Sapphires: Eternity and Romance Powered by a Royal Blue Gem


For centuries associated with royalty and romance, sapphire has been capturing our attention by its divine aura.

Sapphire is the gemstone in the corundum mineral group that obtains its color from trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, vanadium, or magnesium. Although the most widespread and commonly known sapphire has exquisite blue color, it does exist in other colors too, such as yellow, green, pink, and red. All of those are known as sapphires except the red one, which is officially known as ruby. Disregarding the ruby, only blue corundum is referred to as sapphire, while the rest are named “fancy sapphires.” The original blue sapphire is also the most expensive of them all.

SapphireThe main supplier of sapphires was Sri Lanka until about a decade ago when Madagascar took over as the biggest producer. Other countries that also have sapphire mines are Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Thailand.

Throughout the history, sapphire has known to be the gemstone of nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It is ranked at 9.0 on Mohs scale of hardness, second only to diamond.

Perhaps, the most intriguing aspect about the sapphire is that displays the star effect, or the phenomenon known as asterism, meaning that it exhibits a star-like concentration of refracted light when cut en carbon.

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Hi there! I am Ileana Djujic, a jewelry blogger and the founder of Foxy Pearl Jewelry. We inform, share, and educate about authentic jewelry and jewelry-related events, wholesalers, deals and so much more from all over the world. Our goal is to encourage people to explore and experiment with jewelry, and to challenge trends rather than simply follow them. Besides jewelry, I am equally passionate about travel, the arts, writing (obviously), running, and chocolate. But jumpsuits, padded shoulders, and dresses with pockets are nice, too!
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