Second to only diamond in hardness when it comes to white colourless natural stones, this lesser renowned stone is a rising star in the jewellery industry with larger clean gemstones fetching top dollar from renowned mines. White sapphires are colourless, with a high refraction index that can often be mistaken as diamonds. However, White sapphires carries a natural blueish tone with some natural white sapphires carrying hues of pink, yellow, blue and greenish tones, making the selection of pure white sapphires a tough process to only showcase pure white sapphires that reflects brilliantly in natural day light.
A rising star in the gemstone industry used in myriad of designer and precious jewellery. White Sapphires are growing in collectability and trend making it a highly desirable addition to any collection. Almost every gem lover have diamonds in their collection, but boasting having unique pieces from white sapphires almost stands on and surprises fellow gemstone lovers and can often become a conversational starter.
Viktor Alexander specializes in sourcing and cutting various hues of sapphires from ethically and credibly mines to ensure that gemstones used within our products are conflict free and ethically produced to international luxury standards. It is natural for gemstones to sometimes exude very minor inclusions not visible to the naked eye and is not considered a defect but part of the characteristics of natural mined gemstones. As every gemstone is natural, some minor colour variations might exist and should not be considered a defect.
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Found abundantly in Indonesia, India, Brazil and Russia, Carnelian belongs to the famous chalcedony family that naturally exist in reddish to brown tones. Carnelian often exist with quartz so often white crystals can be found also fused with this semi-precious gemstone. Dating back to more than 3500 years, this stone can be found in museums today adorn on signet rings dating back to the Roman Empire that carved Carnelian onto rings to be used as wax seals.
A hard gemstone with a hardness of 6.5-7, Carnelian is used widely today on bracelets, pendants and rings. The hardness of this stone also presents a perfect opportunity for master crafters to carve motifs and emblems into this red semi-precious gemstone thanks to also it’s semi-translucent allure.
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