September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Check out EK Jewelers in Gillette, Wyoming for all your sapphire jewelry needs. We can create a custom sapphire piece that is sure to stun your loved one!

September was blessed with a king of colored gemstones to represent their birth month: sapphire. 

 

Since ancient times, this gemstone was believed to protect those close to you from harm and also represented loyalty, purity and trust. (This makes this stone an excellent option for an engagement ring.)

 

Ancient Persians believed the earth actually rested on a giant sapphire, which made the sky blue.

 

“Sapphire” is Greek for blue. But, sapphires are not only the deep, rich blue color; they also come in peach, pink, orange, violet, and yellow colors. 

 

A sapphire has many intriguing natural facts. One worth mentioning is due to the required elements needed to form a sapphire, sapphires don't grow in every place on the earth but in exotic places that don't contain a common element called silicon. Another fun fact, clear sapphires are the most rare because they can't have any extra elements to give them color, like chromium and iron. 

 

Sapphires can show many forms of phenomena called asterism, or star, which show due to tiny needles inside the stone that reflect light just right showing a star. Another phenomena called color change, or color shift, where the sapphire will naturally change color when looked at under incandescent light and daylight or fluorescent light.

 

The Gemological Institute of America Inc. has a wealth of information about sapphires that you can read here >>>

 

If you’re shopping for a September birthday girl, sapphire jewelry is a must buy! Consider elegant sapphire earrings, a gorgeous sapphire ring, or a sapphire pendant. 

 

Check out EK Jewelers in Gillette, Wyoming for all your sapphire jewelry needs. We can create a custom sapphire piece that is sure to stun your loved one!

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