Gemstones put a magical spell on the Bron Team. “These drops of solidified beauty have been hiding for millions of years in the crust of the earth. By wearing them, they let you take part in their history. Imperfections, such as inclusions or subtle color changes are the gemstones way to tell its story. It’s the natures signature.” Heleen Bron
Our wild sapphires in polished in checkerboard cut have many inclusions. That's why they look so gentle and playful. Heleen always says, "They look like little soaps!" These natural stones can be found in many different color variations in our collection, e.g. in pink, gray or green. Playfully yet luxurious, they can be combined as a 'mix and match' with champagne colored diamonds and other colored stones.
Colors: Many colors
Where to be found: Madagascar
Mohs hardness: 9
The Mohs hardness scale
The Mohs hardness scale describes a scale from 1 to 10, which indicates the relative hardness of a mineral. Diamond is the hardest substance in the world and is therefore rated with the highest hardness grade of 10. To further illustrate the Moh's hardness it helps to imagine that a moonstone
(hardness 6) is about as hard as the blade of a kitchen knife. A fingernail would only measure a grade of 2-2.5 on the scale.
At Bron, the hardness plays a minor role. Our overriding selection criteria are color and the ‘liveliness’ of a gemstone.