Prepare to be mesmerised by the enchanting world of teal sapphires! Although these stunning gemstones may be less recognised than their blue counterparts, they are every bit as breathtaking and make for a beautiful gift or engagement ring. Radiating a spectrum of captivating hues, from the serene blues of the ocean to the vibrant greens of nature, teal sapphires possess an otherworldly charm that captures the hearts and eyes of anyone who beholds them.
In this guide, we will explain everything you need to know about teal sapphires, where to find them and how to care for them.
What is a Teal Sapphire?
Just like all sapphires, the teal sapphire is part of the Corundum gemstone family: naturally formed over millions of years, each gem produced is incredibly beautiful and unique. In their ‘pure’ state of aluminium oxide, teal sapphires (and all other types) are colourless. They get their gorgeous hues because of the transitional chemical elements in the earth that are present during the initial stages of crystal formation. And, what we are left with are the vibrant sapphire colours that are adored by millions of people worldwide.
Specifically, teal sapphires get their blend of blues and greens from the presence of Titanium and Iron in the ground. Teal sapphires can also come with differing intensities of yellow, blue, and green tones, making for a spectacular stone.
Just like other Australian sapphires, teal sapphires are renowned for their durability, second only to diamonds on the hardness scale which makes them an excellent stone for regular wear.
Where do Teal Sapphires come from?
Teal sapphires can be sourced from many different countries, like Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Australia. Of course, at Jason Ree, we are partial to the Australian Sapphire, so we source ours ethically from Australia. Australian sapphires tend to have a richer colour too, because of the higher iron content in the earth.
In fact, it is this rich colour that makes Australian sapphires so popular worldwide. Scientific research suggests that most Australian sapphires began forming over 150 million years ago, condensed in igneous rock deposits that were superheated and pressurised against molten layers.
This intense process leads to the Australian sapphire - a symbolic beauty of endurance, style, and strength.
How do I choose a Teal Sapphire?
There’s no universal grading system for determining a gemstone’s quality, but in general, it’s best to look first at the colour of the stone.
Colour plays an important role in any gemstone, and teal sapphires are no exception to the rule. This is the most important factor to consider when choosing your sapphire - do you want the vibrant green, or the deep ocean blue? Or, perhaps you want the best of both worlds and choose a colour that mixes these two hues together. Teal sapphires come in many different shades, so you’ll certainly find the stone for you.
Pay attention to how the stone presents its colours. The colour saturation will have a big impact on the overall value of the sapphire. By saturation, we mean the vivacity of the stone: it can be vivid and vibrant, to dull and weak. The brighter the colour, the higher price per carat.
How do I care for a Teal Sapphire?
Sapphire is incredibly durable - in fact, only a diamond is considered a stronger stone. This means that teal sapphires would be an excellent choice for a pop of colour in a bracelet, ring, or necklace that is worn every day. They need little maintenance, other than an occasional clean due to a potential build-up of dirt and grime, depending on your daily activity.
Cleaning the stone at home is simple: soak your sapphire piece in a dish of warm soapy water. If there is residue build-up, use a soft toothbrush or another cleaning device to gently get rid of the excess residue. You can dry and polish it using a soft cloth.
Of course, you may opt for professional cleaning. At Jason Ree, we offer complimentary lifetime cleaning and stone security inspection to ensure your teal sapphire remains safe and sparkling forever.
Where can I buy a Teal Sapphire?
There are a number of gem wholesalers that sell teal sapphires. However, we recommend using a reputable supplier or jeweller for your sapphire purchase. At Jason Ree, we pride ourselves on our decades of experience working with unique, rare and wonderful Australian gemstones, like the teal Sapphire. Plus, all of our sources of sapphires are verifiable, meaning we are a great choice for an ethically-minded customer.
Choosing your teal sapphire is an exciting moment. Whether it’s for a necklace centrepiece, as part of a bracelet, earrings, or an engagement ring, any teal sapphire will add a beautiful elegance to your piece. Sapphires are the perfect stone to capture attention and tell a story, and at Jason Ree, we have a wide range of teal sapphires available.