September birthstone blue sapphire jewelry
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.
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.
However sapphire is found in many colors: pink sapphire is the most famous.
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.
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.
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.
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. 12Precious Sapphire Sterling Silver ring s. 112 1/3 ct Natural Kanchanaburi Sapphire Trio Ring with Diamonds in Sterling Silver Size 7Natural 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 Ring – Sizes 5 -9
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
More Fun!! Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver earrings1.20 Ct Oval Blue Sapphire Gemstone Birthstone 14K White Gold Dangle EarringsPrestige Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsNatural Beauty!! Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsParadise Bloom!! Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsMovment Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver earrings2.04 Ct Oval Blue Sapphire 14K Yellow Gold Gemstone Birthstone Stud EarringsGorgeous!! Multicolor Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsDazzling Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsLuxury Blue Sapphire Sterling Silver earringsVictorian Style! Blue Sapphire & White Topaz Sterling Silver earrings3.58 Ct Oval 8X6MM Natural Blue Sapphire 925 Sterling Silver Women’s Earrings
A 423 Carat Blue Gem – the Logan Sapphire
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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