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The Colour of Sapphires: A Spectrum of Elegance

When we think of sapphires, the mind often conjures images of deep blue gemstones, reminiscent of the midnight sky or the depths of the ocean. However, sapphires are far more diverse than their iconic blue counterpart. These remarkable gems, formed over millions of years, come in a stunning array of colours, each with its own unique charm and allure.

The Classic Blue Sapphire

The blue sapphire is perhaps the most well-known and cherished variety of sapphire. This gemstone's vibrant hues range from a light, almost sky-blue to an intense, velvety midnight blue. The presence of trace elements like iron and titanium within the crystal structure gives blue sapphires their distinctive colour. Historically, blue sapphires have been symbols of wisdom, nobility, and divine favour, often adorning the crowns and regalia of royalty.

The Alluring Pink Sapphire

Pink sapphires are gaining popularity for their delicate and romantic appeal. These gems can vary from pale, almost pastel pinks to rich, vivid magentas. The presence of chromium is what imparts the pink hue to these sapphires. Pink sapphires are often associated with love, compassion, and vulnerability, making them a perfect choice for engagement rings and sentimental jewellery pieces.

The Radiant Yellow Sapphire

Yellow sapphires, with their bright and sunny disposition, are a wonderful alternative to traditional gemstones like diamonds or citrines. The yellow hue ranges from pale lemon to deep, golden tones. These colours are a result of the presence of iron within the gem. Yellow sapphires are believed to bring prosperity, wisdom, and happiness, making them an ideal choice for those looking to add a touch of optimism to their jewellery collection.

The Exotic Padparadscha Sapphire

Padparadscha sapphires are among the rarest and most coveted of all sapphire varieties. Their unique blend of pink and orange hues resembles the colours of a beautiful sunset. The name "Padparadscha" is derived from the Sinhalese word for lotus blossom, reflecting the gem’s delicate, lotus-like colours. These sapphires are prized for their rarity and their exquisite, almost ethereal beauty.

The Mysterious Green Sapphire

Green sapphires are less common but equally captivating. Their colours can range from light, minty greens to deep, forest greens. The green hue is typically caused by the presence of iron and titanium. Green sapphires are believed to promote calmness, balance, and good fortune. Their unique colour makes them a standout choice for those seeking something different yet sophisticated.

The Versatile Colour-Change Sapphire

One of the most fascinating varieties is the colour-change sapphire. These gems exhibit different colours under various lighting conditions, typically shifting from blue in daylight to purple under incandescent light. This phenomenon is due to the gem’s unique crystalline structure and the presence of vanadium. Colour-change sapphires are truly mesmerising and perfect for those who appreciate the extraordinary.

Other Coloured Sapphires

Beyond the commonly known colours, sapphires can also be found in other striking hues. Orange sapphires, often called "papaya sapphires," are warm and vibrant, ranging from soft peach to vivid tangerine. Purple sapphires, with their regal and mysterious allure, vary from light lavender to deep violet. Black sapphires, though less transparent, have a unique, intense beauty that adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any jewellery piece. These less traditional colours provide endless possibilities for unique and personalised jewellery designs.

Why Choose Sapphires?

Sapphires are not only beautiful but also incredibly durable, scoring a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes them an excellent choice for everyday wear, ensuring that your sapphire jewellery can be cherished for generations.

Explore the enchanting world of sapphires at Brinkhaus Jewellers. View our full range of sapphire jewellery in-store or speak with us about creating a custom piece of sapphire jewellery just for you. Let us help you find the perfect gem that resonates with your personal style and story. Visit Brinkhaus Jewellers at 24 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont, and discover the timeless elegance of sapphires today.
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