Sapphires

Sapphires are one of the most popular colored stones. Sapphires are made of corundum. The type and amount of metallic oxide in the stone determines the color. Sapphires come in every color except red.  A blue sapphire is the most valued color and is also called “cornflower” blue. The rarest sapphire, “padparadschas” (lotus flower) are orange-pink or pinkish-orange in color and is the only sapphire to have its own name.

Every sapphire comes with its own unique “birthmarks”. Sapphire inclusion, called silk (fine needle-like inclusions), may add value to the stone, and furnishes proof to its natural origin. Sapphires are durable gemstones and excel in hardness (9 Mohs scale). Its toughness and stability makes it an ideal gemstone to be used in jewelry that is worn every day.

Sapphires are stones of wisdom and serenity. They are thought to relieve mental tension and dispel depression, to align the physical, mental, and spiritual planes and restore balance within the body.  Sapphires are also associated with romance, fidelity and undying devotion and thought to facilitate creativity and self-expression.

As a jewelry gemstone, a sapphire is versatile. Blue sapphires can be traditional or modern. Currently it is an extremely popular gemstone to grace engagement rings.  A gift of sapphire jewelry indicates deep devotion and often becomes a family heirloom to be treasured for generations. Sapphires are the birthstone for September and the gemstone for commemorating a 45th wedding anniversary.

Sapphires

[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-22-oval-sapphire-3-94-ct.jpg]220Sapphire #10022
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight3.95<br />Measurements11.21 x 8.88 x 4.68 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10022<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-22.jpg]220Sapphire #10022
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight3.95<br />Measurements11.21 x 8.88 x 4.68 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10022<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-38-oval-yellow-saphire-5-60-ct.jpg]170Sapphire #10038
GemstoneYellow Sapphire<br />Carat Weight5.49<br />Measurements11.31 x 7.57 x 5.98<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10038<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-40-oval-saphire-3-00-ct.jpg]170Sapphire #10040
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight3.02<br />Measurements9.79 x 8.28 x 4.54 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10040<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-41-oval-padparadcha-saphire-4-35-ct.jpg]220Sapphire #10041
GemstonePadparadscha Sapphire<br />Carat Weight4.35<br />Measurements11.31 x 7.52 x 5.98 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10041<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-42-oval-orange-saphire-4-35-ct.jpg]380Sapphire #10042
GemstoneOrange Sapphire<br />Carat Weight4.35<br />Measurements11.02 x 9.13 x 5.44 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10042<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-43-oval-saphire-3-02-ct.jpg]320Sapphire #10043
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight3.02<br />Measurements)9.28 x 7.81 x 4.75 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10043<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-44-sapphire-2-26-ct.jpg]170Sapphire #10044
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight2.26<br />Measurements9.01 x 6.50 x 4.31<br />ShapeCushion<br />Number10044<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-45-oval-saphire-2-57-ct.jpg]220Sapphire #10045
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight2.57<br />Measurements9.97 x 7.63 x 3.98 mm<br />ShapeOval<br />Number10045<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />
[img src=http://emanigems.com/wp-content/flagallery/sapphires/thumbs/thumbs_box-46-spahire-2-38.jpg]190Sapphire #10046
GemstoneBlue Sapphire<br />Carat Weight2.38<br />Measurements8.90 x 6.97 x 4.29 mm<br />ShapeCushion<br />Number10046<br />OriginSri Lanka<br />

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