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What makes this stone 20k?

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I saw this stone on africagems. I have a 9mm round purple sapphire, and I am just wondering what makes this stone 15k more, it is beautiful.

 
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I saw this stone on africagems. I have a 9mm round purple sapphire, and I am just wondering what makes this stone 15k more, it is beautiful.

 

Anne111

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You can also buy it here. I'm too lazy but it wouild be interesting to see the price they have.
 

elle_71125

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It huge, obviously, so that plays a big part in the pricing. The larger it is (in carat weight) the more rare is is considered. Anything over 5ct is going to come with quite the premium.

In addition to that, the color is intensely saturated. It’s stated as a vivid violet blue purple and the report mentions that it changes color from blue to purple. I find that anything in the blue purple range is highly sought after and therefore very expensive.
 

MollyMalone

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You can also buy it here. I'm too lazy but it wouild be interesting to see the price they have.
Sorry, but Gem2000 is strictly a wholesaler. While we consumers can browse/search through the online inventory, only those in the trade with a Gem2000 account can see the wholesale prices & make a purchase.
 

T L

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It’s probably untreated ( is it? ). I agree with the other factors people mentioned, but untreated corundum sells fur a much larger premium than treated material if all else is the same.
 

chroman

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It’s probably untreated ( is it? ). I agree with the other factors people mentioned, but untreated corundum sells fur a much larger premium than treated material if all else is the same.
Looks like its heated per a GIA report.
 
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T L

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Looks like its heated per a GIA report.
I suppose 4K per carat Is really due to the size, color saturation, cut (round sapphires typically waste a lot of rough). I mean you’re getting a stone that looks like a Tanzanite, but far more durable. Sapphires are also highly prized due to their durability, which is often overlooked when reviewing stone prices.
 
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I suppose 4K per carat Is really due to the size, color saturation, cut (round sapphires typically waste a lot of rough). I mean you’re getting a stone that looks like a Tanzanite, but far more durable. Sapphires are also highly prized due to their durability, which is often overlooked when reviewing stone prices.
I have read on here Round is harder to find in a larger sapphire. I just thought this stone was a bit overpriced, since it’s heated, 9.7mm. I was thinking 10k would be a more fair price, but I clearly am no expert. I appreciate your response.
 

Anne111

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Sorry, but Gem2000 is strictly a wholesaler. While we consumers can browse/search through the online inventory, only those in the trade with a Gem2000 account can see the wholesale prices & make a purchase.
Yes, I thought so, but don't most people here know somebody who has a cousin in the trade? I do but I'm just too lazy to check for a price. Even if you don't have a cousin in Idar Oberstein, for an expensive gem and you do care about money you'd probably can find somebody to help you and earn 5% commission.
That said, it's a great stone but for the price I assumed it's unheated.
 

Anne111

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If you're too lazy to notice it's heated, I think you missed out on the entire point of the discussion here. It would have been a no-brainer if an untreated sapphire that large with vivid saturation and good clarity is priced at 20k.
Sorry, Voce, I didn't have my AI-chip implanted yet, now that it's activated I see how superior your ultra fast analysis was. So sorry for being a lazy dummy.
 
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