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
Sapphire is found in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Thailand,
Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Kashmir, Australia,
Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Madascar, China and the
Sapphire shares this quality with its sister, the Ruby.
Red corundum is Ruby all other members of this
mineral species are called Sapphire.
Sapphire: beloved for centuries as the ultimate blue
Sapphire is the accepted birthstone for September.