Sapphire comes from the Persian word safir, deriving from the Greek word for blue. Furthermore, this stone is gem-quality of the mineral Corundum. Sapphire is the official birthstone of September. Sapphire, in its plain context, refers only to Blue Sapphire gemstones. In addition, Sapphire comes in a variety of colours.
Fancy Colour Sapphires means that the gemstone has a colour other than blue. As a result, these gemstones use colour-specific names. For instance, Yellow Sapphire, or Purple Sapphire, or Green Sapphire. Red Sapphire is classified as the gemstone Ruby.
Sapphire is mined in areas of Asia. However, it is mined in Africa and Australia and North America, too. These areas are well-known sources. Sapphire is valuable and rare and closely associated with royalty.
Sapphire has a hardness of 9.0 on Mohs scale. To clarify, this gemstone is durable. It transforms all types of jewellery pieces. For jewellery, Sapphire is perfect to set as centerpieces. In addition, they can be used as secondary gemstones, too. The colours of this gemstone are beautiful when set with any precious metal.
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