Welcome to the quickest, most comprehensive guide to sapphires on the internet. In the next fifteen minutes you can have enough basic information to actually shop for these magnificent gemstones with confidence and new appreciation for their beauty.
For instance: Rubies are red and sapphires are blue, fancy sapphires are other colors too. But did you know they are all in the Corundum family of gemstones? Corundum (that’s aluminum and oxygen to you and me) is second only to diamond in hardness, and sapphires are the natal stone for the month of September. Sapphires are found in over 20 countries around the world, including the United States. But the finest blue sapphires are from Kashmir.
You get the idea. And if you want your information quicker still, check out our Express Facts segment at the beginning of each section for the few things that you absolutely, positively must know before purchasing sapphires.
So, pick a chapter and dive into the colorful, magical world of sapphires.