Sapphire (color)

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The 423-carat (85 g) blue Logan sapphire
The Star of Bombay (182 carats (36.4 g))star sapphire


Sapphire is a color that is a representation of the color of a sapphire. Sapphire gems are most commonly found in a range of blue shades. Other names for variations of the color sapphire are blue sapphire or sapphire blue, shown below.

The first written use of sapphire as a color name in English was in 1430.[1]



Meaning of sapphire[change | change source]

Tones of sapphire color comparison chart[change | change source]

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Sapphire #0F52BA 15 82 186 216° 85% 39% (Sapphire (Maerz and Paul))
Spanish Sapphire #6576B4 101 118 180 227° 34% 55% (Zaffro Inspecifico (Gallego & Sanz))
Dark Spanish Sapphire #7573A6 117 115 166 242° 22% 55% (Zaffro Estandar (Gallego & Sanz))
Sapphire Blue #0067A5 0 103 165 203° 100% 32% (ISCC-NBS)
Medium Sapphire #2D5DA1 45 93 161 215° 56% 40% (Sapphire (Crayola Gem Tones))
B'dazzled Blue #2E5894 46 88 148 215° 53% 38% (Crayola Metallic FX)
Blue Sapphire #126180 18 97 128 197° 75% 29% (Pantone TPX #18-4241)
Dark Sapphire #082567 8 37 103 222° 86% 22%





References[change | change source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Sapphire: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample L8
  2. Ezekiel 1:26

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