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The science of sapphire – a gemmological view of September’s birthstone

Many people are impressed with the sheer beauty and sparkling magnificence of sapphire, but behind the dazzling outward appearance, there are plenty of fascinating facts and figures. Some of these attributes are essential for gemmologists for identification purposes. Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the oxide mineral corundum, comprising of the two elements aluminium and […]

Blue sapphire, 3.4 carat, oval cut, royal blue

A lover’s guide to sapphire by Richard Hughes

As huge fans of sapphire, we were considering writing a blog post to wax lyrical about this wondrous gemstone, when we came across an article on the subject by the world-famous expert, Richard W. Hughes. Having read Richard’s piece, there was very little point in trying to better it, so we decided to simply bring it […]

Blue sapphire - side view

Sapphires are blue and rubies are red… right?

There is a common misconception that all sapphires are blue and all rubies are red. However, there’s a lot more to the colour of these stones than one might think. Both of these precious gemstones belong to the same family of stones, called corundum. Scientifically speaking, all corundum (both sapphire and ruby) is created equally […]

Blue sapphire, 2.09 carat, oval cut, cornflower blue

The power of blue sapphire

Blue sapphire from Sri Lanka is amongst the most precious of all gemstones and the Ceylon Sapphire has been prized by royalty for many centuries. However, along with its beauty and rarity, blue sapphire has historically been attributed with many other powers and characteristics. Traditionally, blue sapphire symbolizes truth, faithfulness and honesty. It has often […]

Blue topaz, 13.13 carat, marquise cut

Topaz – a “common” gemstone of uncommon beauty

Topaz is a very attractive gemstone, which comes in many different colours including blue, pink, red, yellow, brown and colourless. Colourless and yellow topaz are fairly “common” gem materials which can be found in many countries across the world. In crystal form, topaz can be very large compared to some other gemstones. It is therefore […]

Why should you consider a sapphire engagement ring?

Does an engagement ring have to be a diamond? Certainly not! Whilst the jewellery industry’s marketing machine has spent millions trying to convince us that only diamonds are forever, there are signs that consumers are seeing the potential of other gemstones when it comes to popping the question. An increasingly popular choice for engagement rings […]

Blue sapphire, 3.4 carat, oval cut, royal blue

Beautiful blue sapphire now in stock

In recent weeks, we have been fortunate enough to add several outstanding examples to our stock of blue Ceylon sapphire. Our new stock includes an outstanding oval cut, royal blue sapphire, weighing 3.4 carats which is a truly beautiful gemstone, ideally suited for an impressive ring or necklace. Sri Lanka is the source of some […]