We have reached the start of fall folks!
Have you had your first pumpkin spice latte? (Basic, I know!)
Have you been to your local pumpkin patch yet (in Florida that means your local grocery store has put down some hay and created a faux farm experience for you)?
My favorite things about September are the changing weather, even if very slightly, and SAPPHIRES!
Did you know that sapphires come in all colors and when they reach a certain color of red they are rubies? The most desirable color is probably blue but it is nice to have such a durable stone available in any color you fancy.
One particularly famous blue sapphire is the one that Princess Kate wears as her wedding ring. It was originally from Princess Diana. Sapphires are an excellent choice for an everyday piece such as an engagement ring or wedding ring because of their resilience. They are second only to diamond for their hardness.
Here are some other fun facts about sapphires:
~Sapphire is Greek for Blue
~Sapphire is one of the "precious four" which also includes red ruby, green emerald, and diamonds (that's a good group to be in association with!)
~ Sapphire has industry use because of its hardness. Apple recently used lab-created sapphire in its glass screen.
~ Sapphire, particularly the royal blue color, has been associated with royalty - hence its name
~ There are even special types of sapphires such as the star sapphire and color change sapphire
Because sapphire has been so desired among the masses, cultured sapphires and imitation sapphires were created. Keep in mind that when created sapphires hit the market, they were viewed as an advancement in sparkling science. Created sapphires make it possible for everyone to enjoy their beauty and not just the royals. Synthetic sapphires feature some synthetic counter parts but virtually the same physical and chemical components as a natural sapphire, they were just assisted in a lab by man to make them "grow".
Our store features a lot of options for sapphire lovers! Check out a few of these...