Chatham Created Blue Sapphires
Lab grown oval blue sapphires
Chatham created oval blue sapphires are just as beautiful as some of the worlds most valuable mined sapphires. Blue sapphires are doubly refractive and often exhibit pleochroism…the visible display of different body colors from different crystal directions in a gem. Typically, Chatham created oval blue sapphires show violet and blue pleochroic colors.
We stock Chatham sapphires in medium tone, but some light and dark tones may be available. Medium tone is considered top color. The medium tone oval blue sapphires have a gorgeous blue body color with slight violet undertones. They also have nice light return. Light Chatham created oval blue sapphires have more brilliance. But they are lighter in tone with more violet. Dark Chatham sapphires have deep blue body color. They have less violet, but also less light return.
Chatham lab grown oval blue sapphires are not cheap flame fusion sapphires. They grow in the natural crystal habit, shown left, in a controlled environment. Because they are carefully grown, you can expect your Chatham created oval blue sapphire to have gorgeous color and consistent quality. All Chatham sapphires are gem quality with no inclusions visible to the naked eye.
Graduate gemologists on staff to help you
Need help selecting the perfect Chatham lab grown oval blue sapphire? Call our staff gemologist for one-on-one attention you deserve to select the perfect stone. If you don’t see the stone you’re looking for, we can custom cut one to suit your needs.
Consider our Custom Jewelry Design and creation services. You’ll work closely with a design consultant to have your gorgeous Chatham oval blue sapphire mounted in a custom jewelry masterpiece. Call us today at 303-931-3141 for personal assistance.
We made this beautiful ring for Andrew and his bride Nancy. It features a gorgeous 10x8mm oval Chatham blue sapphire and natural diamond accents: “Good Morning Michelle, I hope all is well with you. Well Nancy said yes to my engagement and loved the ring. I have received lots of complements. Kudos to you! I proposed to her a week after Thanksgiving. Although I was nervous and sweaty, I mustered enough confidence to ask her and she said yes. To this day I really can’t recall the exact words, everything was a quick blur.”
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Pictures not actual size. Sapphire is denser than diamond, so it weighs more for the same physical size. Because carat is a measurement of weight, not size, it’s important to order colored stones based on physical size rather than carat weight.
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In 2014 Michelle went to Madagascar to learn about the geology and mineralogy of the country. She was excited to visit some of the mining localities she learned about in her studies to be a Graduate Gemologist. However, it wasn't the sparkly colorful gems that caught her eye. Rather, it was the children...the little gems of Madagascar. Michelle founded www.GemsOfMadagascar.org in 2015. She visits Madagascar for about two months each year doing humanitarian projects, including clean water, sanitation, education and hygiene.