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About Sapphire Jewelry
When you are shopping for sapphire jewelry, the most important value factor to consider is the quality of the sapphire. The more vivid and bright the hue, the more valuable the sapphire. Cut and clarity also matter and the larger the carat weight, the more the sapphire will cost per carat. Because all Gemvara jewelry is made to order, we can hand-select fine-quality sapphire to perfectly suit your design.
What is the meaning of sapphire in the language of gems? Sapphire is the gem of truth and the soul. In ancient times, a gift of a sapphire was a pledge of trust and loyalty. This tradition makes sapphire engagement rings a perfect symbol of the promise to marry. Kate Middleton's sapphire engagement ring is the latest in a long tradition of royal sapphire engagement rings. Sapphire is the September birthstone, the 5th and 45th anniversary gem, and the zodiac gem for Virgo. In addition to blue sapphire jewelry, today pink sapphire jewelry, yellow sapphire jewelry and white sapphire jewelry are also popular and more affordable than blue sapphire. Sapphire other than blue is known as "fancy sapphire."
Sapphire with fine color is so desirable that producers take an extra step after mining and before cutting to make sure that a sapphire has the best hue possible. Before their final polish, most sapphires are heated to almost 2,000 degrees in order to improve the color and clarity. Heat enhancement is stable, does not require special care, and does not reduce the stone's value. Sapphire jewelry is most often crafted in white or yellow gold or platinum but silver is also an option if budget is a concern. Because the color of your sapphire jewelry will catch the eye, you will want to match the color of sapphire earrings or a sapphire necklace closely to the color of a sapphire ring. Sapphire is a very durable gem that wears well over generations. Clean sapphire jewelry with mild dish soap: use a soft brush behind the stone where dust can collect. Gemvara's fine quality sapphire jewelry is designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.
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