Sapphire in Jewelry:
Depending on the style of jewelry you like, we have just the thing! The earrings we have on the left would be wonderful for your September birthday dinner or any other event! The robust necklace, pictured in the top write, truly signifies the spirit of fall through all of its warm colors.
Sapphire is the second hardest substance on Earth after the diamond, rating a 9 on the Mohs scale. The traditional color of sapphire is a deep, rich blue. The coloring is due to the presence of aluminum. Sapphire also comes in green, red, sunset orange, purple, and rose. Since sapphire is an aluminum oxide, or corundum, there is a very thin line between ruby and sapphire itself. Red sapphire is typically sold as quality sapphire instead of low-grade ruby.
Legend and Lore:
Sapphire has always been associated with royalty and romance, notably when Prince Charles gave Princess Diana a sapphire engagement ring. This ring is now worn by Princess Kate, the wife of Princess Diana’s son William. Sapphire have been considered royal long before then. The metaphysical properties of sapphire are truly outstanding! In the ancient and medieval world, sapphires blue signified hope and faith. The blue sky was to be believed as a reflection of those properties thanks to sapphire.
Revealed by Man:
There are only three predominate areas that have sapphire: Kashmir, Shiri Lanka, and Myanmar. Although as of 2007, Madagascar had been the leading producer of sapphire. Luckily, through Touchstone Galleries, we have them right here in the US for you to purchase!
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of sapphire and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.