September Sapphires – Jewellers Brisbane

Sapphires are a naturally occurring precious gem stone. Part of the corundum family, sapphires are one of the hardest precious stones & are found in a range of fancy colours.

Versatile & practical, sapphires are a beautiful stone that will last a lifetime!

 

Sapphires are the second hardest stone

Sapphires are one of the hardest stones, second only to diamonds.

However, diamonds have around 4 times the absolute hardness.

Don’t let this discourage you from sapphires, they are still extremely hard!  Being the second most popular stone in engagement rings, sapphires are made to last.

Source: Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Website

 

Available in a variety of fancy colours

While sapphires are typically found in blue, there is also a wide range of fancy colours.

Some shades of fancy sapphires are: pink, brown, orange, green, yellow & parti sapphires which have a combination of two or three colours.

Source: https://www.navneetgems.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Shades-of-Sapphire.png

 

Parti Sapphires – a hidden gem

Parti sapphires are still relatively unknown when it comes to mainstream jewellery design.

Primarily found in Australia, these stones often have shades of yellow, green & blue. Every angle you see them from looks like a new stone!

We absolutely love them in the shop & utilise them in a variety of pieces. Check out some of jewellery designs using parti sapphires:

Parti Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Australian Parti Sapphire Ring in Platinum

White Gold Floral Ring With a Parti Sapphire and Diamonds

 

Healing properties

Each colour sapphire has unique healing properties. Blue sapphires are known to be associated with purity & love.  While green sapphires are known as the stone of fidelity.

Read more about the healing properties of sapphires here.


Posted to Birthstone Information on Tue 2 2019