Green Sapphire

  • Hardness

    9.0 on the Mohs scale.

  • Occurrence

    Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Tanzania, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Malagasy Republic, Malawi, Pakistan, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), United States (Montana, North Carolina).

  • Appearance

    The greenish varieties of corundum are called green sapphire. Green sapphire is fairly common and not as valuable as other colors.

  • Enhancements

    Green sapphire is always heat treated to produce, intensify or lighten color and/or improve color uniformity and appearance.

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  • Gemstone Family

    Green Sapphire is a member of the Sapphire gemstone family.