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Loose Sapphire - Oval 1.00ct GIA Royal Blue Solitaire
Located in Greensboro, NC
Treatment: Heating Carat: 1.00ct Cut: Oval Color: Royal Blue Origin: Madagascar Certified by: GIA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

3.06 Carat Royal Blue Natural Sapphire Loose Stone Cushion(Customization Option)
Located in London, GB
3.06 Carat heated royal blue natural sapphire loose stone cushion (customization option available
Category

2010s Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

3.09 Carat Royal Blue Natural Sapphire Loose Stone Octagon(Customization Option)
Located in London, GB
3.09 Carat heated royal blue natural sapphire loose stone octagon (customization option available
Category

2010s Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

Royal Blue Sapphire Pair, 3.82 Carats Total, Loose Gemstones for Earrings
By Sarosi By Timeless Gems
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Royal blue sapphire earrings, what could be more regal? This pair of richly colored blue sapphires
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Artisan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

Royal Blue 0.68ct Australian VS Sapphire Oval Cut Loose Gem
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
Royal Blue 0.68ct Australian VS Sapphire Oval Cut Loose Gem 5.6x4.8mm Natural Australian Blue
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

Royal Blue 0.68ct Australian VS Sapphire Oval Cut Loose Gem
Royal Blue 0.68ct Australian VS Sapphire Oval Cut Loose Gem
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H 0.13 in W 0.23 in D 0.19 in
Royal Blue Sapphire 1.58 Ct Heart Natural Heated, Loose Gemstone
Located in South Melbourne, AU
been permanently enhanced by heat. This royal blue sapphire is available to purchase as a loose
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Modern Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

Fine Royal Blue 0.52ct Australian Sapphire Oval Cut Rare Loose Gem
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Royal Blue 0.52ct Australian Sapphire Oval Cut Rare Loose Gem 5x4.2mm Fine Royal Blue Natural
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21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

Deep Royal Blue Untreated Oval Cut Sapphire IGI Certified 0.63ct Loose Rare Gem
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
Deep Royal Blue Untreated Oval Cut Sapphire IGI Certified 0.63ct Loose Rare Gem Natural Deep Royal
Category

20th Century Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

Royal Blue Sapphire 3.94 Ctw Round Pair Heated Ceylon, Loose Gemstones
Located in South Melbourne, AU
A rare find of royal blue sapphire pair in round shape, each near 2 carat in weight. Each sapphire
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Modern Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire

Fine Deep Royal Blue Australia Sapphire 0.77ct Oval Cut Rare Loose Gem
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Deep Royal Blue Australia Sapphire 0.77ct Oval Cut Rare Loose Gem 5.5x4.5mm Fine Royal Blue
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

Fine Royal Blue Sapphire 0.68ct Cushion Cut Loose Rare Gem
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Royal Blue Sapphire 0.68ct Cushion Cut Loose Rare Gem 5.2x4.3mm Fine Royal Blue Australian
Category

21st Century and Contemporary British Loose Gemstones

2.53ct Royal Blue Sapphire Pair
Located in Christchurch, NZ
The Sapphire Merchant presents this Vivid Royal Blue Sapphire Pair, a true embodiment of luxury and
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2010s Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

2.53ct Royal Blue Sapphire Pair
2.53ct Royal Blue Sapphire Pair
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W 0.22 in D 0.17 in L 0.28 in
1.18ct Royal Blue Sapphire Pair
Located in Christchurch, NZ
The Sapphire Merchant presents this captivating 1.18ct Natural Royal Blue Sapphire Pair to 1stDibs
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2010s Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

1.18ct Royal Blue Sapphire Pair
1.18ct Royal Blue Sapphire Pair
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W 0.2 in D 0.13 in L 0.2 in
1.65 Carat Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Ring Gem
Located in Peshawar, PK
Loose Sapphire Weight: 1.65 Carats Dimension: 6.9x6.6x3.6 Mm Origin: Madagascar Africa Shape
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Malagasy Baroque Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire

1.65 Carat Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Ring Gem
1.65 Carat Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Ring Gem
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W 0.25 in D 0.15 in L 0.28 in
2.00 Carat Blue Sapphire Oval Loose Unset Ring Gemstone
By Sarosi By Timeless Gems
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pretty blue sapphire oval would make a beautiful engagement ring! Weighing 2.00 carats with
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

0.60 Carat Diffusion Treated Royal Blue Sapphire
Located in Hua Hin, TH
An astonishing natural 0.60 carat royal blue sapphire. Treated by way of diffusion, a fusion of
Category

2010s Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire

0.60 Carat Diffusion Treated Royal Blue Sapphire
0.60 Carat Diffusion Treated Royal Blue Sapphire
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W 0.21 in D 0.13 in L 0.21 in
GRS Certified 12.68 Carat Blue Sapphire Untreated Loose Gem
Located in Taipei, TW
sapphires have a distinctive hue that is often called “royal” or “midnight” blue. They are highly valued and
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21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

GRS Certified 12.68 Carat Blue Sapphire Untreated Loose Gem
GRS Certified 12.68 Carat Blue Sapphire Untreated Loose Gem
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W 0.47 in D 0.38 in L 0.52 in
GRS Certified 9.16 Carat Blue Sapphire Untreated Loose Gem
Located in Taipei, TW
A Burmese blue sapphire of 9 carats is a rare and valuable gemstone. Burmese sapphires are known
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21st Century and Contemporary Burmese Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

GRS Certified 9.16 Carat Blue Sapphire Untreated Loose Gem
GRS Certified 9.16 Carat Blue Sapphire Untreated Loose Gem
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W 0.39 in D 0.28 in L 0.54 in
2.39 Carat Unheated Madagascar Blue Sapphire, Loose Gemstone, GIA Certified
By Sarosi By Timeless Gems
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful 2.39 carat unheated loose blue sapphire is absolutely stunning! It is a perfectly
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21st Century and Contemporary Malagasy Artisan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

Royal Blue and Vivid Pink Ceylon Sapphires 2.90 Carat
By Emeralds Maravellous
Located in US
A center high-quality emerald cut royal blue Ceylon sapphire 1.30 carats and two vibrant, vivid
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Sapphire

1.65 Carat Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Round Cut Ring Gemstone
Located in Peshawar, PK
Loose Blue Sapphire Weight: 1.65 Carats Dimension: 6.7x6.6x4.5 Mm Origin: Madagascar Africa
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21st Century and Contemporary Malagasy Aesthetic Movement Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

1.65 Carat Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Round Cut Ring Gemstone
1.65 Carat Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Round Cut Ring Gemstone
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W 0.26 in D 0.18 in L 0.27 in
GRS Certified 2.88 Carat Royal Blue, Oval Sapphire
Located in London, GB
Dazzling 2.88 carat natural oval sapphire in rich royal blue colour perfect for a timeless
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Contemporary Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

GRS Certified 3.80 Carat Royal Blue Oval Sapphire
Located in London, GB
Dazzling 3.80 carat natural oval sapphire in rich royal blue colour perfect for a timeless
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Contemporary Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

2.30 Carat Octagon-Cut Vivid Royal Blue Sapphire
Located in Hong Kong, HK
2.30 Carat Octagon-Cut Vivid Royal Blue Sapphire: A beautiful gem, it is a natural octagon-cut
Category

2010s Hong Kong Modern Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

8.02 Carat Oval Ceylon No Heat Royal Blue Sapphire
Located in New York, NY
A GRS certified Royal blue, Sri Lankan oval sapphire. This stone is very saturated and cut to
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2010s Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

3.88ct Pear Royal Blue Sapphire GIA Certified Sri Lanka
Located in Toronto, Ontario
: Sapphire Geographic Origin: Sri Lanka Treatment: Heated Item Description: One loose stone Weight
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2010s Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

3.88ct Pear Royal Blue Sapphire GIA Certified Sri Lanka
3.88ct Pear Royal Blue Sapphire GIA Certified Sri Lanka
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W 0.29 in D 0.25 in L 0.47 in
Ceylon Natural Royal Blue Sapphire, 2.10 Carat Unheated Gemstone
Located in Makola, LK
Ceylon Royal Blue sapphire 2.10 Carats unheated come with rich Royal blue color and luster and
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

Certified 2.70 ct Natural Royal Blue Sapphire Ceylon Origin Ring gemstone
Located in Makola, LK
Presenting the Internally Flawless Beautiful Ceylon Royal Blue Sapphire, weighing 2.70 carats. This
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

Certified 2.55 Ct No heat Royal Blue Sapphire Ceylon Origin Ring Gemstone
Located in Makola, LK
Ceylon Royal Blue sapphire 2.55 Carats unheated Gemstone with super luster. eye clean gemstone with
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Modern Loose Gemstones

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Purple Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Blue Diamond

GIA Certified Royal Blue Sapphire Gia Certified and Stated Unheated Kashmir Gem
Located in Jupiter, FL
stone is described in the trade as "Royal Blue" This is the real royal blue sapphire of an absolutely
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Nouveau Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

GRS Certified 6.10 Cts Royal Blue Top Grade Natural Sapphire Eye Clean
Located in บางรัก, TH
Blue shape: Pear Size:  6.10 Carats Royal blue sapphires from Sri Lanka, also known as Ceylon
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

7.20 Carat GRS Certified Vivid Royal Blue Octagon-Cut Sapphire Trio Set
Located in Hong Kong, HK
7.20 Carat GRS Certified Vivid Royal Blue Octagon-Cut Sapphire Trio Set: A rare collection of gems
Category

2010s Hong Kong Modern Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire

Certified Natural 1.10 Carat Loose Sapphire Cushion Shape Gem For Ring
Located in Peshawar, PK
Loose Sapphire Weight: 1.10 Carats Dimension: 5.5 x 5.3 x 3.9 Mm Colour: Greenish Blue Origin
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21st Century and Contemporary Central African Arts and Crafts Loose Gems...

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Sapphire

3.00 Carat Natural Loose Parti Sapphire Cushion Gem For Engagement Ring
Located in Peshawar, PK
Loose Sapphire Weight: 3.00 Carats Dimension: 9.3 x 7.6 x 4.1 Mm Colour: Blue And Green Origin
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21st Century and Contemporary Central African Arts and Crafts Loose Gems...

Materials

Sapphire

AIGS Certified 5.05 Carat Blue Sapphire ( Heated)
Located in New York, NY
Natural Blue Sapphire. This color is known in the trade as "Royal Blue" Heated. Cushion Shape
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Malagasy Artisan Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

CDC Certified 6.36 Carat Blue Sapphire Round ( Pair)
Located in New York, NY
Sapphires ( Natural Corundum) Vivid Blue ( Royal Blue) Excellent Grade Heated Origin From Sri-Lanka
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Artisan Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire

Certified 1.30 carat Blue Sapphire Pear Shape Ceylon Origin Ring Stone
Located in Makola, LK
Natural Blue Sapphire Royal Blue color Pear shape. This exquisite gemstone originates from Ceylon
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Modern Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Topaz, Blue Sapphire, Blue Diamond

6.02Ct Ceylon Cushion Sapphire
Located in New York, NY
A velvety blue, resembling royal blue Sri Lankan cushion sapphire. This stone is eye clean and has
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2010s Sri Lankan Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

1.55 Carat Faceted Yellowish Blue Sapphire Oval Shape Gem From Madagascar Mine
Located in Peshawar, PK
Loose Sapphire Weight: 1.55 Carats Dimension: 6.7 x 5.6 x 4.5 Mm Colour: Yellow And Blue Origin
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Malagasy Arts and Crafts Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

Luxury Royal design Special imperial color Spessatite garnet earring ready 5.69c
Located in bangkok, TH
, 22 pcs special imperial color • Sapphire: 0.28ct, 2 pcs blue
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2010s Loose Gemstones

Materials

Tanzanite, Sapphire, Garnet

5.11 Carat Cushion Ceylon Sapphire
Located in New York, NY
A CDC certified Royal blue, Sri Lankan cushion sapphire. This stone is very saturated and cut to
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2010s Unknown Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire

Certified Vivid Blue Tanzanite - 6.30ct
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Royal Blue Sapphires. Furthermore the cutter showed great craftsmanship and it is well cut
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2010s Tanzanian Modern Loose Gemstones

Materials

Tanzanite

Certified Vivid Blue Tanzanite - 6.30ct
Certified Vivid Blue Tanzanite - 6.30ct
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W 0.51 in D 0.28 in L 0.4 in
Victorian Sapphire Bangle with Pearls
Located in Southbury, CT
. It features 5 natural heated royal blue sapphires and five natural heated pink sapphires. Or rubies
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Antique Late 19th Century Unknown Late Victorian Cuff Bracelets

Materials

Pearl, Blue Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, 14k Gold

18k Solid Gold Glory sapphire pendant (**with chain**)
Located in Den Haag, NL
Gold Glory Sapphire Pendant! This pendant is made of 18k solid gold and features a natural loose
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sapphire, Gold

18k Solid Gold Glory sapphire pendant (**without chain**)
Located in Den Haag, NL
features a natural loose sapphire as the center stone. The sapphire has a weight of 0.5 carats (approx) and
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

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Sapphire, Gold

Sapphire 4.04 Carat AGL Certified No-Heat Madagascar Origin, Eye-Clean, Mounted
Located in Southbury, CT
A cushion-shaped, mixed-cut, eye-clean 4.04 unheated royal blue sapphire from Madagascar is the
Category

2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, 14k Gold

1904 Toi et Moi Ring natural Sapphire Diamonds solid 18K GoldØ3.25/2.3gr
Located in SE
set two old oval cut natural Ceylon Sapphires of Cornflower /Light Blue color 3 mm x 2.25 mm x 1.75 mm
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Antique Early 1900s Swedish Art Nouveau Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

1918 Salomon's Halo Ring 0.7ct Sapphire Diamonds solid 18K Gold Ø 6.75 US /2.2 g
Located in SE
Beautiful more than century old Halo Ring in solid 18K Yellow Gold with natural Blue Sapphire and
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Vintage 1920s European Art Nouveau Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Portrait of Languid Girl in Blue Camisole 18th century Italian Rococo Master
Located in Stockholm, SE
chair. She is wearing a riding camisole, light blue with gold embroidered details. The camisole is a
Category

Mid-18th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Wood, Oil

On the Map: Large scale color monotype, Western mountain landscape with blue sky
By Michele Zalopany
Located in New York, NY
Large scale color monotype of a Western landscape with sapphire blue sky, green trees, river
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1980s Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Monotype

Antique Heriz Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Heriz Rug 3'3'' x 4'2''. Soft rust/terra cotta field with two royal blue Karaja-style
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Antique Early 1900s Persian More Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Antique Heriz Rug
Antique Heriz Rug
W 39 in L 50 in
Temptation to Exist: waterscape Monotype painting of swimmers city landscape
By Michele Zalopany
Located in New York, NY
Color cityscape and landscape with swimmers bathing with friends in a large sapphire blue pool or
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1990s Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Monotype

GIA Certified 7.02ct & 8.23ct Royal Blue Cushion Shape Sapphire
Located in LA, CA
GIA CERTIFIED 7.02ct & 8.23ct ROYAL BLUE Sapphire 11.09x10.31x6.37mm & 10.94x10.53x7.78mm Match
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2010s Loose Gemstones

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Sapphire

Fine Royal Blue Sapphire 0.68ct Cushion Cut Loose Rare Gem
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Royal Blue Australian Sapphire Gemstone. 0.68 Carat with a beautiful royal blue colour and
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21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

Fine Royal Blue Untreated Sapphire 0.83ct Oval Cut Loose Rare Gem
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Royal Blue Untreated Australian Sapphire Gemstone. 0.83 Carat with a beautiful royal blue
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21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

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Blue Sapphire, Sapphire

Natural Unheated Royal Blue Sapphire 0.53ct Oval Cut Loose Gemstone VS
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
Natural Unheated Royal Blue Sapphire 0.53ct Oval Cut Loose Gemstone 5.6x4.2mm VS Natural Unheated
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21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Blue Sapphire

Unheated Burma Sapphire Ring Gem 3.01 Carat Royal Blue No Heat Loose Gemstone
By Merkaba
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Royal Blue 3.01 carat unheated Burma Sapphire round gem, offered loose to an avid gemstone
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21st Century and Contemporary Burmese Modern Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire

4.60 Carat Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire
Located in Bangkok, TH
A 4.60 Carat Sapphire, resplendent in a royal blue hue. It hails from the enchanting gem mines of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Loose Gemstones

Materials

Sapphire

Fine Royal Blue GRA Certified Sapphire 2.02ct Cushion Cut Loose Rare Gem 6.5mm
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Royal Blue GRA Certified Sapphire 2.02ct Cushion Cut Loose Rare Gem 6.5mm Fine Royal Blue
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21st Century and Contemporary British Loose Gemstones

Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Ring Gem 2.45 Carats Oval Shape
Located in Peshawar, PK
Loose Sapphire Weight: 2.45 Carats Dimension: 9.1x6x4.7 Mm Origin: Srilanka Shape: Oval Color
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21st Century and Contemporary Sri Lankan Art Deco Loose Gemstones

Materials

Purple Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire

Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Ring Gem 2.45 Carats Oval Shape
Natural Loose Blue Sapphire Ring Gem 2.45 Carats Oval Shape
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Royal Blue Sapphire Loose For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact royal blue sapphire loose you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from 14k gold, gold and 18k gold — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. Finding the perfect royal blue sapphire loose may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. Finding an appealing royal blue sapphire loose — no matter the origin — is easy, but Gems and Jewels UK, Sarosi By Timeless Gems and Emeralds Maravellous each produced a popular version that is worth a look. While most can agree that any royal blue sapphire loose from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a sapphire version from the 17 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. See these pages for an oval cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also cushion cut cut and emerald cut cut versions available here, too. Most of our royal blue sapphire loose for sale are for women, but there are 17 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Royal Blue Sapphire Loose?

Prices for a royal blue sapphire loose can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $105 and can go as high as $57,700, while this accessory, on average, fetches $3,508.

Finding the Right loose-gemstones for You

Are you shopping for diamonds and other loose gemstones to create your own custom jewelry? 

Why might you purchase a diamond or gemstone “loose” — that is, on its own, not mounted in a piece of jewelry? Perhaps you’re a connoisseur looking to acquire a unique investment. The scarcity of high-quality colored diamonds, for instance, especially pink diamonds, means that their value increases over time; the same is true of rare Kashmir sapphires and Burmese rubies. Far rarer than diamonds, Paraiba tourmaline, discovered only in the 1980s, is treasured as much for its extraordinary color as its scarcity, both of which contribute to its high value.

A more common scenario would be that you’re hoping to create a very special piece of custom jewelry, such as an engagement ring or a milestone-birthday present, and want to personally select the most beautiful, unusual, or ultra-rare stone you can find and afford. Doing so adds to the romance and substance of the gift and can be a part of the story told as the jewel is passed from generation to generation.

If this sounds like you, read on for tips on becoming one of the world’s savviest gem hunters.

Educate yourself: When buying any piece of gem-set fine jewelry, you should familiarize yourself with the factors that determine a stone’s price. This will enable you to streamline your search for the perfect gem and have intelligent, productive conversations with sellers.

There is a wealth of information online, such as our diamond-buying guide and this overview of colored gemstones for engagement rings. The buying guides of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), searchable by stone type, are also a widely trusted source for consumers venturing into the world of diamonds and gems for the first time.

Vet your vendor: If you peruse 1stDibs with any regularity, you know there is no shortage of vendors who deal in top-quality loose gemstones. (Read about our vetted sellers.) Finding a trustworthy, established dealer may be as easy as getting a recommendation from friends or family. And, although it may sound obvious, it pays to Google your candidates — and consult customer reviews — before making contact.

Harakh Mehta, designer and founder of the Mumbai, India–based fine-jewelry brand Harakh, has an innate understanding of proper client relations, especially when the customer is in unfamiliar territory. “Start chatting with the dealer, get to know them better," he says. "It’s very important to establish a comfort level. We never push a sale, as we want it to be a carefully considered purchase. So, if the client is not in a rush, we do it over a few virtual meetings or phone calls.”

Request documentation: The best dealers go to great lengths to furnish clients with documents verifying the quality rating, natural origin and provenance of a stone — showing, for example, that loose emerald hails from the famous Muzo mine in Colombia — and disclosing any treatments applied to enhance its appearance. (And who doesn't love emerald jewelry? The most valuable emeralds are the ones that have a deep bluish-green to true green color and no visible inclusions.)

If no grading report is available for a stone you are interested in, the dealer should be able to provide an authenticity document, such as an appraisal or info sheet, that has been signed by an in-house gemologist or professional appraiser. Google those names, too, for extra peace of mind.

Ask for videos and visuals: When transacting with a gem dealer online, you should always request real-time videos and photographs, since professional photos of a stone, usually on a white background, have likely been retouched for optimal presentation.

Read more about how to buy loose gemstones and find your dream gems today on 1stDibs.

Questions About Royal Blue Sapphire Loose
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Whether or not royal blue and sapphire blue are the same color is largely a matter of personal perception and how the names are used. Generally, both colors describe a deep bright blue. You may see them used generally, but manufacturers of paints, apparel and other items that come in many hues may refer to one blue as royal and another as sapphire.