Color is the most important factor when it comes to a pink sapphire’s beauty. While deeper hues tend to be more valuable, you should choose the shade that appeals to you the most. The color palette of this gemstone differs in the intensity of its main hue: from light with a pinkish hue to very intense. Vivid purplish-red natural sapphires, close to rubies, are one of the most valuable corundums after the blue ones. The price per carat reaches tens of thousands of dollars for a large untreated sapphire.
Pink sapphire belongs to the category of precious stones. Technically, pink sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum, which is also the main constituent of ruby. The shade of pink sapphire lies between pink and red and is considered to be paler than ruby red. Pink sapphires are rare, beautiful and valuable and are used in jewelry.
Properties of pink sapphire that determine the value
The price of a pink sapphire depends on several properties, including color, clarity, size, and clarity. The richer and brighter the color, the higher the price. It can range from pale pink to bright crimson. Some pink sapphires may have secondary hues, such as orange or purple, that can also enhance their value.
Also, the more transparent the stone, the higher its price and the larger the stone, the more expensive it is. Without impurities, sapphires are considered more valuable. While small inclusions do not affect the beauty of the stone, large and visible inclusions can reduce its value.
Origin of pink sapphire
They can be found in different parts of the world including Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia and the USA. However, pink sapphires from Sri Lanka and Madagascar are considered the most valuable and rare. Stones from these regions are often considered more environmentally responsible and ethical than sapphires from some other parts of the world. This is due to the fact that Madagascar and Sri Lankan sapphires are mined by methods that do not cause serious damage to the environment and society, while in other places the extraction of sapphires can be accompanied by human rights violations and environmental problems.
Famous pink sapphires
1. Old Burmese Sapphire. This huge 478 carat pink sapphire was found in Burma in the 19th century. It is now in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
2. Pink Star. It weighs 59.6 carats. It was found in Madagascar in 1999 and sold at auction in 2003 for $83 million.
3. Rose Sapphire. 43.16 carats was found in Sri Lanka in 1999. Now it is in a private collection.
4. Malagasy pink sapphire. 62.02 carats was found in Madagascar in 2007. It was sold at auction in 2014 for $2.8 million.
5. Marie José Sapphire. Weighing 22.66 carats, it was found in Sri Lanka and was named after Marie José the Queen of Italy. It is in the collection of the Munich Mineralogical Museum.
Sapphire connoisseurs and lovers of pink gemstones will be delighted to learn about these unique and unusual stones, which have their own unique play of light and represent an interesting alternative to pink diamonds and emeralds. They also provide excellent investment opportunities.
If you want to buy pink sapphire jewelry, then Kantor Jewelry will be happy to help you find the best sapphire and create a unique jewelry piece with a custom design. We don't buy stones wholesale, we look for the best, most beautiful and profitable personal option for our clients. We seek out special stones for your request until you are satisfied.
Kantor Jewelry will help you to find the best setting option for your stone so it can please you with its beauty for many years as a part of a unique jewelry piece that will be passed from generation to generation.