The Sapphire is a gemstone that has held a prominent spot throughout history. Not only for it’s vivid blue colors but also for the lesser-known colorless variety: the White Sapphire.
A gemstone that glistens beautifully even if a single ray of light hits one facet, transforms to the likes of a disco ball, radiating brilliance and shine.
Adapted from the Greek word leykòs meaning white, these gems are interchangeably called Leucosapphires. Transparent and colorless, this variety that falls under the umbrella of the corundum species is a natural charismatic gemstone that will leave you speechless.
A popular trend in traditional jewels, white sapphires have always given just the right amount of sparkle to brighten up a piece of jewelry.
Identifying a Natural White Sapphire
Just like any other natural gemstone, white sapphires also carry a mark of their originality in the form of internal characteristics. These natural stamps that are mostly visible only under magnification are accepted by the gem trade and help determine what the gemstone has been through. To name a few, fingerprints, needles and crystals play a major role in identifying where the gemstone has been mined and to what extent it has been visually enhanced.
When looking to find a beautiful white sapphire it is always important to keep the location and color of the inclusion in mind. This is because most times sapphires are cut so as to minimize the visibility of an inclusion, however, if it is eye visible, inclusions can drop the value of the gemstone to a great extent.
A gemstone that reflects the color of the metal beautifully, white sapphires have a certain luminosity when set in warmed toned metals like rose gold and yellow gold. These metals together with the optical features of the gemstone display a beautiful luster.
At JupiterGem, our inventory includes a myriad of shapes and sizes of natural white sapphires that could be the perfect addition for an engagement ring. Ovals, cushions, round brilliants and even trillions are just some of the options we have for you to choose from. Ranking 9 on the scale of hardness, white sapphires have exceptional durability making them ideal for jewelry especially rings, as they tend to undergo a lot of wear and tear.
A natural gemstone that undergoes minimum enhancement, white sapphires are the purest form of the species corundum. Known for its purity and innocence, these gemstones have been thought to ease thyroid related problems and are also beneficial for those suffering from rheumatism.
Pricing of the White Sapphire
An inexpensive variety within the sapphire series, these natural gemstones are packed with character and brilliance. A good eye clean gem can be priced anywhere within the ranges of $600 to $950 per carat based also on the cut and origin of the leucosapphire. Used as an alternative to the ever-popular diamond, like Moissanties, YAG and even Cubic Zirconias, the white sapphire is an affordable, durable and natural substitute.
If you’re looking for an engagement ring, but find that a diamond is a little too loud, then a natural white sapphire is the best option for you. A durable gem with remarkable brilliance, the JupiterGem inventory will surely have a gemstone for you.
Note: Pricing only indicative