Classic blue color
Blue Sapphire is the quintessential blue gem that everyone knows. Colors can range from blue to greenish-blue or even a purplish-blue. They can have light pastel colors all the way through to deep inky tones.
Sapphires and Rubies are actually the same mineral – corundum. Pure Corundum is colorless; the trace elements iron and titanium make Sapphires blue.
Sapphires are routinely treated to improve their clarity and color. Finding Natural, unheated stones is relatively rare which generally makes them more valuable.
Principal mining locations for Blue Sapphire are Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Burma, Thailand, Australia and Kenya.
They are durable gemstones with a hardness of 9 on the Mohs Scale and can easily be used in all types of jewelry.
Sapphires are September’s birthstone and their variety of colors offers so much choice! They also celebrate the 5th and 45th Anniversaries.
We have many more shades, cuts and sizes available in Blue Sapphire – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.
RI = 1.762-1.770 DR
SG = 4.00 (+/-0.03)
Dispersion = 0.018
Hardness = 9
Highly suitable for use in jewelry
Many treatments and enhancements are currently being carried out on
We generally prefer to work with Natural Sapphires or regular-Heated Sapphires
see policy on Treatment Disclosure
Natural, untreated Sapphire is getting harder and harder to find in the market; it sells for a premium over treated and enhanced stones;
Corundum (both natural and man-made) is widely used as an abrasive thanks to its hardness – it can scratch almost every other mineral
Calibrated sizes up to 4mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
Sri lanka, Madagascar, Burma, Kashmir, Tanzania (Umba Valley, Tunduru, Songea), Kenya, Nigeria, and many other localities worldwide