Sapphire earrings are jewelry ornaments that contain sapphires and adorn the ears. Sapphire earrings can be made with natural sapphire stones, enhanced stones, or lab created sapphire stones.
The value of sapphire earrings is typically highly correlated to the quality and size of the sapphire stone(s). Sapphire earrings that are enhanced or lab created typically do not have the resale value of natural sapphire earrings.
Earrings have been worn as jewelry for thousands of years. It is believed that ancient Greeks were the first to adorn sapphire as jewelry. There are competing claims from Sri Linka as the origin of sapphire jewelry.
Sapphires are precious gemstones as are rubies and emeralds. Sapphires are also the 3rd hardest substance known to man after diamonds and moisannites. They have a Mohs Hardness Scale score of 9 which makes ideal for jewelry earrings.
Sapphire earrings are typically blue sapphire rings or yellow sapphire earrings. Sapphires can exist in almost any color however, and pink sapphire earrings are popular as well.
The weight of sapphires within sapphire earrings is measured in carats. The larger the carat typically the higher the cost. Sapphires, like diamonds, are also valued based upon the 4 "Cs", so no two sapphires are perfectly indentical.
Sapphires have possessed spiritual meaning throughout ancient, medieval and modern times. Good fortune and hope are two symbolic meanings of the sapphire stone. Royal jewels contain sapphires because sapphires are also associated with nobility and wealth.
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