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Gemstone Guide: Sapphire

Sources: Australia, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania

Mineral: Corundum

Hardness: 9

Colour: Every colour apart from red

Clarity: They usually have inclusions. This is a property of these stones and it can increase the value.

Treatments: Most are not treated, however high temperature treatments are used to improve the colour and enhance the clarity.

Care and Cleaning: Warm and soapy water is always safe. For untreated stones, an ultrasonic or steam cleaner can be used.

Birthstone: September

Stone Properties: Protects from negative energy and restores and calms the mind.


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