Australian Parti Sapphires are SO popular right now in Australia and throughout the world. Once again, as with our Argyle Pink Diamonds, Australia has managed to produce a unique and special gem.
So what makes a Parti sapphire so special? Unlike other bi colour gems, the colours of a parti sapphire don’t merge. They stay separated by a distinct partition, hence the name “parti.” This is known as colour zoning. In parti sapphires, the individuality of their colours are maintained without getting lost in each other.
What to look for when buying a part- sapphire? – Colour plays the most important role in the value of any sapphire and Parti sapphires are no exception. The most popular parti-colour combination features yellow and green hues, but rare gems featuring blue or purple zones do occur and are much sought after. It is important to look for a parti sapphire with a medium tone. A darker tone may make the distinct partition between the colour zones imperceptible, while a lighter tone will wash out the colours. A parti sapphire with a vivid, intense saturation will command a higher price.
Do parti-sapphires make good ring stones?
Sapphires, as well as Rubies, are second only to diamonds in terms of hardness, so they are an excellent choice to set in a ring. Sapphires also have no cleavage, internal planes along which a gemstone can split. Practically speaking, this means sapphires have greater resistance to chipping or shattering than diamonds, which do have cleavage planes.
We have a small but stunning range of Australian Parti Sapphires in store ranging in colour from yellow, green and blue. Call us today on 1300 15 24 90 or contact us online to arrange a viewing.