Sapphire - the September Birthstone

Sapphire - the September Birthstone

Sapphire is a precious gemstone known for its stunning color and durability.

The primary appeal of Sapphire lies in its rich and vibrant color, and factors such as hue, tone, and saturation are crucial in determining the overall quality of a Sapphire. While blue is the most popular colour for sapphires, they can occur in various colors - except red. Red corundum is known as Ruby; all other colors are considered Sapphires.

Sapphires belong to the corundum family and are composed of aluminum oxide. The blue color comes from trace elements of iron and titanium.


Sapphire as a Birthstone:

Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September, symbolizing wisdom, loyalty, and nobility.

Throughout history, sapphires have been associated with royalty and were believed to protect the wearer from envy and harm.

Sapphires are often linked to spiritual enlightenment, inner peace, and meditation. They are believed to promote a sense of calm and focus.

In alternative healing practices like crystal therapy, sapphires are associated with the third eye and throat chakras, enhancing intuition and communication.


Crushed Sapphire vs. Cut Sapphire:

Pleochroism - the phenomenon where a mineral exhibits different colors when viewed from different angles or crushed into smaller shards - is generally not as pronounced in blue Sapphire as it is in some other gemstones, although there may be a subtle difference in color visible between a cut Sapphire and a crushed Sapphire.

The difference may affect the shades of blue, and it's usually not as noticeable as it is in more translucent stones like Amethyst or Citrine.


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