Sapphires are believed to provide wisdom, protection, strength and to bring good fortune to their owners. Large sapphires adorn the crowns of royalty and have been given to queens, princesses and celebrities through the ages. Sapphires were collected and traded by explorers, maharajahs and magi. Sapphires were believed to hold special powers and have been used in alchemy and magic.
Many of these famous jewels were discovered in the ancient mines of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, near the ‘City of Gems’. The mines of Ceylon have been renowned since the 2nd century for producing some of the most beautiful and celebrated sapphires in history.
Although the word sapphire means ‘blue’, this gem can be found in all the colors of the rainbow. Extremely rare among sapphires, are those showing more than one color. Known as ‘fancy’, or bi-color sapphires, each one is created by nature with a completely unique color combination, and they are seldom found in large carat sizes.
Given their small supply, these exceptionally rare sapphires are also held as investments by the rich and powerful to increase invalue over the years. Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September and is given on 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.
We are very fortunate to bring you three fancy sapphires from the legendary Ratnapura mine of Sri Lanka. These exquisite sapphires contain blue through yellow color combinations.
All three fancy sapphires weigh between 3 and 4 carats. These glittering, eye-clear stones contain an exceptional blend of color shades from deep to light blue, and whiteand yellow. Their similar mix of colors make them appear matched,as if they were cut from the same stone, yet each is completely unique, and one-of-a-kind.
These investment-grade sapphires are ready to be set into the jewelry of your choosing, perhaps as a sparkling statement in a brooch or set into an extravagant necklace fit for a queen!