Sapphires are a precious stone that has been coveted since their discovery. The gem is often associated with its blue coloring, however, a new infographic from Rainbow Sapphire Jewlers shares facts about the gem that may not be known by all.
The gem is an oxide mineral with a Mohs scale of 9.0 and a melting point of 2030-2050 degrees Celsius.
The gemstones are often blue and transparent, coming with a variety of mineral corundum. The name of the gemstone itself comes from the Greek “Sappheiros,” which means “precious stone.”
The infographic states that the stone is associated with the month of September, and is connected to Virgo. The supposed symbolization of truth, constancy, and sincerity are linked with its attributes. The stone is a 45th year anniversary gift, though one would assume one would accept the gem long before then.
What may be most surprising to many is that sapphires do not have to come in the standard blue form. Their “body color” can range from a light yellow to a purple color. Orange has also been seen in the gemstones.
The rainbow of colors are now coveted as compared to the standard blue; however, the most historically notable of the stone are consistently blue. The Logan sapphire, Star of Asia, Star of Bombay, Star of India Star Sapphires are all blue. The cube-shaped Ruspoli Sapphire is also among the world's most famous.
Rainbow Sapphire Jewelers provided the infographic to give insight to the coveted stone, and educate those who were not aware of the many colors the precious stone can be. Elegance and beauty with sapphires can come in many forms. Now, thanks to Rainbow Sapphire Jewelers, customers can have awe-inspiring accessories that span the colors of the rainbow while maintaining quality elegance.
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