Ara L. - Sep 10, 2020
September is a favourite month for jewellery lovers. Despite being hit with the bittersweet reality of summer ending, jewellery enamours us with the September Birthstone’s beauty, the Sapphire.
The beautiful, deep blue Sapphire is a stone that has made a definite place in history. There are numerous examples of jewels crafted with Sapphires. The one that almost everyone thinks of first is Princess Diana’s Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring, now passed down to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
To extenuate the beauty of the Sapphire, you need to know that it doesn’t merely end at the deep Blue colour you’re used to seeing. In addition to the varying hues of blue, you can also find the Sapphire in Pink, Yellow, Orange, and White!
A&A is mapping everything out for you, from the colour spectrum to quality factors, including care and wear guide for your gorgeous jewels.
The word Sapphire comes from the Latin word sapphirus, which means blue. How fitting, right? The genuine Blue Sapphire, interestingly enough, comes in variations of blue, including Royal, Ceylon, Cornflower, Kashmir, among others. What makes the stone even more beautiful is that the gemstone is not limited to blue.
Before getting into some of the characteristics of each colour variety, there are some essential items we need to check off our list. To start with, the metaphysical properties of this gem adds to its beauty. The Sapphire is seen as a symbol of power, strength, while it also invokes kindness and wise judgement in the wearer. The Sapphire is also a gemstone that dispels negative energy away from you.
Mohs scale of hardness factor of 9
This gemstone is tougher than most gems. Although all jewellery requires attention when being worn, Sapphires can take on more due to its toughness.
Storage of your Sapphire jewellery is simple. Store it in a safe place like your jewellery box or pouches along with your other pieces. If you need to clean it, soft bristle brushes with proper solutions and water will do great. Connoisseurs Jewellery cleaners are also solid choices and have the A&A seal of approval.
The Sapphire has carried different meanings at various points of time in history. Clergy would wrap themselves in Sapphire enamoured jewellery as it closely resembled the heavens. At another point in time, the Sapphire also found its place in Greek and Roman mythology. The gemstone was referenced as painting the skies blue, that the earth was made up of the luscious blue gemstone and the sky was a reflection.
Anniversary Gift Guide
You can give a Sapphire on your 45th and 65th wedding anniversaries.
Additional Sapphire Colour Guide
This colour can range from an intense pink or magenta colour to light baby pink. The light pink variety can almost have you confused for a Ruby; however, they are still different gemstones.
This variety of Sapphire is predominantly seen in a beautiful violet purple colour, ranging in soft to vivid colour opacity.
The yellow coloured Sapphires are a true beauty on their own. They range from a variety of colour intensities. From light tones to dark tones, from soft yellows to deep, canary yellows making it a fantastic and unique option for jewellery.
A real beauty of its kind, a reliable option to enamour your jewellery with, this colour Sapphire can be found in a deep mandarin colour to a golden, lighter orange colour.
True beauty, this white Sapphire is, simply put, a colourless Sapphire with the beauty of the gemstone coming through in the most minimalistic fashion yet.
Among all Sapphires, the unique and most coveted variety is the Padparadscha Sapphire. The name comes from the Sinhalese word padmaragaya, meaning lotus colour. They are valued and rarer than most variations of Sapphires. The colour itself has been hard to explain but has been described as a pinkish-orange combination stunning to the eye.
If you need some additional information about Sapphires, A&A is here to answer those questions. If you're searching to have your imagination brought to life with Sapphire jewellery, we can't wait to talk about it. Get in touch with the jewellery lovers at A&A today!
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