Sapphire Jewelry

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Sapphire: blue and beyond

While sapphires are known for their true blue hue, this gemstone also dazzles in shades of pink, yellow, green and orange. Sapphires actually come in every color of the rainbow except red — a red sapphire would be considered a ruby as both stones are made of the same mineral corundum.

Sapphires have been admired for their beauty and healing powers for thousands of years. Ancient Persians believed the earth was mounted on a great sapphire whose color was reflected in the sky. In the middle ages, clergy would wear sapphires in rings to represent their connection to heaven, while others believed the stones would protect them from evil and sickness. The sapphire also has a history of being a symbol for loyalty, faithfulness and trust. This tradition has helped make the sapphire a popular choice for engagement rings, with one of the most famous examples being the ring Prince Charles presented to Lady Diana.

SAPPHIRE: A favorite gemstone of ancient priests and royalty, the sapphire radiates sophistication and grace. This prized gem comes in every hue of blue, plus the more unexpected shades of pink, yellow, green and orange, and is September's birthstone. More about colored gemstones.

The oldest sapphire mines are located in Sri Lanka and the Kashmir region near the Pakistani/Indian border. Sapphires are also found in Madagascar, Ceylon, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Tanzania, Kenya and the United States.

Sapphire Jewelry Care & Handling

Sapphire is the second hardest gemstone after the diamond (9 on the Mohs scale), making it extremely durable and long-lasting. Clean your sapphire jewelry with warm water and mild soap and store in box.

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