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Myth vs. Reality: The Truth About Sapphire Stones

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Sapphire has been called the Queen of Gemstones since ancient times, and today it remains one of the most popular gemstones in the world. The beautiful and rare qualities that make sapphires so special have also made them highly prized and sought after, but many myths about sapphires continue to be perpetuated, even by experts in the field. Here are some common myths about sapphire stone, and the truth behind these gorgeous rocks.


What are they?


Sapphires are colorful corundum stones that can come in an array of colors, depending on where they’re mined. What makes them valuable is their durability and scratch-resistance – no other gemstone has these same characteristics. What that means for you, as a consumer, is that your sapphire will be able to stand up to wear and tear without losing its sparkle or luster. You’ll never need to replace your sapphire jewelry; it’s made to last a lifetime! This also means you won’t have to worry about anyone accidentally damaging your stone during regular use.

The downside?: While sapphire stone are durable, they aren’t indestructible. As long as you take care of your piece by avoiding harsh chemicals and abrasive surfaces (like sandpaper), then your stone should stay intact for years to come. But if you fail to take proper care of it, then there’s a chance it could chip or crack over time. If that happens, all hope isn’t lost! Most jewelers offer repair services so that you can keep wearing your favorite pieces for years to come. All in all, sapphires make fantastic jewelry pieces because they’re beautiful AND long-lasting—so don’t let myths about their fragility scare you away from investing in one today!


Where do they come from?


Sapphires are found in every corner of our world, and range from very pale blue to a deep rich blue color, with many other colors within that spectrum. They can be transparent or translucent, and even have multiple colors depending on how they’re cut; not all sapphires are blue either—some can be black or yellow! Generally, though, most jewelry you see will be some shade of blue. sapphire stone are also known as corundum or rubies but without any coloring impurities in them (like chromium). Their classification is determined by their crystal structure rather than their color—blue sapphires still qualify as sapphire and not ruby!


How do they form?


For a stone to form, a certain set of conditions must be met, including an extreme pressure at temperatures above 2000 degrees Celsius. This is why these stones are always found in volcanic rock that’s been exposed to high pressure and heat from magma or lava that has risen to surface from depth. Sometimes you’ll find them closer to earth’s surface after a volcano has erupted, but most of these so-called volcanic sapphires are fakes (read on for more on identifying real sapphire stone). An important note about how they form is that they don’t appear overnight—these processes take millions of years!


Are they rare?


No! There are 1,000 tons of sapphires mined each year, and that’s just a small fraction of what’s out there. Although they’re rarer than some other gems (for example, rubies), there are still many finds every year that contain both huge and tiny sapphires in quantity. So while they may not be as abundant as gems like diamonds or opals, their abundance isn’t even close to scarce! Just think of how much space you have in your jewelry box – there is certainly room for one more!


Why are they expensive?


Most of us have wondered at one point or another, why sapphire stones are so expensive? Well there is a reason and it has to do with three major facts that most jewelers aren’t telling you. In fact, many will try to convince you otherwise by overcharging for lesser quality gems or giving you a line of B.S.


What do you need to know before buying one?


Before buying a sapphire stone, ask yourself if you need one and what you’ll be using it for. If your answer is yes to both of these questions, you should know that there are two types of synthetic sapphires; Type A and Type B. Be sure to ask your jeweler about what type of stone they have in stock before making any purchases; unless, of course, you just want something pretty to wear around your neck and not actually use for anything else! Regardless of which type is best for you or your situation (and we’ll get into that later), most people who buy synthetic sapphires are generally happy with their purchase once they start using them!


Use, Care, and Maintenance


Knowing how to use and care for your jewelry is important. If you don’t know a lot about jewelry, ask someone who does; most jewelers are happy to explain common mistakes that people make when wearing rings, necklaces, and earrings—and what might happen if you continue to do it wrong over time. Follow these simple tips to extend your jewelry’s life for years on end.


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