Sapphires Melania Trump: The First Lady's Jewelry Collection

Melania Trump: The First Lady’s Jewelry Collection

Melania Trump was a fashion icon long before she was the First Lady of the United States.  In April 2010, the First Lady launched her own jewelry collection, named Melania Timepieces & Jewelry, sold on QVC.  She is very keen on pricey and beautiful pieces of jewelry, and she is seen quite often with different rings, necklaces and bracelets. The…

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Blue Sapphire The Kate Middleton Sapphire Engagement Ring

Kate Middleton’s Stunning Jewellery Collection

The Duchess of Cambridge owns the most stunning collection of jewellery in the world.  This collection includes rare and valuable heirloom pieces given to her by the Queen as well exquisite items gifted to her by her husband Prince William.  Let us take a closer look at some of them.   The Kate Middleton Sapphire Engagement Ring The Kate Middleton…

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Sapphires Yogo Sapphires : The 'Blue Pebbles' of Montana

Yogo Sapphires : The ‘Blue Pebbles’ of Montana

Yogo sapphires or Montana sapphires are blue sapphires, a colored variety of corundum, found in Montana, primarily in Yogo Gulch (part of the Little Belt Mountains) in Judith Basin County, Montana. Yogo sapphires are typically cornflower blue, a result of trace amounts of iron and titanium. They have high uniform clarity and maintain their brilliance under artificial light. Because Yogo sapphires occur within a vertically dipping resistive igneous dike, mining…

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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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