Sapphire – Green

In order to understand green sapphires, we need to first understand how the color green is formed. The color green is a secondary color that is formed when mixing yellow and blue. An equal shade of blue and an equal shade of yellow forms the perfect pure green. That’s what we have been calling “Green Sapphires” since the stone age times. A nice wikihow explaination of how the color green is formed with paint. We will also go in depth on the saturation, hue, tone of the green sapphires. 

 

 

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So basically Yellow + Blue = Green. If we have 50% Yellow + 50% Blue = 100% Green. If there is more blue, for example 70% Blue + 30% Yellow = 60% Green + 40% Blue(extra blue from the 70%). Following us here well enough? So now let’s go in depth of the different shades of Green Sapphires.

1. The first shade of green sapphires are Songea Sapphires.

They come from mostly a place in Tanzania. So what are Songea Sapphires? If you are from the trade Songea sapphires are mostly refered to as BE-heated sapphires into the wonderful rainbow colors of orange, yellow, red’s. However in Green sapphires, they just mean that the origin of these green sapphires are from Songea, Tanzania. We of course heat treat most of them to get brilliance, color consistency and better transparency. This is one of the reasons we don’t heat treat most of our 2021 color: teal green sapphire, because we don’t want the consistency of one color, but rather mix of colors within one stone being totally acceptable.

Songea green sapphires are normally the lighter, more brighter shade, or rather as for those that read the wikihow explaination, to have more yellow %. Probably on the 30% Blue + 70% Yellow = making 60% Green + 40% Yellow. The Songea has the brigher color of green sapphire because of the extra yellow that it has. Talking chemistry; the “Iron” is what causes the colorless sapphire to get color centers in nature.

Songea Green Sapphire
Songea Green Sapphire

2.Bangacha (Thai) Green Sapphires

All Shades of Green Sapphires
All Shades of Green Sapphires

The top most, dark most shade of green sapphires are Thai Bangacha sapphires. Online media, bloggers, don’t disclose this but we do, because we believe in complete transparency. Bangacha sapphires are sapphires that are routinely heat treated like most green sapphires, again Bangacha is a place in Thailand, that produces some of the finest green sapphires in the world. Without bangacha thai green sapphires would be incomplete. Especially when you have to make a rainbow sapphire color with many shades of every color.

3.Teal Green Sapphires

Teal Sapphires
 Teal Sapphires

Sapphire color of 2021. The teal sapphire was refered to as the “common teal” which is basically an  “Eurasian Duck”. This color is most popular in unique rings and one off pieces of jewellery that cannot be repeated because of the balance of blue and green in every stone. They are usually and very commonly compared with the Padparadscha sapphire. Some of the finest teal sapphires are called mermaid sapphires, these are usually not green sapphires anymore, they cannot be called either blue or green sapphires, rather only teal sapphires or mermaid sapphires (If they are the best top 1% of the teal sapphires).

Stats and research on teal sapphires show a very interesting popular story that is about to change what your thought about green sapphires before reading this article.

 

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Moving on the second part of this article, its about the popularity of Green Sapphires since 2019, so why are they popular? 

There are many reasons for Green sapphires to be popular, firstly the color green has been popular recently, especially emeralds that have been selling very well because of many various reasons. Secondly, Sapphires are the hardest gemstones after diamonds, so Emeralds which are just a beryl, are very prone to breakage, dried surfaces if not frequently oiled, and are not suitable for engagement rings. During the pandemic, people still got married, they saved up and so had more money to invest in a nice green sapphire engagement ring so they did. The unconventional target market is the third and most strongest reason for the popularity of loose green sapphires gemstones. These precious stones come in all hues, saturation and tones, which is what makes them so unique and natural in its own way. 

This is it, then. If you are a jeweller or a diamond manufacturer, and looking to deviate from the traditional diamonds, Green sapphire is your next best choice because of the profit margins this will bring to you because of the natural gemstone’s value and not a marketing campaign that can fail when the fizz is lost. Navneet Gems & Minerals stocks all sizes, shapes of Green sapphires in all shades of Songea Green Sapphire, Bangacha Green Sapphire and also Teal Green sapphire that makes it to the top of the list of Sapphires. 

We are one of the biggest manufacturer and also an ethical gemstone source, especially for Green sapphires as one of the biggest things we do is give back. We give back by planting more trees in Africa and worldwide. We also make sure that our cutters, preformers, polishers get what they deserve. Contact us today for Wholesale Loose Green sapphires on whatspap +66985498500 or email info@navneetgems.com