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Marc, Thank you so much! You may have thought it took longer than expected but we thought it was quite expedient. Thank you for continually confirming for us our decision to purchase from Africa Gems. This has been a wonderful transaction. We'll be here all day so as soon as it arrives I'll let you know. Happy Valentine's Day, Jennefer P of San Deigo CA (bought custom emerald ring & band)

I'll put them in the mail today. I want you to know that I really appreciate how amenable you have been. Your A+ rating is exactly right. I will continue to do business with you when I have other needs. My sister has also been checking out the site for sapphires based on the excellent service I received. Thanks again, Jim W.of Bangor MI (bought loose emeralds)

Will do! I'm in Denver on business until Saturday. I'll get it shipped out ASAP upon my return - next Monday most likely. Thank you for all of your help. Especially your guarantee and return policy. Made purchasing the gem online much more comfortable. Ironically, my jeweler also loosely knew your father and had a very good opinion of him. Thanks again Marc! Doug M from Camarillo CA (bought loose blue sapphire)

Marc, Your fantastic customer service makes it easy to support AfricaGems! Looking forward to surprising my wife with the Onyx ring. Regards, Michael S. from Boise ID (bought onyx diamond pendant)

Hi Marc, So far I'm very happy with the sapphire I purchased. My plan is to mount it in a tanzanite ring that I have (the tanzanite is very light in color and I've never been happy with it which is a surprise since it's also a Levian purchase). The setting has two sides with the stone suspended in between. I think the light will catch it magnificently! Thanks for checking on my order! Rita K. from Garland TX (bought Chatham emerald stone)

Hi Marc, Just to let you know that the stone was delivered today. Pitty it is dark now so can not see the true stae, but I am happy to see it here with the certs!I hope to do business with you again in the future! Thank you for you help, patience, Regards Wim D. of Dubai (bought loose oval alexandrite)

the rings have arrived they are absolutely stuning ! i thank you with all my heart and i pay no duties thanks to you THANK YOU VERY MUCH I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANKS !! Mencaglia A of Bucharest Romania (bought two blue topaz diamond rings)

Dear Marc, I just received the four turquoise gemstones that I had ordered. They are beautiful. I am very happy with the quality and will be ordering some more gemstones soon.Thanks Baljinder K. (bought loose turquoise gems)

Marc, I just wanted to let you know that I received the ring today and it’s beautiful, she’s gonna love it! Thank you again for all you’ve done. I was concerned about ordering something liker this over the internet but you’ve made this entire process very easy and your communication with me has been outstanding. Everything was exactly as you described it…perfect! David M. of Atlanta GA (bought custom Alexandrite diamond ring)

I received the Tsavorites Friday and I was stunned with the quality of the stones I received. I was worried about ordering calibrated stones without even having a picture of the exact stones I'd be receiving, but you didn't disappoint. The description said to expect some yellow, I didn't detect any yellow at all, if anything I picked up on a slight hint of blue which is very desirable. Anyhow, I had them set today, they hold their color and are bright in even the worst lighting. Thank you! Greg R. of St. Paul MN (bought Tsavorite gemstones)

Thank you for inquiring about the possible upgrade. The ring is too beautiful to jeopardize its integrity. I now will know the next time to use the chart when ordering. It is amazing how it changes color according to the light source. Thank you again, Lisa M. of Spokane WA (bought custom chatham alexandrite ring)

Again, beautiful quality. Am relieved they finally got here! Thanks for your help Cheers, Sonia R. of Tasmania (bought loose citrine gems)

Hi Marc, I received the alexandrite. The quality exceeded my expectations. Your stone was much nicer than anything that I saw locally. You got a repeat customer! Michelle R. of Chicago IL (bought loose alexandrite) My son delivered the stone and Denice was thrilled! Thanks Marc….a loooong road but all ended as we wanted Thank you for following up Michael D. from Naples FL (bought loose spessartite garnet)

The aquamarine stones arrived yesterday. Lovely color, as are all stones I have received from Africa Gems! They are already set in gold earring mounts and in my ears. Love them! Thank you! Renny B. from Province MA (bought loose aquamarines)

Marc, The ring is magnificent! Well worth the wait. Betty is very happy. The full cut diamonds make a world of difference and show off the alexandrite very nicely. I can't thank you enough for your excellent sales and service. --- If your up to it, I have another job for you. Eugene M from Albany NY (bought custom alkexandrite ring)

Hi Mark, I received the ring today and can not express enough how happy I am with it; great quality and design; it is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, P.S. gummy bears was a cute touch, Bianna F. from Staten Island NY (bought quartz diamond ring)

Ok no problem. Thanks again for being so great. You have really helped to make a great experience for both of us. Brendan G. of St. Paul MN (bought heart shape blue sapphire)

Marc, The ring is great! We always wanted those alexandrites to stay together, and the bypass ring was the perfect solution. It's always a pleasure to work with you. Your attention to customer satisfaction and quality workmanship are first rate. Thanks, Eugene M. from Albany NY (bought custom alexandrite diamond ring)

Marc, I received my replacement alexandrites today and I absolutely love them. They are perfect. Thank you so much for your quick response, attention to detail and wonderful customer service. Doing business with Africa Gems has been a lovely experience and I look forward to doing business with you in the future. God bless. Lisa L. of Dover PA (bought loose alexandrite gems)

Received ring, sharp. Weird how the cognac diamonds make the silver look gold. Good job. Might have just made a sale for u with the ups man! She is gonna love it. When the shirt man gets my shirts made i will shoot u one out. Mark C from Birmingham AL (bought custom silver diamond ring)

Hi Marc, I hope you remember this ring, one year and a bit later, thought I'd send you some pics. It truly is gorgeous! My baby girl is a May flower, I'll be getting her something in the future! Thanks again! Cheers, Natalie B. of London UK (bought alexandrite diamond ring band)

Hi Marc The jewelry & gems have arrived. Well.....what can I say....Holy Sh... Absolutely stunning! Janetta is in her own little Nirvana! Now she will really bankrupt me! A great big thanks Karl K. from Manitoba Canada (bought many gems)

No worries, I'm thrilled with your service and the quality of gems.I will definitely be back whenever I need more! Thanks much, Rob G of Gary IN (bought loose aquamarines)

The purchase i made was well worth it , i bought a band had it put in the band and asked my girl friend to marry me. She said yes . Thanks again Paul H. from Charlotte MD (bought white sapphire gemstone)

My alexandrite ring was way beyond my expectations. It’s absolutely beautiful and I truly love it. I have waited a long time to get an Alexandrite ring. Well worth the wait. The service was outstanding and the quality was outstanding. Paula L. from Bethesda MD (bought large alexandrite diamond platinum ring)

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The Beauty of A Natural Pink Sapphire Gemstones
Even for people who aren't fans of the color pink there's no argument that the pink sapphire is one of the most beautiful gems in the world. Although yellow gold is a favorite setting for most gems, when a pink sapphire is set in a white gold mounting or platinum mounting, it becomes truly a gorgeous gemstone to behold. If you're considering buying a pink sapphire, just remember there are a few details to keep in mind, such as what you can expect to pay. Before getting into those facts though let's first examine the history of the pink sapphire.

Pink Sapphire History
The pink sapphire is not only a gorgeous gemstone, it's also the birthstone of September and is often associated with the zodiac signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Taurus. Over the millenniums kings and religious figures both used pink sapphires, and other colors such as blue sapphire gems, for reasons beyond their beauty. Many of them believed the pink sapphire offered protection from evil, increased physical health and greater power, not to mention being a link to the sub-conscious mind. Even to this day there are still cultures where the pink sapphire is revered for these qualities and feel it attracts divine favor. Many modern spiritualists believe the pink sapphire can take negative emotions and transforming them into positive ones like contentment, love or joy.

Why Is the Pink Sapphire Is So Rare?
In a chemically pure state, sapphires themselves have no color and along with Ruby, are known as corundum. When corundum has traces of titanium oxide, the sapphire has a pink coloration, making it a pink sapphire. This process also makes pink sapphires one of the most sought after and rare of the sapphire gems, just behind blue sapphires and the famed padparadscha sapphire, which in turn makes it one of the most expensive. As with blue sapphires and ruby, any pink sapphire that has not undergone heat treatment will be priced at a premium. All gemstones sold by AfricaGems.com are sold with full treatment disclosure. A pink sapphire can often match or exceed blue sapphire prices in value. In addition, because of the rarity of the pink sapphire you won't often find one beyond one carat in size in fine gem quality.

Buying a Pink Sapphire
In closing, don't expect pink sapphires to be 'cheap'. Anything in a fine gem quality will command a high price. Demand and supply dictate price so since pink sapphires, especially larger stones, are so difficult to find it makes them more expensive. As with any gemstones, be sure that your pink sapphire is free of any blemishes or cracks. Remember too, the more brilliant and vibrant the color the pink sapphire is, the better quality it is. Also look for a pink sapphire that is as pure a pink as possible. So just keep these facts in mind the next time you want to go shopping for the pink sapphire.

Pink Sapphire - Beautiful Collection of Natural Certified Pink Sapphire Loose Gemstones
Pink Sapphire gemstones, are one of the most treasured of all gemstone species. The range of pink sapphire hues and tones is vast. A high quality pink sapphire gemstone must have an intense, vivid pink color. But pink sapphire is really just light red. In the gemstone trade, sapphires with a pink shade are now known either as pink ruby or pink sapphire. Loose, high quality faceted pink sapphire gemstones have always been an AfricaGems trademark. We select our pink sapphires for color, clarity and price. Pink sapphire is very durable and lacks any cleavage, which has made pink sapphire one of the most important precious gemstones for centuries. The most valuable gems come from Sri Lanka, with Madagascar being another important producer. Flaws and inclusions diminish the price more so than in fine rubies. Lighter tone pink sapphires should be relatively free of inclusions, whereas deeper tone pink sapphires can have some inclusions that do not detract from the appearance of the gem. Pink sapphires are commonly heat treated to improve color and clarity, but treated stones do not command the prices that a fine, vivid pink natural color gem does. Many of our sapphire gemstones have been recut in the USA to American standards and cannot be compared to native cut gems. Our USA cut sapphires have unsurpassed brilliance, and a much sharper "look" which makes all the difference in the finished jewelry product. See a great selection of beautiful Pink sapphire gemstone rings and a handmade, custom Pink Sapphire gemstone pendant. See our Unique Gemstone Buying Advantage Program!Read this article and take a virtual "Visit To Madagascar" Where Large Quantities of Pink Sapphires are Mined

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