Parti and bi-color sapphire or polychrome sapphire
Polychrome sapphires, also known as "parti-colored" or bi-color sapphires, have been treasured for centuries for their unique and striking color patterns.These rare and valuable sapphires have a rich history, dating back to ancient times when they were worn by royalty and used in religious and spiritual ceremonies.
Teal sapphires are relatively new to the gemstone market. Teal is a trade color category that is given to sapphires with a rare combination of deep ocean blue and vivid green color. Teal sapphires are very much in demand in the American market. We try to select sapphires in our collection with the most eye-catching appearance of this rare color mix.
Here, some common colors that can be found in polychrome sapphires include:
Blue and yellow
Blue-green and yellow
Blue and pink
Blue and purple
Yellow and orange
Green and yellow
Pink and purple
Keep in mind that these colors can vary greatly in intensity and saturation, and can also be combined with other colors, creating a wide range of variations. Additionally, the color of a polychrome sapphire can also change depending on the lighting conditions and the angle at which the stone is viewed.
It's important to note that the color of sapphires are caused by the presence of impurities such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper and other trace elements and heat treatment is also applied to enhance the color of sapphires.
Parti and teal (polychrome) sapphire price
The price of polychrome sapphires per carat can vary greatly depending on a number of factors such as the specific colors present, their intensity, and the overall quality of the stone. On average, prices can range from $50 to $100 per carat for lower quality stones to several hundred or even thousands of dollars per carat for higher quality, more rare stones. It is best to consult a gemologist or a jeweler for a more accurate estimate of the price of a specific polychrome sapphire.
Madagascar, which is known for producing a wide variety of sapphires in different colors and patterns, including polychrome sapphires.
Sri Lanka, which also produces a wide range of sapphires, including polychrome varieties.
Tanzania, which is known for producing sapphires in a range of colors, including multicolored or "parti-colored" stones that can be referred to as polychrome sapphires.
Kenya, It's known for producing sapphires in a variety of colors including polychrome.
Montana, USA, which is known for producing sapphires in a range of colors, including blue, yellow, and purple. Some of these stones can also be considered polychrome sapphires.