Monday, September 5, 2016

Sapphire -September's Birthstone

Blue sapphire is the birthstone jewel for September. They are gemstone variety of the mineral corundum. The red variety of corundum is a ruby.

Sapphires are listed on the Mohs hardness scale at 9.0, so they are quite hard gemstones.

Sapphires are typically blue but they also come in other colors such as white, pink, purple, orange, and green. These are known as "fancy sapphires".

The most valuable color of sapphire is a cornflower blue color known as Kashmir Sapphire or Cornflower Blue Sapphire. There is also a color-changing sapphire that is blue in natural light and violet in artificial light (very much like the gemstone alexandrite).

The sapphire is the most precious blue gemstone due to its wonderful color, hardness, durability, and luster.

The Gingham Grasshopper offers birthstone jewelry for children, teens, and adults. Our newest baby and children's bracelet, Golden Sparkle, is available in all 12 birthstones.

The bracelet is crafted from 14kt gold-filled beads, sparkling cz, and Swarovski birthstone cubes.

We also offer children's name bracelets with genuine birthstones such as Timeless Baby Bracelet, an all-sterling bracelet with genuine birthstones.

Our pearl and birthstone bracelets include Birthday Glamour Bracelet, and A Little Sparkle; a beautiful engraved bracelet in pearls and genuine birthstones.

In our children's birthstone earrings you'll find a wonderful selection of solitaire birthstones in silver and 14kt gold. We have adorable birthstone 'huggie' earrings, heart-shaped birthstone earrings, and lever back birthstone earrings for older children and teens.

The Gingham Grasshopper carries a wide variety of birthstone necklaces and pendants, too. Dainty little butterfly shaped birthstone necklace for children, and beautiful solitaire-style pendants for teens; chains included!

Plus we have a large selection of birthstone rings for babies through adults. Our birthstone rings are customer favorites and they are available in sterling silver, 10kt white and yellow gold, and 14kt gold.

You'll find the perfect gift for your birthday girl, big or little, in our wonderful birthstone jewelry. And, as always, if you need any help you can call us, we will be glad to help you!

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