September Birthstone – Blue Sapphire

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Blue Sapphire

September Birthstone

 

Although the September sapphire comes in a variety of colors, the most gorgeous (in my option) is the resplendent blue sapphire. In its classic diamond cut, the sapphire is one of the most stunning stones. Though not as sought-after as the classic diamond cut sapphire, the cabochon cut is also famous for the gleaming star that radiates from that cut when the stone catches surrounding light.

sapphire cabochon
Cabochon Cut Sapphire Stone

Sapphire -The Royal Stone

Most noted for its favor among royalty, the sapphire’s long and beloved history stands since the times of ancient Rome, and through four centuries of the British empire. Renowned for its place on the hand of Princess Diana, and more recently, Kate Middleton as an iconic royal engagement ring.

sapphire - the royal stone
September Birthstone – Blue Sapphire

The sapphire, a variety of the mineral corundum, owes its magnificent chromatic coloration to the elements: aluminum oxide, iron, and magnesium.

Also noted for its mineral hardness by the German geologist and mineralogist Fredrich Mohs, originator of the Mohs hardness scale, the sapphire’s durability ranks just below diamonds. Though slightly less scratch-resistant than the coveted diamond, the sapphire is a durable stone that you can take anywhere with both style and confidence.

If you were born in September, happy birthday, and congratulations on being so well represented by one of the most glamorous and eye-catching gemstones, the blue sapphire.

Here are a few gorgeous September blue gemstone and crystal birthstone alternatives.

 

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