Sapphire Jewelry

Written by Serena Berger
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If you are one of the 50% of the population whose favorite color is blue, have you considered sapphire jewelry? In some ways underrated because of its slightly lesser value compared with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, sapphires are still beautiful, valuable gems, and can be utterly stunning in jewelry.

Colors of Sapphire Jewelry

Blue is the most common color of sapphires of course; but even among blue there are a whole range of colors. Some sapphires are deep dense midnight blue, others are brilliant royal blue, and some are quite pale dreamy blue-gray. But how about yellow, orange, pink and purple? In fact, sapphires do exist in all there colors - rather fitting, since sapphires are the color of the sky, and come in all the colors which fade into and out of sunrise and sunset.

Sapphires are the birthstone of September, and in many countries symbolize faithfulness and constancy. Knowing these associations may also give you and idea for an appropriate time to make a gift of sapphire jewelry. Sapphire jewelry is particularly lovely set in the white metals - white gold and platinum, as the plate silver-white and deep blue are very much in harmony with one another.

A little known fact is that rubies are a form of sapphires; and just like with rubies, there are also blue sapphires called star sapphires. These are rare stones which actually have inclusions in them from the time the gem formed which, when cut in a domed shape, appear in certain light to be a glowing star within the stone. A star sapphire can be the perfect gift for the woman who is your star.

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