The "celestial" sapphire, symbol of the heavens, bestower of innocence, truth, good health, and preserver of chastity, is reserved today as the birthstone of September. http://www.sndgems.com/sapphire-ringss.htm
Today corundums of gemstone quality of all colors except red are called sapphire. http://www.sndgems.com/sapphire-rings.htm
Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
The color of the gem; bright blue.
Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.
Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
A gemstone of corrundum found in a variety of colors. The red corrundum is called ruby.
It is a precious stone from the family of corundum. It is highly valued and the most common color seen is blue. The blue colored sapphire is the birth stone for the month of September.
A precious gemstone (a type of corundum) that ranges in color from blue to pink to yellow to green to white to purple to pink-orange. Six-sided asterisms (stars) sometimes occur in star sapphires. Sapphires are related to rubies and have a hardness of 9.
A gemstone variety of the corundum family. Generally all colors of corundum except red (ruby) are called sapphires.
a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
a beautiful gem
a gem that comes from the corundum mineral
a tougher stone than a diamond
A synthetic crystal with a hardness second only to diamond. Transparent sapphire is used for scratch-proof watch dial covers.
The hardest and most scratch resistant material used in watch crystals. It is about 40 times more scratch resistant than mineral crystal (glass).
single-crystal Al2O3; can be synthesized and processed into various shapes; highly resistant chemically; transparent to UV radiation. learn more.
A single-crystal A12O3 substrate material used in integrated circuits.
A blue variety of corundum, and one of the four precious stones (along with diamond, emerald and ruby). Sapphires are somewhat less valuable than their sister stone, the ruby. They come in many shades of blue and other colors, and may even be colorless. The most valuable form of sapphire is a transparent blue. Sapphires are very durable, measuring a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. They are recognized as the birthstone for September.
Transparent synthetic sapphire is used for scratch-proof watch glasses as it has a hardness second only to diamond.
Sapphires are precious gems with a blue color that varies from a light cornflower blue to ocean blue. The blue color associated with sapphires is sometimes enhanced through heating. Non-blue sapphires are called “Fancy Sapphires” and come in a range of color.
Generally a blue color gemstone. September's birthstone, sapphires are found in a variety of different colors. (See Featured Gems)
Name in Greek, (Blue), Corundum group, aluminum oxide.
a deep blue form of corundum.
Gemstone with hue typically ranging from blue-green to blue-purple. Sapphires can also come in other colours including colourless, white, yellow, orange, pink, brown, and black. They make great gifts for September birthdays as well as 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.
This extremely hard gemstone is from the Corundum class of minerals. It is one of the four precious gemstones, the other three being diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Available in a multitude of eye-catching colors, sapphires of blue and pink hues are the most popular kind used today.
Glass (crystals), sold as scratch proof, are made of synthetic sapphire.
A highly valued and precious stone, a member of the corundum group. Most common color is blue. Sapphires come in a range of colors.
A precious gemstone that usually comes in blue but can also be other colors, such as white, yellow, and pink. Sapphires are as hard as rubies, surpassed only by diamonds.
Typical royal blue color, true blue.
Ex 24:10; Job 28:16; Lam 4:7; Eze 1:28; Rev 21:19] A very hard gemstone, second only to the diamond. Colors can be blue, red, violet, yellow, green, white or transparent. Some reflect as a star, others radiate like a cat's eye.
Sapphire is one of the hardest natural gemstones and is from the class of minerals called Corundum. It is second only to diamond in its hardness. When it is red, it is called ruby, but sapphires are available in all the colors of the rainbow. Blue is the most popular color for sapphires.
This deep blue stone was favoured by kings to ward off harm and envy. In the Middle Ages sapphires were worn by the clergy to represent Heaven. Sapphires are common in engagement rings as they characterised loyalty and commitment. See sapphire pieces here
Sapphire is a precious gemstone (a type of corundum) that ranges in color from blue to pink to yellow to green to white to purple (mauve sapphire) to pink-orange (padparadscha sapphire). Six-sided asterisms sometimes occur in star sapphires (caused by inclusions of tiny, thin, parallel needles of rutile). Sapphires are related to rubies. Sapphires were once thought to protect the wearer from poisonous creatures.
Blue is the color most often thought of when the word 'Sapphire' is mentioned, but is not the only color this wonderful traditional gemstone can be found in. Sapphires are also available in 'fancy' colors such as pink, orange, purple, green, yellow, and white. Composed of the mineral corundum which is second in hardness only to diamonds, sapphires are durable, and easy to care for, contributing to their popularity. In popular culture, blue sapphires especially are associated with harmony, friendship, loyalty, trust, and permanence.
The sapphire is receptive and promotes psychism, love, meditation, peace, healing, power and money. The Greeks identified the sapphire with Apollo. His stone is worn to stimulate the third eye for expanding psychic awareness. Its soothing deep blue hue is worn during meditation. Its defensive magic stretches back to antiquity. It is the birthstone of September Star sapphires are considered to be particularly potent and magical.
(13th century) A transparent rich blue form of corundum, the blue colour caused by the presence of titanium.
Any corundum other than ruby, but generally referring to the blue variety. Other colors are pink sapphire, purple sapphire, green sapphire, etc.
Sapphire is a gemstone in the Corundum family. Known for its beautiful â€œcornflower blueâ€ color, sapphire also comes in a wide range of colors. On Mohsâ€™ scale of hardness, ruby is 9. It has a strong luster like diamonds and sources include Australia, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Montana, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. (See Sapphire Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
The crystal master gains touchsight as the power. Her touchsight field emanates out to 20 feet, increasing by +10 feet per additional embedded gem to a maximum of 60 feet. This ability is active as long as the crystal master maintains psionic focus.
A gemstone of the corundum family, although blue is the color most commonly associated with sapphires, they come in a range of colors from white to orange to green to pink. In fact, if a corundum gemstone is red, it is referred to as a ruby, but any other color, including the light pinkish "rubies" in inexpensive jewelry, are properly referred to as sapphires. Sapphires were first synthesized in the 1920s, so it takes an expert to determine if a sapphire is natural. Natural sapphires sometimes exhibit a star effect and can be quite valuable if the star is centered and well-defined. In 1967, the synthetic Linde Star Sapphire hit the market, and many star sapphires found today are these synthetics.
Synthetic corundum crystal with a hardness second only to diamond. Transparent sapphire is used for scratch-proof watch glasses.
One of the four precious gemstones. The other three are diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Sapphire is a member of the corundum family which come in a variety of colors from white to orange to green to pink. If a corundum gemstone is red, it is a ruby, but any other color are properly referred to as sapphires. Sapphires have been synthesized since the 1920's. Ancient Persians believed the blueness of the sky was caused by the reflection from an enormous blue sapphire that the Earth rested on. Blue sapphire is the birthstone for September.
A precious gemstone that ranges in colour from blue to pink, to yellow to green to a variety of other colours. Sapphires are related to rubies and are often heat treated to improve their colours.
A highly valued and precious stone and a member of the corundum group. Most commonly seen in blue.
a clear, hard, bright-blue variety of corundum. Sapphires are valued as semi-precious stones. [AHDOS
Sapphire (from Hebrew: ×¡×¤Ö¼×™×¨ Sapir) is the single-crystal form of aluminium oxide (Al2O3), a mineral known as corundum. It can be found naturally as gemstones or manufactured in large crystal boules for a variety of applications.