Sapphire

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What is Sapphire?

Sapphire is a gemstone in the Corundum group. (The other one in the same group used for the making of jewellery is Ruby) Many of these gems are found in Sri Lanka and Burma.

The gemstones are associated with all shades of blue but in fact come in most other colours as well. – including purple, yellow, orange, green, pink, brown, gold, grey, teal, black and colourless. Variation in colour is caused by iron and titanium impurities. The best Sapphire is cornflower blue and is found in Kashmir. Dark blue Sapphire is found in Thailand and Australia.