• Alice varini

Sapphire: the Legendary gemstone

The birthstone for September is sapphire. Sapphires are members of the gem species corundum. If you were born in September, you are very fortunate to have a birthstone that occurs in many different colors (just not blue) but all the color of the rainbow including white and black! Isnt it crazy?

Did you know?

Sapphires and Rubies.... are from the same family: the CORUNDUM. The pure formula of corundum is Al2O3 Oxyde of Alumine and each element adding to this formula is creating a different color. Besides blue sapphire and ruby (red), the corundum family also includes so-called “fancy sapphires.” They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues.

Location & Myths

In Cambodia they come from Pailin province, there are many sapphire deposits spread out on different continents. From locations in Africa like Nigeria and Madagascar to Australia to Asian locales like China and Thailand, and even sources in the USA in Montana! While there are many sources, many of the most famously beautiful blue sapphires come from Kashmir, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (formerly Burma)

Durability

All colors of sapphire are ranked as a 9 on 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. (The hardest one is Diamond). This high score means that sapphire is exceptionally tough and resistant to both scratching and fracturing. You can clean your sapphire jewelry whenever needed using a soft brush with soapy water or a specialized jewelry cleaning solution.

Energy

Energetically, Sapphire is Known as the wisdom stone and calms overactive body systems and regulates the glands. Each color of sapphire has its own unique attributes in addition to the generic qualities. Blue sapphire is a seeker after spiritual truth, traditionally associated with love and purity. Green sapphire improves vision, both inner and outer, and improves dream recall. Pink sapphire acts as a magnet to draw into your life all that you need in order to evolve.


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