In this section, you’ll find the essential information about what makes a sapphire a sapphire:
What Does “Natural” & “Untreated” Mean For Sapphires?
Learn all about the differences between natural and untreated sapphires versus synthetic and treated sapphires. We’ll break down exactly what these terms mean and why they’re so important to a sapphire’s value and durability.
Sapphire crystals form in incredibly unique and precise ways to give us the pure beauty in a sapphire. Discover the chemistry behind gemstone crystal growth and what elements give each variety of sapphire its color.
What is the Moh’s scale of hardness and how does it apply to the toughness of sapphires? Learn all about it and why this feature is one of the most important contributing to a sapphire being more rare than a diamond.
Inclusions play an incredibly important role in the chemical make-up, durability, and color in a sapphire, yet they are still incredibly misunderstood. Discover why sapphires should always have some inclusions and what to look for.
The 4Cs of Quality in Sapphires
Just as with the commonly known diamond, sapphires have their own structure for judging quality for clarity, cut, color, and carat weight. We break down that system for you with professional tips for each one.
A natural and unique phenomenon in sapphires produces a characteristic called color fading and reviving. This incredibly special feature is explained through physics and which sapphires are known to express it.
Sapphires have long been considered throughout history and cultures to hold special spiritual, medicinal, and religious significance. Follow along as we reveal the most powerful stories of sapphire lore.