What does sapphire look like?

What can damage a sapphire?

While sapphires and rubies can be damaged in various ways during the repair or creation of jewelry, heat is the most common culprit. It’s not that corundum is sensitive to heat, but that overconfident jewelers can sometimes mishandle the heat’s application.

Can sapphire cut glass?

It has a hardness rating of 9 on the Mohs scale. This means that any substance with an equal or lower hardness rating cannot scratch a sapphire. Glass is only 5.5, spinel is 7.5-8 and cubic zirconia is 8.

What can scratch sapphire?

Sapphires are the crystalized form of the mineral corundum. These crystals are second in hardness only to diamonds, registering 9 on Mohs scale of hardness. What the hardness means is that sapphires can be scratched only by a diamond and, sometimes, other sapphires depending on variances in each crystals hardness.

How can you tell if a rough sapphire is real?

Lookout for flaws

So hold the stone against the light and look at it through a jeweler’s loupe or any 10x magnifying glass. If you can spot any flaws or blemishes within the stone then it is probably a real sapphire.

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