1.90 ct Blue Sapphire
A brilliant 1.90 ct blue cushion sapphire in sky blue vivid colour. A gorgeous gemstone like this would make a great sapphire ring or pendant.
The Beauty of Sapphire
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the zodiac gemstone for Taurus. They are also recommended for couples celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary.
Historically Sapphire is a very important gemstone. Since the middle ages Sapphire has symbolized peace, purity and tranquility from the heavens. Sapphires were thought to bestow peace and harmony and protect the wearer from poison, fever and illness.
Today many women wear sapphire because the calming nature of the blue colour makes it a symbol for trust, loyalty and inner peace.
Sapphires are on the whole, very durable stones and are safe to use in jewellery dips and ultra-sonic cleaners, however avoid Using heat with untreated stones as this could affect the colour and future recertification. Avoid coating with borax before applying heat as borax may eat into sapphires.
More care is needed with treated stones.
Sapphires can be treated to improve colour by a process called diffusion. Older stones treated in this way may only have treatment near the surface, so if you become aware that you or a customer has a stone treated in this way avoid repolishing.