Ceylon Sapphire

Genuine sapphires, including Ceylon sapphires are part of the Corundum gem family and are second only to diamonds in hardness. This strength makes them an excellent choice of jewellery because of their durability.

Ceylon sapphires are mined primarily in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). The sapphires mined in Sri Lanka are known for the unique colour they produce. Because Ceylon sapphires occur naturally, the colour of the stone varies.

Colours range from very pale blue to the most vibrant, almost electric blue hue. Our collection of genuine Ceylon sapphires has been chosen from the middle of the colour spectrum, capturing the heart of the colour in its lustrous, soft blue colour, with just a hint of lavender.

Often, sapphires used in jewellery are heat-treated or given chemical diffusion to enhance their colour, these enhancements are permanent.

Sapphire is the birthstone of September.

Ceylon Sapphire
Colour Description
Slightly greenish blue to violetish blue Genuine sapphires, part of the Corundum gem family. Mohs hardness rating of 9.