Fine Sapphire & Genuine Gemstone Jewelry at Faaro.com

By: Jessica Miller

FAARO sapphires In FAARO we specialize in sapphire jewelry. Our sapphires come in a multitude of colors including white, pink, green, yellow, and blue. All our beautiful stones come from well-known gem producing countries such as Thailand and Cambodia as well as Sri Lanka, where we get most of our large blue sapphires and original sapphire crystals, directly from the gem mining pits. We are the only jeweler in the world which makes sapphire crystal jewelry, by specializing in preserving the shape of the original sapphire crystals, designed by our Italian-trained designers (see below for more detail).

History of FAARO's main sapphire producer, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has been known by many different names throughout time because of its abundance of gems and the shape of the wonderful island is a gem. Marco Polo once stated in 1292, "I want you to understand that the island of Ceylon is, for its size, the finest island in the world and from its streams comes sapphires . . . ". "Serendib" is another name given by Persian traders, who came to this country to trade gems. "Ranthna deepa" meaning land of gems, is well known for producing world's richest and biggest sapphires for thousand years. The blue sapphires found in Sri Lanka are known as "Ceylon sapphires". One of the world's largest sapphires is the 563.35 carat "Star of India". Despite its name, this magnificent gem stone was mined in Sri Lanka. The "Star of India" is currently being shown in New York National Museum.

Sapphires Sapphires come in different colors such as; violet, dark gray, orange, yellow, pink, green and black, which are also known as "fancy sapphires." These sapphires are somewhat less expensive than other sapphires but are equally beautiful. Blue sapphires, found primarily in Sri Lanka and Cambodia, have a unique velvety luster which makes them very expensive. White sapphires, which are colorless stones, found primarily in Sri Lanka too. These fine white sapphires are extremely rare as they have a unique hues or shades of pink, purple or blue. With proper cutting, white sapphires can easily compete with diamonds. Ruby, which comes in red color, can be considered a kind of "red sapphire" because they belong to the same "corundum" family of gem minerals. Image: http://store.faaro.com/images/pleezbdabest/FaSap04.jpg (this is a copyright material of www.faaro.com)

Rareness of Sapphires As a result of sapphires' unique color and shades, they tend to be very expensive and hard to find. Most of the time these stone's prices increase several times by the time they arrive at jewelry stores in North America, Europe, or Japan. Diamonds today are used in almost all of the jewelry sold, especially in United States. This production and usage of diamonds prove that diamonds are not rare; only the price is expensive due to inflated profit margins. Recently the renowned newspaper Wall Street Journal, in an article on sapphires, quoted "Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but sapphires have always been a girl's best value." Unlike diamonds sapphires comes in different shades and colors which make them extremely rare and unique. At FAARO, we make the highest quality sapphire jewelry at a very affordable price by procuring sapphires and sapphire crystals by going directly to the gem miners.

Natural Crystal sapphires These hexagonal crystal structured sapphires, scientifically called "corundum" are designed by FAARO for elegance and beauty with a unique taste of nature. Our natural crystal sapphires come from Sri Lanka. These sapphires are in their original form, but cut and polished to a unique shape by designers especially trained in Italy, Japan, and USA. Each crystal is unique for their shape and shades of colors, just like sapphires. These natural crystals carry a myth, that they possess various healing powers of the earth. When you wear a FAARO natural crystal sapphire you express not only the elegance but also love of nature and earth.

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