Since these stones comes in so many variations, they’re very easy to fall in love with. As part of the Corundum family, Sapphires are sourced in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar Australia, and the United States of America.
Sapphires from Kashmir are the most valued of all, mainly for their natural richness of color. Burmese Sapphires are also considered among the best quality.
Heat is the most common treatment used for improving color and clarity. It is not always easy to detect treatments, which is why if a Sapphire is uncertified, it’s most likely a treated stone.