Everything about Sapphire
Sapphire is one of our favourite gemstones. It pops up in our collection as much as our other favourites like Diamond, Labradorite, Tourmaline and Aquamarine. Especially rings we love to create with these beauties.
Meaning of Sapphire
Sapphire comes from the Ancient Greek word for blue. Since ancient times gemstones have been associated with bringing joy and good fortune to their wearer. Sapphire is said to enhance self expression, communication, learning abilities, self discipline and critical thinking. That never hurts does it?!
Sapphires are from the Korund family, which all beautiful Rubies belongs to as well. Found in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, China, Madagaskar, East Africa and Myanmar, but also Australia and the United States. With it’s hardness of 8 to 9, this gem is perfect to wear in any jewel. The name is derived from the Hindi word kurand, or the Sanskrite kuruvinda, which means Ruby.
Korund can be found in all the rainbow colours. From classic bright blue, to violet, green and even rare orange tones, very exotic, named Padparadscha (Singalese for Lotus flower)
Fun fact, our queen Máxima received a ring with a rare orange pink Padparadscha and diamonds as a push present for her daughter Alexia’s birth.
Did you know Sapphire looks blue because of traces of iron in the mineral and Ruby looks red beacuse of traces of chrome.
Birthstone of September
Sapphire is the birthstone of September. So are you born this month, or is one of your kids a September child? This will make it a beautiful symbol to add to a jewellery design.
Would you like to find out more, or find your personal gemstone? Read all about it in this blog.
This joyful gemstone pops up a lot in our collection, we adore it. How about you?