Sapphires

Sapphire - Septembers Birth Stone

Wednesday 04 November 2015

All gem-quality corundum that is not red is called sapphire, yet this name is popularly associated with the blue colour. Variation in colour, due to iron and titanium impurities, spans many shades, but the most valuable is a clear, deep blue. Some stones, called “colour-change sapphire”, exhibit different shades of blue in artificial and natural light.

Good quality sapphire is found in Burma, Sri Lanka, and India. The best Indian sapphire is cornflower blue, and found in Kashmir, either in pegmatites or as waterworn pebbles in alluvial deposits. Sapphire from Thailand, Australia, and Nigeria is dark blue, and may appear nearly black. Montana (USA) pproduces sapphire of an attractive metallic blue.

Cabouchon Sapphire

Here are a selection of Sapphire Gemstones from our current collection as well as a few other gemstones. We even offer a be-spoke service allowing you to sit directly with our on-site goldsmith who can guide you through each process until we’ve designed the perfect item.