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Birthstone –September
Planet – Saturn

ABOUT

Sapphire measures 9 on Moh’s Scale of hardness making it the second hardest substance on earth after diamond. Sapphires belong to the corundum family making Ruby a Red Sapphire. The known colors of Sapphires are shades of pink, purple, yellow, orange, green, red and blue. Sapphires are considered a precious along with Ruby, Emerald and Diamond.

COMPOSITION

Sapphires like Rubies belong to same family of Corundum. It turns blue with the presence of iron and titanium. Sapphires are popular for its intense color and transparency and can be quite expensive. Sapphires also have a color changing variety that alter color in daylight and incandescent light. Blue Sapphires come a variety of shades, the royal blue or deep color being most popular.

SOURCE

The three famous locations for Blue sapphire in India (Kashmir), Burma and Sri Lanka. Combodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Madagascar, Australia, Montana and North Carolina are some others around the world. Madagascar and Tanzania are considered most important sapphire sources. Just like Rubies, Blue Sapphires of Burma emit the best color. The most valuable Blue sapphire is named Cornflower Blue Sapphire or Kashmir Sapphire.

Rockefeller Sapphire

FAME

The most popular Blue Sapphire today is the one worn by Princess Kate Middleton, worn originally by Princess Diana as her Wedding Ring. “The Star of Bombay” , “Star of India” both star sapphires, the internally flawless “Rockefeller Sapphire”, The “Stuart Sapphire” on the British Crown are some others. The “Grand Sapphire of Louis XIV” is a flawless 135.80 carat sapphire which was referred to as wooden Spoon-Seller’s sapphire as it is said to have been found by a poor man in Bengal, India.

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