Our Sapphires are categorised in regards to treatment methods used on a sapphire .
Any Sapphire in No reserve section has to have Treatments clearly specified also as the buyer knows what treatments have been used.
Treatments used on sapphires a sbelow
Certified Gemstones - Only if this gemstone is lab-tested and certified to be genuine can it be in the Certified Catagory
Filled cavities or fissures - Does this sapphire have filled cavities or fissures?
No treatment - Sapphire not treated in any way and is termed natural sapphire
Heat Treatment Only - For sapphires that have been heat treated only.
Beryllium Treated - Beryllium Treated (new Heat)
Surface Diffusion - Stones that have had surface diffusion applied to them. This is a thin layer of natural colour around the outside of the stone. Improves colour.This also applies to star Sapphire that have been Diffused.
Sapphire is one of the most popular jewelry stones in the world, known for its rich colours, beauty, transparency, and durability. The word "sapphire" comes from the Greek word for blue, "sappheiros," because the sapphire provides the most beautiful blues in the gem kingdom. Ancient Persians believed the Earth rested on a giant blue sapphire, which made the sky blue with its reflection. In ancient times a sapphire was given as an oath of trust, honesty, purity, and loyalty. Sapphire is the original “true blue,” symbolising fidelity and the soul.
The blue of the sapphire has become a colour which represents everything that is constant and dependable; this is the reason many women prefer sapphire for their engagement ring.
Sapphires are found in India, Madagascar, Cambodia, Burma, Ceylon, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, Brazil, and Africa. The oldest sapphires known today are found in Ceylon, or Sri Lanka. Ceylon sapphires are known for the luminosity of their light-to-mid-blue colours. Most blue sapphires are from Thailand or Australia. Not only is quality factored into the price of a sapphire, but the origin of the stone as well. The most valuable sapphires are the genuine Kashmir stone. Burmese sapphires are also particularly valuable due to their colour, which ranges from a rich, full royal blue to a deep cornflower blue. The value of sapphires also depends on their colour, size, and transparency.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September.
Sapphire is a variety of the Corundum group, consisting of pure aluminium oxide that crystallised as a result of great pressure and heat at a great depth. The presence of small amounts of other elements, especially iron and chrome, are responsible for the colouring, turning white crystal into a blue, red, yellow, purple, pink, or greenish sapphire. Padparadscha is a rare orange-pink variety of sapphire that has a higher value than blue sapphires. There are also colour-changing sapphires that transform with different light. In natural light they may appear blue, but placed under artificial light they are violet.
Colours such as yellow, purple, pink, green, and white are called fancies. Fancy sapphires are purely unique and are made for lovers of individualistic coloured stone jewelry.
Sapphires have excellent hardness, with the ratio of 9 on the Mohs scale. The chemical composition is Be³AI²DiO6.
Sapphires symbolise one’s connection with the divine mind. Many believe that the power of this stone includes spiritual enlightenment and inner peace. Emotionally, it is said to enhance communication with spirit guides and stimulate clarity and inspiration. Sapphires are said to treat rheumatism, colic, and metal illness. Sapphires may also help diminish depression, whilst aiding psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance, and astral projection. The feelings of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty attached to sapphires prove their worth in the long term.
The sapphire represents loyalty and gives expression to people's love and fulfilment.
For any investors, collectors or sapphire-lovers, we recommend a gemological identification Certificate of Authenticity. This is an independent report, issued by an independent gemologist, from an approved gemology laboratory.
Sapphires is a gemstone known as a gemstone of love and purity.
Sapphires have long been regarded as representing truth, loyalty and sincerity.
Sapphires had been known to have been used in writing the ten commandments
with tablet of sapphires, therefore sapphires had been revered to as
Sapphires is a gemstone sought after by jewellers, as they can be cut and
polished into beautiful, oustanding pieces like rings, pendants, necklaces,
rings, earrings, bracelets.
Sapphires were also used to adorn crowns, ceremonial robes in Ancient times.
Sapphires are widely used in meditation because it holds clarity during
the meditative state.
Sapphires brings about peace, tranquility, encourages and individual's concentration.
Sapphires when worn close to the skin are so beneficial as they emit
healing property, balancing and harmonises ones emotions.
Sapphires is a treasures gemstone and is very popular as an engagement
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