Touchstone Galleries has just received a beautiful collection of Yogo Sapphires from Montana. These Sapphires come in a rainbow of colors ranging from blue and green to a hot pink. This jewelry was handcrafted by a Montana artist with over 25 years of experience. These gorgeous pieces are durable and are sure to last you years. The gems retain vibrant colors in both artificial and natural light. The Yogo Sapphire is most commonly found in cornflower blue, which is a result of high levels of titanium and iron. Come visit our Sedona gallery to see these brilliant gems and witness their stunning colors in person!
Touchstone Galleries has just received an array of fascinating meteorites ranging in size. These wondrous stones allow you to hold a piece of outer space! We also have a large selection of jewelry that beautifully displays fragments of meteorites. Carry a piece of the cosmos with you on your wrist, around your neck, or even in your pocket! These gorgeous works of art are sure to draw attention and impress anyone who lays eyes on it. Come by to any of our three galleries to see these gems up close.
Scientific Information - Sapphire is extremely desirable due to its exceptional hardness, durability, and luster. Sapphire is a pleochroic gemstone meaning it appears brighter and more intense from certain angles. There are 13 different varieties of Sapphire colors and the stone is a gem quality form of corundum.
Revealed By Man - Sapphire was extremely prized in Greek and Roman cultures of the ancient world. The gem is found all over the world and is evident in the history of many civilizations. Its popularity grew increasingly in the medieval ages.
Legend and Lore - Sapphire has always been associated with royalty and romance. Greek kings believed that the stone would protect the owner from envy and harm. The Persians believed that the sky was painted blue by the reflection of Sapphire.
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