Sapphires aren't always blue...
GEMMOLOGY

Sapphires aren't always blue...

Sapphires are gemstones apart thanks to their infinite variety of colours. They can be blue, yellow, pink, orange, green or even purple.



Inédit's design,  Médicis duo ring, natural blue sapphire, unheated

The "sapphire" appellation comes from the Greek "sapheiros" that means "blue". Until the 19th century, all blue stones were called sapphires.

Maybe that's why in people minds, sapphires are always blue. But actually, this gemstone, that comes from the corundum family,  exists in a lot of colours, except in red (red corundums are rubies). 

The sapphire colour depends on its atomic composition. Iron and titanium atoms give to the sapphire its blue colour.

If there is a little bit more of vanadium atoms, the gem is going to be purple, and if there is more  chromium, it's going to be pink.



Inédit's design, Rose ring, natural pink sapphire, unheated, 3,97 carats

But the classical colour of sapphire is blue.

Sapphires coming from Birmania have a "Royal Blue" shade, that is intense, rich and deep. They are extremely hard to find and then hard to buy because of their rarity.

It would be false to imagine that the diversity of natural colours of sapphires is an indication of origin.

Today, Sri Lanka and Madagascar are both important producer countries of sapphires and offer many different shades of blue (lavender blue, pale blue, velvet blue ...)


Inédit's design,  Arlequin ring, natural blue sapphire, unheated, 8,09 carats,  Sri Lanka

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