Who would have though the blue sapphire is a close relative of the fiery red ruby? Both in fact belong to the same gem family of corundum. With hardness next only to the diamond this brilliant and tough stone has been associated with the majesty and tranquility of the heavens. True to its cerulean color, one could say! True to its status as a precious stone of repute and being much coveted, sapphires are amongst the most expensive gems on the market today, its blue varieties fetching s much as rubies or diamonds of similar weight and quality. However on need not have deep pockets should one desire to own this wonderful stone. Sapphire beads are an easy, affordable and unique way to add this gem to your collection. Beacab.com presents sapphire beads in myriad shapes, sizes, colors and combinations. Shapes range from round, roundelles, to baroque and the beads could be smooth, faceted, striated, carved or tumbled. Stone sizes range from as small as 2 mm across to 14 mm. Colors range from the lightest pale blue to deep inky tones, yellow, brown, multi-colored, pink, and white. Single strands, two three lines, or multiple lines with graduated matched stones are also available.