Sapphire is associated with faithfulness, which makes them the ideal choice for engagement rings. Sapphire is known as the stone of wisdom and royalty.
The name Sapphire comes from the Greek word for blue 'Sappheiros' and is the colour referred to when sapphire is mentioned on its own or written without any reference to the colour of the stone.
Sapphire is a variety of corundum that occurs naturally in all colours except red, red corundum is ruby. The word sapphire alone means 'blue sapphire' all other colours use a colour descriptor, for example, ‘yellow sapphire’ or 'pink sapphire'.
With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs' scale of hardness, Sapphire is an extremely durable stone. Diamond is the only gemstone harder than sapphire.
Sapphire is found in different source locations around the world including, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and the USA.
Larger Sapphire stones are sort after by gemstone collectors and investors and occasionally appear in auctions selling at very high prices.
1.4 cts Blue Sapphire Matched Pair£380.00
AAA Blue Sapphire Matched Pair
1.4 total carat weight
1.70 cts Dark Blue Sapphire£524.00
Dark Blue Sapphire from Australia.
1.70 carat weight
3.42 cts Yellow Sapphire Trilliant£752.00
Golden-yellow sapphire from Sri Lanka.
3.42 carat weight
2.09 cts Light Pink Sapphire Cushion£730.00
Pink Sapphire Cushion
2 carat weight
2.22 cts Pink Purple Sapphire£962.00
Fancy Purple Sapphire
2.22 carat weight
1.5 cts Golden Yellow Sapphire£440.00
Golden Yellow Sapphire
1.5 carat weight
0.78 cts Purple Violet Sapphire£75.00
Purple-Violet Fancy Sapphire
0.78 carat weight