SAPPHIRE FACTS

Sapphire has captured the hearts of many around the world for centuries. Its allure and stunning range of colours empowers the wearer. 

 

Sapphire is;

- the birthstone of September.

- the traditional gift given on 5th and 45th wedding anniversary.

- considered good luck to the wearer. 

- a precious gift to a newborn baby; brings good health and happiness.

- the chosen engagement ring option by the royals and celebrities.

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Scientific Facts

Scientific facts helps us to identify the gemstone as sapphire and whether it has gone through any enhancements. Unheated natural sapphire consists of following facts.

- Moh's Scale of Hardness: 9

- Refractive Index: 1.762 - 1.770 (birefringence 0.008)

- Specific Gravity: 4

- Pleochroism: Dichroic (two hues such as blue/violet-blue/grey)

- Inclusions: Feather, needles, 60/120 degree silk, fingerprint

- Crystal System: Hexagonal / Trigonal