Sapphires, in general, are most precious and historically valuable gemstones. They come in all colors except red. Sapphires are considered special because of their strong luster (ability to reflect like a mirror) and hardness, their remarkable hardness makes them the hardest gemstones second only to diamonds. Let’s discuss how the price of natural yellow sapphire (pukhraj) decided?
This fact makes them easily worn as rings and bracelets with low chances of being scratched. Given below are the factors which determine the price of Yellow Sapphire Gemstone:
Sapphires come in a wide range of colors. Blue Sapphires display a great range of shades. Yellow Sapphires look fancier varying from “Light Buttery Yellow”, a “Medium Buttery Yellow” or “Light Canary Yellow”, a “Rich Buttery Yellow” or “Canary Yellow”, to a “Rich Canary Yellow”. The brighter and purer the yellow hue in yellow sapphire more the price it commands in the gemstone market.
A High-Quality Pukhraj Stone should be free from visible inclusions. Although Yellow Sapphires tend to have fewer inclusions than other shades of sapphires. The Best Clarity Grade of Sapphires is known as Flawless, Eye – Clean Sapphires, followed by VVS (Very Very Slightly Included) and VS (Very Slightly Included) Categories.
Large pieces of sapphires are expensive and rare. Even if the hue and shine are the same, larger the size of the sapphire is, the costlier it will be.
Cut of the Gemstone
Perfectly Cut sapphires are hard to locate and their prices are in the premium category. Cut actually means the arrangement of the facets on the gem’s surface which allows the light to shine through the stone brilliantly. And yes the most shape in which the sapphires are mostly demanded is the Oval Cut.
Treatments, Synthetics, and Imitations
Most Sapphires in the market are treated to some extent to enhance the color and transparency. The More Natural a Yellow Sapphire is, the rarer it is to find and is quite expensive.
Yellow Sapphires Come from Tanzania, Madagascar, Thailand, and Australia, although Sri Lanka has become the primary source of sapphires today in prevailing times. Yellow Sapphires from Ceylon are a rage among natural gemstone lovers today.
The Ring for your Sapphire
The Choice of metal which you choose for setting your sapphire in has a great deal of effect too on the price you pay to the jeweler.
Many jewelers suggest that the lighter sapphires tend to look good in silver colored metals such as platinum or white gold and the stones with rich dark yellow shades look breathtaking in a gold ring. Even astrologers say that yellow sapphires give desired astrological effects when worn with gold.