Every once in a while, there is the possibility to create something magical. A pair of unheated blue sapphire ear studs.
For ladies who love adorning their ears with that extra bling, will know the difficulty in sourcing for a matching pair of coloured gemstones. Yet indeed, we were able to match a pair of unheated blue sapphires!
Almost royal blue in colour, an unheated pair of blue sapphires is very rare. Mother Nature was definitely being very kind as unheated blue sapphires, as a singular piece, is already difficult to source. What more a pair?
Our client was after a simple pair of blue sapphire ear studs that she could wear a little more often. Something simple, elegant, yet fine quality. Notice the fine milgrain on the edges of the gold work? – this lends an air of vintage appeal to the ear studs. Very pretty indeed.
No, we cannot get enough of this medium electric blue seen in this unheated blue sapphire. This shade of blue for unheated sapphires is becoming extremely difficult to source – regardless of size.
If you chance upon this, grab it while you still can. It won’t be long before availability becomes an issue, even if money is not!
Styled in ever classic diamond halo design because the blue already stands out so well on its own – what more could a lady ask for?
A sapphire ring does not necessarily always have to be an engagement ring.
And so a client of ours decide to pamper herself with an unheated sapphire ring. She was looking for a nice medium vibrant blue. After viewing our selection of unheated sapphires, she set her heart on a particular piece of cushion shape, 2.16ct blue sapphire. It really is very pretty both under natural daylight and artificial shop lighting.
Not quite sure of the design she wanted, we provided her some design options that would complement both herself and something that would work for the gemstone itself. (i.e.: not all designs are suitable for every gemstone as it depends on the shape and colour of the gem).
She wanted something suitable for more regular wear but nothing too ostentatious – yet still sparkly and pretty. Somewhat like a cocktail ring or dressier, but nothing too chunky.
After discussions and measurements, she had finally decided on the design of her ring.
In a follow-up post to the beauty of unheated yet beautiful gemstones, though they are difficult to find, at Heritage Gems, it is possible.
Below are just some examples of fine quality unheated blue sapphires
4.68ct unheated medium blue sapphire
2.34ct unheated vivid blue sapphire
4.06ct unheated medium-deep blue unheated sapphire
5.92ct unheated medium-deep blue unheated sapphire
For fine quality sapphires under 3cts, prices can range anywhere from SGD4,000 – SGD5,900 per carat. 3-5cts, prices range from SGD6,000 – SGD7,900 per carat. For sizes above 5cts, prices start from SGD8,000 per carat. These are current prices as of September 2013.
In-house criteria for fine quality blue sapphires:
- consistent colour throughout gemstone (no colour zoning, colour shades)
- well-cut (no window and no extinction areas)
- with lustre and brilliance
Due to tight supply of fine quality sapphires, prices will unlikely come off anytime soon.
Above is an example of commissioned work to our discerning client who appreciates the true meaning of fine quality gemstones.
A pair of esteemed, unheated blue sapphire earrings set in 18K white gold and diamonds. Beautiful, eye-clean, 100% natural unheated gemstones are becoming increasingly rare. So rare, that sometimes jewellers tell clients that unheated sapphires/gemstones do not exist. Indeed, this pair of blue sapphires meets all these requirements.