September Birthstone Is Sapphire

    

“A maiden born when autumn leaves are rustling in September’s breeze

A sapphire on her brow should bind; to bring her joy and peace of mind.”

 

Sapphires, like the autumn leaves, come in a variety of colors, blue, yellow, pink, purple, orange and green.   They are a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum.  Trace amounts of other elements, such as iron or copper give them their different coloring.  They are found in remote locations such as Burma, Kashmir adding to their allure.

The word sapphire comes from the Greek sappheiros, meaning “blue stone”.  Ancient civilizations once thought the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection.   The obsession with the sapphire’s perfect blue color has been with us since the beginning of time.

Because sapphires represent “divine favor” they were the gem of choice for many a royal family, not the least of which is the British.  The enormous blue sapphire engagement ring originally given to Princess Diana, and recently given to Kate Middleton has sealed the sapphire as a gift fit for royalty.  Come in to visit us and let us create a custom sapphire piece for you or purchase a one of a kind creation llyn has already dreamt up this month!

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