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Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide Whilst typically ..... In 1991 a new source of sapphires was discovered in Andranondambo, southern Madagascar. .... Thin sa...

Sapphire Gemstone Information - GemSelect


Dec 23, 2006 ... The rare, fine blue sapphires of Pailin, Cambodia were also very highly .... Discovered about three hundred years ago in Sri Lanka, the Star of India was ... It was first sold by Sotheby's in 1988 for $2.82 million and then sold by ...

Gemstones - Sapphires - U.S. Geological Survey


Jan 11, 2013 ... In 1865, the first U.S. sapphires were found in the gravels of the Missouri ... Gulch sapphires began within a year of their discovery in 1895 and ...

Sapphire - New World Encyclopedia


Aug 19, 2015 ... A sapphire (from the Latin sapphirus and Greek sappheiros, .... Blue sapphires were first discovered in the Padar region of Kashmir in the ...

History of the Sapphire Industry - Australian Sapphires


One of the first reports is from 1851 when sapphire was recovered during gold ... of New South Wales and in 1875 Sapphire was discovered in Retreat Creek, ...

History of Synthetic Corundum/Ruby and Sapphire | Vintage Jewelry ...


Nov 8, 2011 ... In 1880, ruby and sapphire was discovered but in 1801, ... together with Jannettez while they were still at the Paris Museum of Natural History.

Sapphire: The gemstone Sapphire information and pictures


Going way back in time, Sapphires (excluding blue) were often called the same name as a popular gemstone of that ... Sapphire was first synthesized in 1902.

The true story ANDRANONDAMBO sapphire history and discovery ...


ANDRANONDAMBO SAPPHIRE discovery the amazing adventure of the first ... Elluvial Sapphires were hidden between two and three meters depth in a.

Ruby and Sapphire Production and Distribution: A Quarter Century ...

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rarest—colored gems (figure 2). Sapphires were first discovered in Kashmir (in what is now the Indian part of the region) in 1881 after a landslide revealed.

Update on Sapphire Mining in Ilakaka-Sakaraha, Madagascar - GIA


Jun 6, 2013 ... The first discovery happened in 1998, near Ilakaka Be. ... While sapphires were also reported north of Antaralava near Fotilovo and Murarano ...

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History of Sapphires - Birthstones


During the Middle Ages the qualities attributed to Sapphires were that they preserved Chastity, discovered Fraud and Treachery, protected from Poison, Plague, ...

Montana Sapphires | Montana Sapphire History | Gem Gallery


Sapphires were first found in Montana in 1865 by early gold prospectors mining the ... sapphires in a vast array of colors were discovered becoming the location ...

Kashmir Sapphire | Ruby & Sapphire from India


Mar 7, 2013 ... Kashmir sapphire: History of the famous Kashmir sapphires, along with ... Exactly when sapphires were first discovered in Kashmir is unknown.