Sapphires Are Septembers Birthstone
Friday, 11 May 2018 | AnneWelcome September. Those of you who have a birthday this month have ourselves a beautiful gemstone the sapphire. Septembers birthstone is a precious gemstone which, along with its sister stone the Ruby is second only to Diamonds in hardness. This makes the stones particularly suitable for use in jewellery of all kinds including <a href="https://www.antiquesavenue.co.uk/vintage-sapphire-rings.html">sapphire </a>rings .From the most glamorous pieces to lovely pretty pieces we can wear everyday.
Like Diamonds, small sapphires are not too expensive but the larger ones are quite rare and can be very, very costly. The biggest examples are given names and seem to currently be in America. One called the Star of India is over 500 carats. Other famous sapphires are: The star of Asia which has a star effect to the shine and The deep blackish midnight sapphire . Queen Elizabeth II also owns a couple of famous Sapphires too.
As with all gemstones, the September birthstone has been attributed with magical and healing properties. It is said that it counteracts negative feelings and promotes positivity. It calms the mins, cures depression and brings wisdom and serenity. Sounds good if it works but I wear sapphires because they have a beautiful blue colour and they are my birthstone :-)
The main thing to look out for is storing your sapphire jewelry next to diamond jewellery. Diamonds will scratch sapphires so its best to keep them in a separate little box or soft bag. Looked after in this way your sapphire jewellery will look wonderful for many years to come. Then pass them down through the family as heirlooms.
Some of the most desirable sapphires have a star effect in them. These are often a denim blue colour just like these in the photos below: