Sapphire
Sapphire
Sapphire
Sapphire

Sapphire

Sale price€40,00
SKU: A219
Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
This Padparadscha Sapphire is characterized by its violet-orange color and the double tips, one of which is broken off.
1.2x0.9x0.7 cm
0.99 g

Sapphire, a variety of Corundum, includes colorless and variegated variations, excluding Rubies. The term usually refers to the blue variants with varying shades. Sapphires crystallize in the trigonal system as double-pointed, barrel-shaped six-sided crystals with Al2O3 composition. The main producers were Sri Lanka and India. The USA (Montana), Australia and Nigeria have recently been added. Madagascar supplies high quality Sapphires, often sold as coming from Sri Lanka. Production in Australia has now fallen sharply again.