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Sapphire
last edited:  2/26/18    number of photos:  56
Sapphire is colored corundum, Al2O3
hardness: 9
Sapphire can be any color, except red, because then it would be called a ruby.
A yellowish-red sapphire is called padparadschah. 
corundum as a mineral

 

lectures on sapphire
Sapphires- by Katie Bock

faceted sapphires
sapphire, faceted-blue:  A  B  C  D* E  F  G  H  I* J

sapphire, faceted-pink:  A  B  C  D 
sapphire, faceted-purple: 
A  B  C

sapphire, faceted-yellow:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H*
sapphire, faceted-orange:  A  B  C*                                                         
sapphire, faceted-mixed colors:  A  B  C  D  E  F 
    
G** H*   I J K  L 
M

 

sapphires in jewelry
sapphire beads:  A  B  C  D  E  F*

sapphire rings:  A  B  C*                                                                           
sapphire broach: 
A B*
 

sapphire, uncut
waterworn crystals of sapphires and rubies
sapphire crystals:  A
sapphire crystals from Burma:  A  B

 

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