Known for their beautiful blue colour, this gemstone is also the September birthstone. They are the second hardest gemstone in the world and are rated 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes them an excellent choice for an engagement ring or daily wear jewellery.
Mined from all over the world, the sapphire stone comes in different shapes, colours and sizes.
Blue sapphires symbolise royalty, trust, honesty, and sincerity; this gemstone is often associated with love, commitment and faithfulness, making them a popular choice for engagement rings. The blue colour is said to represent the loyalty of the wearer, as well as the purity of their love. This makes blue sapphires the perfect gift to express deep affection and commitment to your loved one. Sapphires are sometimes associated with 45th year wedding anniversaries because of their symbolic and aesthetic qualities, as well as their lasting value and significance.
When it comes to shapes, there are a lot of options to choose from. The most sought-after shapes for Sapphire are round, oval, cushion and pear. But they also come in other shapes such as triangular, princess, baguette, marquise, etc. Pick the shape you like to customize your sapphire engagement ring, pendant, bracelet, earring, or necklace while bringing out the best in the gemstone.
The origin and colour of a Sapphire is the most important factor that affects its value. The most popular choice is a Royal Blue Sapphire, which is a vibrant blue colour with a medium to medium-dark colour tone. Greenish blue sapphires are commonly found from basaltic sources including Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Nigeria, China, Laos, and Vietnam.
Intense to Vivid blue sapphires are the most popular but ultimately, it is up to your preference. Sri Lanka is the best source of vivid Royal Blue Sapphires - they have been producing Sapphires for thousands of years and are the oldest source known for blue Sapphires. Alternatively, you can also look into Sapphires from Burma or Madagascar.
If you're looking to splurge, Kashmir Sapphires which have been adorned by kings and queens throughout history, are the most expensive and sought-after in the market today.
For a softer colour, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Madagascar, and Tanzania are good sources of Cornflower Blue Sapphires which have a lighter pastel blue colour.
Sapphire stones come in most of the rainbow colours, including, pink sapphire, yellow sapphire, green sapphire, orange sapphire, and many more. Any other colour but blue is referred to as a “fancy sapphire”. While there are many varieties of colours, the most popular choice is still a blue sapphire!
Celebrate your relationship with your special someone or reward yourself with unique custom sapphire jewellery.
The two important factors to consider when evaluating the value of a sapphire gemstone are its colour intensity and origin.
At ZCOVA, we only offer real sapphires that are ICL certified. Speak to our in-house gemologist for recommendations on sapphires that match your style and price range.
While blue sapphires are generally the most popular, other colours of sapphire such as pink, yellow, and padparadscha can also be highly prized and valuable depending on their quality, rarity and market demand.
The scarcity of Padparadscha Sapphires makes it the rarest sapphire variant. These sapphires are best known for their unique blend of pink and orange hues.
Sapphire gemstones can be found in various parts of the world. The specific characteristics of sapphires can differ depending on their origin, with different locations producing stones of varying colour, clarity, and other attributes. Greenish blue sapphires are commonly found from basaltic sources including Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Nigeria, China, Laos and Vietnam. Royal Blue Sapphires can be found in Sri Lanka, the oldest source known for blue Sapphires. For a lighter pastel blue colour, Cornflower Blue Sapphires are best sourced from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Madagascar, and Tanzania.
Yes, our Sapphire gemstones are ICL certified.