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Pink Sapphire Gemstone Information
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Pink Sapphire. Many believe sapphires are only blue, when indeed they are available in a variety of colors and are classified as fancy color sapphires. Pink sapphire has a range of color from a bright, delicate pink to a pink with a slight tinge of violet. Its most striking characteristic is its luster and is considered to be one of the most valuable secondary gems.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE H
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PROPERTIES
Refractive Index 1.762-1.77
Hardness = 9 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =4.0
Species - Corundum
Optic Character - Double Refraction.
Phenomena - Chatoyancy (Very Rare)


WARNINGS FOR CARE

Ultrasonic: Usually Safe
Steamer: Usually Safe
Heat: Poor; may sometimes Improve color, but may cause loss of color
Chemicals that harm: Borax

Crystal Structure
Pink sapphire crystal image.
Crystal system: Hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal, barrel and tabloid shape.

MAJOR SOURCES
Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Kampuchea, Kenya, Tanzania, US, Madagascar
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Common Cut Examples.

Round cut pink sapphire.
Round cut.


Oval shape.

Marquise cut pink sapphire.
Marquise cut.

Pear shape pink sapphire.
Pear Shape.
 

Princess cut pink sapphire.
Princess cut.


Emerald cut.


Heart Shape.
 

Trillion cut pink sapphire.
Trillion Cut.
 
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