Sapphires of any colors, other than blue, are collectively referred to as "fancy sapphires". In nature, fancy sapphires occur in a wide array of colors, such as pink, yellow, green, violet, orange, purple and intermediate hues.
September's birthstone is sparkling sapphire - one of the most well known and coveted gemstones. Although most people think of sapphire as blue - with images of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's engagement ring coming to mind - sapphires actually come in every colour of the rainbow! 🌈 In fact, sapphire in its pure form is white - all other varieties are coloured by the presence of tiny amounts of different trace elements. Did you know that Ruby is actually part of the sapphire (or Corundum) gem family - and is the special name given to all Red sapphires? While blue sapphire is commonly known as just sapphire, all other colours are actually referred to as "Fancy sapphires" #blacklotuslondon 💜 #wednesdaygemsday 💎 #sapphire#septemberbaby#birthstones