Where can star sapphires be found?
The most important deposits of fine star sapphire today are found in Australia, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka and Thailand. Other significant star sapphire sources include Brazil, Cambodia, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, United States (Montana), Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
What is the rarest sapphire color?
The rarest sapphire is the Padparadscha, an extremely rare pink and orange stone that is stunning to behold. However, the most valuable sapphires are the Kashmir variants, which are blue.
Are sapphires more rare than diamonds?
Sapphires are much rarer than diamonds, but not as rare as gem-quality emeralds or rubies. However, there are some types of sapphire that are dramatically rare, such as the orange and pink padparadscha sapphire. These outrank even the emerald and the ruby.
How much is a 100 carat sapphire worth?
Prices for faceted sapphire start at about $20-30 per carat and rise according to size and color. In gemstones weighing over 1 carat, clean beryllium-treated green sapphire is usually priced at around $75-100 per carat, and yellow and red-orange “Songea sapphire” pieces at around $100-150 per carat.