September holds a special place in my heart for various reasons. The most prominent being the delightful transition it brings, as we bid farewell to scorching summer days and welcome the cooler, more temperate temperatures of autumn. However, what truly makes September a standout month for me is its association with the exquisite gemstone, the Sapphire.
For those fortunate souls born in September, the Sapphire is their cherished birthstone, and it's a gemstone that holds a world of captivating colors within its depths. While Sapphires come in a stunning array of hues, including the rarer shades of purple, orange, and green, there's one color you won't find in a Sapphire, and that's red. When a Sapphire takes on a deep red hue, it's no longer a Sapphire; it's transformed into a Ruby. Both Ruby and Sapphire share a common mineral known as Corundum. The magical transformation from one to the other occurs when Chromium enters the mix, giving rise to the fiery Ruby, whereas traces of titanium or iron yield the mesmerizing Blue Sapphire we so adore.
The most iconic and well-known color of Sapphire is that regal velvet blue, which has enchanted hearts for centuries. These splendid gems are predominantly found in distant corners of the world, such as Myanmar (where Rubies also grace the earth), Thailand, Afghanistan, and Tanzania. Interestingly, the United States contributes to the Sapphire treasure trove as well, with Montana's Judith Basin County in Yogo Gulch being a notable source. Sapphires from this region often exhibit a captivating cornflower blue hue, and if you're feeling adventurous, you can even try your hand at mining for these treasures yourself.
One remarkable feature that makes Sapphire an even more alluring choice is its exceptional hardness. Ranking an impressive 9 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, Sapphires are exceptionally durable, making them a perfect gemstone for everyday wear. So, whether you're searching for a meaningful gift to bestow upon a September-born loved one or treating yourself to a precious gem that symbolizes this enchanting month, our collection of Sapphires awaits your exploration. Each gem tells a unique story, just like the month of September itself, and we invite you to become a part of this timeless tradition.