September is finally at our doorstep and it’s time to start saying goodbye to summer. Fall is upon us, school is back in session, and before we make peace with an ending summer, we have our last hoorah: Labor Day weekend.There’s still time to relax in the sun, sandal-wearing weather, and backyard BBQs, so don’t fret. Before we know it, we’ll be enjoying cider and donuts and of course, pumpkin spiced everything. So don’t get your end of summer blues just yet, like the September birthstone: Sapphire.
SEPTEMBER FUN FACTS:
Sapphires are among the most durable naturally occurring elements in the world. Scoring a 9/10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, the only natural item that can scratch a sapphire, is a diamond. The durability of sapphires makes them an excellent choice for every day jewelry! Worried that your daily jewelry isn’t in good shape? Estimates for repair work is always free.
- Although sapphires are usually sold as blue stones, they actually come in every color of the rainbow. The colors of the sapphire gem consist of three components; the hue, which gives the first impression of the color, tone, which relates to the lightness or darkness of the color, and saturation, which relates to the intensity of the sapphire’s color.
- The origin of the name “sapphire” is derived from the greek word “sappheiros” which means “precious stone”.
- The only difference between a sapphire and a ruby is the color.