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Pink Sapphires

Posted by | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pink Sapphires Radiant Cut Pink Sapphire Ring Sapphires are truly unique and rare gemstones and have been mined for centuries. One of the most popular colors of sapphire is pink and the popularity of this color increased greatly with the discovery in the 1990's of the gem in East Africa and Madagascar. The color of the sapphire is created mostly by the chromium atoms within the crystal lattice structure. Occasionally it is titanium that contribute to the color. The more chromium in the gem, the...

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Pink Sapphire Engagement Rings

Posted by | Friday, April 13, 2018

Pink is the color of romance and passion and is also the color of happiness. Pink sapphires are found in colors ranging from pale baby pink, rose pink, bubble gum, cotton candy, fuchsia, raspberry, hot pink to pinks with hints of lavender and peach. Light pink sapphires can even look like the very rare pink diamond. Pink sapphires are by far the rarest of the pink gemstones.

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Diamonds Aren’t So Tough

Posted by | Thursday, April 12, 2018

Most people have heard that diamonds are the hardest gemstone and are harder than most things on the planet. Hardness is defined in the jewelry industry as resistance to scratching. So that means that almost nothing can scratch a diamond. And that is why a diamond is generally recommended as the top choice for an engagement ring stone. Sapphires are tougher than diamonds. Example of a sapphire ring from MySapphireSource. But did you also know that while the hardness of a diamond is excellent,...

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Sri Lankan Sapphires (Ceylon)

Posted by | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

More sapphires over 100 carats in size have come from Sri Lanka than any other location. 423.00 ct Logan Sapphire in the Smithsonian (wikipedia.com) Sapphires have been mined in Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) for over 2000 years. These sapphires are known for their brilliance due to their generally lighter tone than Kashmir or Burmese sapphires. This lighter tone is, in general, due to a lower iron content found in those sapphires. The cornflower blue color of these gems is normally...

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