It is the month of September and what better way to celebrate the new month than with a birthstone piece? The birthstone of September is sapphire. Sapphire is a truly rich gemstone – rich in color, quality, and value. if you’re a September baby or just a lover of sapphires, this blog post is just for you. Learn everything you need to know about sapphire here.
What Color Does Sapphire Come In?
When the general public thinks of sapphire, they usually think of the color blue. However, you may or may not be surprised to know that sapphire comes in almost all the different shades of the rainbow. Blue, especially the dark-rich is the most coveted of the sapphire color range.
Where Is Sapphire On The Mohs Scale?
Sapphire has a mineral hardness rating of 9. Remember that the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness goes up to 10 (a diamond is a 10 on the Mohs scale), thus sapphires are considered exceedingly hard stones. Therefore, you may utilize them in a variety of jewelry, from engagement rings to earrings for everyday use. Sapphires are quite durable, so you need not be concerned about their wear and tear.
Where Is Sapphire Mined?
Sapphires are mined all over the world. Sapphires may be found in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Thailand, Australia, and the United States, in particular.
How Are Sapphires Priced?
The price of sapphires is determined using 5C’s, their Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat Weight, and Country of origin. Yes, sapphires can be mined throughout the world but the most valuable sapphires are found in Sri Lanka, Kashmir (India), and Burma (Myanmar).
Clean sapphires with fewer inclusions are significantly more valuable gemstones than included sapphires. Cleaner, higher-quality sapphires are typically faceted, which means they are cut like diamonds. Sapphires, on the other hand, may be cut and polished into cabochon shapes.
|Did You Know? Cabochon-style sapphires are often cut from lesser-graded sapphires of exceptional color. Some sapphire cabochons will display asterism, commonly known as a star. This happens when white light reflects off microscopic needle-like inclusions within the sapphire cabochon cut.|
The Star of Asia Sapphire
The Star of Asia Sapphire is renowned for its impressive size, intense color, and sharp star, the Star of Asia, which weighs 330-carats and is one of the world’s finest star sapphires.
The Star of India Sapphire
The Star of India is the largest sapphire known to man. It weighs over 550-carats.
Sapphire On The Red Carpet
Cynthia Erivo wearing a Bulgari pear-shaped 40.4-carat cabochon sapphire on a platinum choker that features an assortment of diamonds and sapphires with a total carat weight of 56.65.
Jane Fonda wearing a Chopard 53.5-carat diamond necklace with a cushion-cut blue sapphire pendant set in 18-karat white gold.
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Sapphire In The Forum
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