Purple & Burgundy Sapphire

Purple, violet, lavender, lilac, mauve, plum, magenta, burgundy – sapphire comes in all
these colors and more!

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Purple & Burgundy Sapphires can have a very wide range of colors. From violet to magenta to a reddish-purple wine color, with every shade in between. They are available from light pastels to deep saturated tones.

Sapphires and Rubies are actually the same mineral – corundum. Pure Corundum is colorless; trace elements in different percentages are responsible for all the colors.

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

Principal mining locations for these colors are Madagascar, Tanzania and Sri Lanka.

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 Purple & Burgundy 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 Purple Sapphire for sale

Colors

light purple

medium purple

dark purple

violet

lavender

lilac

mauve

plum

magenta

burgundy

pinkish-purple

bluish-purple

reddish-purple

brownish-purple

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 premium over treated and enhanced stone

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), Sri Lanka, Madagascar and  other localities

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