It’s hard to put into words all the attributes that this Royal Blue sapphire has, but I’ll try my best. First and formost, its COLOR COLOR COLOR. A rich velvety royal blue hue, deep rich (but not dark). VS in clarity has some minr silk but faces up eye clean. Well cut and proportional, with minimal color zoning, as the color is even distributed throughout the stone. Price, you can’t find certified 5 carat blue sapphires of any quality for under $1500/carat, but you found one at Simply Sapphires. This sapphire has been certified by the GGTL Gem Lab in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Seeing is believing on this sapphire.