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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sapphire: September's Dazzling Blue Birthstone

by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
Sapphire: Septembers Dazzling Blue Birthstone
The birthstone for September, the sapphire is associated with purity of the soul. This stone is a relative of the ruby and also another form of the mineral known as corundum. Corundum is a drab grey mineral in its natural form. All forms of this mineral are known as sapphires except for the red ruby.

Because of the presence of iron and titanium within the structure of the crystal, sapphires are blue in color. The color ranges from very light, pale blue to a deep indigo. The medium-deep shade of blue, known as cornflower blue is the most valued shade.

The sapphire birthstone for September also appears in several other natural colors and shades. These may be colorless, yellow, gray, pale, or...

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Sapphires for September

by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
Much attention may be focused on diamonds but September's birthstone, the sapphire, is one of highest valued by kings and the rich and famous, because they are extremely beautiful and rare. These rare and beautiful gemstones could only have been produced under very special conditions, and has been linked in faith-based religions to the Biblical flood. Today, we find sapphires recognized as glamorous as often as diamonds.

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Geologists continue to investigate the chemistry of these gemstones and their locations. These stones are the second hardest of all natural minerals, after diamonds. They are used as natural grinding materials because of their hardness. The powder form is known as emery and is found in emery boards...

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