The end of Summer and beginning of Fall is ushered in with Sapphire! This gorgeous gem is one of the most sought-after gems, and if you happen to be born in the month of September, you’re lucky to have it as your birthstone! It has been used in engagement rings and crown jewels, and even has a history of spiritualism. Even if it’s not your birthstone, sapphire has been used throughout history in adornments and jewelry. Read on to explore this breathtaking gem!
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Sapphire is known as one of the “Big Three” precious gemstones, along with ruby and emerald. These gems are known as precious gems - they are highly sought after, and are generally valued higher than other colorful gemstones. In fact, a fine sapphire may be valued higher per carat than a diamond! Take for example the “Star of Adam,” a huge star sapphire mined in Sri Lanka, which weighs over 1400 carats! Other notable sapphires include the Rockefeller Sapphire (yes, THAT Rockefeller) and Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and Sapphire ring, which was valued at over 5 million!
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Not every sapphire has a huge price tag, though.We love to feature locally mined sapphire from Montana, which is not only a locale which creates gorgeous gems, it is available to fit every price point as well! One of the most amazing things about the sapphire gemstone is that it is available in numerous colors. Montana sapphires from the Yogo region in particular are known for their beautiful cornflower blue color. This is the classic, vibrant blue tone that most people think of then sapphire comes to mind. However, sapphires have been seen in almost every color of the rainbow!
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Not only is sapphire versatile in color, is it among the most durable of gemstones as well! It is rated a 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it amazing for everyday wear. In comparison, diamonds are a 10, which are at the top of the scale. For this reason, sapphires make great options for rings, and we have had people increasingly using sapphires in anniversary bands and engagement rings! However, just because these stones are very scratch resistant, they are not indestructible. As with all jewelry, take your sapphire pieces off when you’re active. Sapphires are safe to be cleaned with most jewelry cleansers, but when in doubt, hot water and dish soap are always safe options!
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Sapphire has been used in jewelry throughout history, and has been associated with calming energy and protection. For centuries, sapphire has been considered a symbol of the heavens, a bestower of truth, and a protector from negative energy. It wasn’t uncommon in the 11th and 12th centuries for sorcerers and scientists to keep sapphires as talismans for wisdom. The gem was also thought to protect the wearer from the evil eye - and to bring calm and focus to whoever wears it. It’s easy to see why this gemstone is connected to thoughts of serenity. Whether you’re drawn to sapphire for its positive vibes or gorgeous color, this gem is sure to be a new favorite!
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Whether you’re celebrating a September birthday, anniversary, or just really love the look of this gorgeous gemstone, we hope this guide helped! Shop with us and discover sapphire pendant, earrings, rings and more! Plus, we can create the custom design of your dreams with Montana sapphire, or sapphire hailing from anywhere in the world. Start exploring!