Pretty in pink
Pink Sapphire colors can range from light pastel pink to medium pink to a screaming hot pink.
Sapphires and Rubies are actually the same mineral – corundum. Pure Corundum is colorless; the trace element chromium is responsible for the red of Ruby and the pink of Pink Sapphire. In a sense, Pink Sapphires are a lighter version of Ruby.
Sapphires are routinely treated to improve their clarity and color. Finding Natural, untreated stones is relatively rare which generally makes them more valuable.
Principal mining locations for Pink Sapphire are Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Burma.
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 more shades, cuts and sizes available in Pink 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 premum 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 up to 4mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
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