Natural White Sapphire

white sapphire

White sapphire is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family. Pure corundum is completely colorless. Natural white sapphire is rare compared to colored sapphire, because during its formation in nature, other materials contribute small amounts of impurities that impart color to the crystals.

COLOR: Natural White Sapphire is colourless and the purest form of Corundum

ORIGIN: Significant sapphire deposits are found in Australia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Shandong, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kashmir, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Burma, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Montana, and Vietnam.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Sapphire has aluminum oxide (α-Al2O3) with minor amounts of components such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, or magnesium.

CUT: Step Cut, Brilliant Cut, Mixed Cut, and Cabochon Cut.

SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 3.95-4.03

REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.762-1.788

HARDNESS: 9 on the Mohs scale (3rd hardest natural gemstone after moissanite and diamond)

FORMATION: Sapphires are mined from alluvial deposits or from primary underground workings.

TREATMENT: Sapphire goes through heat treatment to increase clarity and color. At temperatures more than 1700 degrees Celsius, the silk dissolves and increases clarity of the stone. Heat procedure can change a colorless sapphire into a blue sapphire. On lesser temperatures, silk can be heated but not vanished to lightened the color.

BIRTHSTONE: Sapphire is birthstone for September

UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: White Sapphire brings wisdom and strength of spirit. It carries an extremely pure energy for clarity of thought and opening the powers of the mind. White Sapphire strengthens communication with the Higher Self level of consciousness in seeking spiritual guidance for this lifetime, and brings the resolve needed to overcome obstacles to one’s spiritual path. It is beneficial in revealing one’s talents and potential, and inspires living with integrity and keeping true to one’s ideals when faced with difficult choices or circumstances. Wearing White Sapphire enhances the qualities of fairness, objectivity, morality, and freedom from greed. It also assists in breaking self-defeating habits or behaviours that impedes spiritual progress. White sapphire also bestows the people who wear it, particularly in marriage, and gives the people abundant happiness, carries pure energy to balance your soul and mind. White sapphire is associated with the forty-fifth wedding anniversary.

USAGE: Engagement/Wedding Rings (Recommended), Rings, Studs, Earrings, and any other jewellery

WHAT WE SUPPLY: We can supply natural white sapphire loose stones in all kinds of colors, qualities from different origins, and in different kinds of cuts. But the ones listed in this section are medium quality, natural white sapphire. For other white sapphire stones, please send us an e-mail to info@gemsngems.com with your requirements and we will find that piece for you.

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