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1 Ct Aquamarine (Oval)


1.5 Ct Sapphire (Oval)

light blue
dark blue
8×6 mm 8×6 mm
actual size
Actual size of 1ct Aquamarine   Actual size of 1.5ct Sapphire
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Ring: Skin tone:
Ring width: 3.0 mm
Left finger image
Ring on left finger
Light Blue 1ct Aquamarine on a ring
64 mm
Right finger image
Ring on a right finger
Dark Blue 1.5ct Sapphire on a ring
Your settings
Skin tone
Ring diameter
16.9 mm
Ring width
3.0 mm
Finger length
64 mm
Ring diameter: 16.9 mm
Actual sizes of 1ct Aquamarine Oval (8×6mm, Light Blue) and 1.5ct Sapphire Oval (8×6mm, Dark Blue) as they would appear on a ring and finger. Adjust the ring and finger size to get an idea of how these gemstones would look on your finger.

Where to buy?

JamesAllen → high-quality blue Sapphires, high-end jewelry and competitive prices. Highly recommended.
Amazon → usually offers a good selection from many different vendors. Worth a check.

Face-up Size

All things being equal, Sapphire will face-up smaller than Aquamarine for a given carat weight, because it has higher specific gravity (4 vs. 2.7 - this means it's "heavier" compared to Aquamarine of the same size). Face-up size also depends heavily on the proportions of the cut.

Face-up area is a measure of the size of the gem when viewed from above (as set in a ring). It tells you how big the gem is at the girdle plane.

1 Ct Aquamarine (Oval) 1.5 Ct Sapphire (Oval)
8×6 mm vs 8×6 mm
39.36 mm²   39.36 mm²
Face-up size outline
1ct Aquamarine Oval (8×6mm)
1.5ct Sapphire Oval (8×6mm)
Difference: 0% (0 mm²)
1ct Aquamarine Oval (8×6mm) and 1.5ct Sapphire Oval (8×6mm) have the same face-up area.

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