Sapphires come in several colors but the most well-known is blue. In some ancient cultures they believed the world sat atop a blue sapphire and the sky drew its color from reflections off the gemstone. Others thought the sapphire could heal the body and calm the spirit. Today, sapphire symbolizes wisdom, virtue, good fortune and holiness for royalty. In an engagement ring, sapphire reflects faithfulness and sincerity.
Shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors unlike any other gem. Opal’s microscopic arrays of stacked silica spheres diffract light into a blaze of flashing colors. Color range and pattern help determine value.
Comes in many colors, including the remarkable intense violet-to-blue gems particular to Paraíba, Brazil, and similar blues from Africa. One of the widest color ranges of any gem.