Buying a Sapphire: Overall, sapphires can be considered the ideal colored gemstone.
Besides the amazing selection of colors, sapphires are highly durable with a rating of 9 on the Mohs scale
of hardness. Sapphires in sizes of more than 1 carat are considered to be important. Minor inclusions are
generally acceptable although certainly not as many as with
ruby or emerald.
Nearly all of the sapphires on our website are eye clean and most important, all are very pleasing
to the eye. We offer a wide range of colors from a traditional Ceylon blue, to rich lustrous royal blue, to
many styles with bubble gum and baby
pink, orange, and
Care of Sapphires: Since sapphires are tough and durable, they can withstand most
cleaning methods. While steaming and ultrasonic cleaning will not damage the gemstone, these methods are not
recommended by MJS as they may loosen the setting, and subsequently, stones may fall out. Your
be cleaned with a soft-bristled brush or a cloth with plain or soapy water. Sapphires must not be put in
boiling hot water. Avoid exposure to hairspray, perfume and chlorine, which can dull gemstones.