Sapphires also come in virtually any color,
excluding medium to dark red(which would
be ruby). These less common colors are
known as fancy sapphires. Pink Sapphire
gets its red coloring from small amounts of
chromium. While colored Sapphires
owe their colors to varying chemical
combinations, White Sapphires are pure
corundum and therefore colorless.
Compared to the cost of blue sapphire and
ruby, these stones offer excellent value
and real beauty.
Sapphire is found in Sri Lanka (Ceylon),
Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma),
Kashmir, Australia, Nigeria, Kenya,
Tanzania, Madascar, China and the U.S.
Sapphire shares this quality with its sister,
the Ruby. Red corundum is Ruby all
other members of this mineral species are
Sapphire: beloved for centuries as the
ultimate blue gemstone.
Sapphire is the accepted birthstone for