Pink Sapphire

Pink sapphire is a stone commonly used in jewelry. It comes in a wide range of colors from deep pink to pink with a hint of purple or orange. Its brilliance and hardness make it an ideal choice for a ring or other jewelry project. 

The majority of good quality pink sapphires come from Sri Lanka or Madagascar. 

Pink Sapphire price and value

How much the Pink Sapphire worth?

The Pink Sapphire is a very valuable gemstone due to his lack of supply and high demand. The price of that gemstone can vary a lot depending of the intensity of the color, the clarity, the weight and the treatment. As with most other gems, its price increases exponentially with its weight.

For a good quality frank pink sapphire around 2ct and not heated it will be necessary to count approximately 2200€/ct to 3000€/ct. The price per carat will be less if the stone is heated or if the stone has a second color like a tint of purple.

Pink sapphires of exceptional quality can be traded at several thousand dollars per carat. In 2022, at an auction organized by Sotheby's a record price per carat was reached with $90,000/ct.

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Pink Sapphire origins

As with other gemstones, we can find pink sapphire in many countries. Here is a non-exhaustive list:

Sri Lanka: this is where the majority of pink sapphires on the market come from. They are extracted mainly in the southern part of the island.

Madagascar: there are also many pink sapphires in Madagascar. The most famous are those from the Ilakaka region in the south of the island. They are however difficult to find in this region with a weight exceeding 2 carats and of good quality.

**Burma: ** some of the most beautiful pink sapphires come from Burma. Today we do not source stones from this country.

Tanzania: pink sapphires are also found in this region. Some of them are extracted by the Moyo Gems association, the first association accompanied by an international NGO and to tend towards a responsible mine.

Pink sapphires are also found in Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Greenland.

Pink Sapphire colors

Pink sapphires without another color hue are very rare. Indeed, secondary colors such as purple or orange are often found.

Most of them tend towards purple. Some stones that tend to orange are in high demand but are also very rare.

It is the chrome that gives pink sapphire its color. A heating treatment is sometimes applied to increase the intensity of the color.

Pink Sapphire characteristics

Like other sapphires, pink sapphire belongs to the corundum family. It has a hardness of 9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale which makes it particularly ideal for use in jewelry.

Pink sapphire can be treated by heating to fade inclusions or to increase its color intensity.

Pink Sapphire birthstone and wedding anniversary:

As the other colors of Sapphire, pink sapphire is the birthstone of September.

The sapphire wedding celebrates 16 years of marriage.

Pink sapphire mineral details:

Mineral Corrundum
Formula Al2O3
Color Faint blue to deep blue
Mohs Hardness 9
Refractive Index 1,762 to 1,770