Gorgeous sapphire and lapis lazuli – those lucky September babies have such great birthstones! Jewelers consider sapphire to be a precious stone, along with diamond, ruby and emerald.
This post will cover the amazing sapphire.
However sapphire is found in many colors: pink sapphire is the most famous.
Sapphires come in many colors, although they are most associated with blue. In fact you will hear artists speak of sapphire blue as a particular paint color. The movie “Sapphire” is about a girl who is passing for white in racist in 1950’s Britain.
Sapphire is hard enough to use in carving, and you will see it in pottery and carving as well as jewelry.
Sapphire is composed of the mineral corundum, a very hard form of aluminum oxide. Corundum is tough and hard, resistant to chemical reactions.
So it lasts. Only a small amount of corundum is translucent and pure enough to be used in gems. As conundrum interacts with other minerals, it is not destroyed but develops colors. Pink, blue, yellow and purple are called “sapphires” and red conundrum is classified as ruby.
Who would think that an aluminum oxide component – corundum – would create such beautiful gems? Sapphire is made up of corundum: the mineral has iron, titanium and chromium interspersed as well as the aluminum.
Crystal healers believe that sapphire is associated with Divine favor; a royal stone of learning, mental acuity and psychic activation, a seeker after spiritual truth. Its pure blue ray brings order and healing to the mind, lending strength and focus, and an ability to see beneath surface appearances to underlying truths and to utilize that knowledge. It stimulates the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, allowing one to access deeper levels of consciousness in order to gain a fuller understanding of self.
The Mohs scale is used by jewelers to measure the hardness of a mineral. The diamond is the hardest – a ten on that scale, and the sapphire is a nine. Thus, it can be used in industry as well as jewellery. There might actually be some sapphire in the the wristwatch crystals you have on your wrist, and you may come in contact with it through any casual contact you have with certain kinds of scientific instruments or infrared optical equipment.
The traditional birthstone gift is the ring. Here are some beautiful genuine sapphire rings that will be true birthstone heirloom gifts.
Oval Blue Sapphire & White Sapphire Gemstone 925 Sterling Silver Women’s RingBeautiful Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring s. 12Great Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver ring s. 10Precious Sapphire Sterling Silver ring s. 11Sterling Silver Genuine Blue Sapphire Women’s Ring2 1/3 ct Natural Kanchanaburi Sapphire Trio Ring with Diamonds in Sterling Silver Size 7Shiny Natural Blue Star Sapphire Ocean Ring 925 Rhodium-Plated Silver Size 6.5Excellent Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver ring s. 9Natural Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver ring s. 12Oval Blue Sapphire and Sky Blue Aquamarine 925 Sterling Silver Women’s 3-Stone Engagement Ladies RingSterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Blue Sapphire and Diamond-Accent Art Deco Style RingSterling Silver Purple Amethyst & Blue Sapphire 3-Stone RingSterling Silver Blue Sapphire & White Diamond Women’s Ring1.79 Ct Oval Natural Blue Sapphire Gemstone Birthstone 925 Sterling Silver Women’s Ring
But I love it most in the beautiful sapphire jewellery; whether it is huge pieces that I will only look at in a museum or more modest yet still lovely pieces that I can wear.
Is this the Most Famous Sapphire Ring Ever?
Princess Kate Continues the Tradition By Wearing Princess Diana’s Sapphire Ring
Of course it is unusual to have a sapphire wedding ring. But we can agree it is a ring fit for a queen.
Princess Kate Middleton thrilled the world when she revealed that she was to wear the beautiful 18K Sapphire ring that Princess Diana had worn as an engagement ring. It is indeed a phenomenal ring – 18K of sapphire in a bed of diamonds.
Here she tells of the honor she feels of wearing the ring that had graced the hand of Prince William’s mother.
Beautiful Blue Sapphire Earrings
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Beautiful Golden, Orange and Pink Sapphire Earrings
Sapphire comes in a variety of gorgeous colors as you can see here.
Great Golden Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsChunky! Stunning Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsLadies Oval Shaped Genuine Pink Sapphire and Diamond Swirl Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold (1.30ct)Basket Set Round Genuine Pink Sapphire Stud Earrings in Platinum (6mm Pink Sapphire)Jewelplus Genuine Sapphire Earrings 14K Rose Pink Sapphire PairGenuine AAA Orange Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsExclusive! Yellow Sapphire & White Topaz Sterling Silver earringsExclusive! Chocolate Sapphire & White Topaz Sterling Silver earringsExclusive! Green Sapphire & White Topaz Sterling Silver earrings
A 423 Carat Blue Gem
When money’s no object………..
You can buy a priceless sapphire like this.
Princess Kate’s is a measly 18 karats – can you imagine wearing this sapphire?
Gorgeous Logan Sapphire:
What were Your Favorite Pieces?
All across the world sapphire is associated with the color “blue.” Now you know that sapphire can be many colors from canary yellow to deep purple. And I have introduced you to another blue stone: lapis lazuli. I hope you have enjoyed the great jewelry that I have found for you!
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