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Myanmar (Burmese) Rubies and Sapphires

Posted by | Monday, April 9, 2018

Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is known for its exceptional rubies. It is not widely know that Myanmar also produces very fine quality sapphires. Sapphires from this country command very high prices for the top quality gemstones with intense or vivid saturation with rich royal blue color. The best sapphires maintain their exceptional color under all lighting conditions, incandescent, daylight and fluorescent, something you rarely see in sapphires. These sapphires do not have the velvety appearance that Kashmir sapphires are known for. Just as with any origin, not all sapphires from Myanmar are so outstanding. Some sapphires are dark or even very light in color.

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Kashmir Sapphires

Posted by | Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sapphires have been mined all over the world and each location produces characteristically different colors and qualities of sapphires. The locations include Kashmir, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Montana. Determining a sapphire’s exact origin can require sophisticated testing and a sapphire’s pedigree plays an important role in its value. This post will focus on the most famous sapphire location, Kashmir. Kashmir is located high up in the Himalayan mountains in the disputed border area between India and Pakistan. The climate is exceptionally harsh and geographically inaccessible most of the time.

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A Quick Introduction to Sapphires

Posted by | Friday, April 6, 2018

IntroductionAlthough sapphire means blue in Latin, sapphires can be found in a rainbow of colors. Kings once believed these stones offered protection form harm and envy. Sapphires are calm and relaxing. Until the discovery of extraordinary stones in Kashmir in 1880, Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) was the standard bearer of sapphire. The Kashmir supply was essentially exhausted by 1930, leaving Sri Lanka as the location of the world’s most beautiful sapphires. In the 1990's Southern...

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Hello Sapphire Lovers!

Posted by | Friday, April 6, 2018

We created this blog to provide those who want to learn about sapphires as much information as possible. Our focus will be on all aspects of sapphire including sapphire properties, mining, treatments, cutting, care and uses (and anything else that we can think of). We hope that you will find the information interesting and informative. As a company specializing in sapphires, we will also give our readers the inside scoup about the sapphire jewelry industry and what on-going factors affect current sapphire pricing. We have a passion for sapphires and hope that you find learning about what goes into creating a beautiful piece of sapphire as wonderful as we do.

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