|White Sapphire Gemstone Information
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White Sapphire is a near colorless corundum often used to simulate a diamond. However you can see by it's hardness white sapphire is a durable gemstone in it's own right. Though they often have a slight tint of color, be that blue, yellow, or any other color they can often be found colorless.
ENHANCEMENT CODE H
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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 system: Hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal, barrel and tabloid shape.
Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, India, Kampuchea, Kenya, Tanzania, US, Madagascar
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
|Common Cut Examples.|