Our guide to Australian Parti Sapphires
Gemstones come in and out of fashion. Sometimes pastel is in – like Lavender Moonstone, sometimes green – like Peridot Stone. They can feel like a time portal to another time, another dimension. They reawaken memories and may be considered a precious thing from another era that holds a special place in your heart.
One particularly popular gemstone – and understandably so – is the sapphire. Sapphire comes from the Greek word which unsurprisingly means blue, like the colour of the gemstone itself.
Many ornamental jewellery pieces made in the past included sapphire stones as they represent purity, integrity, honesty and wealth among people – paving the way for the domination of sapphire in use of jewellery today.
Quick facts about Australian parti sapphires
Australian Parti sapphires are a unique variation of sapphires that are predominantly found in Australia. However, they are sometimes sourced from Madagascar, Tanzania and Nigeria. Here are some quick facts about the beautiful parti sapphire:
MOH’s hardness: 9
Birth month: September
Colour: Green, blue and yellow
What is an Australian Parti Sapphire?
Australian parti sapphires are strong, durable gemstones known for their sparkling fusion of green, blue and yellow. With a MOH’s hardness of 9, parti sapphires (like all sapphires) are second only to diamonds when it comes to strength.
The three colours are showcased in a single alluring gemstone making it very valuable and sought out by many jewellery buyers. They are striking, individual and dreamy – just like all our ethical engagement rings, making them a match made in heaven for our designs.
Conventional blue sapphires are a classic – everyone knows sapphires come in blue, but this precious gemstone is also available in other delicious colours like green, yellow, violet, orange and pink. Parti is just one special kind of sapphire – we can source any of these colours for you for your jewellery.
Our favourite Australian parti sapphire designs
Parti sapphires are one of our favourite gems to work with in our designs. They make a beautiful addition to any ring, necklace, or earring design. Australian parti sapphires can come in a variety of cuts and styles – whether that’s a cluster on a ring, or a simple and classic solitaire ring.
Here are some of our favourite parti sapphire designs we’ve completed at Windfall:
Our Australian Parti Sapphire Cluster Engagement Ring
Parti Sapphire Trillion Ring
Parti Sapphire Earrings
Parti Sapphire Pear Solitaire with Square Edged Band
Where are parti sapphires sourced from?
Choosing an Australian parti sapphire
Create your own customised Australian parti sapphire engagement ring