Ceylon Natural Purplish Pink Sapphire
|5.80 x 4.40 x 3.10 mm
|Natural Pink Sapphire
|Ratnapura, Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
|CSL – Colored Stone Laboratory Certified ( Gemological Institute of America “GIA” Alumni Association Member )
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Pink Sapphire is a natural, light pink to deep violet-pink colored, precious gemstone from the Corundum mineral family. The pink sapphire color is due to trace amounts of chromium in the mineral. It can be seen in a wide range of colors with its own unique pink among other pink gemstones. Due to its exceptional color and incredible hardness, Pink Sapphire is widely appreciated as a jewelry gemstone.
It’s symbolizing good fortune, power through hardships, intense love and compassion, and subtle elegance. Today, the use of colored gemstones is very popular beyond the traditional engagement ring of the modern generation. Pink sapphires have become popular for engagement rings in recent decades and are also used as a substitute for pink diamonds as they are more expensive. In Vedic astrology, this gemstone is said to have similar effects as the Ruby gemstone. Western culture recommends Pink Sapphire as September month birthstone.
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Sapphire deposits are found in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Madagascar, Greenland, East Africa, and in North America in mostly in Montana. Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir produce large quantities of fine quality Sapphires for the world market. Sapphires are mined from alluvial deposits or from primary underground workings.
Sapphires can be treated by several methods to enhance and improve their clarity and color. A common method is done by heating the sapphires in furnaces to temperatures between 500 and 1,850 °C for several hours, or by heating in a nitrogen-deficient atmosphere oven for 1 week or more. Geuda is a form of the mineral corundum. Geuda is found primarily in Sri Lanka. It’s a semitransparent and milky appearance due to rutile inclusions. Geuda is used to improve its color by heat treatment. Some geuda varieties turn to a blue color after heat treatments and some turn to red after oxidizing. Also, Kowangu pushparaga turns to yellow sapphire after oxidizing.
Refractive index ω=1.768–1.772 nε =1.760–1.763
Solubility = Insoluble
Melting point = 2,030–2,050 °C
Birefringence = 0.008
Pleochroism = Strong
A variety of different inclusions can form within a natural sapphire. Each has different implications on the gemstone’s visibility and sparkle or light performance. Inclusions are a natural consequence of crystal growth and even the best stones are not expected to be totally inclusion-free. It can be seen inclusions in sapphires such as Needles, Mineral Crystals, Feathers, Fingerprints and etc. Basically, SI, VS, VVS, IF clarity grades are used in commercial-grade stones. Opaque, included and lifeless sapphires are in a lower grade and have low value in the gemstone industry, and not used in fine jewelry.
We must remember that the most powerful of all is our mind power. The use of gemstones in the chemical, wave, and vibration energy of the gemstones can only be of some help to the well-being of man. It is like a fence on the stairs. The stair fence is not essential for climbing stairs. But having a stair fence will make it easier to climb the stairs. That is also the case with using a gemstone. Almost every gem has its own vibrational and wave energy. also, the chemical properties of gemstones are very special. Gemstones are used to cure diseases and to stimulate and balance the energy fields of the human body by the chemical composition and other energies of the gemstones.
Healing Properties of Sapphire
Sapphire releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts, and spiritual confusion. Sapphire is known as a “stone of Wisdom“. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. Also, Since ancient times Sapphire gemstone is considered a stone of royalty, wisdom, Divine favor, and nobility.
Spirituality: wisdom, concentration, balance, clear thoughts Emotions: nervous, anger, frustration, negativity, negative feelings, love, truth Mental: wealth, prosperity, good luck, calm the mind Physical: fever, inflammation, burns, nosebleed, blood clots, bleeding, thrombosis, blood vessels, veins
Sapphire is also the best stone for awakening chakras. Dark Blue or Indigo Sapphire stimulates the Third Eye chakra. Blue Sapphire stimulates the Throat Chakra. Green sapphire stimulates Heart Chakra. Ruby stimulates Base Chakra. White sapphire and purple sapphire stimulate Crown Chakra. Yellow sapphire stimulates Solar Plexus Chakra. Orange sapphire stimulates Navel Chakra.
It is believed that pink sapphires used for therapeutic purposes as crystals might nourish the emotional well-being of the person wearing jewelry crafted from the gems. The theory behind these therapeutic beliefs centers on clearing emotional blockages from the past to release hurtful experiences. The Pink Sapphire helps to balance Heart, Third Eye, and Crown chakras.
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