Sapphires Sapphire Mining

Sapphire Mining

Sapphires are mined from alluvial deposits or from primary underground workings. Commercial mining locations for sapphire and ruby include (but are not limited to) the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.  Sapphires from different geographic locations may have different appearances or chemical-impurity concentrations, and tend to contain different types of microscopic inclusions. Because of this, sapphires can be…

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Sapphires The Natural Wonder of Star Sapphires

The Natural Wonder of Star Sapphires

The Natural Wonder of Star Sapphires A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism; red stones are known as “star rubies”. Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions following the underlying crystal structure that causes the appearance of a six-rayed “star”-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source. The inclusion is often the…

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Sapphires Corundum’s Chameleons— Color-change Sapphires

Corundum’s Chameleons— Color-change Sapphires

A rare variety of natural sapphire, known as color-change sapphire, exhibits different colors in different light. Color change sapphires are blue in outdoor light and purple under incandescent indoor light, or green to gray-green in daylight and pink to reddish-violet in incandescent light. Color change sapphires come from a variety of locations, including Madagascar, Myanmar,…

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Sapphires The Word’s Five Most Famous Blue Sapphires

The Word’s Five Most Famous Blue Sapphires

Blue sapphires are valued and admired all over the world for their beauty and rarity.  The following list showcases the top five world famous blue sapphires in order of their amazing weights from lowest to highest. Famous Blue Sapphire #5: Star of Bombay (182 carats) Origin: Sri Lanka Cut: Star Current Location: National Museum of…

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Blue Sapphire Most famous Ceylon blue Sapphire ring

Most famous Ceylon blue Sapphire ring

Ceylon Blue Sapphire The Ceylon Blue Sapphire is undoubtedly one of the most popular and sought after gems. Its beauty cascades through generations as this stone is timeless. The deep rich blue that comes from the stone is associated with royalty. The finest Blue Sapphires have a vivid blue hue and can be graded at…

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Yellow Sapphire Natural Rough Yellow Sapphire

The Natural Rough Yellow Sapphire

45ct Natural Rough Yellow Sapphire stone can be found in Ratnapura, which is a city in Sri Lanka. The Sapphire mines these gems are produced in are the best in the world which means quality is always prevalent. This stone is golden and can be compared to the glow of the sun. The vibrant color…

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