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Sapphire Buying Guide

Sapphire Buying Guide

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Editor’s Note: Continuing with our tradition of reproducing some of the nuggets from the literature of gems, we areproud to present this article from
Palagems.com
’s ex-webmaster, Richard Hughes. Hughes is author of
Ruby &Sapphire
, one of the finest books ever on a single gem species.For additional information on sapphire, click the link below:
 
Palagems.com Sapphire Buying Guide
 
 © 2001 Richard W. Hughes 
My love, she comes in colors.— Arthur Lee, Love
he business of judging precious stones is an eclectic one, not for the timid or shameless. The appraisal ofprecious stones involves decisions both conscious and unconscious. Try as we may to slice, dice andpigeon-hole the elements of quality, in the end an analysis of their features requires more than just aformula, just as fine cooking involves not simply ingredients and a recipe. It is about reaching for factors beyond theimmediate senses, and in that respect is quite like enjoyment of fine art, food and music.While one man’s Miles Davis might be another’s Kenny G, there are certain things that the discerning among uslook for. Thus, what I will try to convey to you in the following passages is educated emotion, something to helpseparate the long, languid lines of artistic truth from aimless noodling. Here you will find the ingredients, the recipe,the score. But without the passion that only the viewer himself can bring, both these gems and our time on thisprecious planet are a waste.With that introduction, let us now examine blue sapphires. Here I have a confession to make. Blue is my favoritecolor. I love blue. Thus the following essay is one of love.
Kashmir – Blue Velvet
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