Registered gemologist, Jim Salyer of Gem Source Inc, explains the basics of sapphires.
A fine blue sapphire is a vivid medium blue. It's neither grayish nor greenish. They can also range in color from a light pastel all the way through a deep navy blue. The finest, most vivid colors right in the middle of that scale command the highest prices, but that's not everyone's favorite color. We keep a variety on hand to show you the differences.