Top 7 World's most expensive sapphire stone

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sapphire for jewellery makingGemstones are among the most picturesque treasures on the planet. Throughout history, people from all around the world have admired them for various reasons. They are most typically used as decorative ornaments, but they also have religious significance. Such jewels have long been prized for their purported therapeutic properties. All gemstones, whether diamonds, rubies, or sapphires, have their unique charm. It distinguishes each in its way. Despite this, some stones are more valuable than others. That is a component that has a considerable impact on their worth. Sapphires have been the object of desire for lovers of precious gems since the dawn of time, and they have always been at the forefront of the jewellery scene and flea markets.

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The cost of sapphires varies considerably based on their grade and provenance. Sapphire is one of the world's most valuable gemstones. It was prized for its star striker properties since ancient times, and it is now prized for its amazing colour. While the gemstone can be found in various colours, blue is by far the most popular. People are using sapphire for jewellery making.

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History of Sapphire Gemstone

Gemstones have always been prefered for jewellery making. Before diving deep into its supply and where you can find real sapphire. Let's quickly know where these Sapphire for jewellery making originated from? 

In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens used to wear sapphire to protect them from envy and harm. Sapphire has always been associated with the blue colour. Its name comes from the Greek word Sappheiros.

Most consumers and jewellery makers think all sapphires are blue, and when gemstones and jewellery professionals use the word "sapphire" alone they normally mean "blue sapphire".

A special orangy pink sapphire colour is called padparadscha which actually means- "lotus flower" in Sri Lankan language - Sinhalese.

Top 7 world’s most expensive sapphire stone

Coloured gemstones were the most popular and talked after products at jewellery auctions worldwide in 2014. In 2015, jewellery experts foresaw a rise in demand for gorgeous coloured stones. As a result of this expanding trend, more brides-to-be are opting for colourful gemstones and diamond alternatives for their wedding and engagement rings. And sapphire for jewellery making has been at an all-time high, being one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious gemstones. We take a look at some of our favourite sapphire gemstones that have ever been sold at auction.

  1. The Rockefeller Sapphire Ring- This rectangular-cut sapphire from Myanmar is not only stunning in size, shape, clarity, and colour, but it also has a fascinating backstory. It was bought from the Nizam of Hyderabad by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1934. Rockefeller commissioned Pierre Cartier of the famous French jewellery house to recut the stone and mount it for his wife, Abby, in the 1940s. The ring was later passed down to his second wife, Martha Baird, but after her death in 1971, it was auctioned in Zurich for $170,000. It was resold a few more times before its final appearance in April 2001 at Christie's New York, where it sold for $3,031,000. If the Sapphire were to be auctioned again, it is expected to become the world's most valuable Sapphire once more.
  2. Elizabeth Taylor Sapphire Necklace by Bvlgari- On Elizabeth Taylor's 40th birthday in February 1972, Richard Burton presented her with this beautiful sugarloaf cabochon sapphire. It was sold in New York in 2011 in “The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: The Legendary Jewels Part I,” attaining $5,906,500 per carat, a world-record price per carat for a Burmese stone at auction. This magnificent Sapphire is shaped as a cabochon, which adds to its uniqueness.
  3. Jewel of Kashmir- When a sapphire is dubbed the "Jewel of Kashmir," you know it's going to be something extraordinary, and this untouched Kashmir Sapphire is no exception. Three reports from three of the world's most prestigious gem labs, SSEF, Gubelin, and AGL, were also included with this Sapphire.
  4. Blue Belle of Asia - In November 2014, this stunning 392.52 carat Sapphire shattered the world record price for a Sapphire, selling for more than twice what the previous record holder had earned a year before. It is one of the world's largest blue Sapphires, weighing 392 carats and estimated to be the fourth-largest. It also has superb colour and clarity, making it one of the world's finest Ceylon Sapphires. The sapphire, according to the Gubelin gem lab's report, is "one of the largest faceted sapphires the Gübelin Gem Lab has seen to date and combines a combination of excellent qualities."
  5. Rare and Exceptional Sapphire and Diamond Ring- This untreated Kashmir Sapphire weighs over 27 carats and is set in a beautiful yet straightforward mount by renowned jeweller Graff, which incorporates two magnificent pear cut diamonds. This lovely stone was accompanied by two reports, one from SSEF and Gubelin, who provided the following statement in the letter with the report. The natural sapphire of 27.54 carats detailed in the Gübelin Gem Lab Report features a deeply saturated and homogeneous colour and a high level of transparency, and a well symmetrical cut and has been spared thermal treatment. In natural Kashmir sapphires of this size, such a combination of qualities is uncommon.
  6. Cartier Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet- Cartier is known for employing the world's greatest gemstones, and this 30 carat, untreated Kashmir Sapphire is no exception. The rest of the piece isn't bad either, as it's set with over 40 carats of D and E coloured pear and marquise cut diamonds, all of which come with their own GIA reports. It's a real Kashmir sapphire that reigns supreme over this stunning Cartier brooch. Its 30.23-carat cushion cut set a new record when it sold for $6,161,637 at a Sotheby's auction in May 2015.
  7. An exceptional oval sapphire- When a beautiful example of a ‘Royal Blue' Sapphire sold for more than 2.5 times the highest estimate, it surpassed all expectations. And held the world record for the highest price ever paid for a single Sapphire at auction for a short time before being overshadowed by the Richelieu Sapphires later in the same sale. It is still the most costly Burmese Sapphire ever sold at auction to this day. Gubelin and SSEF reports accompanied this beautiful Sapphire, stating that the stone is of Burmese origin and displays no signs of thermal treatment.

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Blue Sapphire Jewellery is becoming a girl's new best friend. 

Sapphire for jewellery making trends have changed remarkably in recent years, and coloured gemstones are becoming a preferable choice.

One of these gemstones is the most stunning Blue Sapphire- this is the only gem that is favoured by many. 

From celebrity to gemstone lovers, this mesmerizing gemstone seems to have everyone's attention. 

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Be it blue sapphire rings or pendants, the right piece of stone can genuinely make you stand out. 

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What are the different types of sapphire for jewellery making?

Sapphires are immensely loved and adorned for a luxurious aura. Due to its hues and availability of different colours, it is widely used in jewellery making or sapphire for jewellery making, ornaments, rings and pendants.

Pink Sapphire- The presence of pink colour is due to chromium. It is generally said that pink sapphires are lighter than rubies as they have the same trace elements in lesser quantities.

Pink Sapphires are the second widely used and most popular gems in the world.

Blue Sapphire- This is one of the most commonly known sapphires and it most popular of all the types of sapphires. Blue Sapphire is heavely used in jewellery making. Its hue ranging colours are pale baby blue to an intense royal blue. Explore here more on how to buy good  quality blue sapphire

Orange Sapphire - This type of sapphire is a rare gem and there is no substitute available that can be added to its uniqueness.

This sapphire is a member of the exotic sapphire family. It comes in a wide range of colours from deep golden to mandarin to deep orange.

It is found in orange colour due to the presence of chromium and iron elements which gives its stunning shade and lustre.

Yellow Sapphire- The trace of chemical composition and iron element gives this colourful gem its vivid hue. Yellow sapphires have majorly come in Orangish-yellow and greenish-yellow.

Green Sapphire- In recent years this has been the most shaped sapphire, its glittering green shade and rarity is the centre of attraction.

The composition of iron elements and chemicals results in this lovely colour.

Purple Sapphire- This gemstone is of purple colour due to the presence of vanadium elements. Purple sapphire hue ranges from violetish purple to medium-dark reddish-purple colour.

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What many people do not know is that sapphire for jewellery making actually come in a wide range of different colours - from green to orange, white to yellow and even black and grey.

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For years sapphires have been used as a symbol of love. However, young couples are increasingly turning to vintage, antique and modern sapphire engagement rings because they want a more distinctive way to celebrate their way.

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IrisGems- one of the best sapphire supplier in USA

We deal in some of the best GIA certified blue sapphire stones in the world. At Iris Gems, we ensure that all of the gemstones we sell have been accredited by the most reputable laboratories, including GIA, Gubelin, GRS, AGL, and SSEF. We have always believed in three things: dedication, creativity, and consistency. Iris can handle massive personalised orders. We have always pleased our customers by providing them with stones that perfectly match their jewellery on time.

Our society values innovation. Since we enjoy experimenting, we have created new cuts. Our proprietary cuts have earned numerous awards and are extremely common with our customers. We thrive on our relentless desire for creativity and, as a result, have played a leading role in many innovations in this sector. We offer single stones, matched pairs, and parcels. In addition, we can handle huge custom cutting orders.

Where Can I Buy Gia Certified Sapphire ?

If you are looking to buy precious or semi-precious stones then make sure to purchase from gia certified store only.

Iris Gems is one of the renewoed wholeseller gia certified blue sapphire dealer, it offers a variety of stones which you can directly purchase from their online shopify stores as well.


What Sapphire Qualities are Typically At Iris Gems? And why to buy Sapphire for jewellery making from us? 

Sapphires that are in our shop are the highest quality sapphires. We only deal in selling quality gemstones.

We import our sapphire for jewellery making stock from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Thailand. 

Srilankan (Kanchanaburi) mines are almost extinct, so I expect a lesser supply in the coming years. 

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However, you can request Natural AAAA/ Natural AAA or Natural AA qualities, and we will revert you with prices and ask for videos or images within 12 hours.

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This magnificent sapphire is part of our extensive sapphire collection. “Are blue sapphires more expensive than diamonds?” is a common question among jewellery buyers. Blue sapphires and other coloured gems can be more valuable than diamonds in some situations, depending on the stone's quality.  "How much do blue sapphires cost?" The answer varies depending on the variety of stones available, and you can choose a gem and a price that's perfect for you here. We have a large selection of sapphires and other jewels to fit your style and budget. Explore our extensive and enticing range by visiting our website. Our stunning, one-of-a-kind sapphires are ready for you to explore.



What makes sapphires so popular?

Sapphires colour and clarity are the two things that make them a decent gemstone. 

Sapphires are considered among one of the "three biggest gemstones" of the world. Other are ruby and emerald. 

This quality makes sapphire gemstone extremely popular. 

Why are sapphires used in engagement rings?

Sapphires are mostly used in making engagement rings; these are favoured because they symbolize love, compassion, truth and faith. 

Due to this reason, engagement rings with coloured gemstones are preferably purchased. 

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