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Colorful Corundum Jewelry

Updated on October 5, 2014

Beautiful Mineral Jewelry in a Variety of Colors

Corundum jewelry is a wonderful choice for a gift for birthday gifts, Anniversaries, and other special occasions.

It's is a naturally clear mineral, but when it contains imperfections, then it has various colors. You'll find a huge selection of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings here in many colors, styles and price ranges.!

Do you know what Corundum is, and which two of the four most precious stones are actually forms of it? Find out, as you browse some lovely and colorful jewelry...some of natures finest work

Synthesized forms of the mineral have gained wide acceptance becuse the quality of good synthetics has risen and the price has fallen. But natural corundum gemstones are still highly valued, and widely available. You can also mine your own in some places!

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Dangle Style Ruby and Diamond Pendant - n 10k Yellow Gold

Ruby is one of the much loved stones that is part of the Corundum family of gems.

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What is Corundum?

Aluminum Oxide in Crystalline Form

Corundum - or aluminum oxide in crystalline form - is a mineral which comes in an array of colors: grays, browns, pinks and reds, yellows, oranges, greens, blues, violets, and colorless.

In its most naturally pure form, it is clear and transparent. The different colors come from different impurities.

Can you guess which two precious stones are corundum? Continue on to find out.

Special Jewelry Makes a Special Gift - for Birthdays, Anniversaries, or Any Time

The corundum jewelry featured just below features red, pink, or rose colored corundum stones.

Not only does jewelry featuring Corundum come in a variety of colors, like other gemstone pieces, it comes in a wide range of prices.

The four precious stones are:

Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond

Pink and Pretty! - Lovely Natural Pink Corundum, Accented with Diamonds

This versatile mineral comes in a number of colors, and one of them, pink, just gorgeous. Here, it's paired diamonds, for a pink and white combination that's just as feminine as can be.

These would really stand out when worn with dark clothing - like black, navy, deep maroon, or chocolate.

They would also look just stunning with white or another neutral.

4.01 Carat Silvr Pink Corundum Bangle
4.01 Carat Silvr Pink Corundum Bangle

This lovely bracelet coordinates with the earrings shown just above.


Rubies are Red Corundum

When corundum is red to deep blood red in color, it's a ruby.

Gem-quality red corundum is red due to the presence of chromium.

Rubies naturally occur in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. In the United States, they are less plentiful, but can been found in Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wyoming.

In recent years, deposits have also been newly discovered in both Greenland and Kenya.

Pink and Red Gemstone Necklaces - Pinks and Reds are Real Favorites

Surprise someone special with a beautiful gift of a corundum necklace.

Everyone loves rubies, but give a July born lady a ruby to capture her heart. Ruby is the birthstone for July. Give it to her on her any occasion, from birthday to anniversary to Christmas or Mother's Day.

Padparascha Gemstone
Padparascha Gemstone | Source

Padparadscha: A Rare Corundum Variety

Pinkish-orange Corundum is rather rare. These particular gemstones are called padparadscha, or padparascha sapphires.

Natural orange sapphires are rare.

The largest deposits are in Sri Lanka, but they are also found in Vietnam and in some parts of Africa.

Blue Sapphires

Blue sapphires are actually corundum.

From the Amazon Curated Collection comes this Synthetic Blue and White Corundum Oval Pendant, set in .3925 sterling silver, and presented on an 18" chain. It comes gift boxed.

If you're looking for a very special gift, there are matching and coordinating pieces on Amazo. Look for a ring, earrings, or a bracelet to go with the pendant shown here.

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CC, curated from Wikipedia | Source

Sapphires Come in Many Colors

Sapphires are not limited to blue. They also come in green, grey, violet, yellow, and white.

All other colors besides red and pinkish orange fall under the classification of sapphire, and they come from corundum.

In addition to blue sapphires, there are sapphires of several other colors, including green, pink, gray, and yellow.

Sapphires are most abundant in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and East Africa.

There are also some in a few parts of North America, including Montana, and North Carolina.

Natural shpphires are commonly heat treated to improve clarity.

Pure Corundum has a hardness of 9.0

A Stunning Combination - Diamond and Green Corundum 14k White Gold Earrings

Here is my personal favorite of all the pieces on tohis page!

Although a green corundum is NOT an emerald, it sure is pretty!

These earrings are just so lush looking. Any lady wiould be proud to wear them!

Your Favorite Corundum Color

Which corundum color do you find most attractive? Personally, I am so captivated by both the green and purple varieties of this mineral, that I can't bring myself to vote for one or the other as my favorite!

Which Color of Corundum do you like best?

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Because of Corundum's harness value, it has a number of industrial uses, including instrument windows for satellites and spacecraft

Mine Your Own - Rubies and Sapphires Near Franklin, NC

At the Mason Mine in Macon County, North Carolina (near the city of Franklin) you can mine for your own Corundum. Watch the video to see what these folks found.

Or, if you prefer, you can read about the corundum mine where you can find sapphires and rubies.

It has been reported that, at this mine, you can even find rare star rubies and sapphires! You could find a real gem! If you do, there are specialists right there in Franklin who can cut and fashion it into a piece of fine jewelry.

Mining Your Own Corundum

Would you like to go mining for your own corundum?

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Lapidary is the art of cutting gemstones for use in jewelry or works of art

What did you think of the Colorful Corundum Jewelry on this page?

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @ItayaLightbourne: They really are - but I like the green the best.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      These are all so beautiful! :)

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      montanatravel52 5 years ago

      I love corundum jewerly and you really did it justice with your lens! I just finished a very short lens about Montana Yogo sapphires, which are a type of corundum jewelry.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      Who knew that imperfections could create such lovely jewelry. Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very beautiful stones, and the jewelry is stunning. :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very interesting. I usually do not read "product lenses" with such interest - but yours really got my attention. I learned a lot, and I am impressed by the quality products you found for us. Angel blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting stuff

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This are really pretty. What great gifts they would make.

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      jolou 5 years ago

      These are very beautiful. I especially like bracelets.

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      LauraMarie LM 5 years ago

      Stunning collections here :)

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Very nice jewelry!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow! What beautiful jewelry! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are a visual treat and sure to make for great gifts!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      @anonymous: Oh, how very thoughtful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love collecting jewelry for my wife and daughter and then I give it to them during times without reason.