September Sapphires

 Sapphire and diamond "Copacabana" ring by Chopard

Sapphire and diamond "Copacabana" ring by Chopard

sapphire rainbow

Welcome to beautiful Sapphire September! (I am a bit biased about this stone because it is my birthstone)
Sapphire is a variety of corundum. It is an oxide mineral and is a 9.0 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is an excellent for any type of jewelry. 
The name Sapphire comes from the Greek word sappheiros meaning ‘blue stone’.  But sapphires are not just blue, they come in every color of the rainbow except red. Red corundum is called Ruby. 
Trace elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper, or magnesium can give corundum a blue, yellow, purple, pink, orange, or green color.

 Beautiful rare velvety purple 8.00ct sapphire in a platinum setting with diamond accents by  Robert Procop.

Beautiful rare velvety purple 8.00ct sapphire in a platinum setting with diamond accents by  Robert Procop.

 Diamond and Golden sapphire necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels

Diamond and Golden sapphire necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels