A bright, colorless and durable alternative gem
White Sapphire can range from colorless to near-colorless/off-white.
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. It is common for White Sapphires to be heated to make them colorless/near-colorless (see product labelling on each gem).
Principal mining locations for White Sapphire are Sri Lanka and Madagascar.
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 White 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
White Sapphires are usually heated to make them colorless or near-colorless
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 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 sizes up to 4mm
All standard cuts and free sizes
Sri Lanka, Madagascar and other localities worldwide