September Birthstone: The Velvet Sapphire

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September Birthstone The Sapphire is the birthstone of September and for this article, I have curated seven pieces created with Sapphire.
Some believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn. The name can be roughly be translated to mean “dear to the planet Saturn” in many different languages. But what it’s a fact is that the name sapphire is derived from the Latin word “Saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning “blue”.

“Jewelry needs to fulfill the function for which it came into being. The only way that a Jewelry Designer will see its art in LIFE is with the eyes, the mind, and the heart of the Spectator.
The viewer in the last stroke in any jewelry piece”.

– Ines Arenas Jewelry Gallery

The truth is that took me some time to make this article because September Birthstone sapphires come in many colors like the rainbow, but the most appreciated color is a velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium-dark tones. But at the end: which ones are the pieces that can bring us the desired darkness of the Sapphire with all their range of colors? like the Beetle Sapphire by @lorenzbaumer; make the blue night full of light like the Sapphire Necklace by @feng.j_haute_joaillerie.
The power belongs to the Northern Lights, with their movements in the dark blue night, reminding us that the colors of the sky in the night are beyond the black and the white. The major fancy sapphire color categories are padparadscha, pink and purple, orange and yellow, green, and colorless and black, and each category has its color range, causes of color, and market.
But as always jewelry it’s an art and in art, it’s not about how it looks! it’s about how it feels! and a fact it’s that the blue velvet sapphire feels like the blue sapphire ring by Monochrome or the painting “Sapphire Dream” by Jaison Cianelli, in any color. The market doesn’t matter.
Happy Birthday to the one born this month with a so special gem!!

Best Option For September Birthstone

September Birthstone Sapphire: is usually #9 on Mohs scale, excellent in toughness, but with large fractures inclusions, or some treatments, can be less durable. Sources are Australia, Cambodia, China, India (Kashmir), Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar(Burma), Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Vietnam. India is a famous, historic source of fine blue sapphire, and production is now very limited. Transparent sapphires of all colors are most often faceted. Translucent to opaque material is usually cut into cabochons or used for beads. In the trade, “blue sapphires” refer to stones ranging from very light to very dark greenish or violet-blue, as well as those in various shades of pure blue.

How To Choose the Best September Birthstone?

As we have mentioned with other gemstones Color is the most important attribute to consider at the time to buy a Sapphire When looking at the color of a gemstone there are three main things we must take into consideration are: Saturation, Tone, and Hue.
• Saturation refers to the amount of color present in a certain gem. A clear gemstone will have very little saturation while a very vibrant gemstone will have high saturation.
• The tone refers to the lightness or darkness of a stone. Not to be confused with saturation which refers more to the opacity of the stone than the presence of color, tone will give us an idea of how light or dark the color present is in our stone.
• The hue: Blue sapphires are probably the most common and most desirable of the sapphire family, however, sapphires are available in a range of colors. It is interesting to note that regardless of color, all sapphires are made of the mineral corundum, but it is the presence of some foreign element that gives each stone its particular hue. Fancy sapphires, as they’re called, come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues.
September Birthstone Sapphires typically come with some slight visible inclusions, this is normal but makes an impact on the Clarity of the Sapphire and by default in the Sapphire price. Finding a sapphire without any visible inclusions is incredibly rare and would be very expensive. Most sapphires may have a type of inclusion called needles. These look like small, very fine lines running through the inside of the stone. Many Gemologists will determine whether the gem is authentic Sapphire the stone is an imitation if it does not have any of these commonly visible inclusions. This means no inclusions visible with the naked eye (magnifying lens)
In Sapphires the Cut as in many other stones is what allows the brilliance and beauty to pour through. It is important to view the Sapphire in the light to see the varying facets and the symmetry with which it has been cut. A stone that has not been cut symmetrically will not reflect the light as well as a stone that has been but cut by an expert with great precision.
Finally, Sapphires are among the heavier stones, this means that a Sapphire of the same carat as a Diamond will be smaller in size than the diamond. The larger the sapphire, the greater the number of carats and also the greater the cost.

How To Take Care of Your September Birthstone Jewelry?

Caring for your September Birthstone Sapphire Jewelry is quite simple and can easily be done at home because this is a highly durable stone (9 on the Mohs scale).
First gather together a soft dry cloth, a small soft bristle brush, and a mild soap. Using warm soapy water, use the soft brush to gently scrub the stone and surrounding surface clean. When your stone is as clean as you would like, you can rinse it with warm water and use a soft cloth to dry your stone.
Always be cautious when using harsh chemicals when wearing your stone. These can have a negative effect. It is always best to remove all of your valuable gemstones before engaging in any activity that involves chemicals.

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