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FEATURED GEM Sapphire

The name "sapphire" can also apply to any corundum that's not ruby, another corundum variety.

Depending on their trace element content, sapphire varieties of the mineral corundum might be blue, yellow, green, orange, pink, purple or even show a six-rayed star if cut as a cabochon.

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sapphire
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Also a member of the corundum gemstone family, sapphires are the blue hued relative to rubies. A variation of this gemstone is called a fancy sapphire. These can be many different colors like green, purple, pink, orange, and yellow. An interesting physical property of some sapphires known as "color change" will alter the appearance of the stone whether it is in daylight or incandescent light. Generally it will shift between blue and purple respective to the lighting conditions. Sapphires can bring a dazzling beauty to any outfit considering their wide range of color options.
Sapphire Earring
Sapphire Ring
 
Peridot Bracelet
18 carats

The world's most famous engagement ring: Kate Middleton's and Princess Diana's sapphire.

 
kashmir

Intensely saturated and velvety, rare sapphires from Kashmir set the standard for blue.

 
padparadscha

Intensely saturated and velvety, rare sapphires from Kashmir set the standard for blue.

QUALITY FACTORS
color
Color Diamond

Sapphires come in a variety of colors. Preferred sapphires have strong to vivid color saturation, regardless of hue.

clarity
Clarity Diamond

Blue sapphires typically have some inclusions, but they generally have better clarity than rubies.

cut
Cut Diamond

Sapphire is often cut with a brilliant pattern on the crown and a step cut pattern on the pavilion.

cut
Cut Diamond

Sapphire is often cut with a brilliant pattern on the crown and a step cut pattern on the pavilion.

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