Sapphire

Sapphire comes in every color except red (ruby). Blue is the most common color for sapphire. White sapphire is occassionally used as a diamond substitute. Sapphire engagement rings are given to express the commitment and loyalty of their heart.

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Sapphire Care & Where

    All gem quality corundum that are not red is called sapphire such as blue, orange, yellow, violet, green, white and pink. Unless a color is stated, sapphire is assumed to be blue. Some sapphires (color change sapphires) will change between blue and violet depending on the light. Sapphire has a hardenss of 9.

    There is high quality synthetic sapphire on the market.

    Generally, sapphire is quite durable. Still, sapphires are subject to chipping and fracture is handled roughly.

    Reputable dealers will not use the following misleading terms. However, for your protection, I am listing them here:

      "Brazilian sapphire" is really blue topaz or similar color tourmaline.

      "Lux sapphire", "Lynx sapphire" and "Water Sapphire" are really Iolite.

    Good quality sapphire is found in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India. The Montana mines in the USA have produced some beautiful cornflower blue sapphires. Darker colored sapphire is mined in Thailand, Australia, and Nigeria. Other mines are in Brazil, Cambodia, Columbia, Kenya, and Malawi.

 
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Birthstone Months with Sapphire

  • April Birthstone: Other Birthstone [White Sapphire]
  • May Birthstone: Mystical Birthstone
  • August Birthstone: Ayurvedic Birthstone
  • September Birthstone: Modern/Traditional Birthstone
  • Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): Birthstone
  • Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Birthstone/Lucky Charm
  • Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Birthstone
  • Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Planetary Stone
  • Sagittarius: (Nov 22-Dec 21): Birthstone
 
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Mystical Properties & Lore

    Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Sapphire is used for clear thinking.

      Kings used to wear sapphire around their necks as a powerful defense against harm. The stone preserved the wearer from envy and attracted divine favor.

      Sapphire represents truth, sincerity and consistency. Sapphire engagement rings are given to express the commitment and loyalty of their heart. Prince Charles chose a blue sapphire for Princess Diana's engagement ring.

      The three-ray, six-point star effect seen in some cabochan sapphires happen when rutile inclusions are present. The star on the sapphire moves on the stone as the light from a single source moves.

      Sapphire is the US State Gemstone of Montana.

      Sapphire is said to be the Fall Gemstone of the Season.

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    Poems

      Loving You

      Rubies are red
      Sapphires are blue
      I'm in love
      With wonderful you


      Getting Wiser

      You're eyes are like Sapphires
      They shine with truth
      Happy Birthday my lovest
      You have wisdom and youth


      Forgive Me?

      Rubies are red
      Sapphires are blue
      I'm sorry for what I said
      Will you forgive me too?


    Jokes

      Smiley What did the colored diamond say to the sapphire?

        Are you blue too?


      Smiley Why did the sapphire like to stare at the sky?

        Because it likes blue.

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