Those born in September are lucky enough to have the regal gem sapphire as their birthstone.
Most people only think of sapphires as a deep royal blue gem. Sapphires actually occur naturally in pink, purple, yellow, orange, and green. Sapphires are made of the same mineral as rubies – Corundum. However, the vivid blue of blue sapphires is often the standard against which other gemstones are measured.
Sapphires are a symbol of loyalty and trust, making them a popular gemstone for engagement rings or fashion rings. In ancient times, the deep blue color of sapphires were believed to capture the power of the sky and sea. In the Middle Ages, clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven. The ancient Egyptians associated this stone with the 'eye of Horas' (the eye in the sky). Sapphires are also thought to help with intuition, peace and meditation.
Sapphires are mined around the world with many coming from Australia, East Africa, Cashmere, Sri Lanka, ad the United States.
Sapphires are also the perfect gift for those celebrating a 5th, 7th, 10th, or 45th wedding anniversary. Here are some beautiful pieces of jewelry we have created at Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler to showcase the beauty of the Sapphire.
The durability of sapphires makes them very wearable on a daily basis and allows us to be very creative in their settings.