Positivity, trust and royalty are just three of the many things that the color blue represents. It also happens to be the hue of some of nature’s most stunning gemstones. No wonder they’ve become a popular choice in wedding and fine jewelry.
Here are some alluring blue rocks (precious and semi-precious) that are famed for their remarkable beauty.
The highly popular blue sapphire has always been a prized gemstone. Belonging to the family of corundum, sapphires are the second hardest naturally occurring precious stones after diamonds. Titanic’s famous Heart of the Ocean necklace and even Princess Diana’s engagement ring featured this magnificent gem.
Rich blue sapphires are extremely popular, but this gemstone is also available in a variety of other colors, including green, pink, yellow and orange. Sapphire is also believed to have a mystical power that protects the wearer from evil.
The gorgeous topaz is available in different colors, with blue being one of the most popular one. Abundant availability and good hardness (rated 8 on Moh’s Scale) makes topaz, in general, a great gemstone for everyday wear. Add to that blue topaz’s brilliance and striking color, and you’ve got yourself a dazzling gemstone.
Brazil, and not the United States, is by far the largest single producer of topaz. Also, the largest topaz gem is believed to weigh a whooping 9,381 carats and can be found in the Natural History Museum of London.
Warm, tranquil and eye-catching, aquamarine belongs to the beryl family and is the official birthstone for March. It radiates the ocean’s beauty and its luminescent shine effortlessly grabs attention. Several celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson and Jessica Biel too have flaunted aquamarine jewelry on the red carpet.
This gemstone has derived its name from the Latin word “aqua marina”, which means “sea water.”According to several legends, sailors wore aquamarine gemstones for safety and to prevent sea sickness.
December’s birthstone, tanzanite, is the latest addition to the gemstone industry. It was christened by a famous jewelry company and the name was derived from its mining origin – Tanzania in eastern Africa. Tanzanite is often used as a substitute for sapphire due to its affordability and low maintenance. Its alluring, blue shade with a hint of purple has made it popular among iconic personalities who’ve flaunted it on various red carpet events.
Mererani Hills of Northern Tanzania, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro is the only place in the world where you can find tanzanites.
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