Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Our Antwerp office is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

7 April 2024 next article

Explore the Teal Sapphire universe

Dear gem enthusiasts,

 

In folklore, history, art, and consumer awareness, sapphire has always been intrinsically linked with the color blue. Its etymology stems from the Greek word "sappheiros," which likely

originally referred to lapis lazuli. The general perception among jewelry customers is that all sapphires exhibit shades of blue. Hence, when gem and jewelry experts use the term "sapphire" in isolation, it typically denotes "blue sapphire”.

However, if you're familiar with the gem market, you know that there are many colored sapphires, from pink to purple, yellow, brown, and others, and you've probably noticed that teal sapphires are ubiquitous this year. Neglected for years due to their color, they are now admired for it. Teal sapphire is a variety of sapphire with a distinctive color ranging from bluish green to deep green-blue, reminiscent of the characteristic hue of the teal duck (hence the name "teal"). This unique color is due to the presence of traces of iron and titanium in the sapphire's crystalline structure.

This very special and spectacular color, called "teal”, is a blend of blue and green. Ideally, teal would be a perfect mix of blue and green, but in reality, it encompasses a spectrum ranging from slightly greenish blue to slightly bluish green. It is this unique blend of colors that makes each sapphire a true wonder of nature and a one-of-a-kind stone.

Teal sapphires are also in vogue because they are relatively new to jewelers and thus more affordable than other sapphire varieties. However, demand for teal sapphires is rising, so we can expect their value to continue to increase over the coming years. The teal color offers a captivating alternative to traditional blue sapphires. This unusual color adds a dimension of creativity and originality to jewelry.

The best-known source of teal sapphire is in Australia. The two main sources in Australia are Inverell and the Anakie fields in Queensland. Sapphires are known for their exceptional hardness, making them durable gemstones suitable for everyday use. All our teal sapphires come from Australia; these stones are ethically sourced, another point to which we attach great importance when purchasing our stones. Don't hesitate to stop by our office to admire our unique collection.

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