires in existence.

 
Shape of Blue Sapphire
     
 
Round
Princess
       
Marquies
Baggetts
Heart
Trilliants
Halfmoon
                 
               
               
           
                         
 
     
 
Blue Sapphire
PINK Sapphire
PURPLE Sapphire
Star Sapphires
Padmarajha
Emerald
Yellow Sapphire
Cat Eyes
Ruby
Black Sapphire
White Sapphire
Color change sapphire
 
 
Garnet
Amethyst
MoonStone
Tsavorite Garnet
Tourmaline
Spinel
Blue Topaz
Citrine
Lemon Quartz
Brabdy Quartz
Peridot
   
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