Gemstones -- Sapphire
Blue Sapphire is one of the most
popular of the colored stones. More consumers buy jewelry adorned
with blue Sapphires than any other colored gemstones. Of the
trio of Rubies, Sapphires, and Emeralds, Sapphires are the most
affordable, yet considered quite valuable. Sapphires, as Rubies,
are members of the gemstone species Corundum, which, after diamonds,
are the most durable of all gemstone varieties. Sapphires come
in shades of blue, usually a deep blue, ranging from purplish
blue to greenish blue to blue blue, the most valued Sapphire
color. Sapphires are mined in many locations world wide, including
Asia, Africa, Australia, and the United States. The blue of
a Sapphire is always a winner.
The term Fancy Sapphire refers to any Sapphire that is not blue.
Fancy Sapphires come in an array of gorgeous rainbow colors.
Many people adore the “layout” tennis bracelet that
lines up Fancy Sapphires in rainbow array, parading its versatile
colors. While Fancy Sapphires are found in all colors, especially
popular are Sapphires that are yellow, pink, and an orangey
pink called Padparadscha. Like blue Sapphire, these stunning
gemstones are highly durable, as well as delightful.