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Padparadscha Sapphire

Padparadscha Sapphire

Padparadscha Sapphire These uniquely coloured  Sapphires have been around for centuries but it is in recent years, due to the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie choosing one as an engagement ring, that they have made a real splash and been brought back to the...

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Green Sapphire

Green Sapphire

Green Sapphires From soft pastel green to dark rich forest green and every possible colour in between, Sapphires can be a great choice of coloured gemstone if you adore green. Emerald lovers will probably never settle for a Sapphire, but Sapphires offer lot more...

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Blue Sapphire Engagement ring

Blue Sapphire Engagement ring

Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring There are at least 50 shades of blue but most people are familiar with two main blue Sapphire colours. Rich blue Ceylon Sapphire which has been adorned by kings and queens for centuries and recently became famous, because it now sits on...

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Teal Sapphire

Teal Sapphire

Teal Sapphires The "newest colour" in the Sapphire spectrum, which has only just been recognised as a genuine Sapphire colour. 40 years ago, there was no teal, but today it seems that everyone knows it and even better, everyone wants one. It always existed, but it was...

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Pink Sapphire

Pink Sapphire

Pink Sapphire From pale baby pink hues to intense hot pink and every colour in between, pink Sapphires are the perfect engagement ring stone, especially if your budget doesn't allow for a pink Diamond. Each stone is different and choosing them in person is definitely...

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Sapphire treatment

Sapphire treatment

What is heat treatment & why Heat treating is the most common Sapphire treatment where a gem is heated to improve the clarity and remove silky deposits in the stone. The mildest form is heating the rough stone to around 400 degrees centigrade for brief periods of...

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