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Spotlight On... Sapphire

Spotlight On... Sapphire

Posted by Meredith Jayme on Mar 3rd 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON... SAPPHIRE

BY MEREDITH JAYME

DISCOVER SOME OF OUR FAVORITE UNIQUE SAPPHIRE JEWELRY AND INFORMATION ABOUT SAPPHIRES IN THIS GEMSTONE FEATURE

WHO/WHAT:

Sapphire is a precious gemstone that is most commonly blue, but also comes in a variety of different colors and varieties. It is a part of the corundum family.

 

MOHS SCALE OF HARDNESS: 

Sapphire ranks as a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness coming close to that of a diamond. It is the third hardest gemstone.

 

COLOR/CUT:

Sapphire is most commonly shown as a blue gemstone but can also be just about any color— green, orange, yellow, pink, purple, grey, brown, or black. Some interesting information about sapphires is that a red sapphire is actually classified as a ruby.

 

WHEN/WHERE:

Sapphire is mined all over the world with the most notable mines in Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Madagascar.

 

FOLKLORE:

Sapphire is said to be a protective stone that promotes wisdom, spiritual enlightenment and intuition. It is also said to attract gifts and prosperity. For more information about sapphires read more here.  

 


A FEW TYPES OF SAPPHIRE


fancy colored sapphire
padparadscha
color change sapphire
star sapphire
parti-colored sapphire

MOST NOTABLE SAPPHIRES


PRINCESS DIANA & KATE MIDDLETON'S ENGAGEMENT RING

 

This iconic ring holds a 12 carat Ceylon sapphire framed by 14 solitaire diamonds. Diana picked out her own engagement ring which was made by the royal jeweler of the time, Garrard. Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the same ring, keeping the life of this very famous sapphire in the family.

 


THE LOGAN SAPPHIRE

 

This 423 carat sapphire was mined in Sri Lanka. It now resides in the Smithsonian Museum and holds the title of the heaviest mounted gem in the National Gem Collection.

 

THE LOGAN SAPPHIRE

 

This 423 carat sapphire was mined in Sri Lanka. It now resides in the Smithsonian Museum and holds the title of the heaviest mounted gem in the National Gem Collection.


THE STAR OF ADAM

 

This incredible sapphire is the largest star sapphire in the world at 1,404.49 carats. It was discovered in Sri Lanka in 2016 and is estimated to be worth about $100 million.

 


BISMARCK SAPPHIRE NECKLACE

 

Another magnificent sapphire that is on display at the Smithsonian Museum. This piece was made by Cartier and holds a 98.57 carat sapphire.

 

BISMARCK SAPPHIRE NECKLACE

 

Another magnificent sapphire that is on display at the Smithsonian Museum. This unique sapphire jewelry piece was made by Cartier and holds a 98.57 carat sapphire.

 


THE STUART SAPPHIRE

 

Weighing in at 104 carats, this historic sapphire dates back to 1214 and has a royal history. This unique sapphire jewelry piece is part of the British Crown Jewels and can be seen on display in London.

 


THE ROCKEFELLER SAPPHIRE

 

This 62.02 carat Myanmar sapphire signed by Tiffany belonged to John D. Rockefeller from 1934 - 1971. It was last sold by Christie's in 2001 for over 3 million USD.

 

THE ROCKEFELLER SAPPHIRE

 

This 62.02 carat Myanmar sapphire signed by Tiffany belonged to John D. Rockefeller from 1934 - 1971. It was last sold by Christie's in 2001 for over 3 million USD.

 


DISCOVER SOME OF OUR PREVIOUSLY DESIGNED UNIQUE SAPPHIRE JEWELRY PIECES
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire ring
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire ring
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire ring
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire ring
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire ring
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire necklace
Lindsey Scoggins Studio sapphire ring

SHOP UNIQUE SAPPHIRE JEWELRY DESIGNS AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSION
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Starting at $15,000

Estimated at $27,750 - $49,250

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Contact us to inquire about any of the unique sapphire jewelry shown here, for more information about sapphires, or to commission a sapphire jewelry piece of your own.