Sapphires celebrate their birthday every September. The most famous, and coveted, color for sapphire is blue coming from the Kashmir, Burma, Ceylon and Madagascar Africa mines. Yet today, colored sapphires of yellow, pink and orange are also being coveted. Sapphires today are routinely heated, and treated. Antique rings featuring non heated Burma and Kashmir sapphires can be more coveted than white diamonds, and may bring a greater price! Let's wish the sapphire a "Happy Birthday!"

The Mineral Sapphire

The sapphire is part of the Corundum family, and rates a number 9 on the Moh's hardness scale, which shows great durability. Colors of sapphires include blue, green, orange, yellow and pink. Blue is the most popular sapphire, yet today alternative engagement ring consumers also desire different color sapphires including pink, yellow and orange!

Sapphire Mines

Sapphire mines include the famous Kashmir mine, which features the cornflower color. The Kashmir mine has produced beautiful sapphires, however the mine is closed today. Other mines include the Burma, with sapphires of a darker color. The Ceylon sapphire is a lighter color (coming from the Ceylon mine), and Madagascar which also showcases a slight cornflower blue color. Sapphires can also be found in the United States Montana mine today.

Sapphires Lore and Legend

Sapphires have been popular since the 13th century. Their name comes from the Latin word, sapphirus, meaning the color blue. The Sapphires legend is one of protection, articulation and introspection. This popular gemstone has been a favorite gem for kings, and royalty, for centuries. Those who wore sapphires thought they would be protected from harm or trouble. The sapphires chakra was aid for the throat and infection. Those who wore sapphires thought they would be protected from harm or trouble. The sapphires chakra was aid for the throat and infection.

Eras

Sapphires have been popular for centuries. They started to become quite popular during the Victorian era, and were used by master jewelers during the Art Deco era. Non heated sapphires were used in beautiful sapphire engagement rings and all sorts of gorgeous jewelry. They are still in great demand today. Starting at the mid centuries, including the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's, the power jewelers like Winston, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Cartier started to promote beautiful non heated sapphire jewelry that is still desired today!

Art Deco Sapphire Rings

Art Deco sapphire rings have beautiful sapphires in conjunction with stunning antique european cut diamonds, residing in metals such as platinum and gold.

Victorian Sapphire Ring

Victorian engagement rings feature non heated sapphires (from the Burma and Kashmir mines) residing in gleaming rose gold.

Vintage Sapphire Rings

The most popular color sapphire is blue; yet orange, pink and yellow sapphires are also coveted by many sapphire enthusiasts today!

Final Thoughts:

Do you love sapphires? Our collection of sapphire engagement rings is always ethical, they are never sourced, and they are conflict free. Choose a beautiful antique sapphire ring from our estate collection. Let's wish the wonderful precious gemstone, sapphire a "Happy Birthday!"