Sapphires

Rainbow Sapphires

A Rainbow of Colors

You guessed it! Sapphires come in EVERY color! Technically, red sapphires, as long as they meet certain color requirements, are considered rubies, but they are still the same material, corundum.

Sapphires are also known for their vibrant coloring. There is no other gemstone that can capture the bright blue of a sapphire with it's beautiful transparency. 

Hard, Durable, and Meant to Last

Sapphires are a 9 on the Moh's hardness scale, and they are the only gemstone that close close the the hardness of a diamond. All other jewelry quality gemstones are and 8 or below. This means that sapphires are much less likely to show scratches and abrasions over time than other gemstones.

Mining

Sapphires are mined all over the world. Most people in the jewelry trade prefer sapphires mined in Kashmir, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. However sapphires are also mined in Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam and even in Montana, US.

History and Lore

One of the most famous sapphires is Princess Diana's engagement ring, also known as, the Princess Di Ring.

Sapphire has been known to represent nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. In ancient Greek and Rome, blue sapphires were believed to protect the owners from envy and harm. It was also known to symbolize Heaven.

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