You lucky September babies! Your birthstone comes in almost every color except red, and is perfect in any style of jewelry, including engagement rings and necklace pendants.
What do Sapphires represent?
Throughout history, sapphires have represented nobility, sincerity, and faithfulness. In ancient Greece and Roman times, royalty thought that sapphires would protect them from harm. Clergy wore the beautiful blue gemstones to symbolize Heaven, and everyday people thought it attracted heavenly blessings.
Sapphires are symbolic of the planet Venus, which like the gem, exhibits an ethereal blue color. This enchanting jewel represents love, beauty, passion, and creativity to the wearer. Rumor has it the goddess Venus loved wearing sapphires.
Sapphire gemstones have long been associated with royalty, and have been the prized possession of many kings, queens, and emperors. One of the most famous pieces of jewelry was the blue sapphire engagement ring that Britain’s Prince Charles gave to Diana.
Where do Sapphires come from?
The most common places sapphires are found are Sri Lanka (or Ceylon) and Burma.
Sapphires can also be found in Montana, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and more.
What colors of Sapphires are there?
You can create unique rings and other custom jewelry because sapphires go far beyond just blue. In nature sapphires appear in shades of green, pink, purple, orange, yellow, white, and so many more hues in between. In fact, these versatile gemstones can be found in any color except red. If your sapphire is red it’s a ruby as both rubies and sapphires come from the same mineral family called corundum.
Trace impurities in the corundum give sapphires their wide array of colors. A blue sapphire gets its color from titanium elements, and a pink sapphire gets its color from chromium.
Parti sapphires have more than one element within the stone, creating a two-toned stone!
This makes sapphires one of a kind. No two sapphires are exactly alike, and mother nature chooses the color by including different elements she chooses.
Today these enchanting jewels are used for much more than birthstone jewelry. At a 9 on the Mohs scale, only diamonds and moissanties are harder than sapphires, which makes sapphire a great alternative engagement ring as it is durable enough for daily wear.
That isn’t the only reason to consider a sapphire over a diamond. A sapphire engagement ring is believed to bring harmony to lovers, which is something I think we can all agree would be a great way to start a marriage.
These precious gemstones will make a sensational addition to your jewelry collection. Let Stephanie at Saint K work with our trusted group of gemstone dealers to procure a sapphire that will make your heart sing. She can even design a custom piece of jewelry for you to celebrate everything that makes you unique. Give us a shout to talk about how we can make your wildest gem-dreams come true.