Cornflower Blue Sapphire is one of the most sought-after varieties of Blue Sapphire gemstones. Resembling a cornflower, it is widely characterized by its virtuous blue color and vivid luster. The excellent hue with consistent color distribution further enhances the beauty of this gem.
However, there are other elements such as origin, cut, carat, and clarity that play their part in assessing the value of a Cornflower sapphire, the key quality that primarily defines the ultimate worth is its color. It exhibits a medium to light tone pure blue hue rather than purple or violet. A natural Cornflower blue sapphire does not comprise any tint of purple or green shade in it.
Cornflower Blue Sapphire originates from a diversity of origins for instance Kashmir in India, Ceylon of Sri Lanka, Burma, and Madagascar of Myanmar.
Of all the verities, Kashmir Cornflower blue sapphire holds the utmost name worldwide down to its fine color, exceptional clarity, velvety sheen, and historical significance. There are also other variants of Cornflower shade that are popularly named after their locations such as Cornflower Ceylon Sapphire, Burmese Cornflower sapphire, and Madagascar Cornflower blue sapphire.
Western astrology prescribes this September month birthstone to be highly beneficial in astrological practices.
In general, Cornflower blue sapphire rough is expensive. Owing to the fact that no new sapphires are now being produced from the Kashmir region, a certified Kashmir Cornflower blue sapphire costs exorbitantly high because of its universal reputation. It ranges double the price of Cornflower Sapphire, Cornflower Blue Burmese Sapphire, or Cornflower Blue Madagascar sapphire of similar quality. Besides origin, there are other key factors that create a significant difference in the price of a Cornflower blue sapphire.
The value of a Cornflower blue sapphire mainly depends upon the intensity of its color, clarity, cut, and carat. A deeper intensity with uniform distribution of color usually pushes up the price of Cornflower blue sapphire. In other words, a medium to deep-colored Cornflower blue Sapphire always cost much higher than a medium to light-toned Cornflower sapphires. A velvety Kashmir Cornflower Blue Sapphire is considered supreme even if it is slightly less transparent. Then again, for all the other origins, transparency with little inclusions is measured more valuable.
A premium and collectible-quality Cornflower Blue Sapphire is rarely found in a giant size. Therefore, its per-carat price increases exponentially with the carat weight that comes without compromising on quality. Cornflower blue sapphire prices generally start from approx. $2000 per carat and can reach up to $8000 per carat approx. on the basis of the rarity of a specific shade and size.