Photo from Wiener Edelstein Zentrum
We know putting sapphire on a list of blue jewels is predictable, but come on, how could we not do it? Sapphire is known for its rich cobalt color, and in our opinion looks best with silver metal (although it doesn’t look too bad with gold!). They are the state gem of Montana, plus, they are identical to rubies––which are another luxurious rock––in every way except color. Sapphires make a good nontraditional wedding ring, while the next gem is a little more typical for engagement jewelry.
2. Blue Diamond
Photo from Chris 73 of Wikimedia Commons
All the tradition of a diamond, but none of the basic-ness of a white jewel! To make it even more traditional or more unique, play around with different diamond cuts. The diamond in the picture is the famous Nassak Diamond, which weighs around ninety carats. The Cape Town Museum says that blue diamonds get their color partially from cutting. Even though the refining process impacts the rock’s appearance, blue diamonds are formed naturally from boron and nitrogen. They can be found in South Africa, Australia, and India. Diamonds come in many different colors, and the same is true for our next favorite blue jewel.
By DonGuennie – G-Empire The World of Gems – Die Welt der Edelsteine of Wikimedia Commons
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) says that zircon is the world’s oldest mineral, and we say it’s gorgeous! Zircon scores anywhere from a 6 to a 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale and can contain uranium. The GIA reports that this lovely gem is often confused with the less rare mineral, cubic zirconium. Blue is only one of zircon’s many colors, others include green, yellow, and brown. Like zircon, number four also comes in different shades.
By Mauro Cateb – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 of Wikimedia Commons
We heart that topaz heart!! Also, November babies can proudly claim this jewel as their birthstone. Jewelers of America states that like zircon, topaz also comes in yellow and brown and that it is most commonly found in Brazil. Its Mohs hardness score is eight, making it only two points away from a diamond, which is the hardest mineral. Jewelers of America believe that the topaz jewel may be named after Topazos, an island in the Red Sea.
By Didier Descouens – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 of Wikimedia Commons
This cerulean beauty may be the last, but it’s certainly not the least stunning. EuroGem states that this mineral dates all the way back to the days of Pangaea and that the name comes from the Greek word kyanos, which means “deep blue.” Other names for kyanite include disthene, cyanite, rhaeticite, and the “poor man’s sapphire.” Even if it’s a sapphire for the poor, it’s super rich in color.