It’s that time again! Time for a small history lesson on the birthstone-of-the-month. And this month we have a true, bright-blue beauty… the entirely elegant sapphire.
One of the three precious colored stones (along with emeralds and rubies), September’s sapphire can lend itself to a variety of captivating fine jewelry pieces; this you probably know. But we have a few trivial details about the sapphire we’d like to share with you, allowing you to not only “wow” your loved one with a beautiful sapphire for their birthday, but with your knowledge of the stone, as well:
- The origin of the name Sapphire is derived from the Greek word “sappheiros”, which means “precious stone”
- Although blue is their most-known color, sapphires come in every color of the rainbow, as well as grey or colorless. In fact, rubies & sapphires have the same mineral composition.
- Sapphires are very rare; much rarer than the diamond. Many gemologists recommend investing in a fine, quality sapphire, feeling that there is sure to be value added to the stone.
** And, as a bonus “fact”, both Lady Diana and Kate had sapphires as the featured stone in their engagement rings.
If you have a loved one with an upcoming September birthday, you definitely should come in to check out our stellar sapphire collection. Be it a necklace, bracelet or beautiful earring set, we’ll be happy to help you pick out a perfect, meaningful gift.