You guessed it! Sapphires come in EVERY color! Technically, red sapphires, as long as they meet certain color requirements, are considered rubies, but they are still the same material, corundum.
Sapphires are also known for their vibrant coloring. There is no other gemstone that can capture the bright blue of a sapphire with it's beautiful transparency.
Sapphires are a 9 on the Moh's hardness scale, and they are the only gemstone that close close the the hardness of a diamond. All other jewelry quality gemstones are and 8 or below. This means that sapphires are much less likely to show scratches and abrasions over time than other gemstones.
Sapphires are mined all over the world. Most people in the jewelry trade prefer sapphires mined in Kashmir, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. However sapphires are also mined in Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam and even in Montana, US.
One of the most famous sapphires is Princess Diana's engagement ring, also known as, the Princess Di Ring.
Sapphire has been known to represent nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. In ancient Greek and Rome, blue sapphires were believed to protect the owners from envy and harm. It was also known to symbolize Heaven.
Please join us for our upcoming Sapphire Event at Caleesi Designs Jewelers at our location on South Lamar in Austin, Texas. We will have wine, cheese, and refreshments. Loose stones and finished sapphire jewelry available for purchase for a limited time!
Caleesi Designs Jewelers
November 9th, 2017
2620A S. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78704
Right across the street from Matt's El Rancho.