The rich and attractive Blue color makes “Sapphires” one of the most popular colored gemstones. The best known Sapphire is in Blue color but it is also available in all colors of the rainbow including pink, yellow, orange and green. This beautiful Sapphire makes the September born babies’ life very attractive by giving them so many color options to choose from.
The word Sapphire is derived from a Greek word “Sappheiros” which means Blue. Sapphires get their beautiful colors from the trace elements in the mineral corundum. When it contains iron and titanium, it is turned into an attractive blue sapphire, and trace elements of chromium can turn into a corundum pink. Sapphires score 9 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of Hardness that shows the ability to withstand scratching. Only diamonds can make a scratch on Sapphires. Sapphires have the industrial uses as well because of this hardness. The most popular industrial use is that the Apple Inc uses lab created sapphire glass in Apple’s iWatch’s screen.
Australia was the major source of Sapphires until deposits were discovered in Madagascar in the 1990s. But now sapphires are found in many places throughout the world including Australia, Malawi, Sri Lanka, United States, and Madagascar.
The most expensive sapphire was found in Kashmir, India and it was sold for $242,000 per carat in 2015. We got few of the most famous star sapphires from Sri Lankan mines which are 563.4-carat Star of India, 182-carat Star of Bombay, and 1404.49-carat Star of Adam.
This Gem represents wisdom, loyalty, and nobility. It helps to focus the mind and channel high powers. In the middle ages, the blue color of this gem symbolized heaven and lead to wise judgment and divine favor. Buddhists believed that it brought spiritual enlightenment, Hindus used this gem in worship, and Greeks wore this gem thinking it would help them seeking answers from Oracle. This Gem became a symbol of Royal love back in 1981 when Prince Charles gave Lady Diana a 12-carat blue sapphire engagement ring.
We carry a mesmerizing collection of Sapphire jewelry. To add this royal gem to your jewelry collection, visit our website at www.glitzdesign.us!