A close resemblance to the mood rings from back in the day, the Color Change Sapphire is the closest representation to gems of wonder. A fun yet valuable gemstone that changes color in different lighting conditions, these sapphires transform from blues to purples and sometimes even greens to reddish browns. Adding a burst of whimsical elegance, these gems will pleasantly surprise.
|Color:||Blue to Purple, Purple to Reddish Brown, Green to Reddish Brown.|
|Finger:||Worn as a ring with the gemstone touching the body.|
|Neck:||Worn as a pendant, with the gemstone touching the body.|
|Metal:||Yellow golds, white golds are a good combination for this color change gem.|
|Zodiac Sign:||Virgo, Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius|
A rare gemstone from the sapphire family, these gems are believed to connect with the element water and are thus connected to Saturn, a significant planet in Vedic healing and astrology.
These fusion gems are known to bring serenity and wisdom through their calming colors. One that represents innocence and truth, the timeless color change sapphire will undoubtedly bring a pleasant change.
Color: The iconic color change is caused by the different absorption spectrums of light with the presence of chromium and vanadium in the gemstone. It is determined by the marked color difference seen in different lighting conditions from blues to violetish blues or purples to more reddish colors. The intensity of the body color of a gem contributes strongly to the desirability of the gemstone.
Clarity: Color change sapphires as noted are often free from internal features and have luminous eye clean appearances. Small gems with vitreous and clear appearances add to the desirability of these color-change gems.
Cut: Often cut as cushions, ovals, and round gems, each cutter tends to maximize the beauty of the color change seen through the faceting proportions of the gemstone.
Origin: Color change sapphires are mined popularly in the southeast Asian belt from Srilanka and Thailand to Myanmar, some with the most intense color change seen. These beauties are also found in Tanzania and Madagascar in more commercial qualities. Kashmir a popular blue sapphire source is also known for its marvelous quality of color change gems..
Hard gems are great for jewelry just like the color change sapphire. At 9 on the scale of hardness these gems are tough and durable and can withstand a lot of knocks from everyday use. Paired with their spectacular lustre and a color that will have heads turning, these gems are a great gemstone for jewelry.
Color change sapphires are mined popularly in the southeast asian belt from Srilanka and Thailand to Myanmar, some with the most intense color change seen. These beauties are also found in Tanzania and Madagascar in more commercial qualities. Kashmir a popular blue sapphire source is also known for its marvellous quality of color change gems.
The value of these color change gems are predominantly based on the color change seen in the gem. Each gemstone is judged on the intensity of its color and the marked change seen in different lighting conditions. Always check these color change gems in different lighting conditions however the overall color of the gemstone is viewed in daylight. Paired with excellent clarity and good carat weight, these rare gems are hard to come across and demand top values. Color change sapphires that change blues to purples can cost anywhere between RS 5,000 To RS 100,000 A carat. Gems with a dramatic and noticeable color change are feminine and resilient.
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:
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.
Color change sapphires have a change of color seen in different lighting conditions whereas bi-colored sapphires display two different colors of gemstone within one single gem in all lighting conditions. For example, a color change gem will change from blues in daylight to more purplish reds in incandescent lighting conditions.
Color change gemstones get their value on color and a gem's color must appeal to its wearer. Always consult an astrologer when wearing a gemstone, or get in touch with the Navratan team.