Formula : Al2O3
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Particular hardness: 9
Pink sapphire can only be scratched by materials that are of equal or higher hardness. Diamond might scratch a sapphire for example.
Sapphire is tough, which prevents it from breaking easily.
When people say pink sapphire they usually mean the blue variant. Sapphire belongs to the family of corundum stones. Corundum occurs in many colours, including the colour pink. Pink sapphire is one of the most sought after sapphires in the world. The greatest brands in existence use pink sapphire.
At DiamondsByMe we offer the pink sapphire as an option in our wide range of available precious stones.
Origin & History
Pink sapphires are most commonly found in:
Australia; Cambodia; India, Kashmir; Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Thailand; the USA, Montana.
Blue sapphire used to be known as a precious stone that helped protect chastity and tracked down fraud and tragedy. Furthermore it was said to protect its wearer against poison, the plague, fever and even skin-related disease.
General care for a sapphire
A sapphire, like a ruby, is generally resistant to dents and liquids. We do, however, recommend to take extra care not to damage this valuable precious stone.
Whereas pink sapphire and ruby are generally comparable, they remain so when it comes to their imitations.
When creating imitation sapphires, just like in creating imitation rubies, many different materials may be used, the main difference being colour. For example: blue glass, blue tourmaline, blue spinel.
A quality sapphire may be recognized by its intense colour and lack of impurities. The quality stone is clear and displays an intense blue colour and a lively shimmer.
Pink sapphires may appear in any number of cuts. The most common cut for pink sapphires is a round faceted cut. In addition to this cut, however, there are many more options ranging from oval facetted cuts to cabochons with a star-like effect in the stone.
Jewellery with pink sapphire can be found here: