4 C's of Sapphires
Is known as the degree of darkness or lightness of a color. Medium is typically the most coveted tone.
Saturation is a color's strength or intensity. A large part of a gemstone's value lies in the saturation of its hue. Vivid owns the highest value.
No matter how fine the tone and saturation is, without a good cut, the stone will not sparkle! Love & Promise only carries good to excellent cuts, which is the top 40% of cuts in the market.
Imperfections in sapphires are quite normal as many minerals get trapped during the formation process. The lesser the imperfections for natural sapphires, the higher the value.
Some common examples of imperfections include feathers, cleavage, cavities, naturals, and fingerprints.
Carat is the unit of measurement used to weigh both diamonds and gemstones. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams or 0.20 grams. Gemstones are price per carat.
Sapphire gemstones are denser than diamonds, so the same weight may appear smaller. A 1 carat diamond will appear larger than a 1 carat sapphire because the sapphire material is denser.
There are no treatments on this gemstone. Natural sapphires of fine colors are rare. They can demand a higher price per carat.
$$$ Highest Price Per Carat
There is only heat treatment to enhance the natural color and brightness. This treatment is very stable and well accepted within the jewelry industry.
$$ Second Highest Price Per Carat