Natural Purple Sapphire 1.01 Carats

  • $395.00
Purple Power. In ancient Greece, only the elite wore purple, because only the wealthy could afford the purple dye created by the murex, a mollusk native to the Mediterranean. The Phoenicians, ancient traders and mariners who lived in what is now modern-day Syria, Lebanon and Northern Israel, monopolized the trade in purple goods. Their name is derived from the Greek "phoinix", meaning purple-- and we're proud to offer this rare Purple Sapphire that would have been the pride of any emperor or empress.
Gemstone Details
  • Identification: Natural Sapphire
  • Carat: 1.01 Carats
  • Shape: Oval
  • Color: Purple
  • Measurements: 7.87 x 6 mm