Sapphires are a Page Sargisson signature. There's a lot of fun facts that many people don't know about these stones, so we thought we'd share some knowledge.
Sapphires are typically known for their rich blue hue, but they actually come in almost every color of the rainbow – pink, peach, orange, teal, green, purple, yellow, sky blue. The shade depends on other trace elements that may be in corundum, the mineral that makes sapphire. Red sapphires are better known as rubies.
Sapphires are second only to diamonds in terms of hardness. They have little cleavage, which is the tendency to break when struck, making them an excellent choice for pieces that are worn daily (like engagement rings). Their hardness also makes sapphires ideal for industrial and technological uses.
Sapphires are one of our favorite stone choices because of their beautiful range of colors as well as their durability!
Sapphires have been treasured as one of the most precious stones for thousands of years. During the Middle Ages, sapphire was worn as protection from evil and was associated with the heavens. Historically, it's been connected with nobility, and was reserved only for royalty and high priests until the 17th century.
We have long-standing relationships with trusted sapphire vendors, who uphold the highest standards of quality and sustainability. Our sapphires are exclusively natural or heat treated, and we avoid stones that have been additionally treated in any other way.