It seemed only fitting to share a love letter to sapphires during September, as it is September’s birthstone. They are so much more than the birthstone of lucky September-born babies though, they are a great gemstone for anyone who wants a beautiful and lasting treasure.
Sapphires are also known as corundum, like rubies. Basically any corundum that isn’t red is called sapphire and they are found in nature in a wide range of colours spanning the rainbow from rich, deep colours or pale, subtle tones. They can be cut in many different ways to take on different looks and sometimes I even like using them in their raw form!
They are second in strength only to diamonds, so they make an ideal choice for wedding or engagement rings or any other piece of jewellery that you are hoping will be durable enough to wear daily. This is one of the reasons I like using them, as I put great care into each design so my hope is that they will last lifetimes and can be passed down to future generations.
From raw to stunning precision cuts, I have yet to meet a sapphire that I don’t like.