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A Classic Blue Gem – The Blue Sapphire

Very informative video on jewelry making and more specifically on making a blue sapphire diamond ring. Folks often complain about the high costs of jewelry these days but they simply are not aware of how labor intense it is to make fine jewelry. So to get an appreciation for the craftsmanship involved in making jewelry of this caliber we strongly suggest taking a watch of this video.

A Traditional Jewel

A classic blue gem, the sapphire is a traditional stone that always makes a fashion statement among wearers and aficionados of fine jewelry. Not only is it valued for its rich blue color, it is also durable and rare – its worth increasing over the years. Sapphires are seen in a variety of colors – from pale blue to royal swimming pool blue as well as midnight blue and navy. The gems are primarily extracted from such exotic or romantic locales as Thailand, Tanzania, Australia, Myanmar, Ceylon, and Madagascar.

Color is the Major Component Used in Determining Worth

Worth is determined by quality and size, with color being the major determinant. Valuable sapphires exhibit a blue that is not too dark or light, with any gem over 2 carats considered to be quite rare.

Why Loose Stones are Considered a Better Buy

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If you are interested in investing in this kind of gemstone, it is better to choose a sapphire that is loose versus preset. That way, you will get more for your money. Loose sapphires are not only less costly, you can also more easily see what you are purchasing. Settings can mask any inclusions inside the stone as well as brighten or deepen the hue. However, a loose stone is what it is – all which gives you a better idea of the gem’s true worth.

Customize Your Selection

Another benefit of buying loose sapphires is the fact that you can pick the exact shape, cut or color that you want for a particular setting. By choosing a loose sapphire, you can set the stone in a one-of-a-kind jewelry setting – one which can be fashioned in white or yellow gold, silver or platinum – in a bezel or prong type design.