Unheated Blue Sapphire Price Calculator

Explore Value With This Unheated Blue Sapphire Price Calculator


Discover blue sapphire values by selecting and entering sapphire parameters in the interactive form below. These values are based off New York asking-prices for a round or cushion cut unheated blue sapphire of “good make”. Please read the page notes at the bottom†.

If your sapphire is heated, please use the slightly different heated blue sapphire price calculator. If you are not familiar with sapphire, please read The Criterion – Connoisseurship in Ruby & Sapphire, which will give you a primer to the subtleties of evaluating sapphires.


12 Carat Kashmir Sapphire Sells for $1,750,000USD

In the Sotheby’s fall 2018 auctions an 12 Carat unheated Kashmir Blue Sapphire sold for $1,750,000¹

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† notes

¹ blue sapphire color to be graded in natural-indirect sunlight.

² A value that is asked by USA or European dealers when replacing gemstones.

³ The values are based upon a New York asking price for replacement based on insurance claims. These values will be maximized when the sapphire has a gem report or gem certificate such as the GIA’s or the AGL’s, and also that of a qualified jewelry appraiser.

⁴ These values are based off the values for a “good make”; meaning the item is well shaped, proportioned, with good brilliance, free of windowing, neat and symmetrical faceting that possesses a brilliant polish free of pitting, scratch marks and abrasions. If sapphires have a “poor make” substantial discounts should be made.

⁵ Value in sapphire is also accordant to shape. Rounds and cushions trade at a premium. Squarish ovals and trillions are value-neutral, with long ovals, egg-ovals, pears, hearts, long baguettes all trading at a discount.

* Color in sapphire is 3-Dimensional. They looker bluer, more yellowish and bluish-green in each of the three different crystal directions.

* Sapphire color can shift under different light-source types such as daylight, fluorescent white or yellowish incandescent all seeing color temperatures and tints move one way or the other.

NOTE BIEN The results generated here will still need to interpreted within the guidelines of The Criterion – Connoisseurship in Ruby & Sapphire, and also the Clarity Grading of Ruby & Sapphire. Furthermore individual dealers may markup or discount in accordance to their creating a variation in price ranges.