/All About Sapphire

All About Sapphire

Ah, Sapphire the birthstone of September. If this is your birthstone this is the article for you. Today we’re talking all about sapphire. What it means, where it comes from, and the best sapphire pieces for any occasion.

All About Sapphire

Did you know that Sapphires have been treasured for nearly thousands of years? It’s true. The ancient Romans use to polish sapphires and wear them as jewelry. 

14K White Gold Diamond Sapphire Eternity Ring, Cost: $1,795.00

Many people don’t know that sapphires come in a variety of colors such as yellow, pink, orange, and even green. Sapphires come in nearly every color that’s known in the rainbow. But the best-known sapphires are rich with a blue color. Then there are red sapphires that we know as rubies. 

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A sapphire gets its color from the mineral corundum. What happens is the mineral turns blue when it contains iron and titanium. After that, the trace element chromium can turn corundum into pink or red which then leads to different colors of sapphire.

Vintage Platinum Star Sapphire Diamond Bracelet, Cost: $7,500.00

The word sapphire or sapphires comes from the Greek word sappheiros. It’s been said that this word may have originally been meant for another blue gemstone, the lapis lazuli.

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Pink is one of the rarest-known sapphire gems. With the rarest of all being names padparadscha. Which is a name that comes from the Sanskrit. It’s their word for the lotus flower.

14K White Gold Open Wire Blue Sapphire Cocktail Ring, Cost: $39,995.00

Naturally, sapphires are among the most durable gemstone elements in the world. Gems are rated on their ability to resist scratching and withstand circumstances based on a system called the Mohs Scale. On that scale, sapphires should score a 9 out of 10 because the only natural thing that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond. The durability of this gem makes them the number one choice for a stone in the center of a ring.

Final Thoughts

Did you enjoy reading all about sapphire? Is sapphire your birthstone? Or do you just enjoy the color? Either way, we’ve got plenty of sapphire pieces for you to check out. Click here to shop our sapphire collection today.

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