Sapphires are the third hardest precious gem stone after diamonds and moissanite. They are the birthstone for September and gifted for 45th wedding anniversaries.
COLOURS: VARIOUS, OFTEN BLUE
HARDNESS: 9.0 MOHRS, HARD
More ABOUT SAPPHIRE…
It is typically blue, but natural ‘fancy’ sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colours; ‘parti sapphires’ show two or more colours.
We are able to source a huge range of various sapphires to view and will guide you through the various colour and quality options.
YOUR CARE GUIDE
Warm, soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are usually safe for untreated, heat-treated, and lattice diffusion treated stones. Very occasionally we have come across stones that have had their fractures filled which can cause problems when we work on them, as much as possible we source our own stones from supplier that always disclose any quality enhancing treatments.