Ceylon Blue Sapphire

Ceylon Blue Sapphire Sri Lanka (formally called “Ceylon”), is still the top producer for fine gemstones in the world. For thousands of years fine sapphires have been found in this special place. Most notable are the Blue sapphires. Blue sapphires are the most popular and sought after type of sapphire. They have been the prized…

Magnificent Padparadscha Sapphire

Magnificent Padparadscha Sapphire The rarest of all Sapphires It is called Padmaraga in Sri Lanka, but it is more commonly known as Padparadscha around the world. The name Padmaraga is derived from Sanskrit, meaning lotus (Padma) color (Raga), signifying the vibrant blend of pink and orange tones reflected by the gemstone. Original locality for Padparadscha…

Colored Sapphires

Colored Sapphires Are Sapphires better than Diamonds? So they say Diamonds are girl’s best friend. Or are they..?  Well here is an interesting new trend; Colored Sapphires are becoming a favorite stone, and of course, not just with the ladies! Needless to say, the myriad colors from blue, pink and yellow, to white and even…

Natural vs Synthetic Gemstones

Natural vs Synthetic GemstonesWhat’s the Difference? Natural gemstones are those formed by nature without human involvement, over the years. Gemstones are of two types; Organic and Inorganic. Organic gemstones are produced by living organisms such as Pearl, Amber, Ivory and Coral. Inorganic Gemstones are minerals formed within earth under natural conditions such as Diamonds, Sapphire,…