Blue Sapphire or Neelam
-Thai Blue Sapphire are Opaque and dark in color , much cheaper than other lighter transparent sapphires from Srilanka- often referred to as ‘Ceylon ‘ sapphires.
They are often heat-treated .
Ceylon #Bluesapphires– Are lighter in shade , intense blue, transparent . Price is high and come in superior quality.
Both sapphires are available with us at #Diwanjewels in different shapes and carat sizes.
There is often confusion over whether to make your Stone jewelry in 18carat gold or 22carat!
18 carat gold contains 75% gold, with the rest made up of other more durable metal alloys used to add colour and strength. It is hard compared to 22carat gold. It can withstand the stone more effectively in setting.
22 carat gold – is very soft, as it consists of around 91.6% gold and so it’s not ideal for stone set jewellery, being more suitable for plain gold jewellery, such as wedding bands. Soft gold can easily change the shape over long use and can make stone settings loose, which can be risky.