Can you believe that it's already September? Where did the summer go? Fall in Santa Fe is my favorite time of year: warm, sunny days and chilly evenings. It's also the time of year when the aspen trees are changing. With that in mind, let's take a look at September's birthstone, sapphire.
Sapphires come in a rainbow of colors, with the most common color being blue. Sapphires are in the corundum family, and are a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. For that reason, sapphires tend to wear well. Given their beauty and hardness, sapphires are often used as an alternative to diamonds in engagement rings. Sapphires are also durable enough for everyday wear. Given their hardness, sapphires are sometimes used for watch crystals as well. Blue sapphires are symbolic of loyalty and trust, and are found in countries such as Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, and the United States.
Stop by James Kallas Jewelers and check out our large inventory of sapphire jewelry for that special someone with a September birthday!