Blue Sapphire, oval cut x 5


Each Sapphire is £105 or £525 for all 5.

This blue sapphire was responsibly sourced from a mine, Sri Lanka.

Colour – Blue
Type – Sapphire
Quantity – 5
Shape / Cut – Oval
Source – Sri Lanka
Enhancements – Heated
Birthstone – September

Nineteen48 brings you ethical gemstones from known sources in Sri Lanka, including gems from our own mines.

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Sapphire is the name given to all gem-quality corundum that is not red (which is called ruby) or pinkish-orange (which is called padparadscha).

Although sapphire is generally associated with the colour blue, these gemstones can be yellow, pink, purple, green and also colourless. Sapphire can also demonstrate different shades of blue/purple in natural or artificial light. These beautiful stones are called “colour-change” sapphire.

Sri Lanka has been an important source of sapphires and rubies for more than 2000 years. The stones are still mined by hand from gravel deposits that cover most of the southern half of the island. Sapphire from Sri Lanka can be a wide range of beautiful blues, but are typically light-to-medium blue. Some of the largest Sri Lankan cut gemstones weigh up to several hundred carats.

Throughout history, sapphire has been a symbol of truth, sincerity and faithfulness in relationships. It is said to bring peace, joy and wisdom to the wearer and owner. In the past, the sapphire was also believed to be a talisman that would give protection against evil spirits.

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Why Buy?

Why would you buy a gemstone from Nineteen48?

Putting it simply, there are 3 reasons – quality, ethics and charity.


Most importantly, you are guaranteed a high quality product. We offer the best Sri Lankan gemstones at very competitive prices.


Furthermore, if you care about how your gemstones are sourced then we can reassure you that our stones are ethically mined with the minimum of impact on the environment.

Read more about our ethics


Lastly, every gem you buy helps a good cause, because we commit to donating 25% of our net profits to charitable causes in Sri Lanka.

Learn more about our charity work

So maybe the question should be - Why wouldn't you buy a gemstone from Nineteen48?

If you would like us to help you find the perfect gemstone then contact us today.