About Ceylon Sapphires
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About Natural Ceylon Sapphires:
Sapphires are mined all over the world. The oldest sapphire mines are located in Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), where gemstones were mined in ancient times. Sapphires mined from Sri Lanka are still called Ceylon sapphires and are highly sought after by collectors and the public for their luminosity and brilliance and therefore command a price premium over other sapphires. We import most of our sapphires directly from Sri Lanka to make our beautiful Ceylon sapphire jewelry.
Sapphires come in all shades of the rainbow including all shades of red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple and pink. Red sapphires are better known as rubies. In the gemstone trade any non-blue Sapphire is termed "fancy". At MyJewelrySource.com, we specialize in Ceylon blue, pink and yellow sapphires. And when you are looking at our beautiful jewelry, take note of all of the different shades of blue, pink and yellow that are available. Some Ceylon pink and yellow sapphires look very much like pink and yellow diamonds.
Sapphire belongs to the corundum group which is set apart from other gemstones by their exceptional hardness (Grade 9 out of 10 on the Mohs' scale). They are the hardest colored gemstone and second in hardness only to diamonds (the hardest mineral). Sapphires therefore are perfect for use in jewelry due to their scratch resistance and are now a very popular diamond engagement ring alternative.