Pink Sapphire

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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.

click here to see a selection of Pink Sapphire for sale

Colors

light pink

medium pink

hot pink

reddish-pink

Family/Species

Corundum

Properties

RI = 1.762-1.770 DR

SG = 4.00 (+/-0.03)

Dispersion = 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 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

Birthstone

 September

Anniversary

 5th

Cuts

Calibrated up to 4mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Tanzania (Umba Valley, Tunduru), Sri lanka, Madagascar, Vietnam and  many other localities
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