Diamond Accents Jewelry Real Sapphire Gemstone Pendant Fine Stone
Metal Type: Solid 18Kt Gold-White
Sapphire:Genuine 100% Natural
Approximate Weight: 1.69g
Pendant Size: Approx 1 Inch
Sapphire is the gemstone form of a mineral well-known as corundum.
with one important caveat: A sapphire is only a sapphire unless it
colored red, when it is known instead as a ruby gemstone. In fact
there is one more provision to the rule, in the case of a
reddish-orange variety of corundum dabbed padparadscha (come from
the Sinhalese word for lotus blossom)
Colours of Sapphire
The Sapphires come in all manners of colours determined by the
amount of impurities present. Elements such as titanium, iron and
chromium all contribute towards shifting the hue of the otherwise
transparent mineral to a vast spectrum of colours such as the
well-known blue variety, orange, green, pink, and yellow. Sapphires
can also be found in colour of black and grey.
Properties of Sapphire
Sapphire is a hardy and very strong mineral, it not only has a
melting point greater than 2000 Celsius but it is also insoluble
and in-fusible. It is also a very very hard mineral, at quintuple
the strength of glass it is extremely resilient to scratching and
as such has many practical applications other than for use in
sapphire Jewelry such as sapphire rings, sapphire earrings and
Practical Applications of Blue Sapphire
The sapphire is a highly wanted after gemstone in the Jewelry
industry (having been used in items such as sapphire rings,
earring, brooch, pendants, bracelets etc.), uses have also been
found for it in side such as construction and electronics. The
first laser ever made was with a rod of synthetic ruby – the red
relatives of sapphire.
Sources of Sapphire
The Sapphire comes in two type; synthetic and natural. Natural
genuine sapphire must be mined naturally, and synthetic sapphire is
developed through a procedure first by the French chemist Auguste
Verneuil in 1902, later called the Verneuil process.
Breakthrough in the production of synthesizing sapphire mean that
present sapphire can be cheaply manufactured on a very large size,
making it all the more costly for both industrial use and also in
the jewelry market.
The most major source of natural sapphire is from Madagascar and
Australia, although different varieties can be found in mined
naturally all over the world.
A star sapphire is so named due to the appearance of a star-shaped
format which presents itself when the sapphire is lit by a single
top-down light source. This format is the result of a phenomenon
well-known as an asterism can be found in several types of
gemstone, in star sapphires they are due to intersecting
Star sapphire jewelry estimate is dependent on the intensity of the
asterism present and colour.
Blue Sapphire Jewelry
Natural genuine sapphire Jewelry is generally more expensive than
synthetic sapphire Jewelry as natural sapphires are obviously
rarer, the issue is however being that it can be very difficult to
distinguish between synthetic and natural sapphires without help
from an Gemologist. The price of the sapphire gemstone used in
jewelry depends on several factors including size, quality,
clarity, colour and cut.
As mentioned above, sapphire jewelry exists in a many of forms as
with any precious gemstone. Extremely popular are sapphire rings
such as engagement rings and eternity rings.
The blue variety is probably the most valued form of sapphire on
the trade, and so often finding the highest cost. Sapphires in the
shade cornflower blue are the most valuable and prized, known as
the ‘Cornflower Blue Sapphire’ or ‘Kashmir Sapphire’. The
pinkish-orange corundum padparadscha however can fetch higher
prices than even the first-class blue sapphires.