September’s birthstone is SAPPHIRE, and they are an exciting gemstone that isn’t limited to one color! They are beautiful sparkling treasures, ranging in colors from yellow, orange, pink, purple to blue! Read more about the varieties here.
We have both pink sapphires and rubies in the store, and I’ve always wondered about the difference, especially if they are both varieties of the same “mama”- corundum. I was relieved to find that I wasn’t the only one with that question, and the answers that I found were nebulous – but one that read well was from the International Gem Society.
“Scientifically, rubies and sapphires are simply varieties of corundum, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), with impurities or trace elements such as iron, titanium, or chromium. These impurities are what create the wide range of colors to be found in corundum crystals: grays, browns, yellows, greens, blues, purples, reds, … and pinks.” Read here to learn even more about the difference between pink sapphire and rubies.
Made me excited about a project that would feature both!
blue is like a personal trainer – giving you the added support of self- discipline and focus, and the extra boost of determination and ability to tap into our mental strengths and accomplish our goals. Need help sticking to our exercise or weight loss programs, making time to stay centered and focused.. sapphire is for you! It can also help us to see below the surface of what’s happening around us, to the underlying truth. STRENGTH of MIND!
yellow- known as the “stone of prosperity” and creativity. Can help you focus your will and intentions on whatever you aim to achieve. a manifesting stone!
orange – this is for activating our life forces and creative energy, for vitality! For loving creation as well, this energy helps align our efforts with our heart, so that whatever we choose to create (be it a job, hobby, invention, idea) serves the highest good and allows us to consider the effects that our creations will have on this world.
pink – love, forgiveness, acceptance and release, this stone encourages to be yielding and pliable, finding strength in resilience (like pink bamboo). Wonderful for situations that we are in, not by choice, and yet can’t simply leave.