Blue sapphire gemstones, also popularly referred to as the Neelam Stone in India is one of the most valuable and coveted coloured gems. When you want to buy a blue sapphire stone, you can find three forms of blue sapphire stones, i.e. natural, synthetic and imitation blue sapphire stones.
Due to their popularity and blue sapphire benefits in chakra healing and astrological benefits, the blue sapphire stone is a popular target for counterfeiting. While it is obvious the blue sapphire prices of natural stones are higher compared to synthetic and imitation ones, many dealers and jewellers can try to con buyers can sell you fake blue sapphire gemstone or try passing you synthetic or imitation blue sapphires as natural ones.
Here are some simple tricks to identify natural, synthetic and imitation blue sapphire gemstone.
- Lookout for Scratches
Blue sapphire gemstones are highly durable and are considered as one of the hardest gemstones after diamonds and cannot get scratched easily. You can try rubbing the blue sapphire gemstone against a rough surface and look out for scratches. It is obvious to state that genuine blue sapphire stone will not have scratch marks while a fake one will.
- Lookout for Flaws
It is extremely rare to find natural blue sapphire gemstone without any flaws or inclusions. Natural gemstones have minor traces of foreign matter bounded within the stone and hence a perfect blue sapphire stone is probably a synthetic and not a natural one. This can be done using a jeweller’s loupe or a magnifying glass to detect any visible impurities or flaws within the gemstone.
It is vital to check the origin for the gemstone as blue sapphire prices tend to be higher for the natural blue sapphire gemstone.
- Look out for Line or Bubble Inclusions
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