The Sapphire gemstone is considered to be one of the most important gemstones in the world. They vary greatly in colour from the blue we all know, to green and pink, and are extensively used for making fine jewelry items.
A Sapphire gemstone can be best described as a type of corundum mineral. Most people think that Sapphires are gemstones with a bright blue colour, but they can also be found in many other shades such as green, pink, yellow, purple, orange, black and colourless options. Corundum is a very hard mineral and scores 9 on the Mohs hardness scale; only diamond is harder.
Sapphires come in every colour except red. Red corundum is actually Ruby. Image: GIA Courtesy Omi Gems, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA
Blue Sapphire gemstones have long been regarded as being symbolic of the heavens. Sapphires were regarded as important by both Ancient Indian and Ancient Greek civilisations. These gemstones also play a crucial role in Buddhism as it is believed that these stones can calm the soul and bring about great spiritual enlightenment.
Blue Sapphires are the birthstone for people born in the month of September. Sapphire gemstones are worn in the form of jewellery items such as pendants, necklaces, tiaras, bracelets and earrings. Sapphires are also believed to bring great financial success and happiness to people who wear them.
Sapphires are mined in many parts of the world, including India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Madagascar, Nepal, China, Thailand, Pakistan, Australia, Nigeria, as well as in Montana in the United States.
The Padparadscha Sapphire is a rare and valuable pink-orange gemstone.
The most famous Sapphires are the Kashmiri, which are very saturated in colour and are the standard for blue sapphires; the Royal Blue – which is the name of the engagement ring worn first by Princess Diana, and now by the Duchess of Cambridge. The Padparadscha Sapphire is a rare and valuable pink-orange gemstone that was named after the Sinhalese for the lotus flower.
Our new ring has the saturation of colour that Sri Lankan Sapphires are known for, and the white gold setting, with the sapphire flanked by a trillion cut diamond on each side, makes this ring the perfect showcase for this stunner of a stone.
The price of Sapphire gemstones can vary significantly depending on a wide range of factors. While some Sapphires may be priced as low as US$25 for every carat, there are also specimens that can fetch a price as high as US$11,000 per carat or even more. Depending on the quality of the gemstone, a blue Sapphire of around 1 carat can be priced anywhere between US$450 and US$1,600. Padparadscha Sapphire gemstones will cost anywhere between US$6,000 and US$12,500.
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