Do you know about Sapphires and the newest one discovered? ...the Mermaid Sapphire.

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The Sapphire family is well loved around the world.  Sapphires come in a variety of colors depending on the minerals around the cache.

Jewelry by Irene has often used many sapphires as gemstones as focals in the handmade art ware, but I am excited about the new Mermaid Sapphire.

"For millennia, people have treasured sapphires. They’re one of the most well-known types of colored gemstones. Classic blue, as well as pink and padparadscha sapphires, have all become popular jewelry stones. So, what’s new in the world of sapphires? We’ve discussed the relatively recent arrival of teal sapphires on the market. Now, let’s take a look at the rarest teal variety — the beautiful mermaid sapphires...

What are Mermaid Sapphires?

Teal sapphires combine different degrees of blue, green, yellow, and gray. There are at least six different varieties of teal sapphires, each showing a different combination/percentage of these colors.

The dominant colors are usually a deep aquatic blue and a vivacious forest green. Mermaid sapphires show a rare, precise 50-50 ratio of blue and green color" (Nanveet, (nd), Para. 1).

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