Nice light blue unheated Montana Sapphire from the Spokane Bar cut in an octagon design.
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Until the late 17th century, sapphires could strictly be worn by the royalty and high priests. Anyone else caught wearing them would been punished.
The word sapphire is derived from the Latin and Greek words for “blue”:sapphirus and sappheiros, which may have originally referred to another type of blue stone called Lapis Lazuli.
The world’s most famous engagement ring: Princess Diana’s and now Kate Middleton’s sapphire.
When you think of sapphires, you probably think of a rich blue color, but sapphires actually come in almost every color of the rainbow—including pink, peach, orange, yellow, green, teal, and purple. Red sapphires are better known as rubies (both are varieties of the mineral corundum).
The rarest type of sapphire is a pinkish orange variety called“padparadscha”, a name that comes from the Sinhalese word for lotus flower.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 5th and 45th anniversaries.