SPOTLIGHT ON... SAPPHIRE
BY MEREDITH JAYME
DISCOVER SOME OF OUR FAVORITE UNIQUE SAPPHIRE JEWELRY AND SAPPHIRE FACTS IN THIS GEMSTONE FEATURE
Sapphire is a precious gemstone that is most commonly blue, but a sapphire fun fact is that it 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. An important sapphire fact is that it is the third hardest gemstone.
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. One of the interesting sapphire facts is that a red sapphire is actually classified as a ruby.
Sapphire is mined all over the world with the most notable mines in Kashmir, Sri Lanka and Madagascar.
Another one of sapphire's fun facts is that is 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
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.
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.
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.
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