The Rainbow of Sapphires

Candy Sapphire Bracelet

When most people hear the word “sapphire”, they immediately think of a stunning gem known for its distinctive cobalt-blue shade. But this is only one of many forms that this versatile stone can take! Sapphire shades can range from unique shades of blue, yellow, pink, and even two-toned sapphires, which are referred to as “Parti Sapphires”.  

The Science

What is the cause behind these many shades? Sapphires belong to a gem family known as “corundum”, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide. In the world of gems, the two types of corundums are sapphires and rubies. What separates them is their chromium content, as well as other trace metals that influence the colors. The term “ruby” is reserved for stones that fall into the spectrum of reddish tones. There are also rare varieties of sapphire that can change color over time, because of what occurs in their special chemical makeup when exposed to oxygen and light for extended periods of time.

Sapphires rank in at a 9/10 on the Mohs scale, a scale used to determine the hardness of a mineral. The only minerals harder than corundum variants are diamonds. Because of this natural hardness, sapphires can be used for more purposes than just aesthetics. Did you know sapphires are used in infrared optical components, high-durability windows, wristwatch crystals and movement bearings, and very thin electronic wafers for LEDs?

The History

Sapphires have captivated humanity since the beginning of history. They have held cultural significance for most societies, both ancient and modern. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.

Where do these sapphires come from? Short answer, anywhere and everywhere. However, the following places have significant deposits of sapphire:

– Australia
– Afghanistan
– Cambodia
– Cameroon
– China (Shandong)
– Columbia
– Ethiopia
– India (Kashmir)
– Kenya
– Laos
– Madagascar

– Malawi
– Mozambique
– Myanmar (burma)
– Nigeria
– Rwanda
– Sri Lanka
– Tazania
– Thialand
– United States (Montana)
– Vietnam

The Meaning

Because of its worldwide presence, Sapphires hold many different metaphysical and spiritual meanings in a wide range of cultures. Generally, the stone is thought to bring positive outcomes. For centuries, sapphires have been known to be a symbol of innocence, longevity and a talisman for good health. The stone represents prosperity, beauty and inner peace. For these reasons, sapphire is traditionally given as a gift to celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary.

Sapphire is also the birthstone for September. This birthstone has traditionally symbolized sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. For countless centuries, sapphire has adorned royalty and the robes of the clergy. The elite of ancient Greece and Rome believed that blue sapphires protected their owners from harm and envy. It has also been associated with heightened intuition and thought protect the wearer from negative energies.

When most people hear the word “sapphire”, they immediately think of a stunning gem known for its distinctive cobalt-blue shade. But this is only one of many forms that this versatile stone can take! Sapphire shades can range from unique shades of blue, yellow, pink, and even two-toned sapphires, which are referred to as “Parti Sapphires”.  

MILAMORE’S Candy Sapphire’s

We are excited to introduce these playful and eye-catching Candy Sapphire pieces! Sapphires are traditionally known for their deep and rich blue color. But there are indeed many color variations of this beautiful stone! Featured here you will find a rainbow of sapphires adorning our signature 18kt gold designs. Each stone dazzles a unique radiance that is promised to brighten your mood! From left to right you will find an amazing gradient of colors. These special pieces are sure to capture special energy for anyone who wears them.

CANDY SAPPHIRE TENNIS BRACELET

The iconic candy sapphire tennis bracelet! Featured here you will find a rainbow of sapphires accented with a diamond at the clasp. From left to right you will find the amazing gradient of colors. This very special piece is sure to capture special energy for anyone who wears it.

CANDY SAPPHIRE NECKLACE

The colorful and eye catching candy sapphire necklace is a whimsical stunner! Style by layering or wear on its own, either way you’re sure to love it!

CANDY SAPPHIRE RINGS

We are excited to introduce these dazzling Candy Sapphire rings! Featured here you will find a rainbow of sapphires circled around the band of the ring. As you look at both shanks of the ring you will also notice sparkling pave set diamonds. This ring is gorgeous as an engagement, wedding, or Self Love ring. Comes in both 18kt Yellow and White Gold. 

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