Happy birthday, September babies! Let’s talk about your birthstone this month - dazzling sapphire!
Sapphire has always been associated with royalty and romance - Princess Diana’s engagement ring from Charles, Prince of Wales, was a gorgeous 12ct oval sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. The ring was passed down to Prince William, and was used in his proposal to Kate Middleton back in 2010. Sapphire is often described as “blue velvet”, due to its rich, luxurious blue coloration… But did you know sapphires aren’t always blue?
Sapphires are actually the blue variation of the mineral corundum - Ruby is the red variation! Sapphires come in a wide variety of colors - violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and more! These gems don’t have special names; they’re often just called “Green Sapphire”, or whichever color it may be. The trademark of any sapphire is its vivid and saturated color!
Here at JBD, we use a lot of orange and blue sapphires in our licensed Auburn University jewelry! Our Master Jeweler, Mark Nelson, makes some truly stunning pieces. Our shop page is live on our website - head over to our shop page to browse our selection of licensed Auburn University jewelry!