In the mid-1990s, rubies and sapphires was discovered in Madagascar. Since Madagascar was separated from the Indian mainland in prehistoric times, it has little to do with Africa in geological terms. Sapphires from Madagascar are often difficult to distinguish from sapphires from Sri Lanka. Most of the blue sapphires on the market today come from Madagascar.

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properties of sapphire

  • Belongs mineralogically to corundum
  • Hardness grade 9
  • Chemical formula: Al2O3
  • Includes all colors except red, red corundum is called “ruby
  • Coloration generally by metal oxides (e.g. blue: titanium oxide)
  • High density of 3.9 – 4.1


worth knowing

  • Oldest known locality: Burma
  • The legendary place of discovery: “Kashmir”
  • Assigned to the planet Saturn
  • Besides blue, pink sapphire is especially sought after: “hot pink”.
  • The most recently discovered localities are Madagascar and Ethiopia

investment in sapphire

  • second most suitable of all gemstones for investment
  • less rare than ruby but also strongly increasing in value
  • Stones should have at least 1 ct weight, better from 3 ct.
  • larger stones have higher increase in value
  • Experts reckon with 6% increase in value per year
  • beautiful sparkling sapphires are preferable


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