This AAA-grade round sapphire features a saturated yellow color and pristine facets that catch and reflect light. This stone shows the superior cut, color saturation and active scintillation required to be classified as a top-quality AAA-grade stone. Combine it with a variety of other stones that offset and highlight the yellow hue to create more complex necklace, brooch, and ring designs—its hardness makes it ideal for gypsy setting. Fancy sapphires are valued for their brilliant color and economical price. Because they are natural stones, any given stone may contain natural impurities but will offer excellent color and light-play. This faceted stone offers a bright, eye-clean clarity. Sapphire is one of the birthstones for September.
Sapphire (like ruby) is a gem variety of corundum classified as a precious stone. Sapphire is hard and durable, and is found in a wide range of colors, making it an extremely versatile stone suitable for any form of jewelry. Sapphires in any color other than blue are referred to as 'fancy' sapphires. Sapphire gets its color from titanium and iron oxides; the depth of color depends on the amount of oxides in the stone. In ancient times, some believed that the sky itself was an enormous sapphire into which the Earth was embedded; sapphires are credited in folklore as being sacred, of conveying wisdom, prophecy and divine favor.
Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Rio round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.