Sapphire

In ancient Greece, Sapphire was known as “sappheiros” meaning “the Saturn’s beloved”. Some ancient societies believed that the Earth rested on a Sapphire, which was responsible for the sky blue color. For centuries Sapphires have been associated with royalty and romance. This association was reinforced in 1981 when prince Charles from Great Britain offered as an engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer, a ring set with Sapphire and Diamonds. In 2011, the same ring was offered by prince William to his chosen one: Kate Middleton. Sapphires can be found in many different colors: blue, white, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple and black. And we designed them by the term Sapphire followed by its color. For instance: Pink Sapphire. The blue Sapphire is the most valuable of all, and we named only Sapphire. The largest Sapphire already cut is at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and it is known as “India Star” with 536 carats. The biggest producers are Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Tanzania, Cambodia, Australia, Madagascar, USA, China, Kenya, Nigeria and Vietnam.

Sapphire