SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE: SAPPHIRE
Owing to their dazzling blue color, sapphires have been associated with mystical powers throughout history. Various leaders have worn sapphires to symbolize heaven and eternal happiness. Kings and queens adored sapphires and wore necklaces and rings which featured sapphires. In this post, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions about these sought-after gemstones.
What are the differences between sapphires and rubies?
Sapphires and rubies are cousin gemstones and both belong to the corundum mineral family. While they share very similar internal features, the main difference which separates them is their color. Ruby is the red color variant of the corundum mineral and is only found in red or similar hues. Sapphire, on the other hand, has a signature blue color. Sapphire may also found in other colors such as white, pink, etc.
Are sapphires durable?
Sapphires are very durable gemstones. Just like ruby, sapphire has a hardness rating of 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, which means that the only gemstone stronger than sapphire is diamond. Sapphire would make a great ornament to your engagement rings, necklace, earrings, and bracelets.
How should I care for my sapphire?
Sapphire jewelry should be taken off before engaging in physical activities. You should wear your sapphire jewelry after applying skincare products and perfumes. You should occasionally eye check the setting of your sapphire jewelry. If it is loose, make sure you contact our customer support for repair services.
Which metals best suit sapphire?
Lighter and more neutral colors such as white gold, silver, and platinum will emphasize your Sapphire. Sapphire on yellow gold creates a more classic and vintage look. Sapphire on rose gold is on the rise among younger couples. Make sure to experiment with different metal to find the one which best suits you.