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Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 5th and 45th anniversaries. Kashmir Intensely saturated and velvety, rare sapphires from Kashmir set the standard for blue. Royal Blue The world’s most famous engagement ring: Kate Middleton’s and Princess Diana’s sapphire. Padparadscha
Blue sapphire belongs to the mineral species corundum. It can be a pure blue but ranges from greenish blue to violetish blue. The name “sapphire” can also apply to any corundum that’s not red and doesn’t qualify as ruby, another corundum variety. Deep, intense, velvety blue is the best way to describe the color of this sapphire from the ...
Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminium oxide (α-Al 2 O 3) with trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, or magnesium. The name sapphire is derived via the Latin "sapphirus" from the Greek "sappheiros", which referred to lapis lazuli.
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Sapphire prices can range greatly, depending on many factors. Sapphires can come as cheap as $25 per carat, to over $11,000 per carat. A blue sapphire around 1 carat is likely to cost from as little as $450 to $1,600, depending on quality. The 4 C’s outlined above make a big difference in the cost of the stone, as do the region they originate from.
Sapphire is steeped in folklore and legend stretching right the way back through its fascinating history. As a talisman, it was once thought to protect from poison and fever and it was linked with heightened concentration. It has been called a stone of wisdom, faith and hope, and has also been said to represent strength, power and kindness.