A fine quality ruby is generally more expensive than most sapphires and emeralds, with record prices of up to $1,000,000 per carat. Sapphires can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $11,000 per carat, but you’ll find good-quality stones at $450 – $1,200 per carat.
Where are sapphires found?
Sapphire mines exist in many places across the globe. Many of the gems come from Asia, where stones are found in the mines of Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Afghanistan, and other countries. Mines can also be found in Australia and the African nations of Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, and Madagascar.
What powers does sapphire have?
The sapphire has for a long time, been identified with chastity, piety, and repentance. It brings wisdom and truth, increases perception and the understanding of justice. It helps find peace of mind and serenity and promotes a life of sincerity, helping preserve one’s innocence while learning life’s truths.
Why is alexandrite so cheap?
However, unlike other gems that have similar pleochroic attributes, its striking color change is actually from the unusual way the mineral absorbs light. Supply of Alexandrite is scarce; because of which, it is, as GIA states, “a relatively expensive member of the chrysoberyl family.” And it’s no wonder why!
How much is a 1 carat alexandrite worth?
Size always affects alexandrite value. You can see this reflected in our Price Guide below. In sizes up to one carat, top-quality natural gems can sell for up to $15,000 per carat. Over one carat, the prices range from $50,000 to $70,000 per carat!
What’s the largest alexandrite?
The largest uncut gem-quality alexandrite specimen ever found is the Sauer Alexandrite that weighs 122,5400 carats and was found in Bahia, Brazil, in 1967.
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