The Be-treated sapphire (beryllium) has found its way into the market
for a number of years by now. As a sapphire mining and cutting
factory here in the largest China sapphire mine, we are not sure
whether we should Be Treat or Not to Be Treat our sapphires in the
days to come.
Be treated sapphires show stunningly beautiful colors in pink,
yellow, golden and padparadscha and they are moderately priced. For
us this has imposed disastrous effect on the natural fancy colors
mined and cut by us. Due the yellow and pink sapphire accounts for a
very tiny percentage among all stones mined, the cost for these
natural stones is invariably higher. But for the customers, sometimes
they will complain about the higher price on the natural fancy
sapphires simply neglecting the fact that the other brilliant fancy
sapphires are Be Treated stones. As a result, the natural fancy
sapphire sales dropped and price damaged.
From time to time, we will also heat some of the yellows but never
use beryllium treatment as we thought that would fall into the
category of color diffused sapphire.
So please let me know in your jeweler’s eyes which one makes more
sense, the outstanding color or the natural label?
Been hard to make the decision whether to go Be Treatment on some of
our yellow sapphires.
To Be or Not To Be?