White Sapphire

A bright, colorless and durable alternative gem

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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.

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Colors

white

colorless

off-white

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

White Sapphires are usually heated to make them colorless or near-colorless

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 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 sizes up to 4mm

All standard cuts and free sizes

Mining locations

Sri Lanka, Madagascar and  other localities worldwide