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  • September - Sapphire
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    Maggie Segrich
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September - Sapphire

September - Sapphire

Sapphires are blue... Right?!?

Color - Blue - but what is uncommonly known is that sapphires actually come in a variety of colors! Colorless, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, & black.

Name Meaning - you guessed it - BLUE, sharp-witted Greeks!

Countries of Origin - Most commonly - Australia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, & Thailand. Other countries: Brazil, Cambodia, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Montana (Yes - the good ol' US of A), Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Rarest Forms - Large Sapphires!

Interesting Tidbits -

  • Until 1800 it wasn't realized that both Sapphires & Rubies are varieties of conundrums - which are made of aluminum (Al) oxide - Al2O3, however what gives the gems their color are traces of chromium or iron.
  • That chemical formula explanation make your eyes roll? Conundrum is also my favorite summer wine!
  • Largest Sapphire - "Star of India" 536 carats, cut
  • Famous Sapphires - St. Edward & the Stuart, English Crown Jewels
  • Star Sapphires - DO NOT exist! They are actually a doublet or engraved glass.

Schumann, Walter. 2009. Gemstones of the World. Sterling Publishing Co., New York.

Alice & Chains White Sapphire Ring

  • Post author
    Maggie Segrich
  • jewelry blogjewelry nerdjewelry with meaning

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