Sapphires in September
Yet another month is in the books for 2015 and now it's time to highlight the September birthstone - sapphire!
Personally, it's one of my favorites; I love the deep hues of rich blue. And I'm not alone, because sapphires are the most popular gemstone after diamonds. The popularity originated before the twentieth century when sapphires were the preferred stones for engagement rings.
Here are some more fun facts about sapphires:
1. The best known sapphires are blue, but they actually come in every hue of the rainbow. Red sapphires are better know as rubies. Metal Pressions uses colored sapphires for all of our birthstones because they are better quality stones than most natural stones.
2. Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world - the only item that can scratch a sapphire is a diamond.
3. A gift of sapphire conveys loyalty, enduring friendship, and a lasting relationship of love. It is believed to bring peace and wisdom to the wearer.
The largest cut and polished sapphire, with a weight of 61,500 carats, is the Millennium Sapphire
. Designed and carved by Italian artist Alessio Boschi, the Millennium Sapphire was conceived as a tribute to human genius and includes 134 subjects, including the faces of Beethoven, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King. It also features representations of the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China and Gutenberg’s printing press.
5. Not a September baby but adore sapphires?! They are also the traditional gift for those celebrating 5th or 45th anniversaries.
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Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. - See more at: http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/15-amazing-facts-about-sapphires-the-september-birthstone/#sthash.VePhpkaQ.dpuf
The rarest type of sapphire is a pinkish orange variety called padparadscha, a name that comes from the Sanskrit word for lotus flower. - See more at: http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/15-amazing-facts-about-sapphires-the-september-birthstone/#sthash.VePhpkaQ.dpuf