Gemstones Fun Facts on Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds
Whenever we talk about fine jewelry, diamonds are always top of mind. However, if you are looking for a more colorful and equally valuable addition to your jewelry collection, these precious stones in the hues of blue, red, and green are what we recommend. But before you decide on which gemstone to add to consider, here are some interesting fun facts about Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds.
This pure blue gemstone has been around for almost a thousand years. Throughout those years, sapphires have always been associated with royalty as the early kings and queens were seen wearing this stone. Sapphires are also known for its excellent durability, as it scores a 9 out of 10 under the Mohs Scale of Hardness. That’s why it’s an excellent choice for everyday wear. Though the vivid color blue is the most popular among sapphires, this gemstone comes in varieties of rainbow colors as well. This gemstone is mostly mined in countries such as Sri Lanka, Australia, and Myanmar, to name a few.
Another precious gemstone is the ruby. Known for their deep red hue, rubies are one of the rarest and more expensive gemstones. Similar to sapphires, rubies also score a 9 out of 10 under the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Making this stone durable and extremely hard. Though rubies are known to be deep red, it sometimes comes in hues of pink. But when it comes to this gemstone, the higher its saturation level of red, the better. Rubies are mostly mined in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.
To wrap up the last of the “big four” gemstones, we now come to the emerald. Emeralds were first mined in 1500 BC in Egypt. One of the popular wearers of this stone was Cleopatra and was recorded that this was her favorite stone. Emeralds have an intense green shade and also have a high hardness rating. Most emeralds have some type of inclusion or “imperfection” and those without are considered very rare. Emeralds are mostly mined from Columbia, Brazil, and Zambia.
Now that you are more knowledgeable about Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds, you’re in luck because we carry these gemstones in Miladay. To make things more exciting as well, you get to enjoy up to 40% off on these pieces until May 31, 2021. Visit our SHOP page or any of our jewelry stores to see our wide array of designs.