Bi-Color Sapphire (Pitambari)

Sapphires are undoubtedly a splurge you’ll treasure, however these Bi-Colored Sapphires, also referred to as Pitambari in Hindi are a tasteful choice that boasts mystical color with a delicate appearance. A color that will transfix you with it’s visual beauty, these gems offer a blend of two colors thanks to the natural color zoning seen within. Known to promote mental clarity and a positive flow of energy, bi-colored sapphires are regal gemstones.

Color: Transparent gems with color blocks of Blues, Yellows and Whites.
Finger: Worn as a ring on the dominant hand, with the gemstone touching the body.
Neck: Worn as a pendant, with the gemstone touching the body.
Metal: White gold, Yellow gold and silver make a great combination with the dual colors of the gem.

A powerful gemstone in relation to astrology, these bi-colored beauties are just right for people with a bold and colorful personality. Their unity of color gets magnified once worn adding to the charm and the allure of these timeless gems.

Unique in every way, these bluish, yellowish color zoned sapphires are known to radiate benefits of both worlds. Blue sapphires and yellow sapphires along with their respective guiding planets Saturn and Jupiter work in synchrony to aid success thereby removing fear.

  • Worn to boost financial success
  • Known to help develop a healthy body
  • Offers longevity
  • Keeps one protected from worries and fears
  • Offers a positive flow of energy

Color is a key feature that determines the quality and value of a bi-colored sapphire, although the gemstone’s cut and its interaction with light can heighten the beauty of the gem

Color: Bi-colored sapphires get their color or lack thereof by the uneven distribution of trace elements during the growth and formation of the gemstone. With elements changing in the environment constantly, this inturn impacts these gemstones resulting in their unique and visually appealing natural color fingerprints. A range of color zones, from less prominent, subtle zones to more dramatic zones with vivid color, a bi-colored sapphire can reveal midnight blues and golden yellows all within a single gem.

Clarity: Although these elegant gems gain better recognition for their transparency and color zoning, bi-colored sapphires with a slightly cloudy, hazy appearance and a bold color zoning easily make their way up the ranks commanding a place for themselves. Flamboyant color and clarity reveal the final beauty of the gem.

Cut: Unique in every way, these one of a kind color zoned dual-colored sapphires are incredibly rare. Cut with intricacy to reveal the most appealing bi-colored gems, these sapphires rarely come as large gems or in calibrated sizes because of the difficulty to match the dual-colored sapphires.

These bi-colored gems are often mined in regions where blue sapphires and yellow sapphires are a popular find. Sri-lanka (Ceylon) has been a noteworthy choice for excellent quality gems with rich color zoning along with exceptional transparency. Madagascar, Tanzania and Thailand unearth good quality gems that often find their way to markets around the world.

A gemstone who’s colors come alive once set in jewelry, the bi-colored sapphire like its cousin sapphires measures 9 on the Moh’s scale of hardness making it ideal for use in jewelry. Durable and tough, these gems are fit for rings and everyday jewelry as they can withstand a lot of wear and tear and still shine bright.

When judging the beauty and appeal of a bi-colored sapphire, it must always be viewed and analysed face (crown) up. For starters, the gems color determines the instant allure of the gem. Its contrast, intensity and placement of the color zoning within the gem all lay the foundation for the desirability and price of the gem. Deep blues paired with rich lemony yellows fetch high values when in sync with an exceptionally clear gem that weighs 5 carats and above.

Color: Colorless natural diamonds fetch the highest prices falling under the D to F color range. G to J-K is an affordable color range that is often camouflaged with the color of the metal. Color ranges between G-H and I are often the most affordable gems to pick.

Cut: Investing in a gemstone with a triple EX (excellent) cut, is both valuable and visually appealing. Top-quality natural diamonds must have a good cut for that beautiful sparkle, as a seamless flow of the light illuminates the gem from within.

Clarity: The clarity of a diamond is an insight into the gemstone. Understanding that higher clarities like Flawless and Internally Flawless are incredibly rare and valuable is key. Moving to more accessible qualities like VVS to VS, natural diamonds become affordable and attainable.

Carat Weight: Large gems are a rare resource, natural diamonds tend to increase in value with size, given that all other factors are also in check. A 0.90-carat diamond can often be much lower in price compared to the price of a 1.00-carat gemstone as these weights are considered a benchmark for solitaires.

Caring for your natural Bi-colored Sapphire is imperative. Gemstones over time tend to attract dirt and grime and need an occasional bath.

A safe way to clean your bi-colored sapphire jewelry is:

  • Place gemstone studded jewelry in a bowl of warm soapy water, away from a basin
  • In the bowl scrub the piece lightly with an old, soft bristled toothbrush
  • In the bowl, rinse with clean water
  • Wipe dry

Bowl is to catch gemstones that might come out of their setting but can be returned to the jeweler to be reset.

Do not use any harsh chemicals, light hand soap will work

Jewelry pieces set with enamel and Kundan work should never be washed or put into an ultrasonic machine.

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