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The '''sapphire''' is one of the four taditional precious [[gemstones]], distinguished by its deep [[blue]] colour. Lighter varieties of sapphire are mined in Ceylon. Like the [[ruby]] it is a variety of the mineral corundum.
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The '''sapphire''' is one of the four traditional precious [[gemstones]], distinguished by its deep [[blue]] colour. Lighter varieties of sapphire are mined in Ceylon. Like the [[ruby]] it is a variety of the mineral corundum.
  
 
Sapphires are extremely rare and in [[period]] probably came to [[Europe]] from [[India]] via the [[Silk Road]].
 
Sapphires are extremely rare and in [[period]] probably came to [[Europe]] from [[India]] via the [[Silk Road]].

Revision as of 14:20, 5 May 2006

The sapphire is one of the four traditional precious gemstones, distinguished by its deep blue colour. Lighter varieties of sapphire are mined in Ceylon. Like the ruby it is a variety of the mineral corundum.

Sapphires are extremely rare and in period probably came to Europe from India via the Silk Road.

See also