You might be wondering why someone would compare diamonds with sapphires? Well, sapphires have always been fashionable in the form of wedding rings, earrings or other pieces of jewellery, you name it.
But what is special about a sapphire?
A sapphire gem is unique, durable and comes in a variety of colors compared to transparent diamonds. Diamonds are expensive and have been placed on a pedestal when it comes to engagement rings.
That’s why more people are choosing sapphires as a perfect gift for a loved one and Ovadia Jewellery source and craft the best sapphires in your individual design.
Advantages of Sapphires that make them the new Diamonds
Sapphires are known to be very durable. However, the stone, just like any other gem, requires the owner’s attention. You might be required to take back the stone for curving and chipping occasionally. The high level of hardness makes sapphire one of the best choices to use on a ring, pendant, and earrings. Ovadia offers the best-curved sapphire rings, sapphire pendants, and sapphire earrings. Diamonds are known to be one of the hardest rocks putting them on the highest number on the scale, but sapphires follow up closely on popularity their due to their similar features for a reduced price.
Refraction of light
Sapphire stones come in a variety of colors like blue (the rarest of them all), yellow, and black, clear, orange and pink. The colors do not enable them to refract more light as diamonds do. You can see a diamond shine from a mile away but not sapphire. This advantage makes sapphires visible but not attention seekers. The colors on the sapphire stones are derived from corundum. The colors go hand in hand with a person’s skin tone. Diamonds only have one identity and it’s the shine. The bigger the diamond the more visible it is. Sapphires are distinguished by colors and are easily visible because of the color shine.
Diamonds and sapphire together
Diamond and sapphire make an amazing combination. At Ovadia, you are provided with a variety of colored sapphire gems that are designed together with diamonds to brighten the gem and make it more valuable. This combination is not only affordable but also the most trending technique used to create more affordable wedding rings. There is no way two sapphires can be the same; therefore you are guaranteed uniqueness and durability. All the colored sapphire stones have a unique meaning and give it more class and expression compared to diamonds.
None of us are strangers to the fact that diamonds are expensive. The more carats you want the more expensive it is. Ok, this is quite the same with sapphires but in more affordable respect. Sapphires are one of the hardest stones you can find apart from diamonds and they have a unique range of colors. They are however not as popular because people tend to value diamonds more. Instead of spending so much money on a diamond piece that you cannot afford, feel free to have a consultation at one of the best jewellery shops in London about the perfect sapphire jewellery for you and your loved one.
Sapphire Value and Worth
Many years ago, it would have been unheard of that an engagement ring can be made of anything but a diamond. Today, many people are spicing things up by choosing sapphire stones for their engagement ring of choice. You might be wondering how sapphires are more affordable than diamonds, yet are both in high demand? The truth of the matter is, with sapphires, it all depends on the color. The rarest color is the most valuable. The rarest gem is the Kashmir sapphire which is cornflower blue followed by the rare and exotic orange pink sapphire.
The blue colored gemstone is known to be the rarest and closest to a diamond because of its durability and hardness. The royal blue color sets the bar high for all sapphire gems. Durability within sapphires is very important because they are susceptible to chipping. They need a lot of care and attention. The closer a sapphire color is to the royal blue gem, the more valuable and durable it is. Therefore, the darker sapphires are available on the market but never reach high values.
Costings of sapphire stones depend on the weight and carats. If you want a big stone, rough materials must be put in place to make up for the size you which makes the process expensive. Sapphire prices change with time depending on the stone’s clarity. Sapphires are naturally known to have good clarity, but it is very rare to get a royal blue sapphire gem that is clear. Just like all other gems, sapphires have the disadvantage that most of the stones do; they lose their clarity with time, hence making them opaque.
Sapphire gems are found all over the world but not all of them are valuable and marketable. Kashmir and Pakistan are known to provide the best sapphire gems that are at least valuable on the jewellery market today. Sapphires come in a wide range of colors and sizes. The blue sapphire comes in a large size making it the highest priced followed by the pink sapphire. Gemstones are valued by looking at their saturation, hue, and tone. Sapphires can always be re-cut and re-shaped because they lose their oomph.
Sapphires are one of the most unique stones due to their individual color, shape, and size. They are affordable depending on the weight and carats you want.
The rarest of the sapphires is the royal blue and exotic orange-pink that changes color over time. Sapphires make the perfect gifts from sapphire rings to sapphire pendants or even sapphire earrings.
There is something for everyone when it comes to sapphire jewellery and if you don’t believe us, come and see our sapphire gemstones for yourself and learn more about them in our Ovadia shop in Hatton Garden.