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Which gemstone is given its colour by titanium?

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jerimima | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 10, 2008 at 7:21 PM via web

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Which gemstone is given its colour by titanium?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:57 PM (Answer #1)

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A gemstone that gets its color from titanium is sapphire, because of the blue color given to it by traces of titanium found in the stone. 

"Most gemstones are allochromatic, meaning that they are colored by impurities or trace elements in their crystal structure. When there are traces of titanium, the stone is a sapphire."

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted May 26, 2014 at 12:48 AM (Answer #2)

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Blue sapphire

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