Fancy-colored sapphires, also known as fancy sapphires or fancy color sapphires, are sapphires that exhibit colors other than blue. While blue sapphires are the most well-known, sapphires can naturally occur in a wide range of colors, offering a diverse palette of hues. Fancy-colored sapphires can be found in various shades of pink, yellow, green, purple, orange, and other colors.
These fancy-colored sapphires are highly valued for their unique and vibrant colors, as well as their individual beauty. The intensity and saturation of the color play a significant role in determining their value, along with factors like clarity, size, and origin.
Some fancy-colored sapphires have specific names associated with their colors. For example:
- Pink Sapphire: Sapphires with pink hues, ranging from delicate pastel pinks to vivid, intense pinks.
- Yellow Sapphire: Sapphires with yellow shades, ranging from light lemony yellow to deep golden hues.
- Green Sapphire: Sapphires with green tones, ranging from light and subtle to deep and intense greens.
- Purple Sapphire: Sapphires with purple shades, ranging from soft lavender to deep violet.
- Orange Sapphire: Sapphires with vibrant orange hues, ranging from bright and fiery to subtle and peachy.
- Padparadscha Sapphire: A specific type of sapphire with a unique pinkish-orange to orangish-pink color, reminiscent of the color of a lotus blossom.
Fancy-colored sapphires offer a wonderful alternative to traditional blue sapphires, allowing for a wide range of creative jewelry designs and personal expression. Their rarity and distinct colors contribute to their allure in the world of gemstones.