Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fact of the Day: Montana Sapphire

While people were looking for gold in Montana during the mid-19th century, they also discovered sapphires. Since some of the first ones they found had rather pale colors, many were tossed to the side as unimportant.

20 comments:

  1. Oh la la. Love sapphires. Well, who doesn't? :)

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  2. I love them! They are so sparkly and pretty :)

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  3. Dayum! I would love to find some of those pale ones:D

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  4. That's a lovely sapphire, and what a pity they threw some away.

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  5. It's one of the most beautiful of all the gemstones.

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  6. I love sapphires, amazing that some were tossed aside.

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  7. I love that stone. Have a lovely ring with one in it.

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  8. It is a beautiful gem. I just heard about the gold rush but never this . Kisses:)

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  9. As I recall from my years as a jewelry salesman, most sapphires are clear or opaque; only a small percentage are blue. Rubies are made of the exact same mineral as sapphires. Rubies that are pink instead of deep red are known as pink sapphires.

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  10. Um. Yes please. I'll take one of those rings in size 5 thank you!!

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  11. While I am not big on jewelry, I have always thought the sapphire as one of the prettiest gems there are.

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  12. That's a big stone.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. tossed aside? hwhatttt??? that is one great pc!
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