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Different Types of Sapphires and Their Colors

Different Types of Sapphires and Their Colors

Sapphire is generally known as a Blue gemstone. However, it is available in a huge variety of hues and exceptional variations. In general, the extreme and uniform shade of gemstone is much valuable. Sapphires can be found in purple, violet, peach, orange, brown, and grey too. 

Also, there are colorless sapphires referred to as white sapphires. All those unique varieties of sapphires are called fancy sapphires. They are remarkable but they are not available as much as blue, crimson, and yellow counterparts. We will go through different types of Sapphires along with their colors.

Blue Sapphires:

The most famous is Blue Sapphire among the Sapphire family; they have a wide range of blues from pale blue to intense royal blue. They are most commonly used as engagement rings, earrings, pendants, or necklaces. Also, there is one more variety of blue sapphire which is referred to as cornflower which has identical hues to Cornflower. 

Pink Sapphire:

Pink sapphire is getting its popularity day by day, especially in 2020.  Chromium present in gemstone gives it a distinct crimson hue. Sometimes, it is also referred to as lighter ruby as they have got identical hint factors in lesser quantities. These sapphires are available in colors starting from mild toddler crimson to an extreme magenta. The beautiful shade of pink has made this gem so much popular among the engagement rings. 

Yellow Sapphires:

Yellow Sapphire and its popularity is growing day by day. It is one of the most famous gemstone colors. The hint of iron within the chemical composition offers this gem its bright hue. They exist in hues that variety from greenish-yellow to orangish-yellow. Their brilliant canary yellow hue is however the maximum cherished with the aid of using rings enthusiasts.

Padparadscha Sapphires:

Padparadscha is one of the rarest sapphire colors. They are specially used for incredible engagement rings.  One of the rarest and coveted sapphires is the padparadscha sapphires. Its name has been derived from a Sinhalese word signifying aquatic blossom lotus which has an uncommon salmon shade.  It basically has a combination of two colors viz. Orange and pink. The unique splendor of this gem, mixed with its remarkable hue, makes those sapphires an absolute deal for the eyes.

White Sapphires:

White sapphires are commonly colorless and shine like diamonds.  A white sapphire gets its shades from the hint factors or elements present in the earth while the crystal is forming. White sapphires are excellent options because they’re much less highly-priced and very durable.

Star Sapphires:

Sapphire has an elusive and earthy experience, which makes this gemstone a portable one, It can be used in all styles of jewelry.  These sapphires are taken into consideration specifically for their unique feature called ‘asterism’ which lends them a mystical splendor. This phenomenon virtually shows the presence of a six-rayed star shape line, which is floating at the floor of a cabochon sapphire. That is why they are referred to as ‘Star sapphires’. They have a wide range of hues, but Yellow and orange may not be so common in this. 

Cabochon Sapphires:

Using the oldest manner of slicing crystals, cabochon crystals showcase a timeless beauty and raw splendor in any color. Sapphire Cabochon can be found in all shapes bet they are not faceted like crystals. Instead, they are cut and polished on a wheel that makes them round in shape. Usually, lower grade material is made to make Sapphire Cabochon faceted stone. 

Crystal Sapphires:

Sapphire crystals always hold their beauty from the time they have mined or come out from the ground. Exactly as they arrive out of the ground. Most of the people believe that they carry spiritual and healing energies. They provide a soothing environment and calmness to the wearer.

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I Love meditation with gemstones. i am a avid rock collector. Daddy of two beautiful children and love to travel. My love for gemstones and their vibrant colors got me into jewelry profession and I have been collecting rare pieces of gemstones from all over the world for past 10 years.

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