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Sapphire

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Formula:
Al
 
2
O
 
3
A variety of Corundum

Most commonly refers to a blue gem variety of Corundum, but other coloured varieties of Corundum are also described as Sapphire, except red Corundum, which is better known as Ruby.

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Classification of Sapphire

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Chemical Properties of Sapphire

Formula:
Al
 
2
O
 
3
Simplified for copy/paste:Al2O3
Essential elements:Al, O
All elements listed in formula:Al, O

Other Names for Sapphire

Synonyms:
AzulinhasBengal AmethystCorindon hyalinHyacinthosOrientalisk Rubin
SalamsteinTélésieUltralite
Other Languages:
Arabic:Jacut
Basque:Zafiro
Bulgarian:Сапфир
Czech:Safír
Danish:Safir
Dutch:Saffier
Esperanto:Safiro
Estonian:Safiir
Finnish:Safiiri
French:Saphir
German:Saphir
Ultralit
Greek:Ζαφείρι
Hebrew:ספיר
Hindi:नीलम
Indonesian:Safir
Italian:Zaffiro
Japanese:サファイア
Latin:Sapphirus
Latvian:Safīrs
Lithuanian:Safyras
Norwegian (Bokmål):Safir
Polish:Szafir
Portuguese:Safira
Romanian:Safir
Russian:Сапфир
Simplified Chinese:蓝宝石
Slovak:Zafír
Slovenian:Safir
Spanish:Zafiro
Ultralita
Swedish:Safir
Telugu:నీలమణి
Turkish:Safir
Ukrainian:Сапфір
Vietnamese:Xa-phia
Varieties:
Asteriated SapphireCat SapphirePadparadschaStar Sapphire

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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