Sapphires have long been associated with their intense blue colour, but in fact come in a variety of beautiful shades from violet to green, pink and orange. The sapphire is known for its durability and amazing clarity and therefore has always been a popular stone with gemmologists. The sapphire belongs to the corundum group of gemstones and has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, which is only slightly below that of diamonds. These sapphires are cut by Swarovski’s skilled technicians who produce intensely brilliant and richly coloured stones. Thanks to Swarovski’s exact colour grading and sorting, the shades of these sapphires reflect incredible consistency.
For explanations on the difference between Swarovski MQ and FQ Genuine Gemstones, please see our gemstone glossary in our FAQ.