Which is the best alternative Gemstone to Diamond- and factors affecting White Sapphire price?
The Gemstone that gives best results as an alternative to Diamond to harness the powers of Venus is a White Sapphire. With hardness just next to the Diamond this gemstone is found rare in Gem Quality.
What is meant by Gem Quality is that the Gem must be free from treatment and excel on all the 4C’s of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
Jyotish Quality goes a step ahead of Gem Quality and in addition to a Gem being Gem Quality it should lack any of the flaws listed in the Shastras.
The White Sapphire is the purest form of Corundum and is also referred to as the leucosapphire. It is very rare to find a real white sapphire without any tinge of red, pink, green, blue or yellow shade.
Even though top quality flawless gemstones can be found in smaller gemstones of less than .50 carat , a Colorless sapphire in higher weight ranges such as 1.5 carats and above is exceedingly rare.
The most important parameters determining the price of a white sapphire are:
1) Clarity: The first C that affects white sapphire pricing is the clarity. Since it is a Colorless gemstone any kind of visible inclusions bring the price of a white sapphire down. Clarity is paramount.
2) Cut: The cut in a White Sapphire has to be perfect to ensure that pure white light is reflected through its facets. The attention to detail in cut in a White Sapphire is much more as compared to other Sapphires.
3) Treatment: Most of the White Sapphires are routinely treated to create other colored Sapphires and hence there is a rarity of truly natural and unheated white sapphires.
A Gem can be called as a Gem only if it is Natural and Untreated!
For Jyotish Purposes the white sapphire has to be flawless with no compromises.
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Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Colorless Sapphire/ White Sapphire Gemstone facts
|Gemstone||Natural White Sapphire|
|Origin||Ratnapura, Sri Lanka|
|Patron Location||Ichalkaranji – Maharashtra, India|
|All inclusive Price||$ 1331.90 / INR 73255|
|Comments||Featured today is a brilliant 2.31 carats adamantine beauty from the gem fields of Ratnapura-Srilanka. Excellent clarity, a brilliantly faceted octagonal faceted gem reflecting just the pure white light, a solid carat weight of 2.31 carats and lack of any enhancing treatment make it a true Jyotish Gemstone. A Gem that shall deliver results and a gem whose monetary value and rarity will keep on increasing.Have a Look at the video and see why Jyotish Gems are so special.|
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