Sapphire occurs in metamorphic rocks, lavas and pegmatites however production is mostly from placer gravels. Major areas include Sri Lanka, Australia, Kashmir, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, The USA and Cambodia. Sapphires are also found in other localities such as China, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Madagascar....– Mark

 

Sapphire Pictures»

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Top 10 Sapphire Pictures .

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Lab identification of Sapphire»

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Sapphire, derived from the Greek word sapphirus, literally means blue. Many people will find it difficult to believe that ruby, with its intense red color and the royal blue sapphire are the same mineral corundum composed of oxygen and the light metal aluminium. ....

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Important Sapphire Mines In The World»

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Sapphires are beautiful stones found in myriad colors like blue, yellow, orange, purple and even pink. The most expensive sapphires are not those which have been heat treated but those which have been mined as nature intended them to be - straight from the depths of the earth. These are the rich & vibrant blue sapphires. Sapphires are mined all over the world. There are sapphire mines in India, Ceylon, Burma, Australia, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, and Africa. ....

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Star Sapphire»

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A good Star Sapphire should be eye clean and have velvet like softness, as opposed to diamond like transparency. ....

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Sapphire facts»

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The change in color is due to different element present inside the core of the sapphire crystal. For example if there is an element like Titanium then the crystal reflects blue and hence is blue in color. There is no limit to the saturation of colors in a sapphire. ....

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A deep look shows signs of slow crystallization in case of natural sapphires. Sometimes some external elements in very small quantities are visible in original sapphire like most other gemstones. ....

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Synthetic sapphires»

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Having identical chemical composition and physical properties of natural sapphires, synthetic sapphires, over the years, have achieved a high degree of perfection. The many different methods of producing synthetic sapphires are: melt growth, solution growth, or extremely high-temperature, high-pressure growth processes. ....

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Types of Sapphire»

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It is estimated that over 90-95% of the sapphires in the market today are heat-treated. Sapphires are also treated by Irradiation. Pale yellow sapphires are irradiated to change them to golden yellow. This process is not acceptable as it is not stable and colors, so produced, fade in light and heat. ....

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Sapphire Engagement Ring Buying Guide»

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The birthstone of September, sapphire, in ancient days were believed to lend colour to the sky. The ethereal beauty of sapphire thus symbolizes heaven and is regarded as the bestower of truth and good health. A part of corundum family, sapphire is second in hardness only to diamonds thus commanding a respectable market price. ....

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