Sapphire: September Birthstone
The Birthstone of September is the deep blue sapphire which makes a great choice for jewellery. Read on to find out more about this beautiful gemstone...
What you might not know about Sapphires…
September’s birth-stone is a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewellery.
Surprisingly, sapphires are available in an array of colours – not just the deep blue associated with the name. Pink, yellow, orange and green varieties exist, although red sapphires are know as rubies.
Sapphires make are excellent for jewellery, especially jewellery worn everyday, as they have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale. The only harder gemstone is a diamond – which scores 10. Because of this reason, natural and synthetic sapphires are often used for scientific reasons and in electronics.
Mines for Sapphires are found all over the world; Madagascar, North America, Africa, Brazil, Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, India and China.
The royal blue gemstone is associated with wisdom, loyalty and nobility.Sapphire is the material to represent 45th wedding anniversaries.
The stones have become fashionable again as a choice for engagement rings, since Prince William proposed to Cate Middleton in 2010 with Princess Diana’s engagement ring. Prince Charles proposed in 1981 with a gorgeous 12ct oval Sapphire and Diamond cluster-style engagement ring.
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