Sapphires, a variety of corundum, are formed deep in the earth’s mantle as well as the lower crust.  They form in the hexagonal crystal system, but are often formed in what people call a bipyramidal shape, or just two elongated … Continue Reading

Sapphires have always been one of the most sought after gemstones.  Sapphire jewelry grouped along with diamonds, rubies and emeralds make up the “BIG FOUR” which are the most rare and valuable, not to mentioned desired, gemstones.  It is not … Continue Reading

Hi.  My name is MiMi and I am in charge of the photography here at The Natural Sapphire Company.  Each custom natural sapphire ring and loose sapphire stone is hand photographed.  This process can take a while, because we need … Continue Reading

Flawlessly setting a gorgeous natural untreated sapphire in a simple yet elegant pendant can result in a fantastic gift idea that your significant other will cherish wearing around her neck daily.  To crazy or bulky of a design can take … Continue Reading

I’ve just joined the Natural Sapphire Company to help develop and update our print and web materials.  I’ll be writing mostly about the new graphic designs we’ll be creating here at NSC.  While I’ve worked with a motley crew of … Continue Reading

When purchasing diamonds clients are informed about the 4 C’s, Clarity, Color, Cut, and Carat. However when it comes to colored gemstones the standards are not as defined but are just as important. In this post I will try to … Continue Reading

I love sapphires, there is no doubt.   You can have all the colors of the rainbow,  except of course red, because then it would be a ruby.  One of my favorites though,  is the yellow sapphire.  There are many assortments … Continue Reading

Valerie Jareett is often said to be one of the most powerful women in Chicago, holding several important positions. Throughout her career, Ms. Jarrett has tried to close the gaps between races, classes. “VALERIE B. JARRETT, 51, is Chief Executive Officer, … Continue Reading

Jenna Bush and Henry Hager met during her father’s 2004 re-election campaign.   Families describe the two as soul mates. Henry Hager is the son of John Hager, a former lieutenant governor of Virginia and assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading

The new ruby discovery in Tanzania has the gem world buzzing. The quality of  rubies being mined from the area is unprecedented. Rubies of high transparency with good color, and good color saturation is one of the rarest gemstones on … Continue Reading