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Purple Sapphire

purple, violet, lavender, lilac, mauve, plum, magenta - sapphire comes in all these colors and more!
colors available:  

light purple, medium pueple, dark purple

violet, lavender, lilac, mauve, plum, magenta, pinkish-purple, bluish-purple, reddish-purple, brownish-purple

family/species:   corundum
properties:   RI=1.762-1.770 DR
SG=4.00 (+/-0.03)

highly suitable for use in jewelry

many treatments and enhancements are currently being carried out on sapphires; however we generally only work with natural sapphires and always fully disclose all known treatments

(see policy on Treatment Disclosure)

important information  

natural, untreated sapphire is getting harder and harder to find in the market; it sells for a premum over treated and enhanced stones;

corundum (both natural and man-made) is widely used as an abrasive thanks to its hardness - it can scratch almost every other mineral





cuts:   calibrated up to 4mm
all standard cuts and free sizes
rough:   generally available in clean material to cut sizes 3mm and under; bigger pieces occasionally available - please Contact Us for current stock
mining:   found in tanzania (umba valley, tunduru), sri lanka, madagascar, burma, and many other localities worldwide

Photo Gallery: Selected Purple Sapphires

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