Blue sapphires are alluring, thanks to their crisp blue hue and colour intensity.
The word sapphire comes from sapphirus, Latin for ‘blue’.
Throughout history, the term sapphire had been synonymous with blue-hued gemstones. In recent times however, sapphires of other colours have also become popular.
The sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum, similar to the ruby. Whilst red-coloured corundum is known as the ruby, corundum of other colours such as pink, blue, yellow, are known as sapphires. Pink sapphires, yellow sapphires, as well as padparadscha sapphires are different shades of sapphire adored by legions of fans around the world.
Sapphires with rutile inclusions are known as star sapphires. When viewed under a single light source, these stones display a celestial six-rayed star across the surface.
In contrast to the clarity seen in regular sapphires, its allure lies in its cool elegance.
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