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The Stunning Sapphire - The Birthstone of September

The Stunning Sapphire - The Birthstone of September

 

September marks many changes...a new season, a change in temperature, the leaves begin to change color, and of course, there is a new birthstone for the month.  Sapphire is the birthstone for September and it is one of my favorite gemstones.  Before designing jewelry, I used to think only of the color blue when I heard of sapphires.  The reality is sapphires come in a variety of colors.

 

If you look at some of the pieces I have created, white sapphire is a stone I have used as an alternative to a diamond on occasion.  The piece's intricacy and the amount of time involved in the creation process are two of the main factors in determining if I choose a sapphire or diamond.  Other colors sapphire comes in are grey, black, orange, violet, green, yellow, and pink.  Using the word "sapphire", unless otherwise specified, traditionally has been designated to the color blue.  A "fancy sapphire" refers to a color other than blue if the color is not specified in the name.  Sapphires are also unique in that some cabochons (gemstones with a flat back and rounded top) exhibit asterism.  This is what a person sees when looking at a star sapphire.  This is when inclusions are aligned at two or more axis points, resulting in a unique reflection of light in the form of a star.  Very few gemstones have the ability to exhibit this feature, and to find one that is natural is quite rare.

 The Star Sapphire Cuff

Star Sapphire Cuff

Sapphire is the second hardest mineral on earth, which makes it a very durable gemstone. It is a form of high-quality corundum, an aluminum oxide mineral. Many people do not realize this, but ruby is actually a sapphire...it has just been assigned the name of "ruby" to correspond with a sapphire that is red. Sapphire is known to be a stone of wisdom, royalty, prophecy, and divine favor. It is a gemstone that has been mentioned in almost every religion. It is believed to be a stone that helps calm and focus the mind, relieving tension. Also known as a stone to represent integrity, blue sapphire was often worn and carried in the past when treaties were signed. It also happens to be a symbol of love and commitment, which explains why it is becoming more and more popular in engagement rings and wedding bands.

Sapphire Pieces
Image of 14K White Sapphire Water Necklace
14K White Sapphire Water Necklace
Image of 14K White Sapphire Water Earrings
14K White Sapphire Water Earrings
Image of 14K White Sapphire and Onyx Tennis Bracelet
14K White Sapphire and Onyx Tennis Bracelet
Image of 14K White Sapphire Pearl Drop Earrings
14K White Sapphire Pearl Drop Earrings
Image of 14K Yellow Gold Montana Sapphire Ring
14K Yellow Gold Montana Sapphire Ring
Image of 14K Montana Sapphire Diamond Earrings
14K Montana Sapphire Diamond Earrings
Image of 14K Sapphire Wave Ring
14K Sapphire Wave Ring
Image of 14K Sapphire Wave Necklace
14K Sapphire Wave Necklace
Image of 14K Hues of Blue Sapphire Necklace
14K Hues of Blue Sapphire Necklace
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