Enjoy the many colors of sapphires for a September birthday, wedding anniversary or special gift.
Sapphires are known to most people as a deep royal blue gem. Sapphires actually occur naturally in many colors other than blue such as peach, pink, purple, yellow, orange, and green. Sapphires are made of the same mineral as rubies – Corundum. Blue sapphires are still the most preferred color.
Historically sapphires symbolize loyalty and trust, making them a popular gemstone for engagement rings. In ancient times, the deep blue color of sapphires were believed to capture the power of the sky and sea. In the Middle Ages, clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven. The ancient Egyptians associated this stone with the 'eye of Horas' (the eye in the sky). In ancient Greece and Rome, royalty believed that blue sapphires protected the wearer from envy and harm. Sapphires are also thought to help with intuition, peace and meditation.
Currently peach sapphires are very popular for engagement rings set in rose gold. We have created a few custom pieces using this combination of gem color and rose gold and the result is truly beautiful.
Sapphires are mined around the world with many coming from Australia, East Africa, Cashmere, Sri Lanka, and the United States. It is very interesting that beautiful sapphires are mined in the Yogo Gulch area of Montana. Montana sapphires seem to have a different hue of blue green that is really mesmerizing.
Sapphires are also the perfect gift for those celebrating a 5th, 7th, 10th, or 45th wedding anniversary. Here are some beautiful pieces of custom jewelry we have created at Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler to showcase the beauty of the sapphire.
Create a memorable jewelry moment with a beautiful sapphire. At Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler we have wonderful sources to find you the perfect sapphire for any occasion.