Derived from the Greek word sappheiros meaning “blue stone”, the sophisticated sapphire is the birthstone for September.
A popular choice for engagements rings, Prince Charles presented Lady Diana with a sapphire ring for engagement. Prince William followed in his father’s footsteps. Using his mother’s sapphire engagement ring, he proposed to Kate Middleton.
Color: The sapphire is known for it’s true blue hue, but comes in a multitude of other colors from pink to green to orange.
Characteristics: This gemstone is made of the mineral corundum, which ranks a 9 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. It’s extremely durable and long lasting.
Care and Handling: Warm, soapy water is always safe. Fracture-filled, cavity-filled, or dyed material should only be cleaned with a damp cloth.
The sapphire has a dramatic impact and is very elegant. If you’re looking to impress your lady, stop by Braswell and Son to take a look at some of our pawn shop jewelry sapphire pieces. We also have some fine estate jewelry pieces that might peak your interest.