Green Sapphire

yes, sometimes Sapphire comes in green too!

Green Sapphires include quite a variety of hues in that part of the spectrum. They can be light, medium or dark toned.

Sapphires and Rubies are actually the same mineral – corundum. Pure Corundum is colorless; the trace elements iron and titanium produce Green, Blue-Green and Teal Sapphires

Sapphires are routinely treated to improve their clarity and color. However, many of our Green Sapphires are completely Natural and untreated (see product labelling on each gem).

Principal mining locations for these colors are Tanzania, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Australia and Montana (USA).

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 Green Sapphires – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.

click here to see a selection of Green Sapphire for sale

Colors

light bluish-green

med bluish-green

dark bluish-green

greyish-green

 yellowish-green

Family/Species

Corundum

Properties

RI=1.762-1.770 DR

SG=4.00 (+/-0.03)

D ispersion=0.018

Hardness=9

Highly suitable for use in jewelry

Treatments

Many treatments and enhancements are currently being carried out on
sapphires;

We generally prefer to work with Natural Sapphires or regular-Heated Sapphires

see policy on Treatment Disclosure

Important information

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

Birthstone

September

Anniversary

5th

Cuts

Calibrated sizes up to 4mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Tanzania (Umba Valley, Tunduru, Songea), Sri Lanka, KenyaMadagascar and  other localities

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