Sapphires in colour

15th December, 2023
Maddy Bradley-Few

Join us on this journey through the spectrum of sapphires, where we're talking about everything from royal blue to sweet pink, sunny yellow, ocean teals and lush green sapphires. Each shade is totally unique and ready to show off your one-of-a-kind fabulousness. 

If you're on the hunt for that perfect sapphire to elevate your jewellery creation, you've just landed in the ultimate colour comparison hub. Here at Jessica Flinn, we're not just enthusiasts; we're downright passionate about sapphires. We live for the unique, the individual, and we firmly believe that sapphires are the unparalleled expression of your fabulous personality. 

With a kaleidoscope of colours and tones, we're about to dive deep into the sapphire spectrum in this blog. However, if your curiosity is still buzzing with questions, our gemstone experts are just a message away. They're ready to spill all the sapphire tea you could ever wish for, ensuring your journey to the perfect gem is nothing short of extraordinary!

Regal Royal Blues

Our journey begins with the regal royal blue sapphires, often sourced from mines in Kashmir, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. These gems boast a deep, velvety blue, radiating sophistication and timeless elegance. 

Known for their rarity, Kashmir sapphires, in particular, are celebrated for their rich colour and exceptional clarity. Immerse yourself in the allure of these exclusive gems, whether they grace a solitaire engagement ring, embellish a sapphire-studded wedding band, or adorn a statement pair of sapphire earrings... the world's your oyster, darling!

Blue Sapphire facts

  1. The most prized blue sapphires, celebrated for their intense royal blue hue, hail from Kashmir, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka, with Kashmir sapphires distinguished for their velvety, deep blue colour.
  2. Some blue sapphires exhibit asterism, forming a star-like pattern due to needle-like rutile inclusions, creating the phenomenon known as "star sapphire." 
  3. Blue sapphires, belonging to the corundum family, boast a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, second only to diamonds, making them exceptionally durable and ideal for everyday wear, especially in engagement rings!
  4. Blue sapphires can showcase a spectrum of shades, from cornflower blue to deep navy, influenced by trace elements like iron and titanium.
  5. Long associated with nobility and wisdom, blue sapphires grace the engagement rings of royalty such as Princess Diana and now Princess Kate (you can find our version if this iconic ring here, dive into your princess dreams!). The royals also own the largest blue sapphire in the world, weighing in at 422.99-carats, the Logan sapphire is said to be valued at millions!

Romantic pinks

Now, let's delve into the romantic world of pink sapphires. These delicate gems, found in places like Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, symbolise love and compassion. Madagascar, in particular, is known for producing intense pink sapphires. 

Our curated pink sapphire designs seamlessly blend elegance with a modern twist, making them perfect for expressing the traditional romantic essence of pink sapphires while letting your unique self shine through completely!

Pink Sapphire facts

  1. Pink sapphires, renowned for their delicate and romantic hues, can be found in various locations worldwide, with notable sources including Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Tanzania.
  2. The captivating pink coloration in these sapphires is primarily attributed to the presence of chromium, a trace element that infuses the gem with varying intensities of pink, ranging from light pastels to deep, vivid tones.
  3. Pink sapphires are considered rarer than their blue counterparts, and their value is often determined by the intensity and uniformity of their pink colour, as well as factors such as clarity and size.
  4. With their romantic and feminine appeal, pink sapphires are often associated with love and passion, making them a popular choice for engagement rings and other romantic jewellery pieces.
  5.  Many pink sapphires undergo heat treatment to enhance their colour and clarity; this common practice is accepted within the industry and does not diminish the gem's value when conducted responsibly, as it has been for centuries.

Lush green sapphires

For nature lovers, green sapphires capture the tranquil and mystical vibes of the great outdoors. These gems, originating from sources like Madagascar and Thailand, offer earthy elegance and a touch of sophistication. Madagascar, in particular, produces green sapphires with a unique bluish-green hue!

Green Sapphire facts

  1. Green sapphires, known for their serene and earthy tones, are found in various locations around the world such as Madagascar, Thailand, Australia, and Sri Lanka.
  2. The green colour in sapphires is typically caused by the presence of iron and titanium, and the shades can range from a subtle, pale green to a more intense, vivid hue with a hint of blue.
  3. Green sapphires are relatively rare compared to other colours, making them a distinctive choice for those seeking a unique and unconventional gemstone! We're genuinely passionate about working with rare and unconventional gemstones, and green sapphires hold a special place in our hearts! Embracing the uniqueness of each stone is our forte. If you can't find the exact gem you're envisioning on our website, reach out to our team, and we'll happily hunt down the perfect stone just for you!
  4. Some green sapphires display a bluish-green hue, creating a mesmerising blend of colours. This variation is caused by the different levels of iron and titanium in each gem.
  5. Green sapphires are often associated with nature and the tranquility of the outdoors, making them a popular choice for nature-inspired jewellery designs that celebrate the beauty of the natural world.

Ocean Teal sapphires

Dive into the captivating allure of teal sapphires, a mesmerising fusion of blue and green hues that evokes a sense of tranquility and sophistication. These stunning gems, often sourced from regions like Madagascar and Sri Lanka, boast a unique and vibrant coloration that sets them apart in the world of sapphires. 

The bluish-green tint of teal sapphires adds a touch of mystique to jewellery designs, making them a perfect choice for those seeking a distinctive and unconventional gemstone. 

Whether adorning an engagement ring or incorporated into a stunning pair of hoops, our collection of teal sapphires bring an exquisite blend of elegance and individuality to your collection, leaving a lasting impression with their distinct colour palette.

Teal Sapphire facts

  1. Teal sapphires are prized for their unique colour, a captivating blend of blue and green hues that creates a mesmerising teal shade, reminiscent of tranquil ocean waters.
  2. Teal sapphires are commonly found in regions such as Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Australia, with each location contributing to the gem's distinctive colour variations.
  3. The teal colour in these sapphires is often attributed to the presence of chromium, a trace element that imparts the gem with its characteristic blue-green tones.
  4. Teal sapphires are relatively rare, adding to their allure and making them an exotic choice for those seeking a gemstone that stands out from more traditional options.
  5. Teal sapphires offer versatility in jewellery design, complementing both contemporary and vintage styles. Their unique colour makes them an eye-catching choice for engagement rings, earrings, and other statement pieces.

Sunshine infused yellow sapphires

Brighten up your engagement ring with the joyous radiance of yellow sapphires, often sourced from Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Australia. These gems, with their sunny disposition, spread positivity and happiness. 

Thailand, in particular, is known for vibrant yellow sapphires with exceptional clarity. Infuse warmth into your engagement rings with these radiant gems and let your jewellery reflect your joyful energy. They're also a great substitute for yellow diamonds if you're looking for a less costly gemstone!

Yellow Sapphire facts

  1. Yellow sapphires are prized for their vibrant and warm yellow colour, reminiscent of the sun, making them a symbol of positivity, joy, and energy.
  2. Yellow sapphires are found in various parts of the world, including Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Madagascar, each contributing to the gem's diverse colour palette.
  3. The yellow colour in these sapphires is often influenced by trace elements of iron, with varying concentrations producing different shades of yellow, from pale lemon to rich canary.
  4. Yellow sapphires are members of the corundum family, scoring 9 on the Mohs scale, making them durable and ideal for everyday wear, particularly in engagement rings.
  5. Symbolising optimism and good fortune, yellow sapphires are associated with positive energy and are believed to bring prosperity and happiness to those who wear them, making them a popular choice for meaningful jewellery pieces.

Get ready to showcase your distinctive style with the enchanting range of sapphire hues at Jessica Flinn Fine Jewellery! Whether you fancy royal blues, romantic pinks, sunny yellows, or earthy greens, we have the ideal gem to narrate your unique story. Embrace your individuality with sapphires, as we believe they're the perfect companions to celebrate everything that makes you uniquely you. Let your authenticity sparkle and create a story as special as you are!

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