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Sapphires – Not Just Blue.


It comes as a surprise to many that sapphire gemstones are not just blue.  But its hardly surprising when the name is derived from the Latin “saphirus” and the Greek “sapheiros”, both of which mean blue.

For those scientifically inclined sapphire (along with rubt) is a mineral from the corundum species of minerals which is a crystalline form of aluminum oxide typically containing traces of iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. It is a naturally transparent material, but can have different colours depending on the presence of impurities.



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