The hardy blue sapphire is as alluring as it is tough. Second only to the diamond in hardness, sapphire that belongs to the gem family corundum is perfectly suited to be carved into some interesting pieces. At beacab.com, carved blue sapphires star in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to inspire the staunchest of diamond lovers to try this regal blue stone. Carved stones in leaf, hexagon, pentagon, irregular, oval cabochons, drop, and pear shapes are all available online. There are irregular shapes and even some formed into the likeness of a scarab beetle! Colors range from light to medium to dark tones and sizes span single pieces weighing as much as 81 carats to suites of tiny matched carvings each weighing less than 0.25 cts.