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White Sapphire

White Sapphire

White sapphire has a bright and sparkling appearance that adds a touch of purity and innocence to any piece of jewellery. It is a white gemstone made of the mineral corundum and is prized for its beautiful white colour.
What is a White Sapphire?

A white sapphire is a type of sapphire that is naturally coloured white. It is made up of the mineral corundum and is prized for its clarity and brilliance. White sapphires are often used as a less expensive alternative to diamonds in engagement rings and other types of fine jewellery. They are also sometimes used as a replacement for traditional white gemstones, such as pearls or white topaz.

White sapphires are rated on the "Four Cs" scale to determine their value. The "Four Cs" are cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight. White sapphires are typically graded on a scale from poor to excellent based on the clarity and colour of the stone, as well as the quality of the cut. White sapphires with high clarity and good cut quality are generally more valuable.

White sapphires can be found in a variety of cuts and shapes, including round, oval, cushion, and pear. They are often used as accent stones in jewellery, such as in halo engagement rings or as side stones in earrings or pendants. White sapphires can also be used as the main stone in a piece of jewellery, particularly when paired with diamonds or other white gemstones.

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Design Your Unique Jewellery
Choose Your Category

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This section allows the user to select the type of jewellery they would like to create, such as a ring, necklace, or pair of earrings.

Select Your Stone

Select Your Stone

In this section, the user can choose the type of gemstone they would like to use in their jewellery from a variety of options, such as diamond, emerald, or sapphire.

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Pick Your Metal

The user can choose the type of metal they would like their jewellery to be made of, such as gold, platinum, or silver.

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Customize Your Jewellery

Customize your jewellery by adding any additional specifications or customizations, such as engraving or a specific setting style.

White Sapphire :
Symbol of Purity and Innocence

White Sapphire is a variety of Sapphire, known for its colourless to light yellowish, it is a symbol of purity and innocence. White sapphires are associated with wisdom, clarity, and spiritual insight. As a gemstone, it is believed to bring about truth, sincerity and spiritual development.

It is also believed to promote clarity of thought, and provide protection against negative energies. White Sapphire is said to be a powerful stone for spiritual growth and self-discovery, making it a powerful tool for personal growth and spiritual evolution.

Symbol of Purity and Innocence

FAQs

How are white sapphires graded and valued?

White sapphires are graded and valued based on several factors, including their colour, clarity, cut, and carat weight. The colour of a white sapphire is graded on a scale from light to dark, with the most valuable white sapphires being those with a bright, sparkling white colour. The clarity of a white sapphire is graded based on the presence or absence of inclusions, with clearer and more valuable white sapphires having fewer inclusions. The cut and carat weight of a white sapphire are also taken into consideration when determining its value.

How do I clean and care for a white sapphire to keep it looking its best?

To clean and care for a white sapphire, it is recommended to clean it regularly with a soft cloth or a solution of mild dish soap and warm water. It is also a good idea to store your white sapphire separately from other jewellery to prevent it from being scratched or damaged. Avoid exposing your white sapphire to harsh chemicals, such as bleach or chlorine, and have it professionally checked and cleaned regularly to maintain its appearance. To prevent damage, it is best to remove your white sapphire jewellery before engaging in activities that may put it at risk of being scratched or chipped, such as cooking or cleaning.

Are white sapphires durable enough for everyday wear, or should they be reserved for special occasions?

White sapphires are very durable and hard, with a Mohs hardness rating of 9, making them suitable for everyday wear. They are also resistant to chipping and scratching, making them a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewellery. However, as with any fine jewellery, it is a good idea to handle white sapphires gently and to store them carefully to prevent damage. To ensure that your white sapphire jewellery stays in good condition, it is a good idea to remove it before engaging in activities that may put it at risk of being scratched or chipped, such as cooking or cleaning. It is also a good idea to store your white sapphire separately from other jewellery to prevent it from being scratched or damaged. With proper care and handling, white sapphires can be worn every day and will remain beautiful for years to come.

Can white sapphires be used as an alternative to diamonds in engagement rings or other fine jewellery?

White sapphires can be a great alternative to diamonds in engagement rings and other fine jewellery. They are often more affordable than diamonds, but they are still considered to be valuable and are known for their beautiful white colour and durability. White sapphires are relatively rare, but they are not as rare as diamonds, and they may not be as valuable as diamonds on a per-carat basis. However, white sapphires are very durable and hard. They are also resistant to chipping and scratching, making them a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewellery. While diamonds are generally considered to be the most valuable gemstone, white sapphires can be a more affordable and equally beautiful alternative for those looking for a durable and stylish gemstone for their engagement ring or other fine jewellery.

What is the best way to protect a white sapphire and ensure its safety?

The best way to protect a white sapphire is to store it carefully, handle it gently, and have it professionally checked and cleaned regularly. It is also a good idea to insure your white sapphire to protect it against loss, theft, or damage. Consider keeping your white sapphire in a safe deposit box or a secure location when it is not being worn.

How does a white sapphire compare to other white gemstones, such as diamond or white topaz?

White sapphires are a popular alternative to diamonds in fine jewellery due to their similar appearance and durability. Like diamonds, white sapphires are transparent and have a high refractive index, which gives them a bright and sparkling appearance. They are also quite hard and durable, with a Mohs hardness of 9. Unlike diamonds, however, white sapphires are not as rare and are typically more affordable. Some people prefer the slight colour variations and inclusions found in white sapphires, which give them a more natural and unique look compared to diamonds.

White Sapphire

White Sapphire Characteristics

White sapphires, like traditional blue sapphires, are a variety of the mineral corundum. They are known for their colourless or white appearance due to the lack of impurities that give other sapphires their colour. They are graded according to their clarity, cut and size. White sapphires are often considered a more affordable option to diamonds, as they have a similar appearance but at a fraction of the cost.

White Sapphire Cut and Shape

The cut of a white sapphire is an important factor as it can affect the overall appearance of the stone. A well-cut white sapphire will have good symmetry, correct angles and well-defined facets, which will help to enhance the natural brilliance of the stone. At GLAMIRA we offer a variety of shapes of white sapphires including cushion, oval, round, pear and even princess cut.

Quality and rarity

At GLAMIRA we understand the importance of quality and use only the finest white sapphires, carefully selected for their beauty and unique characteristics. White sapphires are considered one of the most precious gemstones, with their natural formation making them more valuable than treated or man-made ones.

Symbolism and use in jewellery

White sapphires are renowned for their purity, making them the perfect stone for those looking for a classic and timeless addition to their jewellery collection. At GLAMIRA we specialise in creating unique and luxurious white sapphire jewellery including rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and even necklaces that are sure to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outfit.

Customisation options

At GLAMIRA we understand the importance of customisation when it comes to creating the perfect piece of jewellery. That's why we offer our customers a wide range of options to fully customise their white sapphire jewellery.

From the choice of metal for the piece to the shape, cut and carat weight of the white sapphire, you have complete control over the design of your jewellery. You can also personalise your jewellery with an engraving option.

At GLAMIRA, we pride ourselves on offering our customers a wide range of options and the ability to fully customise their jewellery. With our high quality white sapphires, wide range of styles and the ability to make adjustments to suit your needs, you can be sure that your GLAMIRA white sapphire jewellery will be a unique and special piece that you'll treasure for years to come.