Purple & Burgundy Sapphire
Purple, violet, lavender, lilac, mauve, plum, magenta, burgundy – sapphire comes in all
these colors and more!
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.
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 stone
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
Tanzania (Umba Valley, Tunduru), Sri Lanka, Madagascar and other localities