The most renowned of the sapphire colours, the blue sapphire has been coveted since ancient times, known for its natural and deep ocean blue sparkling colour. Their gorgeous colour comes from titanium and iron trace elements found in the precious gemstones. With tones ranging from deep royal blue to crisp cornflower blue, the precious blue sapphire is a popular choice, only second to that of a diamond. Its symbolism and durability make it a beautiful and popular choice for engagement rings.
Blue sapphires are long believed to protect the wearer, representing integrity, healing and strength. They encourage the ability to express thoughts, emotions and beliefs, and is perhaps the reason they have come to symbolise love, power and loyalty. Blue sapphires encourage you to have an open romantic heart and optimistic mind so you can look to the future. Moreover, they are also ideal for those looking to achieve wealth and wisdom, with the gemstone’s spiritual and calming powers helping to keep an individual grounded.
Australian Sapphires can be found in two distinct regions on the Eastern side of the Australian continent. In NSW they are found within the New England district of Northern NSW near Inverell and Glenn Innes. For Queensland, sapphires are found within the Anakie Gemfields around the villages of Sapphire and Rubyvale, and to the west of Emerald. NSW fields have large open cut mechanical mining whereas the Queensland fields have both open cut and small underground operations.
Combined with support from the Australian government, Australian sapphires are mined under government oversight with strong pro-environmental and worker laws. Once a sapphire deposit has been exhausted, it is rejuvinated to its original state. The final result being the mined area returned to normal.
Therefore, these semi-precious gemstones are an attractive option for the ethical and sustainably focused clientele.
Sapphire Dreams solely focuses on spreading the beauty and uniqueness in each Australian Sapphire, through distinctive and creative designs. We‘re not just a team of sapphire enthusiasts, we‘re a group of gemmologists, jewellers, jewellery designers and accredited jewellery experts.
All of our sapphires start out as a piece of rough. Our expert team of gem artisans then cut each sapphire to our quality and specifications. We then conceptualise and design each jewellery piece in house in Sydney, Australia. Our ethos is to combine Australian Sapphires with Australian made designs.
We‘re here to help you bring your next sapphire jewellery piece to life, from conceptualisation to being handcrafted and made in Australia. Let‘s get started today, book a complimentary 30 minute call today.Schedule a phone call appointment