Information about Sapphires

            Image of a Sapphire and Diamond Ring


The name sapphire was derived from the Latin term sapphirus which means blue color.  Sapphire is a blue gemstone that can be found in the countries like Sri Lanka, Thailand, Madagascar and Eastern Africa.  Sapphire has a big demand in the world because of its toughness and quality, so it is being used for many other applications apart from crafting jewelry.

 Sapphires can also be found in purple, violet, pink, green and yellow colors.  It is also considered as the birthstone for people born in September. The colorful nature of sapphire makes it an ideal gemstone for jewelry.  Therefore, they are being used to make rings, pendants and earrings in every part of the world.  Jewelry made out of sapphire has a classic and simple look.  When they are dotted with diamonds, you will be able to create a unique piece of jewelry.  

If you wear sapphire crafted jewelry for an occasion, you will be able to grab the attention of others to you by highlighting among the crowd. Sapphire can be used as a perfect gemstone to make earrings.  A wide range of earrings from drop earrings, solitare stud, hoops with sapphire in channel setting to diamond rimmed earrings can be produced with the help of sapphire. Sapphire rings that are paired with diamonds are popular among the people as luxury jewelry.  

The pendants that are made out of sapphires go well with yellow and white gold.  Sapphires are also being used to prepare cufflinks and bracelets by people. The colorfullness of sapphires has the ability to enhance the look of jewelry.  However, they are being subjected to different treatments before fitting into jewelry.  Normally the sapphires are heated at a temperture over 500 degress Celsius for a long period of time in order to enhance the color of them.  After heating, the sapphire gemstones are placed inside a nitrogen free container for a week.  Then the jewelry craftsmen will take them out and embed into jewelry to impress the clients. Sapphires are available in different colors and these colors symbolize many things in the world.  Out of the available colors, the blue sapphires are popular among people.  People use sapphire jewelry as a gift to others as a token of faith and rememberance. 

These sapphire jewelries have a big demand on mothers day and Thanksgiving Day.  Many countries consider sapphire as a desirable engagement gem because of its symbolism.  Sapphires have a history for thousands of years and people have been using them for various purposes.  The demand for sapphire is increasing day by day and  it is recognized as one of the most popular gems in the world.






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