January 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm #5259
You haven’t mentioned the carat & clarity of your blue saphire. But however, natural blue sapphire can come as low as Rs. 100 ($2) per carat but their quality would not be appropriate for wearing on a ring.
So, don’t worry about the price if you can afford it, worry about whether it is natural and untreated or not because the open market of sapphire is very complex as their are many treated, duplicate and fake stones in the market and many traders fail to identify themselves.March 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm #5260AnonymousGuest
Hi, This is very useful Information. In India everyday thousands of stones are sold but there is no regulatory board which checks the quality. We just have to “TRUST” the jeweller.
Thanks Once Again….March 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm #5262
Looks like blue sapphire but cannot confirm unless instrument tests are performed.April 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm #5263AnonymousGuest
I have a light blue sapphire given to me by my mother. She brought this one while migrating from India (64 years back). The size is around 8mm dia x 5~6mm pyramid height. Can anyone tell me how to identify if its’ a real one and of how many carats would it be. Have no idea whatsoever about in originality, though I am 80% sure that its’ original (Must be atleast 70 years old). I am asking it on the forum as I do not trust the so called gem-specialists sitting in the market. SGS is the only company which is supposed to varify its originality but still I am not sure if they have this facility and expertise in this part of the world. If its’ original what would be its cost (experts on this forum may give me some idea) and above all its safe.
Looking forward to gentlemens’ and ladies expert opinion. I will proceed for SGS certification after your comments or send it overseas for certification. Can anyone help me.
TariqApril 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm #5264AnonymousGuest
I wish to buy an original true blue sapphire of around 3 – 3.5 carat for astrological purpose…but I am afraid that I may not be able to judge a true and a fake treated one… Most of the stones here are from Ceylone, Sri Lanka. Can you please guide me somewhere from where I can purchase a true original one. I am living in Dubai. The following website of a seller in Dubai claims that he has some certified gemstones by International Gemological Institute, I am not sure if you have an idea about it and its authenticity? Kindly visit http://www.ceylonmastergems.com and then to certified gemstones to see them. I would be grateful if you would give me a rough idea of how much it should cost? ThanxApril 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm #5265
I went through the website which you have suggested and I think it is authentic. However, I would also suggest you to look for your gemstone at ebay.comJune 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm #5267
This saying is very untrue and rubbish. I can confirm this as I am gemologist. 🙂
However, if you put cow’s pure milk on blue sapphire (neelam) and if it turns blue then consider your stone being dyed (treated). So, please don’t bother about these old sayings which we frequently encounter in India. What one should do is, to get their gemstone certified from a trusted gemological lab.September 28, 2012 at 4:56 am #5268AnonymousGuest
Thanks alot for your help. This is definately very useful info. Thanks again. God bless you.December 15, 2012 at 9:50 am #5261AnonymousGuest
I was wondering if you able to help me out on this one. What to do you think of this stone? Thanks!
A.December 15, 2012 at 10:24 am #5266AnonymousGuest
In local method it is said that if we put an original neelam into cow’s pure milk the colour of milk becomes blue. How true this is?May 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm #5285vivek16professionalParticipant
Firstly, thank you for providing very analysed information and suggestions.
I live in Delhi, India. I want to buy blue sapphire for astrology purpose (natural, unheated). I prefer 4.35 carat. My first choice is Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Kashmiri Blue Sapphire. Please let me know from where can I buy them?
On ebay.in, I found many blue sapphire rings at economical price (below $50). Is there any catch on this?
Please help me buy a genuine blue sapphire. My budget is around INR 30,000 for 4.35 carat.
I will be very grateful to you.
VivekJune 1, 2013 at 8:05 am #5293
Generally untreated Ceylon Blue Sapphire is quite expensive. For 4.35 carat it would cost around $3k – $5k. Please note that it is difficult to identify origin of gemstone even by using gemmological instruments. So, even if someone is selling you a gemstone (blue sapphire) saying it is from Ceylon (Sri Lanka); it might not be actually from Ceylon and no one will be able to identify its origin.
Since, your budget is okay for a blue sapphire, I would suggest you to go for blue sapphire of any origin as long as it is untreated and natural. But please get it verified from gemmological lab.
I would also suggest you that, if you are buying from local gemstone shop then ask the shopkeeper to first get it verified before making the payment and always check the certificate thoroughly if the size, picture mentioned in the certificate matches with the gemstone or not.July 18, 2013 at 4:03 am #5298ChiryaParticipant
Thanks for the valuable information you have shared with us. I am looking for a blue sapphire these days because somebody has told me that I should wear a blue sapphire which is my birthstone. I find the piece attached here very attractive only I think it is overly priced. But they are the only ones who offer untreated natural blue sapphires on the internet.
Do you think this stone is worth its price?
Please do reply.August 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm #5301
Sorry for delayed reply. The stone has been sold on the website. I was unable to see its price, however seeing other blue sapphire on the website, I can say that the gemstones are OVER priced. If you’re looking to wear a blue sapphire for astrological purpose then it should be between 4.5 – 5.5 carat. I would suggest you to buy from ebay.com but just avoid Bangkok (Thailand) gemstones as most of them are heat and diffusion treated. Most importantly, from where ever you buy a gemstone always ask for a certificate from a reputable gemmogical lab.August 5, 2013 at 11:32 am #5302ChiryaParticipant
Thanks for the reply. I am sorry that you can’t see the stone online anymore because I bought it.
I thought they were expansive that’s why I asked your advice. But what’s done can not be undone.
The sapphires on eBay do not offer an authenticity certificate but they have sent a certificate validating its natural untempered state.
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