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SAPPHIRE

SAPPHIRE

COLOUR : Blue ;possibleviolet,green secondary hues

 

COMPOSITION :AI2O3 +Fe,Ti

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE :Trigonal

HARDNESS :9specific gravity :4.0-4.1

LUSTER:Adamantine to Vitreous

TRANSPARENCY :Transparent to  Opaque

METAPHYSICA:Exorcism ,protection,healing ,willpower, strength,faith,loyalty ,friendship

OTHER:Most effective stone for nervous system issue

All gem-quality corundum that is not red is called sapphire ,yet this name is popularly associated with the colour blue .Variation in colour,due to iron and titanium impurities , spans many shades ,but the most valueable is a clear ,deep blue. Some stones ,called “colour –change “,exhibit different shades of blue in artificial and natual light .

OCCURRENCE : Good quality sapphire is found in Burma ,Srilanka ,and India .The best Indian sapphire is cornflower blue,and fond in Kashmir ,either in pegmatites or as waterworn pebbles in alluvial deposits . Sapphire from Thailand ,Australia,and Nigeria is dark blue ,and may appear nearly black . Montana (USA) pruduces  sapphire of an attractive metallic blue. Other localities  include Cambodia ,Brazil ,Kenya,Malawi ,and Colombia .

REMARK : Synthetic sapphire production began in the late 19th century .Commercial quantities became available in the early 20th century .

PADPARADSCHA

Padparadscha is a very rare, pinkish orange sapphire,it is the only variety of corundum other then ruby that is given its own name ,rather then being referred to as a sapphire of a particular colour. The name derives from a Sinhalese word ,meaning lotus blossom .

OCCURRENCE: Srilanka .

REMARK : Like all varieties of corundum , padparadscha is an excellent  jewellery stone ,as it is second only to diamond in hardness .