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Article: Tips & Considerations for Choosing a Sapphire

Tips & Considerations for Choosing a Sapphire

Tips & Considerations for Choosing a Sapphire

Sapphires, known for their durability and array of colours, offer a canvas for personal expression. Here's a step-by-step guide to choosing a sapphire that resonates with you, embodying both allure and significance.

  1. Start with Colour
    Sapphires come in a rainbow of colours, from the iconic deep blue to vibrant pinks, yellows, and greens. The choice of colour is profoundly personal and should reflect your style or the sentiment you wish to convey. Consider what each colour represents to you and how it aligns with what the sapphire symbolises for your special occasion.

  2. Learn about Clarity
    While sapphires do not have a standardised clarity grading system like diamonds, their clarity still influences their beauty and value. Like diamonds, sapphires can carry inclusions. You can either look for stones that carry the least amount of visible inclusions or you might prefer a stone that has inclusions as this adds to the character of it. 

  3. Consider the Cut 
    The cut of a sapphire significantly impacts its overall appearance and brilliance. Unlike diamonds, there's more creative freedom in cutting sapphires due to their variety of colours and crystal shapes. A well-cut sapphire will showcase the gemstone's colour evenly across its surface and enhance its inherent sparkle. 

  4. Check your measurements
    Most people believe that 'carat' is the measurement of stone size, and while this is partly true, this refers to the overall weight of the gemstone. Some gemstones may be cut deeper to enhance it's depth of colour which means it will hold more weight and may appear smaller than a typical '1ct' look. For coloured stones it's also important to look a the measurements of the stone, not just the carat weight. 

  5. Understanding Value
    When it comes to coloured stones, value is often in the eye of the beholder and preferences can vary widely. Though specific colours, origins, clarity and carat size can influence a gemstones value, you may two similar stones, one may be noticeably more expensive. Set a budget and consider what is most important to you when choosing a stone. With such variety, sometimes it can take awhile to find the right stone.

  6. Talk to an Expert
    Need some help choosing the perfect sapphire? Talk to one of our team and we'll guide you through the process and help you select the perfect piece.

Struggling to discover the perfect sapphire? Fear not, for at Agapé Jewellers, we're in close collaboration with remarkable suppliers adept at procuring the ideal hues and cuts tailored for you. Get in touch to learn more 

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