Kanchanaburi Sapphire


Cushion Sapphire Medium Blue

Their color is mystical, their desire is alluring, their aura is unexplainable and their existence is divine.  If emerald personifies earth's body and ruby is its blood, Sapphire has to be its soul.  In ancient times it was believed that sapphire formed earth's core that gave sky its blue color.  Sapphire is believed to be the gemstone of planet Saturn.  Its bold blue color reflecting subtle milky sheen portrays stern and pragmatic nature of Saturn.  While some deem to its strength of defining one's fate others fail to refrain its beauty.

Out of many varieties of sapphire, Kanchanaburi sapphires are in best of their blues.  While Sapphires from Ceylon are known for their glittery transparent surface with evenly spread pastel to rich blue color, Kanchanaburies are translucent sapphires in heavy saturation of navy or inky blue.  They often display intense color zoning with outlines being darker in tone.  Unlike Kashmiri and Burmese varieties Sapphires recovered from Kanchanaburi are mostly of commercial quality forming the part of precious sapphire jewelry pieces.  Kanchanaburi sapphires are quite classifiable due to their color concentration and dim appearance.

To be specific Bo Ploi, a town situated 35 kilometer north of kanchanaburi, is the mining place for blue sapphire.  It's not only rarity, but huge technology cost and manpower efforts also make these gemstones dear.  Although Bo Ploi is known to have world's largest production of blue sapphire, it's not that easy to recover gems these days.  Unlike in past one has to dig 20 meters below ground to recover them.

Kanchanaburi sapphires form brilliant centerpieces due to their size.  These mines have produced some of the fine blue sapphires prominent in size.  Bo Ploi still manages to produce commercial quality sapphires of 10 carat and above.  A good majority of Kanchanaburi sapphires are blue in color but it is no surprise to find gorgeous pinks discovered from these mines.  Thailand provides the best heat treatment technology available for ruby and sapphire.  Due to fact, Kanchanaburi sapphires are also well trusted in terms of quality and durability.

As blue sapphires from Kanchanaburi are mass produced they are available in wide variety of shapes and size ideal for a versatile range of jewelry.  When they are on their own they look deep and involving.  When paired with diamonds they dazzle with sheen.  You can wear them as bold center pieces or use them to add blue magic to exquisite jewelry pieces.  In both cases you would surely cherish their charm.

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