Natural Sapphire Rings are one of the worlds most popular
gemstone ring for people of all ages and nationalities.
The sapphire can be gold or silver setting and white gold
does compliment the sapphires with cluster settings of diamonds also.
In Australia, historians have recorded that Sapphires had
been mined for over one hundred years.
Reports indicated that sapphires were discovered from 1851 on
the Cudgegong as well as Macquarie rivers in New South Wales.
Sapphires are rare and quite expensive and are popular for
engagement or wedding rings and Birthstone rings.
The most commonly known colour of Sapphire is blue, however
other colours can also be peach, gold, clear, yellow, green or purple. Colours
may also be mixed, better known at bi-colour sapphires of rainbow sapphires.
Countries like Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka are also major
producers of Sapphires. These countries that have supplied commercial
quantities of sapphire are being depleted of this
gemstone. Other countries that sapphire can be sourced are
Kashmir, Madagascar, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Tanzania, Malawi, Nigeria and
Sri Lanka is the world’s known source of the “blue” colour
sapphire. Sapphire is in the variety of mineral corundum family and is one of
the hardest of natural gemstones, Diamond being the hardest. Sapphire is a
combination of oxygen sand aluminium.
Very rare blue Kashmir
sapphires are very popular because only a few were mined, and mines had stopped
production in 1900.
The most important part of gemstone, like sapphire is its
setting. The most precious mounting is platinum and gold. A well thought out
mounting or jewellery design is so important to make sure it lasts a lifetime.