Blue Sapphire Stones
Among the most beautiful gems found on Earth are blue sapphire stones. Scientifically, sapphires are known as corundum, a very hard and almost indestructible mineral. In fact, sapphires are one of the hardest minerals, second only to diamonds, making them perfect for creating high quality jewelry pieces. If you have blue sapphire jewelry that you no longer wear and are considering selling for cash, Ralph Mueller & Associates can offer the best value for your pieces in the Phoenix Metro area.
Sapphires have been found in other colors, such as yellow, orange, pink and even clear. The most popular and valued color of sapphire, however, is blue. Color is the most important factor in determining the value of blue sapphire stones. More highly valued blue sapphires are medium to dark tones of velvet or violet-blue. Blue sapphire stones that command the highest price per carat possess a vivid and strong color saturation while still maintaining their brightness.
Blue sapphire stones are well known as September’s birthstone, but they first rose in popularity in the 1980s when England’s Princess Diana wore an 18-carat blue sapphire engagement ring surrounded by diamonds. More recently, her son, Prince William passed on this heirloom engagement ring to his bride, Kate Middleton. As the princess has become an international celebrity in the fashion world, blue sapphire stones have become all the rage in recent years, making it one of the most sought-after gems for all types of jewelry, including engagement rings. Contact Ralph Mueller & Associates today to receive a professional appraisal and fair offer for your used blue sapphire jewelry. Call (480) 949-9299 now.