Saphiret Glass

Categories:Glass, Jewelry, Materials
Anne

Saphirets are one of the most collectable of all glass costume jewellery stones.  It is thought that Saphiret  was first made in Czechoslovakia in the Victorian era when real gold was added to a sapphire blue coloured glass. Later on the price of gold rose and it became to expensive to produce.

saphiretThis mixture resulted in a stones which changes colour through a range of brownish purple blues depending on the light.

Saphiret ( sometimes misspelled as saphirite ) stones can come as smooth polished cabochons or faceted as diamante type stones.  During circa 1950s similar stones were produced in Germany these are sometimes known as  Sapharine . Sapharines can have a matt polished finish or be bright polished.

Saphirets can be found in various shapes and sizes and set into most types of jewellery, they can also be moulded to have a face or man in the moon in the stone.  I have seen earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches and necklaces set with Saphirets.

I’m looking for more photos to add here , and create a gallery of wonderful saphiret jewellery. Please do let me know if you have any I can add.


Happy Hunting

Anne x


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