Most people think of blue when sapphires are mentioned but sapphires come in a wide range of colours, including green, yellow orange and pink. Pink sapphires have been gaining popularity as they exude femininity and come in a wide range of beautiful shades. They are considered rare but are less expensive than diamonds and second to them in their degree of hardness- making them an excellent choice for everyday wear. Most pink sapphires come from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Madagascar. The shade of the stone is determined by the amount of the mineral ‘corundum’ in the gem and the darker pink hues contain more of the mineral.