- May 20, 2011
Don't worry, your english is fine!siamblue|1305961780|2927122 said:Many thanks for comments indeed, especially for Pandora II.
This one is light blue, cutting style is old and native.
It came with a retro ring style covering the whole pavilions, inclusion is hardly to see.
By inclusion do you mean the zoning or an actual inclusion? If a stone is eye-clean from table up and the inclusion doesn't compromise the stone's structure in anyway then it shouldn't be an issue. Eye-visible inclusions will impact on the price.
Comparing to the other blues, this one is looking suspected, Then I brought to the lab.
I really don't know what is the value of this stone.
The value is what someone is prepared to pay for it. You could send it to an appraiser and ask for a re-sale valuation. I would guess it would be a couple of hundred dollars.
This sapphire passed from generation to generation.
It came from old Burma mine during 1960-1985.
I'm afraid that won't make any difference to the value. If it is a family stone and has sentimental value I would advise keeping it.
What is the difference between Ceylon and Burmese sapphire?
Ceylon sapphire comes from Sri Lanka and Burmese sapphire comes from Burma basically. When you get into the ultra-fine stones then for a stone with all other things equal (colour, carat, clarity, cute etc) then you will pay the most for a blue sapphire of Kashmir origin, the least for one of Madagascan origin. Between the two come Burmese and Sri Lankan with a premium for the Burmese. However these premiums only apply to the very fine stones. Many vendors (especially on eBay) will refer to 'Wow, super-rare Kashmir sapphire' for a stone that would probably only appeal to me if I kept fish and wanted to make their tank look nice.
Burmese origin can also be a sticking point for some people. Even though we can import Burmese rubies in the UK most of the friends who have asked me to help them find e-ring stones have specified no Burmese stones for political reasons. It's a tricky topic and I tend to take Richard Hughes line in thinking that it hurts the small people on the ground far worse than it ever hurts the Junta.
Do you guys know how to take good picture of the stones?
What would be the technique of shooting?
If you do a search for Gem Photography there are a number of threads on here.
I'm the beginner.
Sorry for my poor English.