Do you ever have a hard time defining yourself as just one thing? Well, it’s impossible because each of us are a multi-faceted (intentional use of the word facet) human beings! I am a happy person, but I am also so much more. Sapphires can have a very similar issue when it comes to color, and we call them Parti Sapphires!
Parti Sapphires, or polychrome Sapphires, display more than one color in a single gemstone. Often, the color combination will be yellow and green, but blue and green is another variant we see. Very rare gemstones will have blue, purple, or lavender, and some will even display three colors!
A gemstone is defined by its crystal structure and chemical components. Each color of Sapphire has the same crystal structure and basic chemical components, but additional trace elements of other chemicals will determine which color of Sapphire it will be. For instance, blue has a higher concentration of titanium than iron. Parti Sapphires come from a piece of rough material that has more than one additional trace element. A skilled gemstone cutter can cut a stone that displays both colors.
Parti Sapphires generally come from Montana, Kenya, and Australia. Yes, Sapphires do hail from Montana, USA! Read my blog to find out more www.angelacisneros.com/post/montana-sapphires Australia is better known for the electric yellow color of Parti Sapphires, while Kenya has more green than yellow in its Parti Sapphires. Montana has more rare blues, purples, and lavenders in it’s polychrome Sapphires.
If you are the kind of person who likes to do things different, Sapphires make a great alternative to diamond in an engagement ring! Sapphire displays every color in the rainbow, so the options are plentiful. And, if you favor more unique jewelry, a Parti Sapphire would definitely nail it!
I would love to help you with you with a unique engagement ring or gift! Angela Cisneros Jewelry Concierge brings back the joy and confidence of jewelry shopping, so that you can celebrate with ease! My by-appointment approach means:
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