Facts about Sapphires

Sapphire Facts - Ceylon Blue Sapphire

What are Sapphires?

The sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind and is one of the ‘Big 3’ most precious colored gemstones. Sapphires get their colours from trace elements in the mineral corundum.

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Journey of a Sapphire

We directly source our sapphires and gemstones from several mines located in the highland complex of Sri Lanka, a geologically unique area that is renowned for its gem deposits. With joint venture partnerships with trusted local partners, we keep the whole value chain within our own hands. We stand for responsible mining practices, high quality selection of rough stones, and high precision cutting and polishing to perfect our unique Ceylon sapphires.

Let us show you how our unique “mine to market” approach works behind the scenes. Join us and learn how we operate, and the steps we take to create rare and fairly sourced jewels of sheer magnificence.

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Sapphire Facts - Sri Lanka sapphire

Origin determines Value

The 4 Cs of Sapphire Quality

The carat weight, clarity, cut, and colour have significant control over how a sapphire appears and its quality. But also the Country of Origin is important for it’s value

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Size Table of Sapphires

Size guide for buying sapphires – estimating carat weight and dimensions based on shape

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Heating of Sapphires

Heat-treatment is a common and traditional practice to improve the clarity and enhance the colour of corundum (sapphire and ruby). We explain the backgrounds.

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All Colors of a Rainbow

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Highland Complex

The sapphire deposits are located within the highland complex of Sri Lanka. Learn about the geography of this treasure island.

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Making of a Masterpiece

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