September’s birthstone, the sapphire, is a stunning gem that has been a popular precious stone over centuries. These were popularized in ancient Rome and ancient Persia, and they were in high demand throughout the Middle Ages as well. The word sapphire comes from the Latin word for “blue,” sapphirus.
Sapphires are a type of corundum that is the second-hardest mineral.
Traditionally, sapphires are blue in color; however, they are available in a range of colors, including pink, orange, green, yellow, and purple. The color comes from the trace elements in the mineral corundum - found primarily in placer deposits when minerals are separated from other sediments because of the gravitational force.
In this article, we will be looking at interesting facts regarding sapphires and how this precious gemstone can be styled every day.
Things You Didn’t Know About Sapphire
Sapphire has been one of the most favorite gemstones adorned by royalty and priests throughout history. It is believed to be the symbol of wisdom and purity. These precious gems are also thought to have healing powers by reducing stress and easing pain.
In the 15th century, it was assumed that if you held a sapphire gem near a spider, it would kill it. Fast forward to the 17th century, and people believed that wearing or holding the gemstone would allow you to see the future. One folklore tells us that if we dream about wearing a sapphire stone, we should watch over our impulsive decisions and actions.
How to Style Sapphire Everyday
Adorning ourselves with sapphire definitely makes us feel like royalty. If you have a loved one born in September, gifting them sapphire jewelry will surely melt their hearts. Here are a few ideas you can style this gorgeous gem with your everyday look.
You can showcase your beautiful stone with a statement ring. Focusing on sapphire as the main center stone, bordering it with diamonds with highlight the deep blue color. You can include a stunning sapphire stone in your engagement ring, or you can wear the ring on any other finger of your choice.
When it comes to fancy jewelry, less is more. You can get your hands on silver plated earrings with small sapphire gems that will uplift any outfit you have on. The subtle and versatile style of the earrings is perfect to wear for a fancy night out, or pair them up with a casual outfit by keeping it classy.
Sticking to casual neutrals will give off the illusion that you are put together at all times. A simple classic sapphire pendant can become your everyday staple. For instant flair and class, wear this pendant with a blazer or jeans.
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