The Appeal Of Green Sapphires
In their natural state, green colored sapphires range from light yellow-green, to medium yellowish-green (“olive” or “leaf” green). These stones have significant secondary colors mixed in, such as yellow and blue that help achieve a wide variance of green hues .
Green is a rare color for a sapphire. Supplies may be limited, but green sapphire is virtually unknown to the public, so demand has not driven prices to the same heights as pink or yellow sapphires. However, they are every bit as gorgeous with lovely light reflection.
The Standard For Green Sapphires
Color saturation does not play much of a role in the pricing of these stones, as so many shades of green sapphires are appealing. They are far more brilliant than emerald, and much harder and more durable than either peridot or tourmaline. In comparison to these other green hued gemstones, green sapphires can be truly stunning in any form.
Green sapphire is uncommon, but it is also comparatively inexpensive, so fine stones are expected to be eye-clean . Lighter colored yellowish green sapphires show inclusions very easily, so clarity in these stones is especially important, and should be considered above all other considerations for these stones.
What Is The Availability Of These Gems?
Normally, the lighter and brighter green sapphires are more valued, as they show better light and color reflection over darker, more intense green sapphires, but all hues can be found in a variety of sizes. These gemstones are generally found in Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Australia, Madagascar, and the famous Yogo Mines of Montana.
Continuing our discovery of green sapphires, next we explore Bluish-Green & Greenish-Blue Sapphires.