September Birthstone: Sapphire

September Birthstone: Sapphire

The sapphire shown in the pendant here is native of Ceylon. This one of a kind design is available at Frederic Owen.

Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 5th and 45th anniversaries. For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. It was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer.

Did you know that sapphires come in a rainbow of colors? One of the finest is Padparadscha. It’s a rare and valuable pinkish-orange sapphire named from the Sinhalese for lotus blossom.

Both blue and fancy sapphires come from a variety of exotic sources including Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Australia. Intensely saturated and velvety, rare sapphires from Kashmir set the standard for blue.

Be sure to come to our Exotic Gemstone Show to see some spectacular sapphires.

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