Monday, September 1, 2014

September Birthstone

sap·phire

Sapphires are available in a variety of delicate colors in addition to the more common blue shades. Sapphire is the most valuble of the blue gemstones.   The mineral corundum can be Ruby or Sapphire, they are scientifically the same mineral, they just differ in color.  Corundum is the second hardest mineral, the first being Diamond, and is one of the naturally clear transparent materials.  They speak of dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity and wisdom. 

Throughout history, sapphire has symbolized truth, sincerity and loyalty. It is also thought to bring peace, joy and wisdom to its wearer.  In the past, the sapphire was also believed to be a talisman that would protect against evil spirits and other unsavory creatures of the night.  The ancients regarded star sapphires as powerful talismans that could protect travelers and seekers.  These talismans were considered to be so powerful, that they would continue protecting the wearer even after they had been passed on to another person.  (www.gemselect.com)

Solid 18kt gold & Sapphire
navel curved barbell


Chemical Fromula: Al2O3
Color: White, Colorless, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black & Multicolored
Hardness: 9
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Mineral Class: Corundum

White Gold & Sapphire
curved barbell
Can be ordered in any lenght