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.
All the Colors of the Sapphire Rainbow
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.
Is Sapphire Jewelry durable?
Sapphires are second only to diamonds in terms of hardness, and therefore sapphire jewelry is a great choice for everyday wear. They have little cleavage, which is the tendency to break when struck. This resistance to chipping makes sapphires an excellent choice for pieces that are worn daily (like engagement rings). Although Sapphire jewelry is one of the most durable options available, no gemstone is indestructible. Always be aware of any time your stone might bang against metal as that can wear away at the luster of the stone.
Sapphires are one of our favorite stone choices because of their beautiful range of colors as well as their durability!
The History of Sapphire Jewelry
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.
What type of sapphires do we use in our jewelry?
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.