September’s birthstone, the beautiful blue sapphire, provides a royal and historied theme for this month’s birthstone. Second only to the diamond in hardness, sapphires are a durable gem stone for setting into jewelry.
If you think today’s sapphires must be dark and muddy blue, you haven’t seen my collection. A variety of the mineral corundum, sapphires can be found in every color of the rainbow. But the most prized color is a rich, deep, “true blue.” And those crisp ocean blues are the color sapphires I procure for my customers at Aronstam Fine Jewelers.
A custom and one-of-a-kind sapphire collection that I designed, I named Kaleidoscope, after the many changing bits of beautiful color you see when looking into some of the hand made kaleidoscopes we carry. This collection of necklaces and earrings are usually combined with seed pearls and high karat gold, showcasing the range in color of sapphires. Different tones of blues, greens, oranges, yellows, purples, and pinks, totally surprise my clients when they find out they are all sapphires.
Named after the Greek word “sapphirus”, meaning blue, sapphires have long been a favorite among priests and kings. In keeping with their favored status, sapphires are well represented among the British Crown Jewels. One of the best known examples, of course, is Princess Diana’s engagement ring, now worn by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William.
Representing sincerity, wisdom and faithfulness, the brilliant sapphire is just as beautiful as an engagement ring as it is appropriate for a noted birthday.
Come see my sapphire selection and allow me to design a very special sapphire ring for the brilliant woman in your life.