Some Interesting Facts
Blue sapphire is the most popular
coloured stone purchased by jewellery buyers globally in the last
decade. Sapphire has been held always in high regard and is one
member of the triumvirate of precious stones, collectively with ruby
Sapphire is very durable (only
diamond is a harder gem), transparent and exhibits fine brilliance.
Sapphire gems are generally faceted (round, oval, square and
rectangular shapes being popular) and cabochon cut (domed shaped)
gems are available.
The word sapphire may derive from
ancient descriptions of the colour blue. The gem is the birthstone
for September and wearing a sapphire ring is said to promote
calmness, serenity and peacefulness.