|Anyone know more about white sapphires?||
I''m looking for a white sapphire pear (7x5mm) for a custom necklace in white gold and melee diamonds. I have been communicating with several vendors and the information they provide are minimal and not consistent from one site to the next.
I have a couple of questions which I hope someone can answer or clarify for me.
1) One site I found used diamond colour grades to describe the white sapphires. As the diamonds in the necklace are H / I, I want to make sure the sapphire is white. I''ve seen them described as greyish white which doesn''t sound appealing.
2) What does the A, AA, AAA grading system? What''s the difference in clarity, colour and finish? Any online resources I can read up on this?
3) What''s the difference between a pear that is machine cut versus cut by hand. From the pictures I''ve seen, the hand cut stones seem to be more facetted and looks nicer (from the picture anyways).
4) Lastly, is there anything else I should be asking about these stones before purchasing one.
Thanks for your help!