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:

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Beautiful sapphires.

Margaret D said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Christine said...

Wow they are beautiful!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure is a sight to behold

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gorgeous!

Anna-Alina said...

Wow, so beautiful!

DeniseinVA said...

I love sapphires, amazing that some were tossed aside.

Dana said...

Such a beautiful blue!

LV said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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.

jaybird said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

FilipBlog said...

That's a big stone.

Greetings,
Filip

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

tossed aside? hwhatttt??? that is one great pc!
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Iw said...

wspolna obserwacja?:)