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Which Sapphire is Right for Me?

A Comprehensive Guide

By Ella Masciulli

 

 

Blue Sapphire

Blue is the most well-known and widely recognized variation of sapphire. After all, these gems are named after the Greek word sappheiros, which directly translates to “blue.” They occur in a range of colours including everything from icy periwinkle to royal blue. The classic beauty of a blue sapphire creates unique yet timeless rings that are sure to dazzle.

 

Skyjems Royal Blue Sapphire, 8.04ct Cushion GIA Certified Ethiopian Unheated with Inscription

1.55ct Cushion Vivid Purple-Pink Sapphire GIA Certified Madagascar Unheated

Pink Sapphire

Any ring adorned by these romantic stones is sure to exude elegance. This unique colour variety is a result of trace amounts of chromium within the stone. Sapphires of this rosy hue have historically been associated with good fortune and love.

 
 

Yellow Sapphire

Yellow sapphires have many cultural associations with prosperity. In Hinduism, yellow sapphires are associated with Ganesh, the god of beginnings and opportunity. These gems can add an element of both beauty and good fortune to the commitment of an engagement ring.

 

2.52 ct Yellow Sapphire Cushion IGI Certified Sri Lankan

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Orange Sapphire

Sapphires of this vibrant citrus hue are coloured by a combination of chromium and iron within the gem. This vibrant variety is associated with sentiments of joy and wisdom. If you’re looking for a playful pop of colour, orange sapphires are for you!

 

Teal Sapphire

These oceanic varieties feature deep and mystical blue-green hues. Many of these gorgeous gems are mined in Montana, the only state in the U.S. with significant production of gem-quality sapphires. Teal
Sapphires are sure to bring mysterious luxury to any look.

Vivid 'Trade Ideal' Teal Greenish-Blue Sapphire 2.82ct GIA Certified Unheated Montana

1.51ct Cushion Teal Blue Sapphire GIA Certified Unheated

 

Green Sapphire

Green sapphires are often sourced from Australia. Gems from these deposits occur in beautifully fresh hues ranging from pale to forest green. These gems are thought to be representative of tranquility and peace, a perfect sentiment for the lifelong commitment of an engagement ring.

 

Purple Sapphire

Purple has long been associated with royalty, and these regal gems are no exception. From magenta to brilliant violet, purple sapphires offer a range of beautiful hues. These lovely lilac variations are perfect for adding an air of exclusivity to any jewelry.

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1.62 ct Round White Sapphire GIA Certified  

White Sapphire

White gems have been regarded with angelic radiance throughout history. For example, ancient Greek society associated white sapphire with Apollo, the god of light and sun. White sapphires
are versatile and complement many styles of rings. Looking for subtly stunning beauty? These gems are up for the task.

 

Padparadscha Sapphire

Padparadscha means “lotus flower” in Sinhalese, the language of Sri Lanka. In some cultures, these stones were compared to the sacred lotus flower, representing purity, wisdom, and beauty. The mystic allure of these peachy gems adds beauty and meaning to any ring.

1.52ct Cushion Pinkish Orange Padparadscha Sapphire GIA Certified Sri Lanka
1.88ct Pear Blue Parti Sapphire GIA Certified Sri Lanka  

Parti-Coloured Sapphire

The colour zoning of parti-coloured sapphires creates a stunning array of hues that makes each gem unique. Parti sapphires are meticulously cut to highlight their distinctive blend of colours within. These multicolour stones are perfect for those seeking a truly one of a kind engagement ring.

 

Colour Change Sapphire

Colour changing sapphires refer to gems that exhibit shifting hues under differences in lighting. The change is most evident when moving the stone between natural and incandescent lighting. These chameleon varieties are exceptionally rare, and they make excellent additions to engagement rings.

2.34ct Oval Blue to Purple Vivid Sapphire GIA Certified Sri Lanka
2.81 ct Oval Cabochon Star Sapphire CGL-GRS Certified  

Star Sapphire

These celestial stones are given their unique look by an effect called asterism. Asterism is caused by light refracting from silky inclusions of the mineral rutile,
resulting in a star-like shine. In Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, star sapphires were believed to protect the wearer from the gaze of evil because of their
resemblance to an eye. These stones add a lucky and unique flair to any engagement ring.

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