September – Sapphire
Welcome back readers old and new! Spring has sprung here in Australia and tropical Cairns. The weather has already started to warm up with great sunny days and comfortable evenings to sit back and enjoy. With a new Season we also get to share a new birthstone with you all, and anyone with a special birthday in September certainly would appreciate some Sapphire jewellery. I’m sure, as I would like a special piece as well!!
Gaining it’s name from the Greek word ‘sappheiros’ – “Blue Stone“, this gem stone can also be found in almost every colour except for red. Red stones are classed as Rubies which is the birthstone for July. Having such a long history, like many of the birthstones talked about in earlier posts, Sapphires have been found all over the world and are still found in countries such as Australia and Sri Lanka to name two. It is also said that Sapphires and Ruby’s will commonly be found together, with one more abundant than the other.
Since early in history also, Sapphire has been used as a gem stone in jewellery and is a highly desired gem to this day. It is said that King Solomon had a ‘magical’ ring of blue Sapphire and it was a symbol of wisdom. Practical uses for Sapphire include being a stone of love and fidelity and given to couple at time of marriage. Sapphire has also been known to help calm or have a calming affect for the wearer and helps decision making.
Priceless Gems have some stunning Sapphire jewellery, like the pendant above. Make a statement or give a beautiful piece of Sapphire jewellery to someone you love. Contact us now via the ‘Contact us’ tab and we are only to happy to help you choose a perfect piece of Sapphire jewellery.