From the crystal shade of the early morning skies, to the darkest navy of midnight waves, sapphires are a popular choice for blue precious stones because their concentration of hue remains constant under all lighting conditions. Found across the globe, sapphires can be mined from countries as far apart as Australia, China and Madagascar. With such widespread locations for mining sapphires, jewelry designers are able to choose from varieties of the sapphire that include:
- Padparadscha (a pink and orange variant often describes as salmon)
There are even color-changing sapphires which display a different color depending on the lighting. These sapphires are referred to as “pleochroic,” which means that this mineral exhibits two or more separate colors when viewed at different angles. These sapphires typically range from violets to blues, and are affected visually by the difference in artificial and natural light. Some pleochroic sapphires include color zoning, so they may even be multicolored.
There is also a special category of sapphires known as star sapphires, which are typically oval or round in shape and polished to a high shine. The star sapphires reflect a stunning shining star in the center of the gemstone, with six to twelve clearly defined rays that extend from the middle to the outer peripheral edges. Common in sapphire earrings for sale online, the star sapphire comes in every color variant available, especially blue. They are, however, extremely uncommon to find in yellow, orange and green.
Sapphires are durable gemstones, only coming in second place on the hardness scale, next to the diamond. Resistant to chips and fractures, a sapphire is a quality precious stone that can last through generations to come. Your decision to invest in a sapphire will provide you with an elegant statement piece that remains captivating throughout the ages.
GlamourESQ offers a huge selection of sapphire rings for sale online. With your choice of color, cut and setting, a sapphire piece of jewelry from GlamourESQ.com is sure to fit your personal style needs without breaking your bank. We carry all manner of sapphires, including diamond and pink sapphire rings, freshwater pearl and white sapphire necklaces, and blue sapphire earrings. The unique pieces in our collections include the Blue Sapphire and White Topaz Bracelet or the .925 Sterling Silver and White and Black Sapphire Necklace from Samuelle & Co.
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