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    Are All Sapphires Blue?

    When most people think sapphires, a deep, roya blue comes to mind - like Princess Diana's (and now Kate Middleton's) engagement ring. The truth is, sapphires come in almost every color of the rainbow! How are there so many colors? Sapphires are made mostly of a mineral called corundum, and when corundum is mixed with one, or a blend of other elements, a new color is created naturally.

    Keep reading for more about each sapphire color and why we love them.



    The most popular color, sapphires can be found in every hue of blue from the lightest sky to a deep midnight.

    Blue sapphires are made when trace amounts of titanium and iron are mixed with corundum.

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    When you think green, you might think emeralds. While we love a velvety green emerald, sapphires also come in a stunning array of green tones (including our favorite - teal) but are much harder than emeralds, making them more durable for everyday wear.

    Green sapphires are formed when corundum is mixed with small amounts of iron and titanium.


    Yes, purple! From the softest lavender to the deepest plum, purple sapphires are regal, majestic, and rare - an incredibly special and unique gem.

    Purple sapphires are formed when corundum is mixed with chromium, iron, and titanium.

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    If you're a GB gal, you know we LOVE pink! From cotton candy to the brightest fuschia, pink sapphires are delicious, delectable, and look even more irrestistible (if that's possible) with our exclusive gold color, Peach Gold!

    Pink sapphires are made when corundum is mixed with small amounts of chromium. Higher levels of chromium would deepen the shade and create a ruby.


    Maybe our favorite sapphire in the rainbow. If you can't pick one color, have two! Bi-color sapphires can have two completely different colors or two shades of the same color. Either way, they're incredibly unique and majorly mesmerizing.

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    We're all about a buttery yellow sapphire. If you love canary diamonds, yellow sapphires are a less expensive alternative, and with a hardness of 9, they're almost as durable as diamonds.

    Yellow sapphires get their bright, sunny tone when traces of iron mix with corundum.

     


    You don't see orange gems often, which is of course why we love them. They feel like the warm glow at sunset - an original and unconventional stone we can't get enough of.

    Orange sapphires are created from a mixture of iron and chromium.

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    If you love diamonds, but are looking for a less expensive and more sustainable, ethical option - look into white sapphires. Sapphires have a more transparent sourcing process than diamonds and are less damaging to the earth. Unlike the blinding sparkle of diamonds, white diamonds have a soft, candlelit glow.

    White sapphires are made of pure corundum with no extra elements.


    The rarest sapphire of them all, Padparadscha sapphires are a magical mix of pink and orange tones for a can't-look-away, tropical sunset vibe.

    Padparadscha sapphires are created when corundum mixes with very specific amounts of chromium and iron.


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