Sapphires blue colour holds an endless fascination. From the high dome of the sky to the oceans that cover two-thirds of the globe’s surface, Sapphires blue literally surrounds us. Seen from space, Earth is revealed as a shimmering Sapphire blue planet. It’s little wonder, then, that Sapphires breathtaking blue colour has captured man’s imagination from the beginning. Ranging from the deepest midnight to brilliant cornflower blue, Sapphires have long been prized for their intense, velvety colour. Many people believe that the darker the colour, the more valuable Sapphires are. In many instances, this is not the case. Sapphires are one such example where the best and most valuable colour is a mid-toned hue. In the case Blue Sapphires – it is the vibrant “cornflower” hue that is most prized. The ancients believed that Blue Sapphires - hold in their depths the power of sea and sky - had influence over the spirit world as well; among their reputed powers was the ability to make peace between warring parties. The calming influence of Sapphires blue colour has also made them an enduring symbol for loyalty and trust - one reason that women around the world choose Sapphires for their engagement rings. Sapphires – in all their rainbow of colours – is the gem given to those born in September or to those born under the sign of Aquarius. Those who celebrate their 5th, 7th, 10th and 45th wedding anniversary find the brilliant blue colour of Sapphires make the perfect gift to represent faith and steadfast commitment of their relationship. Several countries produce gem quality Sapphires, including the United States, Asia, Australia and East Africa. These Blue Sapphires are mined primarily in East Africa. With colours ranging from inky blue to voluptuous azure, there is a Blue for everyone who chooses to experience the enchantment of these splendid Sapphires.