Sapphires, rubies, and more sapphires and rubies!

Back in September I picked up a not too cheap strand of ‘sapphire and ruby buttons’. They are gorgeous, beautiful pieces of color! I oohed and aahed over them, then started thinking…

‘Reds are the rubies, right? Blues are the sapphires, right?’ So, what are all the other colors??’
And put the strand away until I had time to dig into them and figure it out.

Lucky for me a blog I follow had a short explanation about sapphires and rubies yesterday, which clarified the whole thing!

Sapphires are one of the few stones it seems that come in almost every color of the rainbow, and rubies are, get this…red sapphires!!

And now I know 🙂

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A few pieces with ruby or sapphires:

Sandy Desert with Botswana Agate and sapphire and howlite accents
Starts at $23.00/wrap

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Silver hoops with various blues including sapphire, kyanite, iolite and a touch of white and purple

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Ruby drop earrings (bottom left)CIMG9863

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