Closely relatd to Ruby, the rare Pink Sapphire is a variety of Sapphire with a pink shade that comes from traces of chromium. With enough chromium present, the Pink Sapphire actually becomes a Ruby. Until that point, generally, the deeper the pink, the higher the value of Pink Sapphire- the most sought-after Pink Sapphires are referred to as "hot pink" or "bubble-gum pink." Pink Sapphire is commonly mined in Madagascar- less commonly in Sri Lanka and Myanmar- and gently heat-treated at low temperatures to reduce secondary shades of reddish-purple. The goal is the leave any internal inclusions intact in order to preserve each stone's uniqueness.