What is a natural diffused sapphire?

Which gemstones go well with Ruby?

What is diffused gemstone?

Coloured gemstones have undergone treatment for thousands of years. … Diffusion is a technique whereby certain natural elements, those used in nature when colouring allochromatic gems, are placed on the surface of the gem during the heating process and the colour is diffused into the gem.

What is a diffused star sapphire?

The gemstone used to make a diffused star sapphire is a sapphire. The diffusion process is done on the surface of the sapphire gemstone and could extend to around a millimeter into the gemstone. The process is done to create the star effect on the gemstone and the gemstone is then called a diffused star sapphire.

Are dark sapphires less valuable?

Color has the greatest influence on a sapphire’s value, and preferred sapphires have strong to vivid color saturation. … Less valuable blue sapphires might also be grayish, too light, or too dark.

How can I tell if my sapphire is real?

The Fog Test

If you’re looking at a sapphire and want to confirm it’s authenticity, just breath on it for a second. On real sapphires, the fog from your breath will evaporate very quickly (~2 seconds). If it’s fake, it may take 5 seconds or more to start evaporating and 2-3 seconds to actually evaporate.

Are all blue sapphires heated?

Most people are unaware that almost all sapphires are heated at extremely high temperatures to “enhance” their color and clarity. … Approximately only 0.5 – 1% of the sapphires discovered are of gem quality without treatment.

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