United States – The state of Montana boasts the Yogo Clutch area which is famous for sapphire production.
Nigeria – Darker toned sapphires are often found in Nigeria due to the presence of magmatic rocks.
Kenya – Kenya is not limited to one color of sapphire, several hues are found here including rarer star sapphires.
Tanzania – a large variety of colored sapphires are found in the Umba River Valley in Tanzania.
Madagascar – Madagascar has been leading production of sapphires since the start of the twenty-first century.
Kashmir – Most of the sapphire mining in Kashmir happened over a century ago, but the gemstones found were so appealing they are still sought after.
Sri Lanka – A great deal of sapphire mining is still done by hand in Sri Lanka.
China – Many colors of sapphires are found in China including very dark blue.
Myanmar – Myanmar is famous for its deep red rubies but also mined in Mogok are royal blue sapphires.
Thailand – A great many sapphires and rubies are cut in Thailand.
Cambodia – Sapphires are mined in both pits and rivers near the Pailin area of Cambodia.
Vietnam – Though production has been irregular, Vietnam is well known for their beautiful sapphires and rubies.
Australia – Very dark blue and yellow are the most popular sapphire hues found in Australia.
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