Sought after throughout the ages, Sapphire is the blue variety of the mineral corundum.
Historically, it has been called the "celestial" symbol of the heavens, guardian of innocence and bestower of truth the good health. While being prized for its deep blue color, it comes in almost every color and in red itís called a Ruby.
As ruby its sister stone the sapphire is prized for it hardness and durability as a gemstone. With a Mohís hardness of (9) only second to the hardest gem the Diamond at Mohís (10) it makes an excellent choice for the finest everyday jewelry.
Blue Sapphire is among the most sought after members of the sapphire family- especially the gems from Burma and Kashmir, which are the closest to pure blue in color.