Tips on spotting a true sapphire 🦋
Posted on November 01 2020
1. Look for small specks and inclusions, naturally formed sapphires have little pieces of matter. Stones designed in a lab won’t have theses little specs. It is suggested to use a jeweller’s magnifying glass which can see at least 10x magnification.
2. Use your breath to test; breathe on the stone and see how long the fog lasts. Natural gems will take 1 to 2 seconds for the fog to disappear, while created sapphires may take up to 5 seconds.
3. Check your gem for air bubbles, these are created in the lab process and will remain. This indicates a non-natural stone.
4. See how light reflects from the stone. In a dark room use a flashlight to light up the sapphire, if the stone is natural it will only reflect light in the colour of the stone, if it’s fake or made from glass it will reflect an assortment of colours.