Sapphire Carat Weight

How are Sapphires measured ?

Use the sapphires “face-up” measurements of length and width to better ascertain the visual size of the gemstone, as opposed to the carat weight.

Use the sapphires “face-up” measurements of length and width to better ascertain the visual size of the gemstone, as opposed to the carat weight.

Carat weight is the unit of measurement for all gemstones. It is unit of weight – but not size.

Two sapphires which have the same carat weight may not look the same size depending on the variations in each stone’s proportions, in particular the size of the underside or pavilion of the stone.

The best way to judge the visual size of a sapphire is by measuring its dimensions.

Richland Gemstones measures our loose sapphires’ length, width, and depth in millimeters.  Trillions are measured from point to point.