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What Does a Sapphire Symbolise?
Sapphire is a precious gemstone that has been associated with many meanings and symbolism throughout history. In the modern era, sapphires are often seen as a symbol of wisdom, virtue, and prosperity. They are also said to represent fidelity, loyalty, and truth. Sapphires are also known for their beauty and elegance, making them a sought-after option for jewellery and other decorative items.
What Colour Are Sapphires?
Sapphires can be found in a wide range of colours, from the classic blue sapphire to more unusual shades such as yellow, green, purple, violet, and pink. The most valuable sapphires are blue in medium to medium-dark tones. At Charles Rose, we use premium Australian sapphires, along with Ceylon Sapphires and other varieties of differing colours to craft bespoke engagement rings and other fine jewellery ensuring that you purchase the highest quality sapphire jewellery.
Where Do Sapphires Come From?
Sapphires are typically found in Cambodia, Nigeria, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Australia, Malawi, Mozambique, and the United States.
Is a Sapphire More Or Less Expensive Than a Diamond?
Sapphires are less expensive than diamonds. This is because diamonds are rarer and are perceived as more valuable and therefore command a higher price. The lower cost of sapphires makes them an ideal alternative if you have a limited budget but would like a larger gem.
What Shape Cuts Are Best For Sapphires?
The most in-demand shapes for sapphires are round, cushion cut, and oval, as these shapes show off the stone’s colour and clarity best. However, another popular cut is the pear cut which helps to highlight the brilliance and sparkle of the sapphire. Charles Rose offers a variety of cuts for sapphire rings with our most sought-after cuts including emerald, oval, and cushion cuts.
Is Sapphire as Durable as Diamond?
Sapphires are not as durable as diamonds as they score a 9 on the Mohs scale, however, they are still extremely durable and a superb option for an engagement ring or other pieces of jewellery.
How Do I Care For My Sapphire Ring?
Sapphire is a durable stone, but it is still important to take care of your jewellery. Avoid exposing your sapphire ring to harsh chemicals or cleaners and be sure to remove it before participating in activities that could damage the stone, such as gardening or cooking. Clean your ring with warm soapy water or take it to your nearest Charles Rose showroom for a complimentary cleaning.