Analytical market data of rough Blue Sapphire price per carat USD. How do we calculate this data? CLICK HERE

MINERALSIZEGRADECURRENTCHANGEYEAR HIGHYEAR LOWAVAILABILITY
Sapphire5-10 ct70-90$4.58-$0.02$4.60$4.36Moderate
Current and historical Sapphire market price index:
Current price per carat by date 2016-2017.
Rough average pricing scale.

Price per carat by year end.
Physical Properties of Sapphire:
Chemical:Al2O3, Aluminum oxide
Cleavage:None
Fracture:Conchoidal, Splintery
Color:Blue, colorless, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, black
Crystal System:Trigonal
Specific Gravity:3.96 - 4.05
Hardness:9
Tenacity:Brittle
Luster:Vitreous
Refractive Index:1.762 - 1.788
Transparency:Transparent to Opaque

LOCATIONgeo_sapphire
Burma, Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Madagascar, Australia, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Vietnam and the United States.

GEMOLOGY
Blue is the best-known of the sapphire colors. The prized Kashmir and Burmese sapphires have a deep blue that is intense and velvety. These sapphires are not often seen on the market today. Sri Lankan and Madagascar sapphires are the most common today, with a wide range of colors from light blue to dark blue. Sapphire is a gem quality variety of corundum. It is closely related to ruby, which is corundum distinguished only by its red color. Sapphire of any other color is often referred to by a color-specific name; i.e., yellow sapphire, green sapphire or violet sapphire. Colorless sapphire is sometimes known as leuko-sapphire, and rare pinkish-orange sapphire is known as ‘padparadscha’, a Sinhalese word for ‘lotus flower’. The name Sapphire derives from Greek “sappheiros” – blue. In antiquity, any blue stone such as lazurite, was called Sapphire. Sapphires are commonly worn in jewelry. Because of remarkable hardness (9 in Mohs Scale).

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