Pink Sapphire

Pink sapphire is a precious gemstone that belongs to the corundum family, which also includes the more well-known blue sapphire. It is highly regarded for its stunning pink color and is a valuable and popular choice for use in jewelry. Here are some key characteristics and information about pink sapphires:

Color: Pink sapphires come in various shades of pink, ranging from delicate pastel pinks to vivid and intense hues. The most valuable pink sapphires typically display a pure pink color without any secondary hues, such as orange or purple.

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Pink Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 4.04ct (PS0047)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $3,932.64
$15,887.88

Vivid Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 4.07ct - 10x8mm (PS0045)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $5,259.79
$21,407.36

Vivid Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.60ct - 10x8mm (PS0044)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $3,272.66
$8,508.92

Pink Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.52ct (PS0043)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $4,296.20
$10,826.41

Pink Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.14ct (PS0042)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,722.09
$5,825.28

Vivid Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.08ct (PS0041)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,999.06
$6,238.04

Vivid Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.04ct (PS0040)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,944.26
$6,006.29

Vivid Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.20ct (PS0039)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $3,440.72
$7,569.58

Vivid Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 1.55ct (PS0038)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,976.16
$4,613.05

Purple Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.54ct - 7mm (PS0046)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,664.86
$6,768.74

Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 1.70ct (PS0037)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,615.15
$4,445.75

Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 3.55ct - 8mm (PS0035)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $3,878.27
$13,767.85

Pink Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 2.01ct (PS0030)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $1,242.36
$2,497.14

Pink Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 2.12ct - 9x7mm (PS0022)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $1,425.63
$3,022.35

Pink Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.00ct - 9x7mm (PS0021)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,165.74
$6,497.22

Neon Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 3.47ct (PS0019)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,966.28
$10,292.98

Pink Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 3.55ct (PS0017)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,496.15
$8,861.34

Pink Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 2.23ct (PS0016)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $1,616.04
$3,603.78

Pink Sapphire Unheated Madagascar 2.03ct (PS0015)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $1,119.33
$2,272.24

Pink Sapphire Unheated Mozambique 2.55ct - 7mm (PS0013)

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Pink Sapphire price per carat $2,250.01
$5,737.52

LEARN MORE ABOUT PINK SAPPHIRE

The word sapphire stone comes from the Greek word "sappheiros", which means blue. In ancient times, sapphires were believed to be very powerful. While blue sapphires are the most well-known variety, pink sapphires are becoming increasingly popular, particularly as an alternative to pink diamonds, which can be quite expensive.

In many cultures, pink sapphires are also associated with trust, loyalty, sincerity, and intense love. That is the reason that they became a famous choice for engagement rings, particularly among brides who want something unique and feminine. Natural pink sapphires can complement blush or baby pink wedding themes making an ideal option.

One of the reasons that pink sapphires are less expensive than pink diamonds is that diamonds are much rarer. While diamonds are formed deep within the earth, pink sapphire is formed closer to the surface, which means that it is more abundant in quantity. However, this doesn't mean that pink sapphires are any less beautiful or valuable. Some pink sapphires can be just as rare and valuable and have the same diamond quality, depending on their size, quality, and color intensity.

 

PINK SAPPHIRE ATTRIBUTES

Mineral Corrundum
Chemistry Al2O3
Color Pale - Deep Pink
Refractive Index 1.762 - 1.770
Birefringence 0.008 - 0.010
Specific Gravity 4.00
Mohs Hardness 9.0
 

Pink Sapphire Value

Pink sapphires are considered lighter-colored stones, and their rarity and beauty make them highly valued. Raw pink sapphires can range from $0.25 to $50 per carat, while faceted pink sapphires can start around $100 per carat and go up to $3,300 per carat for exceptional-quality specimens. Cabochons generally range from $50 to $2,000 per carat, while pink sapphire jewelry prices vary based on design and carat weight.

 

Pink Sapphire Colors

Pink sapphires come in various shades, including: Intense magenta: A deep, rich pink with a touch of purple. Pale pink or "baby pink": Soft and delicate, often chosen for engagement rings. Purple-pink: With a cooler, more sophisticated feel. Red-pink: Warmer and more vibrant. Hot pink or "bubble-gum pink": A bold, playful color. Dark pink or "fuchsia sapphire": Rich and intense pink with a darker tone.

 

Pink Sapphire Sources

Pink sapphires are considered rare due to their limited geographical distribution. Major sources include Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and East Africa. Madagascar has also become a notable source.

 

Pink Sapphire Properties

Pink sapphires share many similarities with rubies as both are essentially the same mineral (corundum) with the same chemical composition. The color of pink sapphires, like rubies, comes from the presence of chromium in the crystal structure, with deeper shades indicating higher chromium concentrations. Both stones can exhibit red fluorescence under UV light depending on the amount of chromium and iron present. Pink sapphires are hard and durable with a Mohs hardness of 9, making them suitable for everyday wear.

 

Pink Sapphire Care


Clean pink sapphire jewelry regularly with warm, soapy water and a soft brush. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth. Store pink sapphire jewelry separately to prevent damage to the stone. Inspect the ring regularly for loose settings or damage.