gemstone RSS

gemstone, sapphire, September, stone -

Did you know September's birthstone is Sapphire? I did a little interwebs research to find out the most important tidbits about the stone. I was born in September, but I had a love for Sapphires even before I found out it was my birthstone. Even before I could afford one! 😂 The name Sapphire derives from the Latin "saphirus" and the Greek "sapheiros", both mean blue. Originally Sapphire is a Corundum and it is naturally colorless, but trace amounts of elements like iron, titanium, and chromium lead to the range of colors. Outside of red corundum (Rubies), all other corundum...

Read more