Green Sapphire

From medieval times till the end from the 19th century green sapphire was referred to as oriental peridot. Many sapphires that appear green actually consist of very fine alternating bands of blue and yellow sapphire, which may be visible under a microscope.

Green sapphires are found in Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Australia (Queensland and New South Wales).

Green Sapphire Properties

Chemical Composition: 
Aluminium oxide
Crystal System / Forms: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
9
Specific Gravity: 
4.00
Lustre: 
Vitreous
Refractive Index / Birefringence: 
1.76-1.77 / 0.008
Cuts & Uses: 
Brilliant, Mixed.