If you want to stand out from the crowd, a gorgeous, sultry purple sapphire in a beautiful 18k white gold setting might just be the answer! Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm. With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of many children.
18K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND AND PURPLE SAPPHIRE RING SAPPHIRE 4.69 CT DIAMONDS 0.45 CTW VS1-VS2 / F-G (4 tapered baguettes)
Purple Sapphires Have More Brilliance And Are Tougher Than Amethysts. All sapphires are a variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide. It is small amounts of trace elements present during the formation of the corundum, over thousands of years that give the sapphire its specific color. Purple sapphires are sometimes confused with amethysts; a variety of quartz. The abundantly common quartz registers a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, compared to the Sapphire’s 9, and can be easily broken, chipped, or shattered. Not only more rare, but sapphires are more durable than amethysts to the daily knocks of life, the only material harder is diamond. In terms of brilliance and sparkle, once again the sapphire comes well ahead, if you put an amethyst and a sapphire next to one another you’ll see that a sapphire has much more sparkle and clarity.